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Silver Linings

(Rose Harbor #4)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  10,857 ratings  ·  1,036 reviews
Set in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.
Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has met fascinating people from all walks of life, but none have piqued
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published August 11th 2015 by Ballantine Books
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Sep 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
I honestly give up on this series. This book was so shallow I'm surprised it came from Debbie Macomber. The story line was high school at best and the Jo Marie saga is just that. A never ending saga that is repetative and honestly has become boring.
The two guests at the Inn in this installment had no depth and were one dimensional. I almost felt like this should be a YA book.
All the books lately seem to have the same plot. Girl dislikes/doesn't trust/is out for revenge on boy. Boy has no clue a
Dixie-Lee Campbell
I just finished Silver Linings. Whew... won't write a long review as I am likely to give spoilers if I write more. A big "what" on the ending.... I am already impatient for the next visit Rose Harbor Inn !!!
Debbie Macomber has left me hanging again ... what happens next .... Chapter 22 Bob and Jo Marie's conversation regarding Mark had my heart thumping in a state ... in my throat whew...
I sometimes felt disappointed, and impatient to hear what was going with Mark and ... then settled down int
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Original Post: Silver Linings (Rose Harbor 4) at FLYLeF ( I received this ARC for free through Goodreads First Reads.

TO MY PLEASANT surprise, the Silver Linings is a heartwarming story about forgiveness and healing. It is uplifting and will leave you feeling warmed and comforted.

Innkeeper Jo Marie Rose has always been fond of her handyman, Mark Taylor, but in a platonic way – or so she thought. When he reveals that he is in love with her, she comes to realize that he means mor
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librarybooks
When Mark leaves Cedar Cove for good, it breaks Jo Marie Rose's heart that he never cared about their friendship or anything. She tries to move on and finds it hard to do so. The Inn at Rose Harbor also gets two friends in for a High School reunion. Can The Inn at Rose Harbor heals Jo Marie Rose's and the friends hearts? All it takes is a little faith and hope that it will. Read on for yourself and find out.

This was another great installment of the Inn at Rose Harbor series. If you are a fan of
Michelle Quintana
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this ARC from a Goodreads giveaway. I have never read any of this author's book, and after reading this book I want to go back and read all of the books in this series. Well written, this book made me cry all throughout and had many surprising twists and turns. What I thought would happen, especially at the reunion, didn't happen. It continues the story of Jo Marie and tells the story of guests Coco and Katie. Jo Marie finally decides it's time to move on, only to discover that she has to ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This was my favorite book in this series so far. Sometimes I like to pick up a book that I know will have a happy ending. This was great!
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
Heartfelt, heart wrenching, heart-warming. This is definitely a novel with heart. Macomber takes readers back to the beautify Rose Harbor in for a story packed full of emotion & discovery. Jo Marie’s brief narration of her new life also makes this a good starting point for new readers to the series.

The reason for the name of the inn is fantastic. With just two words Macomber connects the entire novel (and the series) together. It sets the scene for what has happened and what will happen. I
Amanda McGill
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
The fourth novel of the Rose Harbor series.

I really enjoyed reading Debbie Macombers novels. You knew what you were going to get and it was nice to revisit old characters. I feel that I need something more from a novel now and I think I am giving up on Cedar Cove for now.

Silver Linings brought you back to Cedar Cove and the Rose Harbor Inn. I found this novel to be disappointing. The 2 guests were in their late 20s back for a high school reunion. They still added like they were teenagers and I
Oct 09, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
Ick. Just ick. The Jo Marie/ Mark saga once again drags on and on. The guests at Jo's Inn were annoying as hell. Seriously, you're 10 years out of high school and you still want revenge on a boy? Grow up. High school sucked, move on.

It was so bad, I couldn't wade through it and I finally skipped to the end, just to have it done with.

