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The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Rose Harbor Novel | [Debbie Macomber]

The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Rose Harbor Novel

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. 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. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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©2012 Debbie Macomber (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Mandy 09-11-12
    Mandy 09-11-12
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    "Macomber Fan"
    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Lorelei King?

    Yes, I like Debbie Macomber stories, and I thought Lorelei King did a very good job.


    What was most disappointing about Debbie Macomber’s story?

    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.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She had very good diction and her voice is unusual-unique but very easy to listen to.


    Was The Inn at Rose Harbor worth the listening time?

    No. I would read this one rather than listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lynda NASHVILLE, TN, United States 09-10-12
    lynda NASHVILLE, TN, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "another great story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Inn at Rose Harbor the most enjoyable?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    hard to pick a favorite--they all bring something to the table


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not sure


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    life is never dull in cedar cove


    Any additional comments?

    keep them coming

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra HOUSTON, TX, United States 09-10-12
    Sandra HOUSTON, TX, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent! Well worth my credits!!"
    Would you listen to The Inn at Rose Harbor again? Why?

    It's a beautiful story, very well narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's like three stories in one, as a bonus, we get to visit with some characters from the wonderful Cedar Cove series.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She brings to life the story and characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I felt the sadness, happiness and hope of the people in it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Concord, NC, United States 09-06-12
    Donna Concord, NC, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2013

    Love to listen while i work

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    "Debbie Macomber still rocks"
    What made the experience of listening to The Inn at Rose Harbor the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Good Listen.

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    Linda-Jean United States 09-01-12
    Linda-Jean United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "My first book by Debbie."
    What did you love best about The Inn at Rose Harbor?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jo Marie remained me of me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gale 09-02-12
    Gale 09-02-12

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    "A Big Disappointment from Debbie Macomber"
    What disappointed you about The Inn at Rose Harbor?

    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.


    Has The Inn at Rose Harbor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will certainly not waste my money or time on any of the other books to come in this particular series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness, anger that I was drawn in, and great disappointment that Debbie has started an entire new series based on this type of story.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Kathryn 03-18-14
    Kathryn 03-18-14
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Inn at Rose Harbor?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She flows through her books effortlessly. I love listening to everything she reads.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pennsylvania 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer Pennsylvania 01-07-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Inn at Rose Harbor to be better than the print version?

    I don't think so. I didn't care for the narrator too much. I thought the different voices sounded odd.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    I liked the straight narration but didn't care for the "voices" of the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was glad Josh and Richard made peace but it was a bit strained I thought.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Debbie Jasper, GA, United States 10-08-12
    Debbie Jasper, GA, United States 10-08-12
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    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Lorelei King?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Debbie Macomber again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance wasn't too bad. Bad accent.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Inn at Rose Harbor?

    The ending was horrible. It was like the author was tired of writing a and ended it quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 10-02-12
    Christine 10-02-12
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    "A little disappointing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Debbie Macomber? Why or why not?

    Yes, I read or listen to all of Debbie Macomber's books.


    What three words best describe Lorelei King’s performance?

    Too much like a Evanovich book


    Do you think The Inn at Rose Harbor needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but I couldn't get into these particular characters


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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