Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber

Rose Harbor Series Book 5
Ballantine Books
August 2nd, 2016
Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
4.5 Hearts

Nine months ago Jo Marie found herself alone after Mark Turner left Cedar Cove abruptly. Broken hearted, she throws herself into her work and Inn, hoping to heal a heart that aches for Mark in ways she never anticipated feeling again. Determined to not lose herself to grief, she gets back into the swing of things, dating and living a life, abit without the one man who stole her heart so long ago. Finding a companion after a new visitor to the Rose Harbor Inn, Emily Gaffney, JoMarie is determined to move on even as she longs to hear from Mark in some way.

Emily is determined to move forward as well and make a new life for herself. She has a new job in Cedar Cove and is determined to heal her broken heart. But when she finds a house she falls in love with, She finds herself meeting the one man who will turn her inside out and make her heart long for something she thought she would never find again.

Two wounded hearts, a magical inn and a town determined to show these two people that love can heal even the broken of hearts. They just got to have faith in themselves and in the future, whatever it m ay be.

I fell in love with Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series right from book one and her final book in the spin-off series left me in tears in more ways than one. This is an author who knows how to write emotionally rich stories with characters you can’t help but fall in love with as well story lines that steal the heart. What make this author so magical to me is her characters. Her stories are rich with a cast of characters that grow and evolve with each book and deliver stirring storylines that just draw you in right from the beginning. I adore Cedar Cove and am sad the series is ending but the way the author winds up all the lose threads left in SWEET TOMORROWS is pure perfection!

Meet Jo Marie Rose and proprietor of the Inn at Rose Harbor. She has healed her broken heart after losing her husband and found that the inn has brought peace to many other guests as well. This magical place has just one more thing to do- let Jo Marie and Emily find peace as well as love. I fell for Jo Marie in book one, Inn at Rose Harbor and have been eager to read each installment of the series with a bated breath. The characters are complex and just a little like everyday people, so much so I want to go visit Cedar Cove and experience it myself. Emily is a woman who is determined to move foreword, with no man, relying only on herself after a few broken relationships that have broken her heart and shattered her confidence. I love how Emily is skeptical to Jo Marie’s claims that the inn brings about peace and happiness. But as the inn works its magic on these two special people, both find their future in doubt as they wrestle with their vulnerabilities and what life has decided to be in store of them. The characters continue to amaze me as I flipped the pages of SWEET TOMORROWS. With a right balance of emotions and vulnerabilities,

Ms. Macomber delivers a stirring story that shows the reader the path of letting go of fear, healing a heart broken and finding your path in life even after all the setbacks you may experience. I cried, I laughed and I sighed with happiness in the end as I got to climax of the story. As I closed this final chapter in the Rose Harbor series, I was pleased to see how it ended while looking forward to what this author has upcoming next.

If you enjoy an emotionally rich story that delivers strong character development, a romantic storyline that will steal your heart and more then you need to start reading Rose Harbor series right from the beginning. Even though you can read this one without reading the first four books, I feel it’s better to experience the magic of the series in whole right from the beginning.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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