I've long been a Debbie Macomber fan, up until now, I've read every book in her multiple series. The ending of this book ended that. It pissed me off enough that I w
Vi ❤ Inkvotary
4,5 stars
Debbie Macomber YOU ARE KILLING ME! How can you let your book end like this?!

As always this book was the perfect mix of romance, drama, fun, pain and happyness. But that end?! I was totally shocked when I turned the page and found - NOTHING! This is the first time that I found a cliffhanger in a Debbie Macomber novel. Holy christ.

Jo Marie learns that Marks decision is final and that his preparation are going on while she tries everything to keep him in Cedar Cove. Not happeni
Sharon Huether
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book through Goodreads First-Reads. Thank you Goodreads. I love the way Debbie Macomber writes. The characters are so real, they could be your best friend. The story line very believable. A class reunion turned out to bring the two women a very bright future. Jo Marie the proprietor is loved by all. Her love life holds promise. I enjoyed the book.
Cc April
I received this book as part of a Goodreads First reads promotion in return for an honest review.
I am usually a fan of Macomber's books, but did not like this one as much as I have enjoyed reading others. The story lines felt awkward and far fetched. I felt the relationship between Jo Marie and Mark hard to believe since I think he would have just told her the truth about why he had to leave. The story of Katie and James also seems off, that she would wait ten years to find James and tell him w
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Silver Linings is the fourth book of the Rose Harbor Series and another one that I couldn’t put down.
Jo Marie is struggling with the thought of her dear friend Mark leaving and wrestling with the feelings she has, unable to decipher them.
Her two guests at the inn, best friends Katie and Coco, are in town for their high school reunion and are also struggling with their own emotions.
Coco wants to confront someone that had done her wrong and instead ends up finding a new spark that she least expect
Judy Collins
A special thank you to Random House/Ballantine and LibraryThing Early Reviewers for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Award-Winning author, Debbie Macomber returns with her much awaited charming Cedar Cove Rose Harbor Inn series, with the fourth installment, SILVER LININGS—a heartwarming story of second chances in this idyllic town of special unforgettable characters.

Having read all the previous books in the Rose Harbor Series,a delight to catch up with familiar characters. Recommend re
Title: Silver Lining
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Series: Rose Harbor #4
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
"Silver Lining" by Debbie Macomber

My Thoughts....

This was the fourth in the Rose Harbor series featuring Jo Marie, Mark Taylor, Katie Gilroy and Co Co Crenshaw setting in Cedar Cove which continues the story of the 'Rose Harbor Inn.' This read will leave you with some high emotions where one may find themselves laughing to even finding some sad moments.

I liked ho
Maureen Timerman
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Oh how I love being back in Cedar Cover, and Debbie Macomber drew me in once again, and the only bad part was the books ending, when I wanted more. When I go to Jo Marie’s Rose Harbor Inn, I unpack my bag and never want to leave, and this book is no exception.
There are three separate romances going on here, one for Jo Marie and Mark the handyman, and two for guests visiting for their ten-year high school reunion. Mark declares his love for Jo Marie, and promptly moves away, what? The guests are
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Melissa and Debbie Macomber again for the copy of the book I won. I love going to Rose Harbor. This is an awesome series and I enjoyed every minute of this book! The book is very well written and the characters all work so well together. I loved the story line of the class reunion with Coco and Katie. I laughed and I cried throughout the book. I also enjoyed the interaction between Mark and Jo Marie wondering what will happen next with them? This is a heartwarming Romance t ...more
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Silver Linings is a reunion of the main characters in the series. It is an engaging read, especially the last chapter. Debbie Macomber certainly has left her reader anticipating eagerly for the next book!

