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Sweet Tomorrows

(Rose Harbor #5)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  12,005 ratings  ·  1,149 reviews
Rose Harbor, Book 5

The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future—come what may.
Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Ballantine Books
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Lynda I didn't want him to get blown up but I hoped he would decide to stay in the military and let Jo Marie find happiness with Greg. I thought Greg got a …moreI didn't want him to get blown up but I hoped he would decide to stay in the military and let Jo Marie find happiness with Greg. I thought Greg got a raw deal.(less)
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So sorry that is the final story in the Rose Harbor series. I really enjoyed getting to know all of the wonderful characters.
This book was AWESOME! Written with so much emotion that will make you laugh and cry. The story draws you right into Cedar Cove and has yo rooting for the characters.
I loved every minute of it and hated to see it end!
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is book 5 and the final book in the RoseHarbor series. This is a series that you need to read in order for maximum enjoyment.

As always, Debbie Macomber comes through with the perfect light read of the summer. This is the end of the Rose Harbor series and she wraps up the main plot involving Jo Marie and Mark, a secondary plot involving Emily and Nick plus brings us up to date on various couples from the first four books in the series. It's wonderful to see the Rose Harbor b&b work its magic
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Received from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the 5th in a series. It stood as a stand alone book for me as I have not read the previous book in this series. This book focuses on the love lives of two female characters (Jo Marie and Emily). Jo Marie has been left behind by her love interest Mark who has some unfinished business. When he leaves and she does not hear from him, she begins to move on with her life. Emily has come into town for a job and meets Nic
May 27, 2016 added it
This is the final book in the Rose Harbor . And in normal Debbie fashion it was done well. We do get to find out the result of JO Marie and Mark's relationship and we get to read Emily's story. We also get a little catch up from the previous books and what I love is you don't have to have read the previous books to enjoy this one. ...more
Hilary Grossman
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the new book Sweet Tomorrows. Once again, it was wonderful reading about the Rose Harbor Inn and the people involved. It kept my interest - wondering how Mark and Jo Marie's relationship would evolve, as well as how Emily (a new resident) would find her healing place at the Inn. All in all, once again I'm hooked on this series. I hope the Rose Harbor series continues. ...more
Amanda McGill
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery, 2016
The final novel of the Rose Habour series.

After the last novel I was torn if I was going to continue with the series. Realizing that Sweet Tomorrows is the final novel of the series, I figured I would give it a shot and read the conclusion.

The story has 4 different points of view, whereas the previous novels were in 3rd person with Jo Marie being the primary character. The 4 views were: Jo Marie (the B&B owner), Mark (the contractor who use to work on the B&B, also Jo Marie's love interest), E
Maureen Timerman
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
First this is the final book in this series, and yes I am sad to leave here, but it does wrap up beautifully. We revisit or I should say we are reminded and updated on the lives of some of the past patrons of the Rose Harbor Inn, and it brings back some great memories.
Jo Marie has a new visitor at the Inn, and in the beginning she tries to tell her about the healing properties of the Inn, but Emily is not yet wilingl to share or feel the healing. She has taken a position of a kindergarten teache
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Cannot wait to read this book and find out what is going on with Jo Marie and Mark. !

It seems such a long way off to wait to catch up !!!
Not the best book in the series, but a happy ending for all!
So this series was nice but not great. I'm glad I read it but probably won't re-read it in the future. ...more
Dawn ♥ romance
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This may be more enjoyable after reading the series but as a standalone it was kind of slow with lots of negative ruminating. It spent most of the time on the conflicts of the relationships and little on the romance. I skipped a few chapters and just read the ending. Mark left innkeeper Jo Marie a year ago and she is dating again. Teacher Emily has a run-in with owner of a house she loves.
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arc
The fifth and final book in the Rose Harbor series. Loved them and sad to see it end.

I've always found Debbie Macomber's books to be quick easy yet delightful reads. They always make me feel good when I read them.

This book revolves mostly around Jo Marie & Mark (who we know from prior books). Jo Marie owns a magical B&B. In previous books we know she lost her husband (military) and we go into this one with Mark off on a mission in Iraq and her not knowing whether he is alive or dead. We follow h
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fifth and final novel of the Rose Harbor Inn series and it couldn't have been better. This was a sweet lovely novel that kept me wanting to stay up late reading. ...more
Lisa Houston
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Sweet Tomorrows Debbie Macomber

From The Inn at Rose Harbour series. Back with the owner Jo Marie and her dog Rover. Following on her life since the last book. Great to catch up with her again. The book is so well written you become involved with the character of Jo Marie, and her on/off relationship with handyman Mark. Have wanted to scream at them both to stop being so pig headed and see there both meant for each other. The book definately brings you right into there world.

