Thursday, June 5, 2014
Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel
Title: Love Letters
Author: Debbie Macomber
320 pages, release date August 12, 2014
Genre: Women's Fiction
Note: I won this Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) in a GoodReads giveaway. This is my honest review.
Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series, and I loved it just as much as the first two (link to my review)! The book returns to Rose Harbor in at the peak of summer, a busy season for the Inn. Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have been spending a lot of time working on projects for the Inn, and Jo Marie considers him a close friend. A new group of guests visit the Inn for the weekend. The first is Ellie Reynolds, who is taking a leap of faith to meet someone named Tom, a man she's been corresponding with via phone and online for months but hasn't met in person yet. Ellie's made the trip despite not having her mother's approval and is anxious to prove she's right about Tom. Maggie and Roy Porter are visiting the Inn for their first vacation alone since their children were born, and are hoping to repair their broken marriage. Maggie discovers a secret that could potentially tear them apart. For each of the characters in this novel, including Jo Marie, love letters hold a special purpose in changing their futures and keeping their hearts open to love.
This was another great book in the Rose Harbor Inn series! I think it was my favorite of the three because I felt it was the least predictable. Though I had a pretty good idea of how things would tie together and wrap up, there were a few twists and turns I didn't totally expect. This novel sucked me in from the beginning and I could barely put the book down. I really enjoyed how Macomber tied the theme of love letters together throughout all of the character's stories--I think it is the reason I liked this book the best of the three so far.
This is a nice relaxing read that I would definitely recommend to any fan of Macomber or this genre. It's light, heartwarming, and well written. The characters are very real and easy to relate to, and you'll find yourself rooting for them to succeed right from the very first chapter. Macomber also left the ending wide open for another book--I am definitely looking forward to reading more in this series!
Overall rating for "Love Letters": A-