Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Silver Linings

It is a hot and humid day here in Florida.  August is always the worst month of summer.  Even the dogs do not want to stay outside for very long.  They hurry out, do their business, and rush back in!

Silver Linings:  A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber is the fourth book in the series.  Jo Marie Rose loves her new home and running The Inn at Rose Harbor in Cedar Cover, Washington.  She has also enjoyed getting to know Mark Taylor.  Mark has been working as her handyman.  He recently confessed that he is love with Jo Marie and that he is leaving.  Mark feels he is not worthy of Jo Marie.  He has put his house up for sale and has barely talked to her the last three weeks as he has finished the gazebo (for Rose Harbor).  Mark finishes the gazebo and leaves.

Jo Marie throws herself into her work about welcomes two new guests to the inn.  Katie Gilroy and Coco Crenshaw have arrived for their ten year class reunion.  Katie is hoping to reconnect with her first love, James. Coco wants to get even with Ryan Temple.  Ryan humiliated Coco during their senior year of high school after the homecoming dance.  Will Rose Harbor help Katie and Coco as it has past guests?

Jo Marie is trying to move on now that Mark has left.  Bob Beldon has come by and told her Mark’s true reason for leaving (not that it helped her).  Jo Marie has joined the Survivor Outreach Services (a support group) and reconnected with her old friend, Gina.  Gina has decided to set up Jo Marie on a date with her fiancé’s older brother, Rich.  Jo Marie has not been on a date since the death of her husband.  You just know the date is not going to go well.  Jo Marie needs to decide how she really feels about Mark before she can decide what to do with her love life.

I was delighted to read Silver Linings.  It was a heartwarming novel.  I do not read this type of book often (not anymore), but I love Debbie Macomber’s novels (and this was no exception).  Silver Linings is well-written, engaging, and has great flow.  You just want to keep reading until the very end (and then I did not want it to end).  I give Silver Linings 5 out of 5 stars.  I wish we did not have to wait another to find out what happens with Mark and Jo Marie!

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher (through LibraryThing) in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and reading my book reviews.  I am currently reading The Lavender House in Meuse by Gail Noble Sanderson.  Have a nice cool, relaxing afternoon and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

This is the British cover for Silver Linings!

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