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The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel

by Debbie Macomber

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What I am hoping is that this is a new series that I will enjoy as much as her Cedar Cove series. IN this book, Jo Marie Rose, moves to Cedar Cove and buys a Bed and Breakfast after the death of her husband of a very short time. She is pleasantly surprised by the welcome she receives from the town. We meet new residents of Cedar Cove and briefly touch base with some of the regulars from the other series. Jo Marie's first guests are wounded souls like herself and in Debbie Macomber's fashion, they meet others who help them to heal and find peace. A wonderful summer read and I am looking forward to more books in this series. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Aug 18, 2015 |
"The Inn at Rose Harbor" was very entertaining and I especially enjoyed the Cedar Cove character, Jo Marie Rose. There seemed to be a thread of magical thinking throughout the novel with several characters, especially in the graveyard scene. Otherwise this a great book to read in one setting and builds history for the author's upcoming release. I highly recommend this as your next summer read. ( )
  jcozart | Jul 21, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
A heart felt story of healing, life, death, past friendships and starting over. I liked Jo Marie Rose, a widow who moves to Cedar Cove to run a bed and breakfast (love this part as am a consultant for B&Bs, hotels, inns) and her first guests Josh and Abby are from the area and have not returned for many years due to many heartaches and bad memories. Slowly they both began their healing and characters you will come to love. (I also liked the West Palm Beach connection). I have stayed at some wonderful B&Bs in the Puget Sound area, so made for a nice read. I look forward to more in this series! ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Love Debbie Macomber, I don't give reviews with spoilers, but I am not disappointed! ( )
  sboehm1977 | Oct 8, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345528921, Hardcover)

Amazon Exclusive: Essay by Debbie Macomber

For anyone who's ever written or read a book series, no matter how deeply loved the setting, the town and the people, there's always one small complication.

Characters and character names.

By the end of three or four books, let alone thirteen or fourteen, there are a bazillion characters. You can't use the name Joe because he was the plumber in Book Three and if you introduce another Joe, the reader will assume he was the same plumber ten books back. And trust me, the reader will remember because Joe Someone out there in Reader Land had an Uncle Joe who was a plumber and they were so pleased to see a writer mention their Uncle Joe.

It's not only the readers who need a refresher course when it comes to remembering five thousand different characters. By book six, I needed a bible for my Cedar Cove series. It took up as much space on my hard drive as an entire manuscript.

For this reason, when I decided to create another series, I needed to devise a way of limiting the amount of characters. That's not as easy as it sounds. I briefly considered establishing a settlement on the moon, but that doesn't exactly live up to my branding statement: Wherever you are, Debbie Macomber takes you home.

Then I had the idea—brilliant, if I do say so myself—of using a bed and breakfast as the location for my new series. A lovely inn, a place of healing and of hope. But most importantly, the guests will come and—after telling their amazing stories—they will drift away, never to be forgotten but never to appear again. If Joe does come for a stay, I won't need to remember that he was a plumber ten books ago and what connections he has to the community. He's simply a guest. In an inn with lots of other guests who come and go. But as with any good inn, hopefully they'll feel right at home during their stay. And hopefully readers will too.

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Jo Marie Rose opens the Rose Harbor Inn bed and breakfast in Cedar Cove in order to start a new life, but the inn and its first guests bring surprises into Jo's life.

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