From number-one New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber comes a heartwarming new series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.
Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. 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. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.
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. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua's high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it's least expected.
The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother's wedding. Back for the first time in 20 years, she almost wishes she hadn't come; the picturesque town harbors painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.
The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends.
©2012 Debbie Macomber (P)2012 Random House Audio
Yes, I like Debbie Macomber stories, and I thought Lorelei King did a very good job.
This story was disappointing because it was somewhat fragmented. Perhaps, it will be better after the first of the series because this book lays the groundwork.
And, actually, had I read it rather than listened to it, I might have gotten more involved in the pathos of the characters in the differing subplots. Generally, you stop and start the audio, and it's harder to pick up where you left off. In contrast, reading affords you the opportunity of skimming.
She had very good diction and her voice is unusual-unique but very easy to listen to.
No. I would read this one rather than listen to it.
Although I did not favor this story plot, I feel it is a healthy sign of maturity that Ms. Macomber asks her readers to wait for the outcome of the main charater's story rather than the usual bundling everything up nice and tidy by the close of the story. I love a happy ending as much as the next romantic reader but there is lots of resolution here of so may forms of love. It's nice
i enjoy listening to debbie macomber's books and, of course, this was no exception--i keep looking for the next installment with anticipation--she makes me want to go and live at cedar cove!!!! please keep up the good work
hard to pick a favorite--they all bring something to the table
life is never dull in cedar cove
keep them coming
It's a beautiful story, very well narrated.
It's like three stories in one, as a bonus, we get to visit with some characters from the wonderful Cedar Cove series.
She brings to life the story and characters.
Yes, I felt the sadness, happiness and hope of the people in it.
Love to listen while i work
Started out as kind of sad story with a new widow but ends up with a happy ending and a hook to a possible future story line.
Loved the narrator! The story was just good! I can'wait for the next book to come out! So i now bought the first book in the Ceder cove series. Hope the narrator is the same women!
Jo Marie remained me of me.
Not a romance, but a "dealing with grief" book. I sincerely hope writing this book helped Debbie to deal with the loss of her son. It left me feeling totally wiped out and sad; not at all what I've come to expect from her uplifting stories.
No, but I will certainly not waste my money or time on any of the other books to come in this particular series.
Although Lorelei King is usually very good, she seemed to read much of this book in a monotone voice, as if speaking of grief. Her voice just added to the upsetting nature of the story.
Sadness, anger that I was drawn in, and great disappointment that Debbie has started an entire new series based on this type of story.
I don't think a book has ever drawn such a negative emotional reaction from me. I read to be entertained and uplifted, or to learn. I've read everything Debbie Macomber has written and always felt entertained and happy. This one was such a major downer. I cannot recommend it at all, and I will no longer follow her. I'll have to find a new favorite author.
The development of the characters was great and the occasional "Cedar Cove" character was nice but you didn't need to read the Cedar Cove books first.
She flows through her books effortlessly. I love listening to everything she reads.
I don't think so. I didn't care for the narrator too much. I thought the different voices sounded odd.
I liked the bed and breakfast idea but the characters and storyline seemed off somehow. For one thing, the inn owner and both guests were all dealing with death. That seemed a bit over the top.
I liked the straight narration but didn't care for the "voices" of the characters.
I was glad Josh and Richard made peace but it was a bit strained I thought.
While I liked the premise, the story writing and characters felt off a bit. I didn't care much for the narration and I'm wondering if I would have liked it more had I read it in print form. I gave it 4 stars reluctantly...but I'm not sure I'd read another Macomber book.
The performance wasn't too bad. Bad accent.
The ending was horrible. It was like the author was tired of writing a and ended it quickly.
The book bounced all over the place. With a busy life, who wants to read a book that is so difficult to keep up with. I regret this purchase.
The main problem I had with this audio book was that while Lorelei King did a good job, she has done so many Janet Evanovich audiobooks, I kept feeling like I was listening to Stephanie Plum and Diesel or one of those characters. I just couldn't get into this book which was disappointing. A real fan of Debbie Macomber's books, this was just not a favorite for me.
Yes, I read or listen to all of Debbie Macomber's books.
Too much like a Evanovich book
Maybe, but I couldn't get into these particular characters
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