Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rose Harbor in Bloom Book Review

I got Rose Harbor in Bloom: A Novel by Debbie Macomber when I picked up my reserves at the library.  I did get too many at the same time again so it sat in the pile of the side table until I got a chance to read it but I was happy when I finally did.  I love the writing in the books from Debbie Macomber.  I enjoy the characters and the way the stories unfold and this was no different!!  You really feel a part of the small town when you are sitting down to read this novel.

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye—and at times he seems far removed—yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys.

Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she’s struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all.

High-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost nineteen years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she’s returned to Cedar Cove to make amends.  Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.

I enjoyed the book and was glad that I already had the next book in the series in order to keep reading about the great inn and characters in the small West Coast town.  The greatest part about this series is that I have already read the books in the Cedar Cover series so I love the town and all of the people living there so this is just like an added bonus to get to know more about visitors to the small town.  I hope that you pick up this book at your local library or bookstore and enjoy it as much as I did.  Remember that it is the second book in the series so if you want to get the background, make sure you pick up the first book to start before this one!!  I hope that you enjoy the great book and characters as much as I did!!

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