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Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor #2)

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Hailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view.

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Great book! I loved every minute of it and am looking forward to Ms. Macomber's next book.
Jo Marie Rose is the owner of the Inn at Rose Harbor. This novel follows her story as she comes to grips with her husband who was lost in Afghanistan as well as the stories of the inn's guests. Those guests include Annie and her grandparents, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They also include Mary, who is battling cancer and her undying love for the "one that got away."

As the manager of a public library, I see Debbie Macomber's books circulating in and out every day. People love them
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
I smiled and I cried when I read this latest book by Debbie Macomber. This story showed why I love her writing so much. She is able to weave such interesting and emotional stories together with such ease.

Rose Harbor Inn is a special place that draws in people who are facing difficult challenges in their lives. We have Jo Marie who deep downs doesn’t think her husband is dead and dreads the calls from his commanding officer about the recovery efforts for his body. We have Mary who is fighting br
Marilyn Rondeau
First of all, I didn’t read THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR, instead I have come in on book two of Debbie Macomber’s latest series. Set in Cedar Cove, Washington at the beautifully described Inn recently taken over by Jo Marie Rose, an Afghanistan War widow who is working on coming to terms with the loss of her husband Paul. Jo Marie is making friends and planning her Open House around the latest group of reservations including; career minded Mary Smith now dealing with cancer; Annie Newton who is planni ...more
Mary Gramlich
We must never give up hope, at times that is all there is

Fate brings three women together to celebrate life, love, and deal with a few life altering decisions.

Jo Marie has rebuilt her life from the pain of losing her husband created. She never forgets or loses insight into what they had together, but he wanted her to move on and the Bed and Breakfast she started has shown her determination to rise to the best of what she is. Dealing with the lovable as well as the cranky neighbor Jo Marie will b
Leticia Wilson
I can't seem to find the words to tell you How Much I Love Debbie's Books..."The Inn At Rose Harbor"and "Rose Harbor In Bloom" are such a Great write a series of books based on the Guests that Check in at The Rose Harbor Inn is a Terrific Idea...and Can Make for an Awesome Series of Books.

I was So Thrilled with the fact that Oliver Finally got Through to Annie, I'm So Happy that they are going to give their Relationship a try...I thought it was Adorable that they both had crushes on
Jonel Boyko
This novel is mellow and heartfelt, with lots of palpable emotions. The intersecting lives of the characters give the story a sense of transience. Everything changes, yet we only see the effects of Rose Harbor. It is all so real. Macomber is such a natural with life & love. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry, she gives me hope.

I love the different styles of writing that Macomber uses for each of the main characters’ points of view. It really brings out their personalities. The stasis Jo M
Bree T
After losing her husband in Afghanistan, Jo Marie sold up everything and moved to Cedar Cove in Washington and bought an inn. She decided that she needed a change and so far, everything is working out well. She’s enjoying the day to day running of the inn and meeting people and getting to know them. She bakes cookies, muffins and other treats and invites them for cups of tea and a chat. She’s slowly becoming a part of the Cedar Cove community – she’s made some friends and has adopted a dog.

To ho
Maureen Timerman
Another of Debbie's books that drew me in, and I didn't want to leave. It is almost like I live in Cedar Cove.
Jo-Marie now has her Inn up and running, with a lot of help from grumpy Mark, Jack of all trades and major fixer. After a phone call she is now hanging on to a hope that her husband Paul, may still be alive??
We meet Annie who is here to put on a wonderful 50th anniversary celebration for her Grandparents. Who brings them...oh no. It's that horrible next door neighbor who pick on her ter
This is the second in a new series by Debbie Macomber (Book 1: The Inn at Rose Harbor). A tale of love, dreams, missed opportunities and second chances, Debbie’s fans will likely not be disappointed. The Inn at Rose Harbor is a B&B in Cedar Cove, located in the Pacific Northwest. This Inn is the hub of the story, a place of healing for the cast of characters. I generally enjoyed the book, although it was predictable and at times unrealistic.

One frustration was with Annie’s character. As one
I just enjoy Debbie Macomber! I sit down with one of her books and I'm immediately transported into the lives of her characters. In this case to the town of Cedar Cove. Rose Harbor in Bloom is the continuing story of Jo Marie and the Inn at Rose Harbor. I really enjoy Jo Marie's story. Her own past is painful, yet the inn is bringing her healing as well as bringing healing to the guests who stay there. I love the small town feel of Cedar Cove and how everyone is willing to help others. Overall, ...more
Janice Aitkens
I have read this on the Kindle

This is the 2nd book in the Rose Harbor which is set in a B&B in Cedar Cove, Jo Marie who lost her soldier husband has open a B&B Inn

in this one there is Annie who is planning her grandparent's Golden Anniversary (50th) & then there is Mary who has cancer

This tells of their story along the continuing story of Jo Marie

It a lovely easy read when you want a romance without being over the top i have not as yet seen the Cedar Cove TV Series as it not on here
Denise Gianelli
A nice, easy to read novel. The characters were very likeable. 3.5 stars
Two-haiku review:

Widow runs an inn
Her story plus two others
Guests find happy ends

Second of series
Similar to previous
Best read in order
Jackie Lane
Looking forward to this book. I love the new series.
Nice, uplifting (with many tears), easy-reading book. Lovely story in this new series. Can't wait to read the next.

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation in return.

First, I would like to say that I have been a HUGE Debbie Macomber fan for many, many years. If I remember correctly, one of the first books I had read by her was one in where the main character’s aunts sent her on a trip to Alaska to be a mail order bride. Of course, she had no idea that was the reason they sent her on the trip.

