Jo Marie Rose purchased the Inn from the Frelingers and promptly changed the name in honor of her deceased husband, Paul Rose. The purchase of the Inn and subsequent move to Cedar Cove was to be her new beginning. Jo Marie was still grieving the loss of her husband. Her first guests, Josh, was in town to claim his personal items before his estranged stepfather passed away, and Abby arrived to attend her brother's wedding. Both returned to Cedar Cove with baggage and intended to leave town immediately after their purposed visits. And the last member of the wounded and battered occupants at the Inn was Rover, a black and white mixed mutt, who adopted Jo Marie as his new mistress. The Inn itself became a place where its occupants could heal from their emotional wounds and find peace in the depths of their hearts.
Once again, Debbie Macomber, comes through with flying colors. She speaks to the heart of her readers through characters that are believable; characters that anyone of us could have experienced much the same pain and shame. It was interesting also to see just a bit of the supernatural in this work between a handyman having a feeling that Jo Marie needed his help , Jo Marie "feeling her husband", Abby hearing her friend's voice from beyond the grave and Rover's selection of his adoptive parent.
I'm rating this book 5 out of 5 Winks! Count 'em