Love Letters - Debbie Macomber

Love Letters

By Debbie Macomber

  • Release Date: 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 254 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL

In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
 
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
 
Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
 
Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
 
For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve—and took pen to paper—that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber’s moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.

Praise for Love Letters
 
“Romance and a little mystery abound in this third installment of Macomber’s series set at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn. . . . Readers of Robyn Carr and Sherryl Woods will enjoy Macomber’s latest, which will have them flipping pages until the end and eagerly anticipating the next installment.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Mending a broken heart is not always easy to do, but Macomber succeeds at this beautifully inLove Letters. . . . Quite simply, this is a refreshing take on most love stories—there are twists and turns in the plot that keep readers on their toes—and the author shares up slices of realism, allowing her audience to feel right at home.”Bookreporter
 
“Macomber’s mastery of women’s fiction is evident in her latest. . . . [She] breathes life into each plotline, carefully intertwining her characters’ stories to ensure that none of them overshadow the others. Yet it is her ability to capture different facets of emotion which will entrance fans and newcomers alike.”Publishers Weekly
 
Love Letters is another wonderful story in the Rose Harbor series. Genuine life struggles with heartwarming endings for the three couples in this book make it special. Readers won’t be able to get enough of Macomber’s gentle storytelling. Fans already know what a charming place Rose Harbor is and new readers will love discovering it as well.”RT Book Reviews (4-1/2 stars)

Reviews

  • I always enjoy Debbie Macomber’s books

    4
    By 1 Banker
    I enjoyed this book as I always do when I get a book by Debbie Macomber. The story line was good & different enough to keep me turning pages. The ending was disappointing mostly because it seemed rushed. While you always expect that there will be a happily ever after, it just felt too “tidy” & wrapped up too quickly.
  • Disappointing

    3
    By FanofS
    While I have loved the first books in the series, this one was a big let down. The stories of the people who came to stay were odd and disjointed, and Jo Marie's story line kept dragging until the end. I hope the rest in the series go back to their original charm!
  • Debbie is who all the other authors want to be!!

    5
    By Auntsis59
    Great book!! Need to find the next one!!
  • Love Letters

    2
    By DSMGSX1
    Very disappointed. Storylines weren't deep in the least and the ending was horrible.
  • I love Cedar Cove!!!

    5
    By Cheryl SDS
    Two years ago, Jo Marie lost her husband to the war in Afghanistan. Now she owns and runs the Rose Harbor Inn. Her closest friend is Mark the handy man but she knows next to nothing about him. As they get closer, she becomes a little obsessed with finding out anything about him since he won't answer any of her questions. The base of this story line about Jo Marie and Mark is most curious and is a continuing mystery as these are both residents of Cedar Cove. I am sure we will see much more of them real soon. Rose Harbor Inn guest, Ellie Reynolds is in Cedar Cove to meet Tom Lynch. These two met online and are meeting for the first time. The plot twist that occurs with this couple is shocking and was not expected. Fantastic story line! Roy and Maggie Porter are also guests of the Inn. If you think you've got their story figured out, think again. The twists and turns in their marriage will make you dizzy. Their struggle is real and heartbreaking! Another great story line in this fantastic book. This is another fabulous Rose Harbor novel. I love the individual stories of the guests at the Inn. I can't wait to find out what's going to happen between the inn keeper and the handy man. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Love

    5
    By Anna 5
    I loved this book! I didn't know that there was one before this one. I enjoyed this book very much. Please tell me that there will be another book im soo sad!!!:( I was desperately looking for the next book in the series and there isn't one. Please get busy and write the next one....please ;)
  • Love Letters

    5
    By 2Midnight Lady
    I was looking forward to the next installment of this series and was not disappointed. I was alarmed at the ending and thought it couldn't be true that it was over, but I am anticipating the next release - I just wish it wasn't so long between books.
  • Love Letters

    5
    By Hergy101
    I enjoyed this. Kept me reading almost the whole day until I finished the whole book. Now...
  • Love Letters

    5
    By Nursemarcy3
    Horrible ending, just awful- good read but sad ending- :(
  • Really?

    1
    By WDRSGT
    Loose ends. Minor storyline from a major writer. Me thinks she is just writing for the $$. Guess it happens... too bad I paid for the novella. Feel It's my duty to warn you off... Wish someone had done the same for me. Would have given half a star if I could.