The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor Series #1)

The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor Series #1)

by Debbie Macomber
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debbies writing is easy and you can feel the emotion behind what she writes. The summary makes me want to get a copy of this book and follow through and find out what actually happens in this new widows life. Story is up to date, in the present time, and can be related to the events of today. Being a widow, and in my 60's, I can appreciate what women experience when that moment of aloneness descends upon them. First I grieved, but in six months time I knew life moves forward and I had to move forward with it. As in this story, my major change was to leave - everything. Packed my little doggie, Abby, a Bichon Frise, and headed to Florida, 1,055 miles away. The computer helped me at least know which area I wanted to move. Sometimes you need to change the 'first life' and take up a whole new challenge for a ' second life'. I haven't been sorry, but these past 6 years of my life could write a few good and unbelievable stories. It has been challenging, but no matter what situation I somehow found myself, I was aware of God putting me there. I moved for my happiness, but my happiness happened through the people I have met and helped along my journey. Debbies books are very comforting and some might say 'oh life isn't really like that', but it is if you believe and have faith. One must be open to life and what is happening all around us. I think Debbie is one of those women and that's why her books are always a great read. Thank you. Lynda Kacicz
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber Love this book just for the knitting mentioned and how I can totally relate to having more than 3 projects going at one time. Jo Marie had relocated to run the existing B&B after her husband Paul passes away in the war. The book follows her life and interactions with other local people and protectors. Josh Weaver is a guest at the inn and is in town for just a few short days to reclaim things his stepdad has kept at the family house. He is on his deathbed and a nearby neighbor has watched out for him for months. He just wants his letterman jacket and his mom's bible. Abby Kincaid is back in town after leaving when her girlfriend dies in a car crash that she was the driver. Her brother is getting married and her parents and aunts and uncles will also be at the wedding. She has a few chores, left undone to complete. Seems as if Jo Marie will return for more guests. It's a house that leaves one in peace, all that cross its door. Look visiting again with just a few locals-a little at a time so as not to be become confused. It's at a nice easy pace but moves along. Comes with extra things at the end of the book.
millstreetreader More than 1 year ago
New series set in the Northwest Debbie Macomber has begun another northwest Pacific series with her new book The Inn at Rose Harbor. Jo Marie Rose never married until in her thirties, then had only brief months with husband Paul before his death in Afghanistan. Despite warnings that the bereaved should make no monumental life changes while grieving, Jo Marie feels Paul is guiding her decision to buy a B and B. She renames the place Rose Harbor Inn and sets to preparing the place for her first guests, Josh Weaver and Abby Kincaid. Like Jo Marie, both Josh and Abby bear the scars of grief. Josh has returned to his hometown only once in the twelve years since his graduation. That was for his step-brother’s Dylan’s funeral. At that time, even grief could not reconcile Josh with his emotionally distant step-father. Now his step-father Richard is cancer’s last stages. With no family except Josh, Richard is refusing help from neighbors and hospice. Not even sure he wants to be there, how can Josh help ease Richard’s physical pain, and perhaps re-establish an emotional connection. After his first night at the inn, Josh apprehensively meets Michelle, a former neighbor who he remembers as always having a crush on Dylan. Hopefully she can be the needed buffer between Richard and Josh. Abby Kincaid is also cautiously returning to the childhood home she fled years after a tragic accident took her best friend’s life and forever changed her own. Living as far as possible from Oregon, she has been able to build a career, but remains cautiously distant from family and friends. Now she has returned for her only brother’s wedding. Wanting to be part of the happy day, but needing to give herself personal distance and seclusion, she has decided to stay at the inn instead of the large hotel which will be site of the wedding. Abby believes that a chance meeting with a former classmate will ignite old memories and renew accusations of blame, but could it possibly be an opening for new beginnings? It may seem depressing that all three main characters are dealing with the after effects of death, and Josh is facing another death, but this is a hopeful book. Jo Marie begins a new life while honoring her husband’s memory. I am sure she is a cornerstone to the series and her story will continue in future books. Josh and Richard are forced to look at their past mistakes and the emotional hurts both have buried rather than share. Abby will be given the opportunity to forgive her youthful self and to face those who still blame her for the accident. Like most Macomber books, readers will like the main characters and the story will flow. However, weaving multiple stories in this type of novel always means characters are lightly sketched, not deeply developed. Macomber devotees may not select this as their all-time favorite, but they will be pleased that there is a new series with its promise of upcoming additions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next book in this new series.. Debbie didn't disappoint.. if anything it's deeper.. ifnthat makes any sense.. Thank you, Debbie!!!
NoraBlakefield More than 1 year ago
Very good and typical Debbie! I've enjoyed this and being a Christian always love how her books are SO CLEAN and not filled with smut. Special MC brings it home with an emotional conclusion. Nicely done! I really enjoyed this so much. I also recommend another book, "THE CHATEAU" by C D Swanson. Another clean book with morales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited reading this new series..It is great to bring some of the characters from previous series visit and update us on their lives. As always , loved the book, easy read, and anxious for the second book in this series..Definately will preorder again, Debbie Macomer never disappoints her readers,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book cannot wait until the next one especially liked how the characters from the cedar cove series were interwoven into the book so glad debbie macomber started another series of books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very emotional book. I laughed, smiled and yes cried while reading yet another wonderful book by Debbie. I loved the Cedar Cove series so i am happy to see some of my favorite characters spill over into this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost everything that Debbie Macomber has written. I have never been disappointed. Some authors have the special ability to keep writing great works and she is one of them. I absolutely loved this book! The plot is a great one. Jo Marie is destined to be a good inn keeper. She is a person that listens, respects and is very kind to people. Plus, this lady can cook and bake. Her story is so sad but she turns it into positive happenings. All of her guests have their own stories. She never knows who will cross her doorstep and how they will affect her life. It was so good to catch up with some people from the Cedar Cove series. The other new characters we meet from Cedar Cove are very interesting. I do think Rover, the dog, needs a new name! I can't wait for the next book of the series! Please pray for, praise and thank our service men and women and their families!
