Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review of The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

Synopsis: "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes a heartwarming new series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.

Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua’s high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it’s least expected.

The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.

A touching novel of life’s grand possibilities and the heart’s ability to heal, The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends."

My Review: Well that was an emotional book. I was crying the first three chapters I think, it really gets you invested right away. I loved Jo Marie, Paul, Mark and Abby all of their stories were fantastic and I can't wait to see what happens in future stories. However I wasn't such a fan of Josh's story, I couldn't wait to get through all the hatred in his parts of the story to get back to the emotions I connect with better in both Jo Marie and Abby's stories. While the path to healing is different for everyone, I did find that the characters remarkable recoveries to be a little unrealistic but it is a work of fiction and one that needs a conclusion. With all that said it was a beautiful and heartwarming story, as well as a series I will continue to look forward to reading.
My Rating: I really enjoyed this one eve with the flaws. I didn't want to stop reading and can't wait to get my hands on the next two books in the series! I give it a rating of Four Paws.

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