Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber
A Novel

78%

24 Critic Reviews

...readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Hailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), 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.

BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from Debbie Macomber’s Love Letters and Last One Home.

Praise for Rose Harbor in Bloom
 
“Takes readers on personal journeys of first love, lost love and recaptured love.”—Bookreporter
 
“A wonderful reading experience . . . as [the characters’] stories unfold, you almost feel they have become friends.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
 
“Readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous. Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Macomber’s legions of fans will embrace this cozy, heartwarming read.”—Booklist
 
“Macomber uses warmth, humor and superb storytelling skills to deliver a tale that charms and entertains.”—BookPage
 
“[Macomber] draws in threads of her earlier book in this series, The Inn at Rose Harbor, in what is likely to be just as comfortable a place for Macomber fans as for Jo Marie’s guests at the inn.”—The Seattle Times
 
“Macomber is an institution in women’s fiction. Her principal talent lies in creating characters with a humble, familiar charm. They possess complex personalities, but it is their kinder qualities that are emphasized in the warm world of her novels—a world much like Rose Harbor Inn, in which one wants to curl up and stay.”—Shelf Awareness
 

About Debbie Macomber

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Debbie Macomber, with more than 170 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly. Visit her online at DebbieMacomber.com.
 
Published August 13, 2013 by Ballantine Books. 402 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Critic reviews for Rose Harbor in Bloom
All: 24 | Positive: 22 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Good
on Jun 22 2013

...readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Debbie Macomber on Aug 13 2013

“Rose Harbor in bloom was a magical place,” created by a savvy writer who understands the business and heart of romance.

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RT Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by M.H. Morrison on Sep 11 2013

Lovers of this well-known writer will find the book spot on, but others will see some of the characters’ actions as implausible. Overall, for a feel-good indulgence, this book delivers.

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BookPage

Excellent
Reviewed by Lois Dyer on Aug 01 2013

Macomber uses warmth, humor and superb storytelling skills to deliver a tale that charms and entertains.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Above average
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau on Aug 08 2013

Their disagreements and battles over several issues, especially her long delayed rose garden were both comical and so true to life.

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More Than Just Books

Above average
Reviewed by Debbie on May 30 2013

The plot is pretty typical, but it is the ability of Macomber to show how people reach out to each other that moves the story along.

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Romancing the Book

Above average
Reviewed by Robin on Aug 13 2013

I like the overall aspect of the story but, for me it was a little blah but I still enjoyed the continuation of life with Jo at the Inn in Rose Harbor.

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Romancing the Book

Above average
Reviewed by Robin on Aug 13 2013

I like the overall aspect of the story but, for me it was a little blah but I still enjoyed the continuation of life with Jo at the Inn in Rose Harbor.

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Pure Textuality

Good
Reviewed by Lorna on Sep 24 2013

I enjoyed this story and it was extremely readable. I am pretty sure it will be another bestseller for Ms. Macomber and deservedly so. Fans of this author will definitely not be disappointed.

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Pure Textuality

Good
Reviewed by Lorna on Aug 23 2013

I enjoyed this story and it was extremely readable. I am pretty sure it will be another bestseller for Ms. Macomber and deservedly so. Fans of this author will definitely not be disappointed.

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Bookfan

Good
Reviewed by Mary on Aug 13 2013

I’m finding Jo Marie’s journey through grief to be emotional and relatable. I could identify with her feelings and think anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one will do the same. I love the way Debbie Macomber tells a story and this is another winner. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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Reviewed by Brandy on Aug 13 2013

This is a feel good book that I recommend to everyone. You will laugh and you will cry. Most of all you will want to go stay at Rose Harbor Inn.

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Bookin' with Bingo

Good
on Aug 27 2013

...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...

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YA Book Nerd

Good
on Aug 25 2013

I devoured this book - I love seeing old friends from Cedar Cove pop up and meeting new friends. I love the relationship between Jo Marie and Mark.

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Paulette's Papers

Good
Reviewed by Dani on Aug 13 2013

This book completely works as a standalone. I know this for a fact because I totally forgot to read the first book in this series. It didn’t seem to matter at all.

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The Bookwyrm's Hoard

Above average
Reviewed by Lark on Aug 16 2013

...I did feel that one character was too quick to forgive two related and incredibly painful acts by another character.

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Notes of Life

Good
on Aug 21 2013

Beautifully written, Rose Harbor in Bloom is a feel-good, heart-warming book. There are some moving moments, but there’s also some light-hearted fun too. It’s the kind of story where you can escape reality and drive right into this charming town.

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The Friendly Book Nook

Good
Reviewed by Sally on Jul 01 2013

I always enjoy Debbie Macomber books about people that could be my friends, in fact I feel like I know them when I finish the books and look forward to the next installment.

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Whimpulsive

Above average
Reviewed by SuziQoregon on Aug 13 2013

I don’t read a lot of this type of book but I do enjoy visiting my friends in Cedar Cove. It’s like sitting down for tea with old friends. It's pleasant but not exciting or surprising.

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http://themarybookreader.blogspot.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Mary Jackson on Aug 03 2013

Well again I must say Debbie has done it again. She has knocked this one out of the park. HOMERUN. I really am loving the Rose Harbor Inn Series.

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http://themarybookreader.blogspot.com

Good
Reviewed by Mary Jackson on Jul 31 2013

I must say that this book was great! It is one you can't put down it seems I am saying that a lot lately. Debbie can sure write a book to suck you in and not let you go.

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http://tsukibooks.blogspot.com

Good
Reviewed by Tsukikomew on Aug 31 2013

I rarely relate fully to characters in books but Debbie Macomber always surprises me with people who seem real. I've lost people and I've seen what cancer does to people. To read the truthful details about the effects of cancer, the grief of losing someone, and the romance of falling in love makes the book that much more enjoyable.

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Readingnks

Above average
Reviewed by Melissa on Aug 13 2013

One of the Inn's Guests is going thru some serious health issues... she is trying to decide whether to "look up " an old friend....he has been on her mind alot but she is not sure what his reaction will be from hearing from her. I enjoy all of the interesting characters from this story, and I look forward to the next book in this series!

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Lille Punkin

Good
Reviewed by Linsey on Aug 10 2013

I know that I'll be taking it easy after my baby is born in the fall, and I enjoyed this title so much that I'm looking forward to checking out a few others by Ms. Macomber for the weeks when I'm recovering from delivery.

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