Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor Series #2)

Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor Series #2)

by Debbie Macomber


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Hailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view.

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye—and at times he seems far removed—yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys.

Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she’s struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all.

High-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost nineteen years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she’s returned to Cedar Cove to make amends.

Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures. Rose Harbor in Bloom is Debbie Macomber at her heartwarming best.

Praise for Rose Harbor in Bloom

“Takes readers on personal journeys of first love, lost love and recaptured love.”Bookreporter

“A wonderful reading experience . . . as [the characters’] stories unfold, you almost feel they have become friends.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News

“Readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous. Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more.”Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594585862
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Series: Rose Harbor Series , #2
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Starting Now, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Angels at the Table, A Turn in the Road, 1105 Yakima Street, Hannah’s List, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Seven of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. Debbie Macomber has more than 160 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Rose Harbor in Bloom: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 273 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i cannot seem to get this to come up on my nook library to read im dying to read this as i love her stories
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
New love, old love, all of the ups and downs, fighting cancer, husband lost in war - This book has a little bit for everyone. The story line with the baby given up for adoption and then the birth mom & dad anonymously watching their girl graduate from high school, and even accidentally speaking to her without revealing who they were - oh my gosh it made me cry. Maybe not the most uplifting romantic escape to read, but very good writing and sympathetic characters. I wish the Cedar Cove TV Series was as good as the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber is my favorite author.  I loved her Cedar Cove series and my husband and I are enjoying them on the Hallmark channel. Her new series Rose Harbor is amazing!  I could not put the books down.  I have read both of them and enjoyed them very much.  It is like these characters become your friends, I like the way her stories bring all the different characters together.  I also love the settings for her books.  We would love to visit Port Orchard sometime to see the places she describes.  I tell my husband about the book I am reading over dinner and we talk about it.  He waits for the next day to see what has happened to the characters.  I am waiting for the next Rose Harbor to come out. I was not an avid reader until I read one of Debbie's books.  Now I can't wait to start a new one. Thanks Debbie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I had a hard time putting it down and going to bed. I read it from cover to cover within 2 days. I love the way her stories are told. I really enjoyed the Cedar Cove series also and I could never wait for the next one to come out. I am waiting for the next book in this series. Unfortunately, it will be a whole year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down.  Waited eagerly for it and was not disappointed.  I miss them so much and can't wait for to spend time with them again.  With Debbie's books I feel like dear and wonderful friends are visiting and I just don't want them to leave.  I often find myself wondering what they are doing long after I have finished the book.  Thanks Debbie for a wonderful book.  You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give Debbie Macomber new series Cedar Grove a 5 star review. I couldn't put the books down. She writes so descripted I could see the town and all the people in my mind so clearly. They are such a fast read and the characters just flow into the next book. Now that I Just finished Rose Harbor in Bloom I am finding it hard to wait for the next book. I went to the book store today and picked up 3 old books written by Debbie that I haven't read . Thank you Debbie for bring me into the Cedar Grove Town. Your Fan DRAZZ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, very well written and thought provoking. In my mind I was able to go to this special place and really feel what the characters were feeling and living at the time. Thank you, Debbie. You are amazing! Carol A. Poindexter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading Rose Harbor in Bloom! It was great to re-connect with the Cedar Cove characters and meet  some new ones. Disappointing to finish, only because I wanted to continue following everyone's lives!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that it is written in Cedar Cove, so some of the people we like could be in the book too. The new owner of Rose Harbor Inn is a treat to get to know.  Thank you for this new series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Rose Harbor in Bloom. It makes you feel like you are there in Cedar Cove & know all the people in town. It is a good continuation of the whole Cedar Cove series. I kept hoping that Jo Marie would get together with Mark. Then when there was the possibility of her husband still being alive I cried with her. Can't wait for the next installment.
vlk More than 1 year ago
I am thoroughly enjoying the "Rose Harbor" series by Debbie Macomber. The newest residents of Cedar Cove are fun to get acquainted with and I'm ready to read the next book in the series as soon as I finish the current one! I also enjoy the cameo appearances by favorite characters from the Cedar Cove series. I am huge fan of Debbie Macomber. Her characters come across as real people such as my family members, friends, and neighbors. Reading her books feels like spending time with friends. I highly recommend "Rose Harbor in Bloom" to anyone looking for a fun summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always mark my calendar when one of your books are due to be released. I picked up my copy of Rose Harbor in Bloom the day it was released. Once again your book gives me hope. I understand Jo Marie's frustration over her rose garden. I have been working on mine all summer and have yet too complete the project. It was nice to see some of the Cedar Cove characters stop by and visit Jo Marie. I hope this series last as long as Cedar Cove.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore Debbie Macomber’s books. It doesn’t matter where they are set, her books always manage to make me feel like I am coming home after a long journey as well as keep me highly entertained till the very end. In her amazing sequel to The Inn at Rose Harbor, we see what Bed and Breakfast owner Jo Marie Rose is up to, plus we learn about her new guests-each with a story and journey of their own. The author handles the many different characters with wonderful poise and the reader is drawn into the world that is Cedar Cove. I got to admit, I was thrilled to hear this author was returning to her magical Cedar Cove again in this new series yet was centered on different area of the town. The many characters in the Cedar Cove series drop in and I loved catching up with them. Meet Jo Marie’s Guests this time around. First we have Annie Newton who is organizing and throwing her grandparents a fiftieth wedding anniversary party along with a renewal of vows for friends and family. The path to the party is not smooth to say the least. A rejected ex is determined to get her back, her childhood nemesis is determined to shake her world up even more and her grandparents can not stop bickering. Needless to say poor Annie is stressed to the max. Then there is Mary Smith. Once a high powered businesswoman, being diagnosed with Stage Three breast cancer has left her reeling. She regrets leaving the one man she has loved deeply for her career but will she take that step to reconnect with him before the weekend is over? I love, love, love Ms. Macomber’s characters. They are very well written, have faults and more to appeal to the reader and you get a sense of who these characters are deep inside. They fairly leap off the pages and I was glued to the e-reader, flipping pages eagerly, as I raced to see what happened next for all these magical characters. A ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM is a wonderful addition to the Cedar Cove series as well as a stand alone novel. Ms. Macomber delivers an emotional yet wonderful read that leaves you smiling in the end. The characters are multi-dimensional, the writing is tight and story flows so smoothly, I was lost within the pages in a matter of minutes. Compassion and joy await all who come to Cedar Cove and stay at the Inn, not just for Jo Marie but also for her guests. I can’t wait to see where this author goes next in the series. I just hope I am not waiting a long time for the next installment of the Rose Harbor Series. If you enjoy emotional, character rich storylines then you need to run-don’t walk-to grab this new book by Debbie Macomber. I can attest that whenever you pick up a book of hers, you feel like you are coming home after being away a long time. This is a perfect summer read on a lazy afternoon.
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Debbie Macomber's work for years. I absolutely adored her Cedar Cove series and have enjoyed watching the character come to life on screen with the Hallmark series. So when I seen that she had created yet another series set in one of my favorite places to visit, Cedar Cove, I could not wait to start reading. I just finished Rose Harbor in Bloom, the second book in her new Rose Harbor series. I have to say it is classic Debbie Macomber work, I couldn't bring myself to set this book down for long. I immensely enjoyed meeting Jo Marie Rose and visiting her Bed and Breakfast. She has a lot going on in her life since her husband was killed. I admired her strength and courage, as well as her warm heart. She has been through a lot and has managed to run a business that requires a lot of compassion and care to run. She has a special talent of making her guest feel at home. In this story we meet Mary who is facing health issues as well as some things from her past. Mary is strong, courageous and not willing to let her illness get her down. I enjoyed reading her story. I'm not going to tell you anymore then that, I will tell you that her story is very emotional.  Annie and her Grandparents also have a nice story to tell. Annie's grandparents are celebrating their 50th anniversary and they are quite the pair. They were a lot of fun to read about. I found myself laughing at some of the scenes. Annie is dealing with the loss of a broken engagement and it doesn't help matters any when an old family friend shows up for the party. However there is some unexplored feelings between Oliver and Annie. I hope we hear more about them in the next book in the series. Then there is Mark the handyman, Mark I believe is dealing with issues from his past but we don't know what that is yet. Mark has something unexpected happen in this story but once again I'm not going to tell you anymore then that, you are going to have to read it for yourself. I had a wonderful visit in Cedar Cove and loved that we get a few glimpses of the characters from the beloved Cedar Cove series. I have not had a chance to read the first book in this series but I didn't find I had any problem being completely absorbed in this story. I would however love to read The Inn at Rose Harbor and I will be looking forward to Ms. Macombers next release as always. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book to read and share my thoughts with you.