Series: Rose Harbor #4
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publication Date: August 11/15 by Ballantine Books
Genre: contemporary romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has met fascinating people from all walks of life, but none have piqued her interest quite like handyman Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still won’t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he’s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. As she grapples with Mark’s decision and tries to convince him to stay, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.
Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James—the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change—and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.
Heartwarming and uplifting, Silver Linings is a beautiful novel of letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.
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 really enjoyed how this novel wasn’t a rushed weekend of rejuvenation. These characters took much longer to get there. Being able to follow each of them throughout their journey truly inspired me.
I really enjoy how Macomber focuses not only on Jo Marie’s life but also on those of her guests. The intersections of everyone’s lives gives a sense of continuity. The different tone of the writing as Macomber writes about the three major characters’ current life events really makes each of them stand out. I love how their stories weave together.
My final thoughts on this one? Oh my goodness! Mark! Macomber has me so fully entrenched in this world and the lives of her characters that my heart is pounding out of my chest & I’m dying to see how this all plays out.