Friday, October 19, 2012

Book Review: "The Inn at Rose Harbor" By Debbie Macomber

Book Description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling 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 Barlow 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 twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn?t come, the picturesque town harboring 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.

A touching novel of life?s grand possibilities and the heart?s ability to heal, The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends.

My thoughts:

I almost stopped reading after two chapters.  It was very 'paranormal' for me - I had to relook at the cover because it sure didn't sound like a Debbie Macomber.

Then starting with Chapter 3 it seemed more like a Debbie Macomber book.  She did reintroduce a couple of Cedar Cove characters that I loved!!!

But.... half way to two-thirds the way through the book, it happened again with another character - the paranormal thing....UGH!  But by then I was already invested in the book.  

I did like the rest of the book.  But was very disappointed in the way this one took to the paranormal

Will I read the next one?  Yes.  I will give her one more chance. =) 

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. I so agree with you. I was turned off by the paranormal as well. Unlike you I will not be reading the next one. I don't know what is happening with everyone going paranormal lately. I hate paranormal, and if it is part of the story I think it should be revealed in the synopsis, that way I could have saved the $12 I spend on this book. Like you, I had invested to much time and money in this book so finished it. I was very disappointed in this book, and I am glad to see I wasn't the only one.

    I have decided to try and give up series books and just stick to stand alone books. I just started a new book that is the first book of a series, "Leaves" by Michael Baron. Depending on whether on not I like it, I may read the next one, time will tell.