This book may be the conclusion of a series but don’t let that stop you from reading it. This book gives you a bonus of two stories in one book, each unique but happening at the same time. Previous books in this series do not have to be read to follow this one. Each chapter is from one character’s point of view…..Jo Marie, Mark, Emily or Nick. Their lives are intertwined and become more so as the story progresses. Serious topics such as war, death, infertility and others are a major part of these character’s lives so there is little humor though there is some lightness. It’s an easy to read and easy to follow story that should appeal to any age reader. And, though there is plenty of love, there are not plenty of love scenes so even teenagers can enjoy this story. This easy paced story is one that will leave you sighing in the end.
Jo Marie lost her beloved husband to war and thought her life was over. Opening a bed and breakfast has helped. Along the way, Jo Marie finds herself having feelings for her handyman, Mark. That’s fine until Mark heads back to Iraq. Jo Marie isn’t willing to live through the uncertainness of the military. Emily has accepted a new job and has arranged with Jo Marie to stay in her bed and breakfast. She’s looking for a house to buy and eventually plans to adopt some children since she can’t have any. She falls in love with a nearby house but the owner isn’t interested in even opening the door, much less talking about selling. Nick is restoring his house and trying to get over his brother’s death. He really doesn’t want to deal with anyone. So why won’t Emily go away and why can’t he stop thinking about her?
The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future—come what may.
Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can’t bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself.
Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. Having given up on marriage, Emily dreams of adopting children someday. She has her eye on one house in particular—with room for kids. Although Emily’s inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into a friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she’s willing to take.
The inn seems to be working its magic again—Emily opening herself up to love, Jo Marie moving on—until Jo Marie receives shocking news.
With Debbie Macomber’s trademark charm and wisdom, Sweet Tomorrows brings to a close the journeys of cherished characters who feel like old friends. Macomber has created an enchanting place in the Rose Harbor Inn that readers will never forget.