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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 aSummer 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.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Silver Linings....

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Love Letters Reviews

  •  PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
    2019-02-12 10:11

    I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review I love Debbie Macomber! Her stories are so heartwarming and this one was no different. There were some parts of the story that I did find odd like why Jo Marie was so intrigued by Mark with no real reason. It was also unrealistic the way Ellie and her husband quickly resolved their issues. However, overall I really enjoyed this story. I am just not sure all of this could happen In real life but that's why it's fiction right? :)

  • Amber
    2019-02-17 12:15

    Jo Marie and the rest of the Rose Harbor Inn gang are back in a new adventure. Jo Marie and Mark Taylor has spent a lot of time together and Jo Marie considers Mark a friend. Does Mark consider her as a friend and why is he so secretive? Jo Marie tries to find out while trying to help her new guests at the Inn too. If you want to know more, check this book out for yourself.This is a great installment of the Rose Harbor Inn series by Debbie Macomber. It is a heartfelt series about how an Inn and the people in it can learn to heal and love no matter what happens. If you like these types of stories, definitely check this book out with the rest of this series at your local library and wherever books are sold.

  • Marianne
    2019-02-10 11:30

    Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. As Jo Marie prepares Rose Harbor Inn for her weekend guests, she finds herself once again intrigued by her cranky handyman, Mark Taylor. A gifted carpenter, Mark is going to build Jo Marie a gazebo, but she doesn’t know anything about his past and can’t help wondering, can’t help asking.Maggie and Roy Porter have been treated to a weekend getaway by his parents, but Jo Marie notices the tension between them immediately. She hopes the Inn will work its healing magic on them, but she has no idea of the magnitude of what has passed between them. Perhaps Roy’s old love letter can heal such deep wounds, but there is yet another shock in store for this couple.Ellie Reynolds has come to Cedar Cove, against her mother’s wishes, to meet a man she knows only from online and telephone contact. She’s half in love with Tom already, but her mother is mistrustful of any man after Ellie’s father abandoned them. But Tom seems to be everything Ellie has ever wanted. They click from their first contact. But can the budding romance survive the surprise that Tom has in store for Ellie? Jo Marie is still negotiating her own grief for the loss of her husband, Paul, and when cleaning, tidying, prying into Mark’s life and baking fails to provide sufficient distraction, Rover, her rescue dog, reminds her of Paul’s last letter. Macomber’s format for the full-length books of this series seems to be the stories of two sets of guests at Rose Harbor Inn with snippets of Joe Marie’s life interspersed, and the mention of the next book’s guests in the final chapter. She gives the reader believable characters with realistic and often topical dilemmas, and while the queen of feelgood specialises in happy endings, the road is not always a smooth one. Heart-warming and enjoyable.

  • Vi~Inkvotary
    2019-02-17 07:28

    InkvotaryThis book wasn't as good as the others. Lots of drama, tears and bitterness. And Mark, oh he is another story. This book wasn´t as touching and moving as the others have been. Yes, there was love, romance and again, a bit drama in it. And yes, the author wrote it in her usual sensitive and wonderful style. But for some reason I wasn´t as hooked as I was during reading the first two books. But this doesn´t mean that I won´t read the other books of this series as well. I am eager to find out how Jo and Mark will find their way to each other and how everything will end up.In this story the tone became darker and it seems that I am reading lately many books where the tone has changed in the second or third book of a series. No doubt, I enjoyed this one, too and had some wonderful hours while reading it. Despite that I sometimes thought why on earth was he doing that or girl, get yourself together. Show some spine. And no, I am not talking about Jo. She does what she feels she has to do, follows her guts and is as warm, patient and sweet as ever.

