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Love Letters

(Rose Harbor #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  11,521 ratings  ·  999 reviews
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little a ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published August 12th 2014 by Ballantine Books (first published July 31st 2014)
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Susan What is the story with Mark from Love Letters, the story just ended without revealing nothing about him.
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What is the story with Mark from Love Letters, the story just ended without revealing nothing about him.
I have to know more !!!
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May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

I love Debbie Macomber! Her stories are so heartwarming and this one was no different.

There were some parts of the story that I did find odd like why Jo Marie was so intrigued by Mark with no real reason. It was also unrealistic the way Ellie and her husband quickly resolved their issues.

However, overall I really enjoyed this story. I am just not sure all of this could happen In real life but that's why it's fiction rig
Tina Strelau
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
I so waited and wanted to read this book to see how the story went but sadly, I guess I will need to wait until next year. The characters in this story almost became unlikeable and I typically am more tolerant about characters in Debbie Macomber's books. I gave it an additional star because she didn't spend a lot of time retelling the story in a story which pleased me, I just wish the plot lines were more resolved and that there weren't so many secrets and childish arguing and must every person ...more
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Jo Marie and the rest of the Rose Harbor Inn gang are back in a new adventure. Jo Marie and Mark Taylor has spent a lot of time together and Jo Marie considers Mark a friend. Does Mark consider her as a friend and why is he so secretive? Jo Marie tries to find out while trying to help her new guests at the Inn too. If you want to know more, check this book out for yourself.

This is a great installment of the Rose Harbor Inn series by Debbie Macomber. It is a heartfelt series about how an Inn and
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. As Jo Marie prepares Rose Harbor Inn for her weekend guests, she finds herself once again intrigued by her cranky handyman, Mark Taylor. A gifted carpenter, Mark is going to build Jo Marie a gazebo, but she doesn’t know anything about his past and can’t help wondering, can’t help asking.

Maggie and Roy Porter have been treated to a weekend getaway by his parents, but Jo Marie notices the tension
Vi ~ Inkvotary
This book wasn't as good as the others. Lots of drama, tears and bitterness. And Mark, oh he is another story. This book wasn´t as touching and moving as the others have been. Yes, there was love, romance and again, a bit drama in it. And yes, the author wrote it in her usual sensitive and wonderful style. But for some reason I wasn´t as hooked as I was during reading the first two books.

But this doesn´t mean that I won´t read the other books of this series as well. I am eager to find
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
The very last sentence of this book prompted me to give it a 4-star rating as opposed to a 5-star rating. I did NOT like the ending (for Jo Marie). However, from reading other reviews, it appears that the character, Mark Taylor, has appeared in prior Macomber book(s) and so, perhaps, there will be a resolution to this most unexpected and unnerving ending between Jo Marie and Mark (or Jeremy as we learned in the last chapter). Please - yes?

The two other stories interwoven throughout the novel wer
Bev Taylor
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
one love letter has the power to change everything ......

jo marie, a widow who's husband was killed in afghanistan, is running a b & b and has a handyman, mark, helping with the garden and house and her rescue dog

over one weekend she has guests - ellie who is meeting ted for the first time whom she met over the internet

maggie and roy, married with 2 sons, but who r growing apart. this is an opportunity, she opens, to rekindle their relationship and put past hurts behind them

life of course ne
Virginia Campbell
The title "Love Letters", book three of Debbie Macomber's "Rose Harbor Inn Series", refers to both letters which found their mark, and to those that were never received. All the letters have a profound effect--through what was said, and what was never read. Innkeeper Jo Marie Rose has had a year to settle into proprietorship of the Rose Harbor Inn. The little town of Cedar Cove, Washington has proved to be a welcoming source of renewal, giving her a new purpose in life after the death of her hus ...more
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
 This book is a huge disappointment. I disliked all the characters and found I couldn’t care about what happened to any of them. I forced myself to finish the book, skimming through several of the pages. The conversations between the couples were so generic and dull, as were the characters. 
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-romance
Mark and Jo Marie, the "romance" continues. I enjoy stories about finding self and discovering love. We all want to feel and be wanted. Not a deep read but a heart felt one and sometimes that is just fine.
Jennifer Lynn
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015, reading-again, 2019
There are many books that have multiple stories going on within them that make up the complete book, but this one had three going on that were so disconnected with the only link being the innkeeper and them staying there, that I wish she had just separated this into different books. Also, since the stories were so separated it makes it hard to rate the book as a whole. The only couple I had interest in was the innkeeper and her handyman. That story was the only one where I felt connected to the ...more
Chelle Saltzman-Branton
I am thoroughly enjoying the Rose Harbor Inn series.....I thought I could get thought his one without crying, but oh, that Debbie Macomber gets me every time. Love these characters!
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Original review can be found at

I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group- Ballantine Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series. I did not read the two books before this one and was still able to easily follow along with the story. It centres around Jo Marie, the owner of the Inn, and the guests that stay there.

There are basically three
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
2.5 stars

I think one of the main reasons my rating is so low is because I listened to the audio CD and the reader's voice consistently fluctuated between monotone and Siri. She also tried to do voices, but the voices were awful. Half the time the same character had a "different voice" from chapter to chapter and the intonation, inflection, and emphasis on some characters were just unbearable. Elle for example sounded like a spoiled brat and half-wit. Instead of adding depth to the characters, it
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Every so often I love reading a book by Debbie Macomber. She has the knack of making the most commonplace things interesting.