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I have enjoyed both books in the Rose Harbor series. Parts of this story touched me more than others. I also laughed at some scenes. One scene where the 13 year old girls enjoyed the twirling dancing was a scene I saw last sat. The difference was a 11 year old asked a 24 guy to dance with her too. Debbie Macomber writes real scenes, tells stories with heart that connect us together. It is also a clean enjoyable read. In the Rose Harbor series Jo Marie Rose has bought a room and board inn across the water from Seattle in the town of Cedar Fort. She bought it after her husband died in a helicopter crash. She feels it is a place where she can heal. She has been making repairs and changes slowly. Her next project is a rose garden. Mark has been doing some work for her. He is starting to tear up the lawn for it. When he has an accident. Mark is not a happy camper and neither is Jo Marie. She hoped to have it in before her open house. Also in Jo Marie's personal life she hears from her late husband commander that they can now go in and retrieve the bodies. They could not do that when it went town last year. She has a few more phone calls from him and some other news that's hard to receive too. Annie has been planning her grandparents 50th wedding celebration. She has been planning it and staying busy while she heals from her broken engagement. Her grandparents are also going to stay at Rose Harbor with her. Also their neighbor Oliver who is driving them up. Oliver used to drive her crazy when she stayed to visit in the summer. She is not happy that he will be staying close by her. Mary Smith is staying for a few days on personal business. Mary is living back east and her doctor is not happy about her travel plans. She has stage 3 cancer and just got done with chemo. She is really frail right now. She wants to take care of things in case she doesn't win the fight. She needs to apologize to the man she left behind and tell him some secrets she hid from him. Annie's grandparents are fighting all the time she is afraid their marriage won't last through the party and renewing their vows. These story lines are woven into each other so well you don't want to put them down. You also get a little updates on two couples that had stayed at the bed and breakfast in earlier books. It also makes me want to come back and see whats going on in Mary Jo's life now. It is amazing how fast these stories take place because they are staying such short times at Rose Harbor Inn. I cried and laughed and am left with a smile as I think of all the characters I just met. Of course one of the heroes of the story is Rover who saves the day. He is a smart dog. I was given this ebook and asked to give honest review of it in exchange by Netgalley. 08/13/2013 PUB.Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine books ISBN: 9780345528933
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this second book in the series. My only complaint is some of the character development seems rushed and repetitive. I still recommend this book, especially good for the beach or a girlsgetaway read :)
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Rose Harbor in Bloom is the second full-length novel in the Rose Harbor series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. In this instalment, Jo-Marie Rose’s guests of note are: Kent and Julie Shivers, a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary; their granddaughter, party planner Annie Newton; the son of their next door neighbours, Oliver Sutton; and New Yorker, Mary Smith, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Annie is annoyed by Oliver’s presence, stunned by the bickering between her grandparents and irritated by never-ending calls and texts from her ex-fiancé. The sudden changes in Mary’s life have brought her back to Washington State to seek out two people from her past. On top of looking after her guests, Jo-Marie is dealing with developments in the fate of her late husband’s remains, an open house afternoon and Mark Taylor, her cranky handyman. Mark’s prickliness adds a bit of spice and mystery to the tale, and he finds himself in the unenviable position of having to accept Jo-Marie’s help. Characters from the e-short, Lost and Found in Cedar Cove play a pivotal role, news of the previous guests is heard, and favourites from the Cedar Cove series also make appearances. Macomber deals with everyday issues, her characters have depth and appeal and there is an unexpected twist or two in the plot. Macomber is the queen of feelgood, and this book is no exception. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit for Debbie Macomber!  I lover her character development.  And I can't wait to see what is next for Jo Marie and Mark.  
GeorgiapeachMG More than 1 year ago
Received this book a few days after it was released-was not able to put it down. Cannot wait for the next book in this series. If you have not read any of Debbie Macombers books-you need to start NOW. Her Cedar Cove series is awesome. I have read all her books to date and when I don't have a new book to read-I start re reading the ones I have already read waiting for the next to come out. A MUST READ for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT! Another fabulous book from Debbie Macomber. Catch up on old characters from Cedar Cove and meet some new characters visiting at the Inn at Rose Harbor. Debbie draws in you and you will feel like you are a part of Cedar Cove. The story is a page turner and you won't want to put it down. I am ready for the next book in the series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book, I down loaded on my nook first day on sale, no problems....I love all of Debbie's books.. I am so looking forward to reading more about Jo Marie and Cedar Cove families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading Debbie Macomber stories & looked forward to getting my copy of Rose Harbor in Bloom. It hasn't let me down, it has a feel good factor . How I would love a visit there . Hope book 3 is published soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Debbie easily blends past characters into her new series!
tweety51 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for this book to come out. I have read all of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series and I'm so glad that she has continued the series with her Mary Jo at the Rose Harbor Inn. I can't wait to find out what happens  next with Mark and Mary Jo. What will happen with Mary Smith and the daughter she gave up for adoption? Who   will Rover decide needs help next. Debbie Macomber writes about real people in real situations and makes you  fall in love with her characters. I hope you love Debbie Macombers books as much as I do. They make you feel for  every character. Like they are your neighbors and friends. Such wonderful books. Enjoy! I can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rose Harbor in Bloom is an amazing book and I have fallen in love with this new series. Debbie is truly one of the best writers and I am looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series. Del Altman