In this latest book by Ms. Macomber, we are reacquainted with Jo Marie Rose, who owns the bed-and-breakfast called Rose Harbor Inn and Mark Taylor, a rough-around-the-edges handy man that helps Jo Marie out by fixing or building things for the inn. They have a really strange friendship with each other and they seem to know how to push each other’s buttons more times than not. But this time, something changes between them unexpectedly. We also get to meet a young woman named Ellie Reynolds who comes to Cedar Cove to meet her new romantic interest that she met online a few months ago. Also staying at the B&B is older couple Maggie and Roy Porter. Unfortunately for them, their marriage is on the rocks and this is the last attempt at trying to salvage anything they may have left of it. All three guests go through many highs and lows during their stay in town, but one must wonder do they find the peace and harmony they set out to find while staying in Cedar Cove?
I’m a true fan of Ms. Macomber’s work, both in writing and on the screen, and this book was no exception. I loved her storyline in this third book of the Rose Harbor Series and I never grow old of her characters or the beautiful town of Cedar Cove. All along I was hoping that everything worked out for all the guests and this included Jo Marie and the handy man Mark. This author knows how to tell an entertaining story that just flows off the pages with such ease. Once I start one of her new stories, I just can’t put them down. To me, there were many twists and turns in this book that kept me eagerly turning the pages for more. If you’re in the market for a heartfelt romance that will keep you glued to the pages, than don’t hesitate another minute and pick up a copy for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve—and took pen to paper—that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber’s moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.