The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
A Novel

79%

16 Critic Reviews

And so it is in Rose Harbor, and if some of the narrative dashes the reader on mawkish shoals, at least there’s some nice smooching in the end (“[Y]ou’re an idiot, a very lovable idiot, but still an idiot”).
-Kirkus

Synopsis

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes the first book in a new series set in the beloved Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove.
 
Also from Debbie Macomber: watch the new original series Cedar Cove on Hallmark Channel, Saturdays at 8:00/7:00c, starting July 20.

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a fresh start. A young widow coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. Jo Marie’s other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories. And as Abby and Joshua try to heal from their pasts, and Jo Marie dreams of the possibilities before her, they all realize that life moves in only one direction—forward.

Praise for Debbie Macomber and The Inn at Rose Harbor

“No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings quite as effectively as [Debbie] Macomber.”—Chicago Tribune

“Debbie Macomber is the reigning queen of women’s fiction.”—The Sacramento Bee
 
“Charming . . . warm and serene . . . a wonderful novel.”—Bookreporter

BONUS: This edition includes a The Inn at Rose Harbor discussion guide, excerpts from Debbie Macomber’s Rose Harbor in Bloom and Last One Home, and the short story When First They Met.
 

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 14, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 354 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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All: 16 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Sep 27 2012

And so it is in Rose Harbor, and if some of the narrative dashes the reader on mawkish shoals, at least there’s some nice smooching in the end (“[Y]ou’re an idiot, a very lovable idiot, but still an idiot”).

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Kathrine Moser on Jan 24 2013

Debbie Macomber’s The Inn at Rose Harbor is about family, friends and home finding love and forgiveness behind the doors of the Inn at Rose Harbor.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Nancy Carty Lepri on Aug 14 2012

The close-knit atmosphere of the town and the uplifting characters invite the reader inside their world to embrace them with love and tenderness...

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Melanie Smith on Aug 17 2012

Debbie Macomber has written a charming, cathartic romance full of tasteful passion and good sense.

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Vibrant Nation

Excellent
Reviewed by Lesa Holstine on Aug 21 2012

The Inn at Rose Harbor is a comforting book, one that will welcome readers just as Jo Marie and her inn welcome guests.

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Sunshine Coast Daily

Good
Reviewed by Mary Ann Elliott on Dec 02 2012

This is a warm and cosy read that tugs at the heartstrings, with love and redemption blooming when it is least expected.

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Luxury Reading

Above average
Reviewed by Amanda Schafer on Oct 06 2012

I think that having this happen in a vague sense (as with Jo Marie) to one character in a book is one thing, but to have it happen with two characters is a little much for me...Aside from these two factors, I still found the book entertaining and was excited to return to Cedar Cove and stay at the Inn at Rose Harbor.

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Lesa's Book Critiques

Above average
on Aug 21 2012

The Inn at Rose Harbor is a comforting book, one that will welcome readers just as Jo Marie and her inn welcome guests.

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All the Books I Can Read

Above average
Reviewed by 1GIRL2MANYBOOKS on Aug 14 2012

Overall I think this is a nice, promising start to a series in Macomber’s tradition and I’ll be happy to continue reading and following Jo Marie on her journey and the characters she meets along the way.

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Romancing the Book

Good
Reviewed by Robin on Aug 14 2012

As I cried, laughed and fell in love I couldn’t help but think how nice it would be to book a room at the ‘Inn at Rose Harbor’ to heal and have a cozy chat with Jo.

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The Book Vixen

Above average
Reviewed by Brianna on Oct 22 2012

The Inn at Rose Harbor is a book that tells the story of three people who share a same commonality; they are each dealing with grief and trying to figure out how to move forward. There’s also a little thing called ‘love’ that finds each of them as well.

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Bookfan

Good
Reviewed by Mary on Aug 14 2012

I love tales of redemption and she is one of the best at writing them. If you’re a fan of hers I think you’ll enjoy The Inn at Rose Harbor.

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It's Time to Read

Good
Reviewed by Katie on Jan 18 2015

I loved this book. The characters are warm and loveable. There is always a happy ending – yes sometimes it is a bit predictable, but I love it. This is my guilty-pleasure reading. It did not take long to read this book and I am already looking forward to the next one!

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Lisa's World of Books

Good
on Jul 30 2012

I love how all of these stories overlap each other and you get to know piece by piece what is going on in the lives of these outstanding and well developed characters.

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Great Thoughts

Good
Reviewed by Amanda Henson on Aug 10 2012

...found myself so thoroughly invested in the characters by then end of the story that I am already looking forward to the next in the series.

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Books, Books, Everywhere!

Above average
Reviewed by Jill Buck on Sep 18 2012

At times this book also reminded me of Macomber's guardian angel series as well, with the ways especially the handy man turn up at the right moment to help someone in their time of need. I will be looking for the next book to see how the Bed and Breakfast helps some new guests resolve their issues.

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