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 listeners will never forget.
©2016 Debbie Macomber (P)2016 Random House Audio
This is a good ending to the Rose Harbor Inn series. If I had to criticize anything, it would be s bit of redundancy of wording certain characters' emotions and their kissing scenes. I was pleased that she kept it clean and free of the sordid suggestions or spelled-out story lines that keep many novels from bring worthy of a Christian reader. I very much appreciated the complexity of the story lines, the layers of emotion that kept things intriguing but clean. The twists and turns in the plot and the contrast of settings, as well as excellent character development, made the stories very satisfying taken as a whole throughout the five volumes.
The performance by Lorelei King was one of the best I've ever heard anywhere. Her consistency in distinguishing the various character voices was truly remarkable. Her range is unusual, especially for the female voice to pull off. Some people, in fact most, read the text. Ms. King literally performance in such a remarkably believable way, that you forgot about her and lived the story through her. I highly recommend her vocal performance talents to anyone wanting a satisfying read..aloud.
I congratulate and thank Ms. Macomber and Ms. King for some well-spent hours with characters I came to care about, and will miss. Again thanks for keeping it clean with excellence.
This final book of the series, it's the best one yet. Debbie made a perfect ending to her story.
Rose Harbor like the Cedar Cove series has been a most enjoyable series. As like Cedar Cove they just end to early. So now I have to wonder what the Cove has in store for us next.
A beautiful ending to a story I have followed since the beginning. It is a great book for people who need hope and enjoy travel, the Cedar Cove/ Seattle area sounds wonderful
I did not read the book. Just listened to the audio
I loved the main character Jo Marie. And all the people who stayed at her B&B........
Yes. This was the first of the Rose Harbor Inn books I listened to. I read all the others. My only problem with Lorelei King reading these books, is it took me a while not to picture Stephanie Plum. Her voice is so distinctive and many of her characters sounded like the Janet Evanovich characters.
This, the final book in the Rose Harbor series, is a wonderfully written book. The characters, including the dogs Rover and Elvis, have become friends. I truly hate to see the series end, but know more excellent books will be coming. Romance, suspense, a beautiful setting, and a believable plot made this book a joy to read!
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