Silver Linings: A Rose Harbor Novel
by Debbie Macomber
New York: Ballantine Books, 2015
I have enjoyed all the books in the Rose Harbor series by Debbie Macomber, but "Silver Linings" is my favorite so far. While it helps if you have read other books in this series about the Inn at Rose Harbor run by war-widow Jo Marie, you can still enjoy this story even if you haven't.
Coco and Katie are two young women returning to Cedar Cove for their ten year high school reunion. They both have their reasons for wanting to be there: Coco wants to settle a score with a young man who did her wrong, while Katie hopes to reconnect with her high school sweetheart. The reunion will bring surprises for both of them, as they are forced to face their pasts with the wisdom of a few years under their belts.
Meanwhile, Jo Marie's handyman Mark recently declared that he had romantic feelings for her, and that, as a result, he needed to leave town. Now, Jo Marie is grieving again, much as she did after her husband died, but she is determined to move on and embrace life.
I eagerly read and enjoyed every sentence of this well-crafted romance. If you want to lose yourself in a relaxing, romantic read, this is the book for you. I invite you to read "Silver Linings" and all the books in the Rose Harbor series. I'm already looking forward to the next one!