  • Tina Strelau
    2019-02-01 15:27

    I so waited and wanted to read this book to see how the story went but sadly, I guess I will need to wait until next year. The characters in this story almost became unlikeable and I typically am more tolerant about characters in Debbie Macomber's books. I gave it an additional star because she didn't spend a lot of time retelling the story in a story which pleased me, I just wish the plot lines were more resolved and that there weren't so many secrets and childish arguing and must every person in love be so completely unsure of themselves? The immaturity of these characters kind of gave me a headache. I'm typically a BIG fan but I should have waited to read this book until next year -- closer to the time the next book comes out. Maybe I'm missing something that others see. This didn't seem worth the wholly expensive hardcover it was printed on…not enough of a storyline and kind of a waste of a few hours (which is all it took me to read.)

  • Lorrie
    2019-02-11 10:34

    The very last sentence of this book prompted me to give it a 4-star rating as opposed to a 5-star rating. I did NOT like the ending (for Jo Marie). However, from reading other reviews, it appears that the character, Mark Taylor, has appeared in prior Macomber book(s) and so, perhaps, there will be a resolution to this most unexpected and unnerving ending between Jo Marie and Mark (or Jeremy as we learned in the last chapter). Please - yes?The two other stories interwoven throughout the novel were perfect.I received an e-copy of this book from Edelweiss for an honest review.

  • Bev Taylor
    2019-02-18 09:24

    one love letter has the power to change everything ...... jo marie, a widow who's husband was killed in afghanistan, is running a b & b and has a handyman, mark, helping with the garden and house and her rescue dog over one weekend she has guests - ellie who is meeting ted for the first time whom she met over the internet maggie and roy, married with 2 sons, but who r growing apart. this is an opportunity, she opens, to rekindle their relationship and put past hurts behind them life of course never runs smoothly but sometimes the bumps and diversions can put u back on the right road sorry - but this one left me cold. not original subjects in any of the cases and very repetitive, especially with maggie and jo marie. i found it difficult to relate to any of the characters, which is bad news, and less said about the final 2 pages the better ...... 2 questions - no follow up to the phone call that maggie & roy received at their fish and chip lunch; why did ellie not trace her father when she was older? 3.5 stars - being generous! bev

  • Virginia Campbell
    2019-01-20 07:30

    The title "Love Letters", book three of Debbie Macomber's "Rose Harbor Inn Series", refers to both letters which found their mark, and to those that were never received. All the letters have a profound effect--through what was said, and what was never read. Innkeeper Jo Marie Rose has had a year to settle into proprietorship of the Rose Harbor Inn. The little town of Cedar Cove, Washington has proved to be a welcoming source of renewal, giving her a new purpose in life after the death of her husband, Paul. Letting go of the dreams of her married life and future with Paul is very difficult, and at times, it seems as if old memories are reluctant to move aside for hopes for the future. One constant throughout the last year, besides the devotion of her dog, Rover, has been the tumultuous friendship she has shared with carpenter and handyman, Mark Taylor. Mysterious, moody, and maddening, Mark nonetheless has connected to Jo Marie and offered her his own version of support. Dealing with her guests, seeing to their needs, and quietly building her business is helping Jo Marie to heal, just as she hopes visitors will find their own healing during their stay at the inn. Young Ellie Reynolds has come to Cedar Cove to meet a man she has become acquainted with online. At first, he seems all that she imagined and more, but he has a surprising personal agenda that will change Ellie's life in ways she never expected. A married couple, the Porters, are on a second-chance second honeymoon of sorts, but mistakes made by both husband and wife may be more than they can overcome. Love letters, as well as hopes and dreams, will be lost and found. Hearts will be broken, and then mended. What will the future hold for all? Come to Cedar Cove and enjoy a pleasant stay at the Rose Harbor Inn. Jo Marie and Rover are waiting to greet you.Review Copy Gratis Amazon Vine

