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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber--a Review

Good Morning Peeps!   It is another COLD day here in the midwest and I am wondering just what will March bring.   I fear it will come in just like a roaring lion and what if(?) it went out the same way.     March is a long month indeed and I am so ready for spring....gentle, fresh, brilliant spring.   Please may we have another?

As I am so tired of the harsh winter we;ve endured, it seemed like a good time to read Debbie Macomber's Rose Harbor in Bloom.   I am really enjoying the Rose Harbor series.

I'm sharing the synopsis from GoodReads:

Hailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), #1New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view.

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. Rose Harbor in Bloom is Debbie Macomber at her heartwarming best.

From My Perspective:

Macomber's characters are always very human and facing life just doing the best they can.   Even the antagonists 
come to life and appear to be someone you may have known at some point in your life.    She uses Rose Harbor Inn as the destiny location for each visitor who signs the guest book and the stories are told of the visitors who have come for healing.   It may not be the reason they've signed the guest book, but they have aching wounds from life and Rose Harbor Inn is there to provide healing and restoration to their lives.

Macomber is definitely one of America's finest author's of women's fiction and opens doors to some of the sweetest and most loved romance stories ever told.     Go and getcha some!  5 WINKS!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  

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