Debbie Macomber has done it again. She brings us to the quaint little town of Cedar Cove. A place of new beginnings,a place to heal, and a place to fix broken lives. If this is the beginning of a new series, I can't wait to read the next book. Debbie totally engrosses the reader in small town life with all its nuances, problems, heartaches, and triumphs however big or small.
Jo Marie has recently lost her husband and makes the decision to move to Cedar Cove and buy a bread and breakfast. She names it Rose Harbor Inn after her husband that she lost. When she takes over she has two guests coming to Cedar Cove for different reasons, but both have burdens that they need to overcome. This is a story of discovery and forgiveness first and foremost. Two totally different people, with two totally different sets of problems that come for closure, recovery, and hopefully peace. (Re-Issued Review: Originally reviewed on 10/18/2012. Now in Paperback)
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.