  • Vicky
    2019-01-18 14:09

    Debbie Macomber is usually my choice for a feel good sweet story. Love Letters, the third Rose Harbor Novel, just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. The issues weren't as believable and the problems the characters had to overcome were difficult. Maggie and Roy Porter come to the inn, to rekindle their marriage. He has been having an online/work romance with an old girlfriend. Even though they haven't had sex, his threatened wife goes to a bar, gets drunk and has sex with a stranger, resulting in a pregnancy. Really? Ellie Reynolds meets a guy online and comes to Cedar Cove to meet him in person. It turns out that his stepfather is her long lost birth father. Really? I was a little disappointed with the story line focusing on Mark and Jo Marie. Why couldn't their relationship have remained friendly and evolved more slowly? Why is Jo Marie being so noisy all of a sudden? I won this novel in a Goodreads giveaway from Ballantine Books/Random House in exchange for an honest review. I sincerely wish I could have had better things to say about Love Letters, because I am a fan of Debbie Macomber's work.

  • Kristine
    2019-01-30 08:36

    Original review can be found at received an advanced readers copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group- Ballantine Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!Love Letters is the third book in the Rose Harbor series. I did not read the two books before this one and was still able to easily follow along with the story. It centres around Jo Marie, the owner of the Inn, and the guests that stay there.There are basically three stories that unfold within the pages of this book...First there is Jo Marie who owns the Inn and is still coming to terms with the loss of her husband two years earlier. Along with taking care of her guests she has an overwhelming curiosity about Mark her neighbour, friend and handyman. She wants to know why he is so secretive and what he is hiding. Their friendship is somewhat strained and often difficult. Although she finds him quite infuriating at times she wants to know more about him and figure out why he is so mysterious.The first guest to arrive at Rose Harbor is Ellie who is taking a chance on love with meeting the man that she has been communicating with on line and by phone but with whom she has never met. She is dealing with an overprotective mother who disapproves of the meeting and going against her wishes for the first time in her life. What starts out as an initial meeting of two people who are attracted to each other turns into so much more when things become complicated and she has to deal with lies and deceit while listening to her heart, head and her mother's voice.The next couple to arrive are Maggie and Roy who are using the weekend getaway to try to rekindle their marriage after both of them made enormous mistakes. As they try to forgive the past and move on they discover something so big that it seems impossible for them ever to recover. I have to admit that this story was my least favourite of the three only because the issues were so big that I found it a little unrealistic that it could all be solved in one weekend.The story weaves between these three stories as each character struggles with the cards that have been dealt to them. I found myself equally invested in all of the stories and hoping for a good outcome for them all. There is a tremendous amount of hurt, anger and sadness but at the centre of it all it was filled with love and hope.This was a perfect summer read. I do have to warn you that one story is left unresolved and wide open for another addition to the series. When I finished the book I was wishing that I had the next instalment at hand so that I could know how it will play out. Although it left me extremely frustrated it also left me eagerly anticipating the next book. I am going to go back and read the first two books while I wait for the next one to come out. I really like the fact that the books are about the different guests that stay at the Inn. It keeps the stories fresh and unique and a pleasure to read.

  • Jennifer Lynn
    2019-02-05 13:09

    There are many books that have multiple stories going on within them that make up the complete book, but this one had three going on that were so disconnected with the only link being the innkeeper and them staying there, that I wish she had just separated this into different books. Also, since the stories were so separated it makes it hard to rate the book as a whole. The only couple I had interest in was the innkeeper and her handyman. That story was the only one where I felt connected to the characters and wanted to see where they ended up. The other story of Ellie meeting the man she met on Facebook for the first time was really interesting in the beginning, especially since we really got to know the character`s history of being raised by just her overprotective mom in a strict household. Unfortunately when the surprise twist occurs and we find out why things happened, I felt the author didn't explore the anger at the grandparents and just brushed over the injustice of everything. Then the final couple, a married one where the husband emotional cheated so the wife has a one night stand? That whole thing was a mess and had no reality checks at all. That one story is enough for me to dismiss the whole book. The author obviously is bias in the writing style as the wife is written as the wronged one the whole story and almost no blame is thrown her way except by the husband but the author tries to make the husband the ogre there also. I hate when books are written where the guy is always blamed

