Monday, October 6, 2014
Love Letters by Debbie Macomber--A Review
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve—and took pen to paper—that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber’s moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
This was perhaps the best in the Rose Harbor series to date! I absolutely enjoyed this sweet story.
Debbie Macomber knows how to write a heart warming story and invites readers to join in the warm and fuzzy feelings. Her characters are real and flawed and the kind of characters we can all relate to.
I found this book delightful and the resolutions to the inn's guests' dilemmas endearing and I am clearly ready for the next installment.....in what? a year?!! Say it isn't true!
I highly recommend Love Letters if you haven't already read it. It is sure to melt your heart. I rated this a 5 Wink read!