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Title: The Inn at Rose Harbor
Author: Debbie Macomber
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Jo Marie Barlow 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.
Review & Discussion
Your General Thoughts: I was immediately pulled into this book. A few years ago a very good friend, who was like an older brother to me, passed away very unexpectedly. His fiance, my best friend at the time, experienced her own visitation dreams. I, too, had one – one where he held my hand and told me it would be okay before I woke up bawling from the realness of the dream. I’ll never ever forget it. So – as you can imagine – I made a strong connection with Jo Marie quickly and wanted so badly for her to find peace and happiness.
I really loved this whole story though and cannot wait to read the second novel in the series!!
Your Favorite Thing: I LOVED when Jo Marie went to pick out Rover. She totally wanted a big ol’ scary dog and Rover picked her and she couldn’t deny it. I would love to foster or rescue a dog some day (most likely we will have to get a fence first). So I imagine it going something like this!
Your Least Favorite Thing: I definitely felt like it was a very predictable book – but in some ways – that made it really good too. Sometimes you just need a nice and easy read on a weekend!