  • Andrea
    2019-01-30 13:32

    2.5 starsI think one of the main reasons my rating is so low is because I listened to the audio CD and the reader's voice consistently fluctuated between monotone and Siri. She also tried to do voices, but the voices were awful. Half the time the same character had a "different voice" from chapter to chapter and the intonation, inflection, and emphasis on some characters were just unbearable. Elle for example sounded like a spoiled brat and half-wit. Instead of adding depth to the characters, it was just annoying and obnoxious. By the end I just wanted to slap half of the characters. Although the writing is not stellar and I'm not expecting Shakespeare, I really think the reader ruined this story.Concerning the plot line, it was mostly improbable and unrealistic. First the wife gets all bent out of shape that her husband had an emotional affair, but then does something way worse and it's like the author found the husband's dead worse than the wife's. I understand the seriousness and damage of an emotional affair, but it just seemed a little weak to be the reason for one of the main plot lines of the book. And Jo Marie, don't get me started.... again, the plot of her being bizarrely obsessed with finding out about Mark really wasn't as exciting as it was made out to be. It just became annoying after a while; and mainly unexplained for the most part. While I enjoy the mindless entertainment value of watching Cedar Cove each Saturday night on the Hallmark Channel, I did not enjoy of find Debbie Macomber's enjoyable or entertaining.

  • Betty
    2019-02-02 07:26

    Every so often I love reading a book by Debbie Macomber. She has the knack of making the most commonplace things interesting.I read "The Inn at Rose Harbour" which is the 2nd book in this series so was familiar with the setting and the protagonist, Jo Marie Rose. Now Jo Marie's B&B is in full swing and this 3rd book deals with two romances that need the encouragement that a stay at the Rose Inn seems to offer. Also in this volume, Jo Marie's handyman, Mark Taylor is still in the picture and we are beginning to learn a little more about him. From the ending, it does seem as though there will be a sequel. So looking forward to that. Although it helps to have read the earlier ones, the first time reader will still enjoy this novel.

  • Denise
    2019-01-21 08:37

    Set in the wonderful Pacific Norhwest at a new bed and breakfast we enter the lives of the guests over one momentous weekend. Some happy, some sad, all more or less complicated, the men and women there find a new perspective on their lives. This is another good story by Macomber. I was more than a bit surprised by the cliffhanger ending for Jo Marie; the author usually ties up her stories. Other characters' stories were compelling. It may be the starting of another book in her series? I especially enjoyed a few references to the Seattle Seahawks!

  • Tuğba
    2019-02-03 10:31

    Debbie macomber in en sevdigim serisi Gül Limani Oteli ve bu kitap da serinin diger kitaplari gibi guzeldi. Kolay okunan, insani okurken mutlu eden basit bir kurgusu var. Bir cok tarzda kitap okuyorum ozellikle fantastik, epik fantastik, gizem, polisiye ve korku turlerini ama arada boyle kitaplar okumak dinlenmis hissi veriyor.

  • Cathy Daniel
    2019-02-02 11:16

    Ahhhhhh !! The way this ended!! So glad I have the next book at the ready to read! SO good!

