Silver Linings

Macomber, Debbie. Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel #4. New York, NY: USA: Ballantine Books. 2015.

SUMMARY:
roseharbor#4With increased guests staying at her bed-and-breakfast, Rose Harbor Inn, owner Jo Marie Rose is busy yet still grieving her late husband, Paul. With a twist in her friendship with her handyman, Mark, Jo Marie must reevaluate her thoughts, feelings, and heart just as she learns a hidden truth.  Meanwhile, Coco and Katie visit Rose Harbor Inn during their high-school reunion, only to relive their teenage years of first-loves, youthful mistakes, and forgotten friendships. Known as the place of healing, Rose Harbor Inn may have trouble producing this time…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Reading most of author Debbie Macomber’s newer books, I have read every book in her newest series, Rose Harbor. I enjoy revisiting characters I met in previous novels, as well as the guests currently staying at the Inn. Told with compassion, kindness, warmth and just enough mystery to keep the pages turning, I am already looking forward to the next book in the series (which I truly hope is in the process already). A beautiful cover and winner of a 2015 Favorite-Cover accolade from Prismatic Prospects (https://prismaticprospects.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/favorite-covers-2015/), Silver Linings was a beautifully written and delightfully enjoyed novel.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

Love Letters

Macomber, Debbie. Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel. New York: Ballantine Books. 2014.

SUMMARY:
lovelettersBook 3 in the Rose Harbor Inn series, Love Letters finds the Rose Harbor Inn proprietor, Jo Marie Rose, busy with her summer guests as well as the elusive handyman, Mark Taylor. Convincing herself and her family that he is just a friend may prove more difficult than originally thought though. Summer at the Inn also finds Bed-and-Breakfast guest Ellie Reynolds in town to meet a man she has been corresponding with for months, much to her over-protective mother’s chagrin. Also visiting are Maggie and Roy Porter, a couple whose marriage is on the rocks after serious past mistakes. All involved find love letters which could provide the answers and hope deeply needed…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As a fan of Debbie Macomber, I so enjoy her recent novels surrounding Rose Harbor Inn. A place of warmth and healing, the Inn is the perfect backdrop for relationships, forgiveness, happiness, growth and understanding to take place. A moving story with heartfelt characters and storylines, I enjoyed and quickly finished it. Leaving the door open for the next book in the series, I am already looking forward to the continuation. Though a series, this book works well as a stand-alone though some of the information about the Inn owner may not be known.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies