Overview from Barnes and Noble:
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.
I listened to this book as an audio download from the local library. I have loved Macomber's books for years and really enjoyed her Cedar Cove series. I was sad when it ended last year, but this new series is set in Cedar Cove so some of the characters from earlier books made appearances when Jo Marie Kincaid moves to town to take over a local Bed and Breakfast after losing her husband in a helicopter crash in the conflict overseas. This book felt like it had a lot of set up in it for the series that will come, giving the reader a chance to get to know Jo Marie and the ways in which her husband is still entwined in her life. Her first two guests are former residents of Cedar Cove who each left for their own reasons, reasons which left scars in their lives and from which they have never fully moved on. Through working towards closure, they both grow and change during their stay at the Bed and Breakfast. Some of the ways in which things are resolved felt a little too convenient, but it was still a nice listen. Most of my listening was done while on a long run and it was nice to have a story to keep me moving along. At times this book also reminded me of Macomber's guardian angel series as well, with the ways especially the handy man turn up at the right moment to help someone in their time of need. I will be looking for the next book to see how the Bed and Breakfast helps some new guests resolve their issues.
- ISBN-13: 9780345528926
- Publisher: Random
- Publication date: 8/14/2012
- Pages: 352