Monday, September 22, 2014

Review - "Love Letters" by Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: August 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover, e-Book, Large Print, Audiobook
A Rose Harbor Novel

About the book:
In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
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 about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve—and took pen to paper—that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber’s moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.  
My thoughts: 
"Love Letters" is the 5th book in the Rose Harbor series, but it can also be read as a "stand-alone book.  I'm a big fan of Debbie Macomber, and really enjoy all of her books!
As we visit the Rose Harbor Inn, there are some new guests checking in.  The owner, Jo Marie enjoys getting to know her guests ( without being too pushy ) and she also enjoys cooking breakfast for them, including some wonderful desserts!  
I enjoyed the story of Ellie and Tom.  They met online, and decide to meet in person in Cedar Cove.  Ellie is nervous and excited at the same time.  She really feels like her and Tom have a connection, and they both are looking forward to meeting!   Tom has a suprise for her, and you will have to read the story to find out more!  =)
Maggie and Roy are really trying to put some past mistakes in their marriage behind them, and they are hoping to "rekindle their romance" on this trip to the Rose Harbor Inn.  Will everything turn out OK for their marriage?

And,...Jo Marie is trying to find out more about her handy-man friend Mark.  She dosent know that much about him, and she finds him really interesting. Mark is kind of a quiet kind of guy, and he dosent share too much about himself.  So as Jo Marie asks her friends about him, ( and asks Mark questions ) - she begins to know more about his past.

This book is really hard to put down!  I enjoyed all the story lines and my visit back to Cedar Cove and The Rose Harbor Inn!

Debbie Macomber 

For more about Debbie Macomber, visit her website

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  1. Hi Melissa! I just finished a Debbie Macomber :) Sometimes I just need a break and she's so easy to read and enjoyable. I'll have to give Love Letters a try...

    1. I really enjoy her books Diana! =)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sounds like a lot of exciting things are going on in that book!! This sounds like a nice, relaxing read.

    1. Rosey, This book was very calming to me. =)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Looks like I need to get a copy of this book. As one who traveled 10,000 miles for a first date, there might be a lot in common. :)


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