Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber
Revisiting Cedar Cove, we see Innkeeper Jo Marie of the Rose Harbor Inn, struggle to move on. She fell in love again when she thought her heart would never reopen after the death of her husband. He promised her the Inn would heal her heart. She found that love in Mark Taylor. He, however, had demons of his own to conquer. Namely to return to Iraq and save a man and his family that were wronged when his military unit left them in the trenches of warfare. Mark felt he was unworthy of Jo Marie until he righted this wrong. Then things went awry and Jo Marie believes she’s lost yet another love to war.
In her attempt to move on, Jo Marie continues to run Rose Harbor Inn. She agrees to accept Emily Gaffney as a boarder instead of an inn guest. Emily has her own heart to heal after two of her engagements are called off before the weddings. Cedar Cove is supposed to be a fresh start. She wants to buy a house and adopt children needing a good home, hoping to fill the hole in her heart as well as theirs.
She finds the perfect house while on her morning jog until the owner threatens her to get off of his property. Dealing with his own grief and PTSD, Nick Schwartz, is restoring his family home. He just wants to be left alone but even his guard dog, Elvis, wants Emily welcomed to the property.
Rose Harbor Inn and its miraculous healing abilities once again bring the lives of many people together and changes them for the better. This is a wonderful conclusion to the Rose Harbor series.
Debbie Macomber tells fascinating tales of people’s pain and shows through fiction that these pains can be healed in real life. She is an author of hope and inspiration. The road may be long and hard but at the end there is a harbor of hope, of peace and most importantly of love.
She shows that no matter the heartache, there can be healing and there can be life beyond the pain. It isn’t always easy, but with help and willingness all hearts can be whole again.
Debbie Macomber is brilliant with her artistic style of making her characters seem real and equally that their problems are real life dilemmas. Her readers can immerse themselves into her story world and live vicariously in Cedar Cove beside her cast of characters.
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FTC Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this title by Net Galley and Penguin Random House for review purposes only; no other compensation was awarded.