Kate_Sullivan More than 1 year ago
I always love a feel-good story and Debbie Macomber never fails. However, I will admit that I have not read any of the original Cedar Cove books and Rose Harbor has peaked my curiosity, so I will probably do a catch-up marathon :) This was an early review book and it had more typos and grammatical errors than most other early review books that I have read. Hope they fixed all of those before release.
ABCollins More than 1 year ago
The Inn at Rose Harbor is a beautiful book of healing and finding peace, not only within yourself, but with others. I am thrilled I received an advanced reader copy. Jo Marie Rose is recently widowed and just getting back into life. She moves to Cedar Cove and purchases a bed & breakfast in her husband’s memory. Her first two guests, Abby and Josh, are back in town after leaving years ago. Both are there for different reasons and filled with dread at having to be there. Abby, because it’s the site of painful memories – the night her best friend tragically died, and Josh, to confront the dying stepfather who kicked him out of the house in high school. While the three people don’t interact much, except at the inn, they each are finding their own paths to peace and healing. I have been a Debbie Macomber fan for many years, and this is now one of my favorite books. It was wonderful visiting Cedar Cove again, and seeing familiar faces in the town. I love the added twist of intervention from beyond the grave that the author has added, and I hope she continues to do so in future books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters! I like the small town setting. The way the author tells the story, I can picture each character, and their surroundings. Enjoyed it a lot.
bookielk More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed The Cedar Cove series. Was looking forward to a continuation, with more interaction of old and new residents of Cedar Cove.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Debbie Macomber's new book and it was nice to see old characters from the Cedar Cove series. I especially like Jo Marie's character and look forward to seeing new guest at The Inn of Rose Harbor.
charlie1112 More than 1 year ago
Glad you brought back some of the people from the Blossom Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first installment of this new series and it was great to see a few familiar faces along the way. Good job, Debbie Macomber, now get back to work on book two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love here wholesome writting style. Cant wait to read the next in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So happy to be introduced to new characters and catch up with the people from Cedar Grove.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait for the next book in the series!
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Jo Marie Rose has come to Cedar Cove to start her new life by opening a Bed and Breakfast where she hope to find healing, return to joy, and most of all PEACE.  After less than a year of marriage to her true soul mate, she finds herself widowed by the war in Afghanistan, and her grief from this loss has been all consuming.   Her husband, Paul, left her with an insurance policy that allows her to start this new endeavor, but much more importantly, Paul has come to her in a dream to encourage her on this new path of 'healing' for herself and all who come to her Inn. Her first two guests arrive and Jo Marie is excited to begin her own healing process as she provides a beautiful place of comfort, hospitality, and a listening ear for these two wounded souls.  Abby hasn't been back to her home town in many years.  Though she had a beautiful life growing up in Cedar Cove, she has not been able to bare having any connections to this place or people since the accident when her best friend, Angelia, was killed in the car accident when Abby crashed her car on an icy road as the girls were returning home from one of their 'best friends' outings. Her guilt of surviving when Angelia did not has overwhelmed all her life decisions since then.  Now her brother's wedding has forced her unwanted return. Josh has also avoided Cedar Cove since he was thrown out of his house in his last year of high school by his step-father, Richard, after his Mom died. Now Josh has been called back by the social worker who says Richard needs Josh because Richard is dying.  Josh's need to retrieve some of his Mother's 'heart treasures' has given him no choice but overcome his hatred for Richard for a few days in Cedar Cove again. For readers of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove books, this will be a welcome return to a lovely community and beloved friends.  For those newcomers to Cedar Grove, this book will introduce you to new community through Jo Marie and her new Inn at Rose Harbor, where healing and peace will hopefully be found for the unsuspecting guests who take lodging for a few days with Jo Marie.  As with all of Macomber's books, this book is also peopled with characters who will draw you into their lives before you realize what has happened.  Ah, and just wait till you meet, Rover, the dog who adopts Jo Marie from the animal shelter. Yes, I said that right--he adopts her! Many different forms of grief are portrayed so well in this book. And as we all have been in grief or known those in grief, the process of healing, and new found peace and joys found in this book will make every reader want to take up residency for a while in THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR!  As with all those loyal fans of the Cedar Grove books, I suspect there will be many more fans who will want to become part of this little community after they read this book.  And, never fear, if you are new to Cedar Grove, this Rose Harbor Inn book will introduce you to everyone just as any newcomer to an area is welcomed into great community. In fact, for newcomers who, like me, are always impatient for a favorite authors 'next book' , you can start the Cedar Grove series with 16 LIGHTHOUSE RD and become part of the community to welcome the Rose Harbor Inn guests when Debbie Macomber's new books are published! A terrific read all around!!
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The characters are so real and I want to be friends with everyone.
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