Book reviews from The Free Lance-Star.
Cozy inn now open for business
By Sue Baker
The Free Lance-Star
IF YOU ARE a longtime fan of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Creek series, you will be delighted with this heartwarming new series and the charming characters at “The Inn at Rose Harbor.”
We are introduced to recent war widow Jo Marie Rose, who is trying to make a fresh start by purchasing a local bed-and-breakfast in Cedar Cove. Behind its doors, these wonderful people find renewed love, forgiveness and hope. Their stories weave a wonderful tale of healing and peace.
Her first two guests, Abby and Joshua, come back to town after leaving years before, though both had vowed never to return. Abby had been the cause of the horrific accident that killed her best friend in high school. Josh had been kicked out of his house by his stepfather for a crime he had not committed, after the death of his mother.
They are back for different reasons and are full of dread and sorrow. Josh is here for a few short days to settle his debts with the old man who is on his deathbed. Abby has returned to attend her older brother’s wedding. With the love and support of their family and friends, they find that the heart has an amazing ability to heal, forgiveness is as close as a whisper and life’s grand possibilities can be even closer.
Ms. Macomber has outdone herself. My greatest disappointment was the fact that it ended and we now have to wait for the next one!
Sue Baker is Circulation Services manager for The Free Lance–Star.
THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR
By Debbie Macomber
(Ballantine, $26, 352 pp.)
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