Nice to have another
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, rose-harbor
Sweet tomorrows is the perfect title for this the last book in the Cedar Grove series. As always a happy ending with a little hiccup here and there to keep everything interesting.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
My favorite in the series is still #4, but this one was a good resolution to the series. I got mad at Mark and Jo Marie at one point, which I guess is the sign of a good writer. A good sweet series and a great departure from murder/mysteries.
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
No one writes Women’s fiction better than Debbie Macomber. With Sweet Tomorrows, the final installment of Rose Harbor series, Debbie Macomber concludes one of her best women’s fiction series.
Unfortunately, I was late to the party. I haven’t read the previous installments in Rose Harbor series. I was hesitant whether to wait till I read the previous books or dive into this very nice book on hand. Unable to wait, I chose to read Sweet Tomorrows. I also read some parts of the first book in the seri
Lauricia Dawn
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
From the start of this book I loved the vibe and setting it exuded. It felt like a mix of Hallmark and Nicholas Sparks and I quite enjoyed that.
Unfortunately, as it progressed, the amount of stars I planned to give it at the end kept decreasing.

I had a really hard time with the male characters in this book.
Nick, especially.
His and Emily's relationship was like an exposé in codependency.
When I hear a character is dealing with PTSD, I normally think, "great, even more opportunity for a charged emo
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Jo Marie Rose is living her life without Mark ever since he packed up and moved out of Cedar Cove without saying Goodbye. When she finds out that he is alive, will she take him back and get the happily ever after she has always wanted? Read on and find out for yourself.

This is the final book of the Inn at Rose Harbor series by Debbie Macomber and the first series I have ever read from her. I enjoyed reading about these characters and am sad that it had to end. If you guys like love stories set a
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
2 stars was generous. I've been reading Macomber for many years. Either I've raised my standards or she's getting worse. The writing was unintelligent and it seemed to be written for an unintelligent audience. It was like a badly written soap opera with very few characters who kept repeating the same lines over and over again. Thankfully, it was the last in this series and I will not start another Macomber series ever again. ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
I liked much the opening lines of Debbie Macomber’s Sweet Tomorrows :
‘‘Life is filled with the unexpected. I know that sounds rather dramatic— sort of like: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Trust me, I’ve been through both, but then I suspect everyone who breathes in oxygen has experienced this.’’
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Tomorrows, the final installment of the Rose Harbor Series, was a perfect novel to end with.
It tied everything together for Jo Marie’s story and if you love happy endings this is the book for you!
This novel also features one more guest of Jo Marie’s. Emily Gaffney is boarding at Rose Harbor Inn until she finds a place of her own and starts her life over. Too much heartbreak has her sworn off of men for life. Sworn off, of course, until she meets Nick. An enigma of a man, a stubborn man, a
عمران ابن مصر
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: go-and-enjoy
This is the final book in the Rose Harbor series and it was the perfect ending for the series. As in each book, new people are introduced and become a part of the fabric of life surrounding the Inn and it's characters. We finally get a full layout of Jo Marie & Mark's relationship and find out if it will survive or if in fact, she will move on without him as he told her to do. We see some of the original Cedar Cove characters pop up in this book as well which again, makes a nice way to wrap up. ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am really happy I got to know this author, this series and these characters which I enjoyed so much.
I am sad that this was the last book in the series because it is always hard to say goodbye to the stories you love the most. But, I will have to re-read the series because all five books warmed my heart and made me feel so good! I adored everything about the.; they were a true guilty pleasure and these books completely satisfied me.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Sweet Tomorrows" by Debbie Macomber

The final book in the Rose Harbor series is a bittersweet tale of Jo Marie's and Mark's journey to find true love and Emily and Nick's journey of healing and trust within themselves and each other.

The Rose Harbor Inn has a way of bringing forth healing when it is needed most, whether one believes it or not.

Emily is temporarily boarding at the Inn until she can find a house in Cedar Cove. She has just moved here for a teaching job. She wants to find a house,
Vania Nunes
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vania by: NetGalley
It was with heart full of sadness that I read in the beginning of the book that this was the last book in the series.
Mark and Jo Marie, and her and guests, filled my nights of interesting stories, welcoming hope.

The place, a small town with a landscape of breathtaking, became the refuge of Jo Marie when she wanted to radically change her life after losing her husband in Afghanistan.
There, Jo made new friends, learn to drive an inn, won her grief period ... and met the handyman Mark Taylor.

Mark w
Jackie Lane
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sad to see this series come to an end.

I felt like I was so invested in the characters.

In this final book Jo Marie Rose is mourning what she believes is the loss of Mark Taylor who left on a dangerous mission 9 months prior. Feeling as though she needs to let Mark and/or the memory of him go and feeling like she can't go through what she did when Paul died, Jo Marie begins to date again. She goes home for a family holiday and meets Greg. They begin dating and all is going well. That is until Jo M
Phylis Carpenter
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by Debbie Macomber. I love the stories about the Rose Harbor Inn and would love to visit there. Reading how she writes Jo Marie's story about the Inn it makes you feel like you are there.

Jo Marie is the owner of Rose Harbor Inn and she lost her husband in a tragic accident. She bought the Inn as part of her healing process. All the guests who come to the Inn go through the same healing process. The stories she tells are beautiful.

I have laughed and cried through this book a
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
I love Debbie Macomber's novels! Unfortunately, I have only followed this series on the Hallmark Channel (shame on me), so I'll be going back to do some reading.

But --- I loved this book. It had all the elements that I look for: great story, well developed characters and a setting that I can see myself in.

The story itself centers around JoMarie and Mark and their love story (no spoilers here). But there is an addition of Emily and Nick, who add a lot of flavor to the story.

I received this book
Sheila Shaw
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A terrific read and it wraps the series up very nicely.
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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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