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Rose Harbor in Bloom

(Rose Harbor #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  13,809 ratings  ·  1,171 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Ballantine Books
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Nancy McPherson I started with #2, and also picked up 3 and 4 at the library at the same time. Looked through and got those 3 in order, but want to get #1 and #5 to f…moreI started with #2, and also picked up 3 and 4 at the library at the same time. Looked through and got those 3 in order, but want to get #1 and #5 to fill in the whole series.(less)

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Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another catch up back list book from a few years ago.
Yes I’m behind!
This is book 2 in the series which I’ve been meaning to read.

It’s a quaint read like all of Debbie Macomber books are. She takes every day people people and every day situations and make them into enthralling and engaging stories to read.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
As always, really loved how the story was told, revealing piece by piece carefully by the author. I can really say I'm falling in love with the Rose Harbor series. The characters felt so alive. As always, I still love the handyman! (Not going to elaborate to avoid spoilers)

The book actually made me chuckle, and that will be my favourite part -- "The girls are upstairs!" (Again, not going to elaborate to avoid spoilers). I will certainly continue with the next book in the series.
Nov 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting characters with interesting stories that you want to know more about. entertaining read.
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rose Harbor in Bloom is the second book in the Rose Harbor series by Debbie Macomber.
I was very anxious to continue with the story of Jo Marie and visit her again, along with her many guests at Rose Harbor Inn.
This second book in the series did not disappoint and once again I was drawn into the story and intrigued by the visitors at Jo Marie’s inn. The stories of Annie, who is throwing an anniversary party for her grandparents, and Mary, who is in town to get away from her life in New York and t
Marilyn Rondeau
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
Great book! I loved every minute of it and am looking forward to Ms. Macomber's next book. ...more
Bree T
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
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
Eh. I can see why some people didn't care for this series now. It's boring. There's barely any romance. I don't need to read explicit sex scenes, but this was a snoozefest. There's some nice interactions with characters readers will recognize from the Cedar Cove series, and all that did was make me wish that series was still ongoing.

Jo Marie is a widow still dealing with the grief she feels over the death of her husband in Afghanistan. She's running her bed and breakfast and dealing with her rud
Maureen Timerman
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
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
Leticia Wilson
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
I am listening to this series on audiobook to fall asleep. It's fluff and doesn't require much thought. It doesn't have a lot of intrigue or action so I'm not tempted to stay awake to find out what happens next. It's perfect for my purposes.

It does bug me that the name of the bed and breakfast changes back and forth. The owner buys a sign that says "Inn at Rose Harbor" but answers her phone "Rose Harbor Inn"

The writing is just meh. The author loves to describe all the minutae of her character's
Mary Gramlich
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
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 Marie
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-read
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
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the Rose Harbor Series. I loved learning more about Jo Marie Rose and her handyman, MarkTaylor. Jo Marie is a wonderful character, and I've also gotten attached to the very gruff Mark. I enjoyed reading the stories of Jo Marie's Bed & Breakfast guests, Annie and Mary as well. Thanks for the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in return for an honest review. ...more
Oct 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, 2013
My biggest pet peeve in romances, and Macomber does this all the time, is when the man waltzes in with his mansplainy ways and tells the woman that even though she has informed him literally dozens of times that she CANNOT STAND HIM: no, she loves him and they are MEANT TO BE, ET CETERA. Oliver Sutton, go jump in a lake. Ick ick ick.
Bree Hill
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Another great Debbie Macomber read. She does such a fantastic job of creating very real characters dealing with very real issues that blur their sense of worthiness. Mending broken hearts, grief..she does these things so well. I’m adoring this series and am keeping this review short so I can start listening to book 3 already. So bye! Go start this series!!
Vikki Vaught
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked some of characters, but I didn’t like Mary. She made selfish decisions al the way through this book. The narrator is excellent. Happy reading/listening!
Glenda L
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I want to relax I love reading Debbie Macomber books ... they are so well written and soothing ... beautiful stories. Jo Marie Rose, a recent widow is running a Bed and Breakfast ... so there are many guests arriving with many stories to tell. What a heartwarming series.
Vi ~ Inkvotary
4.5 stars

Holy hell ... that was wow ... wow ... wow.

Drama, full of emotions, happy ends and devastating news. And one big idiot of a man. Can't wait to read the next book.
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rose Harbor in Bloom written by Debbie Macomber is a Ballantine publication was released in August of 2013.

Set in Cedar Cove, Jo Marie has settled in to running the Inn at Rose Harbor. It's been a year since Jo Marie lost her husband ,Paul, when his helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Although, he was presumed dead, his body was never found and Jo Marie held out hope that somehow, some way, Paul is still alive.
In the meantime, Jo Marie has a house full of guest, a 50th wedding celebration and an
I absolutely adore Debbie Macomber’s books. It doesn’t matter where they are set, her books always manage to make me feel like I am coming home after a long journey as well as keep me highly entertained till the very end. In her amazing sequel to The Inn at Rose Harbor, we see what Bed and Breakfast owner Jo Marie Rose is up to, plus we learn about her new guests-each with a story and journey of their own. The author handles the many different characters with wonderful poise and the reader is dr ...more
Melanie Mole
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
The characters in this book by Debbie Macomber are so life-like. I knew each and every one of them from my own life, but by a different name. I loved the small town voices and the way that they interacted. Stubborn characters could almost be seen melting, like ice on a sunny day as the Inn and town weave their magic. There are twists and turns which take the reader on a journey of discovery, and a process of thought provoking scenes throughout. The dialogue tugs at the heart strings. Will they, ...more
Rebekah Gyger
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
I had originally won this from a goodreads giveaway a few years go and since then it has sat on a shelf in a my room, waiting to be read. I can honestly say that it was not one of my favorite and I don't know that I care to read any more from this author.

The story is told in three plot lines; that of Jo Marie, Mary, and Annie. The first woman is who I assume binds this series together, as I have not read the others, and as such plays a smaller part in the narrative than the other two. Annie's pa
Karen R
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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 cha
✨ Gramy ✨
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I remember enjoying the Blossom Street series previously and was anxious to enjoy another adventure with this author. This time around, I listened to the audiobook while I did other things. This book brings a similar reaction to meeting new people and becoming friends.

Jo Marie is easy to like and spend time with. Mark was a cranky soul like one of my late uncles, yet he was still an interesting person that I'm sure will grow on everyone. He has already become a big part of Jo Marie's life! 8*)

Allison  Junkans
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in this second book in the Rose Harbor series because I really enjoyed the first one. Everyone loves a good happy ending, which Debbie Macomber always provides, but everything was resolved too quickly. I found the character of Annie to be so boring and pathetic. Who cares if some boy made fun of you went you were 13? Get over it. If Annie was not in the book, I would have rated it a 3. Mark, the grumpy handyman, is also unlikeable. The grandparents who were celebrating their 5 ...more
“It’s a wound, but unlike a physical cut, there is no medication that will take the pain away, nor is there a prescribed time in which it will heal. You know if you broke a bone in about six weeks it will mend itself. It isn’t that way dealing with a death.”

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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Time ...more

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