On this date in 1848, the Territory of Oregon became was incorporated territory of the United States. It encompassed what would become the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. No doubt the first settlers recognized its beauty ... and beauty that inspires authors to use the Oregon Territory as setting for heartwarming stories. Today I spotlight Debbie Macomber's new series ...
.... based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.
Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.
Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua’s high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it’s least expected.
The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.
A touching novel of life’s grand possibilities and the heart’s ability to heal, The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends.
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I am currently reading THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR and enjoying its emotional depth. I am giving away a print copy of THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about quaint places you have visited. Today mom and I visited a quaint ocean side park in Wai'anea.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, August 18, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 19.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Debbie and her books, check out her website at debbiemacomber.com.
|Up close at Wai'anae|