The first thing I would like to do is announce the winner in the legacy of faith contest. The winner is Tracy for her daughter Megan Jones. I will be putting her name in the Proverbs 31 Legacy Campaign.
Being a huge Debbie Macomber fan, I was immediately drawn to her book, Rose Harbor in Bloom. It is set to be released in August. I discovered this book is actually the second book in the Rose Harbor Inn series. I hadn’t read the first book, but I didn’t find myself lost or confused. However, I enjoyed this book so much that I will be going back and reading the first book in the series.
Jo Marie has recently bought and renovated the Rose Harbor Bed and Breakfast and is getting ready for a community Open House, but before that she is booked solid. All of the guests but one are coming in to celebrate Kent and Julie Shiver’s 50th wedding anniversary. Their granddaughter, Annie, has made all of the plans and arrangements for the event. However, between Annie’s broken engagement to Lenny, Kent & Julie’s constant bickering and a blast from the past, Oliver, in to help her grandparents, things are not going to be as easy as they seemed. Then, there is the other guest, Mary. She has her own issues to deal with ~ a cancer diagnosis and the decision whether to contact the only love of her life, George, while she is in the area. Jo Marie is also dealing with her temperamental handy man, Mark, and news regarding the death of her husband. All of these circumstances coming together could form the perfect northwestern storm.
Debbie does a fabulous job developing her characters. They are so dynamic that the reader is drawn to them as soon as they are introduced in the story. The reader feels for the struggles and joys of these characters all through the book.
I would highly recommend not only this book, but anything by this author. She is a gifted storyteller.