Any fan of Debbie Macomber knows all abou
I get excited when a new Debbie macomber book comes out but while this was fairly enjoyable, I didn't have the love for it like the blossom street books and I have to admit I was a little disappointed.
The story itself is okay, taking a group of guests staying at the inn at any one time and building the story around them.
I have to say though that I found this group of characters very unlikable for the most part and i think that really clouded my impression and enjoyment of this book. George and
The second in the series, but we just pick up in Cedar Cove at the newest B & B, Rose Harbor. Jo Marie is going to have an open house, but her handyman, Mark, that she has hired is impossible! Apparently Jo Marie's jobs aren't a priority for him. I enjoy their banter and I can't wait to see what will happen!!!

Then we have some new guests. Rose Harbor is truly a place of healing for everyone. This time it is Annie's grandparents whom are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and Annie is
This book is the second book in The Rose Harbor series which is a spinoff from the Cedar Cove Series. Some of the CC characters are revisited in this book.

Rose Harbor in Bloom allows the lives of three women to cross paths. One,Jo Marie, has lost her husband while he is in Afghanistan, but she fears he is still alive. The next woman is Annie who throws a wedding anniversary party for her grandparents and is disappointed when they start fighting like an old married couple. Last but not least is M

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Jo Marie, young and widowed, opened the bed and breakfast as part of a dream she had. Her husband was killed in Afghanistan and she is working through her grief the best way she can. The never ending duties of the B&B seem to be a place to help keep her mind occupied, while she grieves and moves on with her life.

Jo Marie has a cranky man doing odd and ends jobs for her around Rose Harbor. Jo Marie wanted a garden of roses planted for an event- and Ma
I received this book as an ARC from and I am happy to have had the opportunity. I'm rating this 3 out of 5 stars. I really did enjoy this book. Much like "The Inn at Rose Harbor" it is a quick, enjoyable read. I did, however, have a few issues with the characters that frustrated me and brought my rating from a 4 to a 3. In real life I don't believe that Annie would have been so angry about an incident that happened when she was 13 years old. It frustrated me very much and I often w ...more
Vânia Nunes
Jun 30, 2013 Vânia Nunes rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Vânia by: NetGalley
Jo Marie is managing her B&B in the town of Cedar Cove for few months now. As she prepares for the "Open House", also continues to welcome her guests.

This time the B&B was really full, but the focus is given on two of the guests: Annie and Mary.

Annie is in town to finish preparations for her grandparents's 50th Anniversary . As they got married in the city, she thought it would be romantic to do the ceremony and party at the same place.
It turns out that all this preparation had an additi
The necessity of coming to terms with one’s past is the theme that connects all the stories in this novel. Mary must forgive herself and accept the things that cannot be changed and own the courage to embrace the joy that life still offers. Annie must forgive youthful folly and see Oliver with new eyes, recognizing that he is not the tormenter of her young years or the fiancé who betrayed her. Even Jo Marie proves to have issues with the past and with her acceptance of Paul’s death.

As always Deb
I’m going to leave the book’s story details to the book blurb and focus on my thoughts of Rose Harbor In Bloom.

Debbie Macomber wrote a sweet tender story of second chances, rekindling love and dreams. We are slowly immersed in the character’s lives, watching them make life altering decisions, facing insurmountable grief, reawakening their love, creating new friendships and finding hope in tomorrow. I found that Rose Harbor in Bloom gave me the feeling of coming home, a place that is familiar an
Susan Gorman
Rose Harbor in Bloom is the second book in Debbie Macomber's Rose Harbor series. Even though it's part of a series, Rose Harbor In Bloom can be read and enjoyed on it's own merits. I enjoyed this book very much! I was pleased that several of the characters from the Cedar Cove series visited with Jo Marie at the inn.

Jo Marie Rose opened her bed and breakfast, the Rose Harbor Inn, after her husband died. Since opening the inn, Jo Marie has tacked several renovation/landscape projects with the help
Rosie Read

The novel follows three main storylines, that of Jo Marie Rose, Annie Newton and Mary Smith. As such the novel switches narrative throughout, at first I found this quite annoying as the narrative changes perspective with each character. I also wasn’t overly keen on the first person narrative style of Jo Marie Rose’s chapters; however, as she is clearly the main thread of the series the deeper connection needed between the reader and her character is understandable. Despite all this the three sto
Rose Harbor in Bloom is the second full-length novel in the Rose Harbor series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. In this instalment, Jo-Marie Rose’s guests of note are: Kent and Julie Shivers, a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary; their granddaughter, party planner Annie Newton; the son of their next door neighbours, Oliver Sutton; and New Yorker, Mary Smith, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Annie is annoyed by Oliver’s presence, stunned by the bickering between h ...more
Debbie Macomber is my guilty pleasure although she isn't always that pleasurable. Her characters spend a lot of time conversing...that's okay, but their conversations can be extremely repetitive. There are times when I wonder if I'm reading the same page twice, but it's just that the characters said the same thing again. If instead, those pages were devoted to describing the beautiful Olympic peninsula, I think I would like it better.

Another problem with this book, is that the main characters sp
Jo Marie Rose provides a hospitable setting for troubled guests to work through their issues--in this case Mary Smith observes the graduation of the girl she gave up for adoption, and reunites with her former lover. Annie manages to pull off the celebration honoring the marriage of her beloved grandparents, and-surprise!- learns to see a former nemesis in a new light. Pleasant, but not distinguished. Cedar Cove fans may enjoy seeing a few old friends mentioned here, but if you have only seen th ...more
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