- Title: Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor, #2)
- Author: Debbie Macomber
- Genre: Contemporary Fiction
- Published: August 2013 – Ballantine Books
- Source: Publisher
My take: Jo Marie Rose purchased the Rose Harbor Inn after the death of her husband. She dreamed that he told her it would be a place of healing – for her as well as guests.
In the second book of the Rose Harbor Inn series Jo Marie continues to deal with her grief. She also knows that she must go on so she tries her best to put one foot in front of the other. Her days are filled with greeting her guests: a young event planner trying to forget her two-timing ex-fiancé by planning a party for her grandparents; the grandparents who bicker more than one would expect for a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary; and a quiet woman who is appears to be dealing with illness.
In addition to having a full house for the weekend, Jo Marie is readying the Inn for an open house the following week. As if she wasn’t feeling flustered enough with all the preparations, her abrasive handyman Mark injures himself in a fall and won’t have the rose garden ready for the event. Jo Marie has figured out how to deal with Mark’s rough demeanor: give it right back to him. It was fun to watch the two fall into a rhythm of verbal give and take. I wonder what the author has in store for these two!
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.
11 thoughts on “Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber”
Sounds good to me
I should buy this series for my SIL. She use to read this author, and she struggles with being a widow after nearly 4 years. Sounds good Mary – glad u liked it.
I have read one of these books only and could never find another one again! I do hope I can get to this series.
After watching the first episode in the Cedar Cove TV series, I’m dying to read one of Macomber’s books. It sounds like she writes with a lot of heart.
This is my tbr list. Thanks for the review.
Macombers books are usually a good read.
I am waiting for this 2nd book from the library. I will be the first to get it when it comes in… Can’t wait..
Im a big fan of Debbie Macomber, and love this series! =)
Thanks for your review!!
I enjoyed the 1st one so I’m keen to keep going with the series. Glad you liked it Mary.
I haven’t really read much Debbie Macomber, mainly her Christmas stuff. But I listened to the first in the series and fell in love. I have this one on my Nook and can’t wait to read it.( I’m so happy to be back in the world of blog, luckily I’ve followed your blog in my email every day)
I’ve only read one Macomber book and enjoyed it. I think I’d like this series.
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