"Forgiveness isn't a gift we give to the offender.It's something we do to ourselves. "

Heather Alderman
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I have been wanting to read a Debbie Macomber book for a while, so I grabbed this from the library recently, not realizing it was #4 in a series. This is the kind of series that can mostly stand on its own, but the main character's (the inn owner) story continues throughout the series, so I found it hard to connect with her in this book and didn't really have much interest in her story. I did really like the complete story of her guests, Coco and Katie, who were in town for a high school reunion ...more
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Enjoying this series, this book not as much as the rest it seems to be getting a bit predictable to me but the ending does leave you guessing so on to the last one.
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an incredible read. The story was amazing. The story followed Jo Marie, Mark, Coco and Katie. Coco and Katie, two best friends who returned to Cedar Cove for their high school reunion. Coco is an outgoing character and she is smart. Katie is the rather shy best friend of Coco who is sweet. Although they have opposite personalities, their friendship was very sweet and the type of friendship that will last forever. I loved Jo Marie. She is my favourite in the series and I love how positiv ...more
Glenda L
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book ... looking forward to #5.
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber is the fourth book in the series. Jo Marie Rose loves her new home and running The Inn at Rose Harbor in Cedar Cover, Washington. She has also enjoyed getting to know Mark Taylor. Mark has been working as her handyman. He recently confessed that he is love with Jo Marie and that he is leaving. Mark feels he is not worthy of Jo Marie. He has put his house up for sale and has barely talked to her the last three weeks as he has finished the gaz ...more
Oct 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I've read Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series along with the first three books of Rose Harbor. Her style of writing flows, but her characters fall flat many times over. Understanding that the lack of swear words or violent outbursts due to her conservative personality, a lot of her heroines don't stay mad at those who've wronged them. She preaches about forgiveness, but it appears way too lenient. If she's trying to pass this as realistic fiction, it doesn't work. I know many authors successfull ...more
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
I LOVED this book. I think it is possibly the best one the author has ever written. As in the first three books in the Rose Harbor series, the main character is Jo Marie Rose, the owner and hostess of the Rose Harbor Inn. There are always three parallel stories in these books--Jo Marie's and those of two of her guests. This book, in particular, had me hooked from page one, wanting to know what happened to all three of the women. The two guests' stories were resolved by the end of the book, but a ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Upon seeing my Goodreads rating for the books of this series, my friend asked me why do I keep reading them if I’m just giving them 2 or 3 starts
After a small discussion, my ratings were deemed honest and not harsh. And just because my 4 and 5 stars usually go to works that have me in a complete awe or take me by surprise … it does not mean those that get 3s or even 2s are bad, just ordinary good . And as my friend put it: “So they are not lame, just typical, and you can see their plot twist m
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Debbie Macomber has the ability to delve into all the different ways that relationships can begin, progress, and revive. This book follows three different women and their love lives. I listened to it and it was enjoyable. I liked that the bed & breakfast served as a welcome haven and a place of recharging. That is truly the magic of some of the bed & breakfasts I have had the treat to spend time in! The rhythm of Macomber's writing slows me down which is enjoyable, too.
I really enjoyed this book. I like the friendship between Jo Marie and Mark. They are becoming really good friends. When he announces that he is leaving - she is suprised and disappointed.

While Jo Marie is wondering where Mark is moving to - she continues to get to know the guests staying at her Inn. She enjoys being a innkeeper and she hopes that her Inn can help have healing powers to all that stay there.
This is a wonderful addition to the "Rose Harbor" series!

May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great book!!! The book ends with a major cliff hanger!!!!! Can't wait to read the next one!! You Must read this one!
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Somehow I missed the two books written between the first and fourth in this series, so I found myself playing catch-up with Jo Marie and Mark, whose story seems to be winding through the series. I enjoyed Coco and Katie and their 10th reunion and the fact that their problems did not instantly get solved during the few days they were staying at Rose Harbor. Jo Marie is beginning to wonder if her bed and breakfast is the healing place she had been told it would be - by her deceased husband. Coco a ...more
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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

Other books in the series

Rose Harbor (5 books)
  • The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor, #1)
  • Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor, #2)
  • Love Letters (Rose Harbor, #3)
  • Sweet Tomorrows (Rose Harbor, #5)
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