I read "The Inn at Rose Harbour" which is the 2nd book in this series so was familiar with the setting and the protagonist, Jo Marie Rose. Now Jo Marie's B&B is in full swing and this 3rd book deals with two romances that need the encouragement that a stay at the Rose Inn seems to offer. Also in this volume, Jo Marie's handyman, Mark Taylor is still in the picture and we a
Apr 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Set in the wonderful Pacific Norhwest at a new bed and breakfast we enter the lives of the guests over one momentous weekend. Some happy, some sad, all more or less complicated, the men and women there find a new perspective on their lives. This is another good story by Macomber.
I was more than a bit surprised by the cliffhanger ending for Jo Marie; the author usually ties up her stories. Other characters' stories were compelling. It may be the starting of another book in her series?
I especial
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Letters, book three of the Rose Harbor series, was another great read for me.
I love that each of these novels not only tell Jo Marie’s story, but introduces new characters and tells their stories as well.
This book brings in the Porter couple and Ellie, a young girl meeting a man she has been communicating with for the first time. These characters come to Jo Marie’s Inn and immediately you were drawn to their stories.
The Porter’s, Roy and Maggie, are going through a difficult time in their m
I have always been a fan of Debbie Macomber, especially when I’m in the mood for a simple predictable chick-lit. Although sometimes they tend to blend into one another with their predictable plot lines and likeable characters. This one seemed to stand out a bit more for me. I was truly invested in learning more about the Inn keeper, and her weekend guests. They each have secrets in their dark pasts, but they have the best intentions. Although the ending is still predictable, it had me looking fo ...more
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
As everyone else has said, this series really turned a corner in the third installment! I loved this one! I liked the push and pull of Maggie and Roy’s struggles/marriage, Ellie’s efforts to stand up for herself and what she wants in life, and the continuing friendship/relationship between Jo Marie and Mark. I am most excited to see how Jo Marie and Mark move forward after the way this book is ended!
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an amazing read. The Rose Harbor series just keeps getting better and better. This is the third instalment to the series, and I loved it. Jo Marie and Mark Taylor are really cute together and I want them to be a couple. Jo Marie has three new visitors at the Inn: Ellie Reynolds, and the Porters (Maggie and Roy). Ellie Reynolds came to Cedar Cove to meet Tom and to know more about her father. Maggie and Roy Porter came to the Inn to rekindle their marriage. It has been through some diffi ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhhh !! The way this ended!! So glad I have the next book at the ready to read! SO good!
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 2/15/16:

I truly enjoy spending time at the Rose Harbor Inn in Cedar Cove, Washington with Jo Marie Rose and her guests. These novels capture the essence of small town Pacific Northwest life perfectly and always introduce me to captivating characters. This installment is no different as Jo Marie is still navigating the troubled waters of widowhood and becoming increasingly closer to handyman, Mark Taylor. I loved getting to se
Warren-Newport Public Library
Looking for a sweet story? One with a hint of romance? Maybe a few stories that intertwine? Look no further. Debbie Macomber’s Love Letters fits the bill. This is the third in the Rose Harbor series set in idyllic Cedar Creek, Washington. First in the series, The Inn at Rose Harbor, second, Rose Harbor in Bloom. They all center around Jo Marie Rose and the lovely inn at Rose Harbor. Summer is a busy time for Jo and she continues to press her handyman, Mark Taylor into service. They have develope ...more
Victoria Sigsworth
Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Having finally found something easy to read during this really hot summer because of not being able to concentrate a lot, I have to say this was somewhat disappointing and not as good as others by this author. As usual I'm not going to review the plot as there are plenty to find. I have to say this book lacked pace and was easily put downable. At no point are there any really gripping bits and the reader finds themselves wondering whether any of them will ever get a grip! A lot of the characters ...more
Waking up before sunrise breathing in the fresh air and sitting under a beautiful sky decorated by twinkling starts and a half-moon then rosy clouds and the scent of freshly baked bread carried in by the dawn breeze from the bakery … all made reading Love Letters such a blissful serene experience. .

For those who never read one of her works, you should know that in all her works Debbie Macomber writers a sweet reader letter and usually by the end of each letter she mentions her mail address for
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Who doesn't like a visit to Cedar Cove and Jo Marie' bed and breakfast? And Rover don't forgot how awesome Rover is.

The people visiting this time were a couple having a weekend away and a single lady who met a guy on line and was coming to met him for the first time.
Then there is always the complicated friendship / relationship with Jo Marie and Mark.

Because this was an advanced copy, thank you Random House, I am hoping they fix the few odd things I found.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have absolutely fallen in love with this series. I just recently became a Debbie Macomber fan and once I start one of her books, they don't take me long to finish. This book in this series has been the best one yet. I cannot wait to move on to the next book and see what Jo Marie and the inn have in store for the reader!! Why a phenomenal book this was!!!
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great book!!! I hope there's another book in this series!! I want more!!!!
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
The main character couldn't mind her own business. Mindless. Ended without explaining everything.
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