- Series: Rose Harbor Novel
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (August 2, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 2, 2016
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Genre: Women’s Fiction, Sagas, Friendship
The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future—come what may.
Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can’t bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself.
Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. Having given up on marriage, Emily dreams of adopting children someday. She has her eye on one house in particular—with room for kids. Although Emily’s inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into a friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she’s willing to take.
The inn seems to be working its magic again—Emily opening herself up to love, Jo Marie moving on—until Jo Marie receives shocking news.
A DEE REVIEW
Hey party people. Today’s review is the kind of book that changes something inside of you. Debbie Macomber writes from the heart. She’s like a psychologist in the form our an author. I know crazy it’s thing to say. But really, after you read her books all the worries that you’ve had just seem to be ok and you feel refreshed.
Yes, essentially this book is about four people. But I think it’s ultimately about The Rose Harbor Inn. This is a special place where people unknowingly go to heal and feel at peace. I wish this place truly existed.
The place is so special that even the owner Jo Marie found peace after the death of her husband. It was the place she met Mark, then man that gave her, her second chance at love. And it was this same place where Mark discovered love for the very first time. It was also where he realized that in order to deserve Jo Marie’s love, he needed to go back into Afghanistan and finish the job he never was able to finish.
Then we have Emily. After two failed relationships, she just gave up all together in finding love. She didn’t care for it. She didn’t need it. She didn’t want it. Emily was actually the character I found myself drawn too. I found a lot of me in her. She just needed a fresh start. Her plan was to stay at the Inn until she found the perfect house and then she would adopt a bunch of kids. The problem with that is she only loved one house in town. And that house was certainly NOT for sale.
It belonged to Nick, a man that had way too much serious baggage for anyone to handle. He kept to himself, and barely ever left his house. He didn’t want to be part of society. He didn’t need anyone. He didn’t want anyone. He even had a devil dog to help keep people away. What Nick didn’t expect was for his dog to turn into a cute puppy at the sight of Emily running around their property. Sure they were at odd ends and bump heads until their hate turn into something neither of them wanted or were ready for.
Yes, I LOVE this book and I am giving it a 5 out of 5 Nerd glasses. And as much as I love this book there were a few things that annoyed me about Jo Marie. I get the woman was trying to protect her heart, HOWEVER, she unnecessarily put herself in a random weird love triangle.
Emily also annoyed me by basically demanding Nick to date other people. Again, I get why. She’s a woman that’s been burned twice before and is deathly afraid of it turning into a third heart break. But still why do women need to complicate things? What is wrong with our sex? (Just kidding we know we are the better of the two).
This book has a biker bar, heart breaks, and lots of cookies. If you like Women’s Lit, this is a must read.
This is a NetGalley review