Series: Rose Harbor #5
on August 2nd 2016
Reading Challenges: COYER Summer Vacation
Rose Harbor, Book 5
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 something resembling 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. With Debbie Macomber’s trademark charm and wisdom, Sweet Tomorrows brings to a close the journeys of cherished characters who feel like old friends. Macomber has created an enchanting place in the Rose Harbor Inn that readers will never forget.
*I received this eBook from NetGalley for an honest review.*
I accidentally read the finale to the Rose Harbor series next last. I obviously wasn’t paying attention when I set down to read this book. Either way it did not matter…the book was great. I hated to see the series end just as much as I hated to see the Cedar Cove series end. Maybe Debbie Macomber will write another series set in or near Cedar Cove, Washington.
This was a satisfying end to the series. Jo Marie finally admitted her feelings for Mark, who was still missing, and yet she tried to move on. A new house boarder – a first for Jo Marie – Emily (who we meet in Silver Linings) was afraid that she would not have a happy ending or any of the goodness that the Rose Harbor Inn brought. She had her own issues she seemed to accept but not deal with while Nick – a cranky Cedar Cover resident – entered her life. Nick, a recluse, who wanted nothing to do with Emily, was just what she needed. And he was just who she needed – yet neither was very quick to admit it.
Jo Marie did have a happy ending, but it was turmoil to me to go through her feelings and not knowing whether Mark was alive or not.
Please take some time to read this book as well as the series. You will not be let down and you most likely will not want to put this book down until you are completely finished with it.