Series: Rose Harbor #5
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publication Date: August 2nd 2016 by Ballantine Books
Genre: contemporary romance
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:
Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can’t bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself.
Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. Having given up on marriage, Emily dreams of adopting children someday. She has her eye on one house in particular—with room for kids. Although Emily’s inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into a friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she’s willing to take.
The inn seems to be working its magic again—Emily opening herself up to love, Jo Marie moving on—until Jo Marie receives shocking news.
With Debbie Macomber’s trademark charm and wisdom, Sweet Tomorrows brings to a close the journeys of cherished characters who feel like old friends. Macomber has created an enchanting place in the Rose Harbor Inn that readers will never forget.
I love how Macomber recaps Mark and Jo Marie, their recent pasts and current events, without rehashing too much. The personal insights into each character, how they think, and how they feel are so apparent. Readers get to know them on many levels and get to know them so well that you feel as if they’re your neighbours rather than storybook characters. I enjoyed the multiple perspectives and how they tell the different sides of the story. Their lives come together in a story that I’ll never forget.
This was the absolute perfect ending to a fantastic series. I’m sad to see it end but it will be something that I’ll be coming back to time and time again.