  • Andrea at Reading Lark
    2019-02-01 10:36

    Review Posted on Reading Lark 2/15/16: truly enjoy spending time at the Rose Harbor Inn in Cedar Cove, Washington with Jo Marie Rose and her guests. These novels capture the essence of small town Pacific Northwest life perfectly and always introduce me to captivating characters. This installment is no different as Jo Marie is still navigating the troubled waters of widowhood and becoming increasingly closer to handyman, Mark Taylor. I loved getting to see more into Mark's life in this one, but I can't wait for the big reveal on his past.As with the previous novels, the plot lines also focus on Jo Marie's guests. This time we have Ellie Reynolds and Maggie and Roy Proctor. Ellie is a twenty three year old woman who is taking a chance on love while the Proctors are trying to save their marriage after dishonesty and affairs have threatened to rip them apart.Ellie's story was interesting as it had some unexpected twists and turns. I can't reveal those without providing spoilers, but I was more invested in her story than the Proctors'. I loved Ellie's gumption and courage. It is never easy to forge your own path - especially when a parent is trying to steer you in a different direction.The Proctors had glimmers of a strong and loving relationship, but as more and more deceit and hurt came to light, a wedge was driven between the couple. I found myself both frustrated with Maggie and saddened by her situation. I never liked Roy. He blamed his wife for a situation that he was a catalyst for and it took awhile before he finally owned up to his part in the whole ordeal. I think they both made so many mistakes, but stubbornness and pride wouldn't allow them to apologize and move forward. I was thankful that I couldn't truly understand their marriage and choices. Readers of the Cedar Cove series will also be pleased that old favorites make appearances from time to time in Jo Marie's life. I haven't read the original series, but hope to make time for it one day. I have several of the first books in the Cedar Cove series patiently waiting their turns on my Kindle.If you're a fan of a cleaner, mature sort of chicklit, you must give this series a try. The setting and characters always make reading a Rose Harbor Inn novel a treat.One Last Gripe: My biggest complaint was the storyline between Maggie and Roy.Favorite Thing About This Book: Spending time in my beloved Pacific NorthwestFirst Sentence: If someone had told me, as little as two years ago, that I'd own and operate a bed-and-breakfast in this tiny burg of a town called Cedar Cove, I would have laughed my head off.Favorite Character: Jo MarieLeast Favorite Character: Roy

  • Warren-Newport Public Library
    2019-01-24 08:16

    Looking for a sweet story? One with a hint of romance? Maybe a few stories that intertwine? Look no further. Debbie Macomber’s Love Letters fits the bill. This is the third in the Rose Harbor series set in idyllic Cedar Creek, Washington. First in the series, The Inn at Rose Harbor, second, Rose Harbor in Bloom. They all center around Jo Marie Rose and the lovely inn at Rose Harbor. Summer is a busy time for Jo and she continues to press her handyman, Mark Taylor into service. They have developed an interesting relationship filled with lots of compassion–but at times a bit prickly, as they work towards a lasting friendship. Coming to Rose Harbor are a few new patrons. Twenty-three year old Ellie Reynolds is taking a huge chance in coming to Cedar Creek. She was overprotective by her mother, but has finally found love on Facebook. She has come to Cedar Creek to meet Tom–but soon finds something she wasn’t expecting. The other guests are Maggie and Roy Porter who have come to help salvage their marriage. Pressures and past mistakes have destroyed the trust between them. Can Rose Harbor spins its magic?With her usual light touch, these people come to life. We grow to know them and wish them the very best. (Debbie)

  • zainab_booklover
    2019-02-01 12:37

    Waking up before sunrise breathing in the fresh air and sitting under a beautiful sky decorated by twinkling starts and a half-moon then rosy clouds and the scent of freshly baked bread carried in by the dawn breeze from the bakery … all made reading Love Letters such a blissful serene experience. .For those who never read one of her works, you should know that in all her works Debbie Macomber writers a sweet reader letter and usually by the end of each letter she mentions her mail address for her readers to send her handwritten letters. . . P.S: the title might mislead your anticipations ;)

  • Janet
    2019-02-09 14:30

    Who doesn't like a visit to Cedar Cove and Jo Marie' bed and breakfast? And Rover don't forgot how awesome Rover is.The people visiting this time were a couple having a weekend away and a single lady who met a guy on line and was coming to met him for the first time. Then there is always the complicated friendship / relationship with Jo Marie and Mark.Because this was an advanced copy, thank you Random House, I am hoping they fix the few odd things I found.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-01 08:36

    What a great book!!! I hope there's another book in this series!! I want more!!!!

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-02 14:32

    I have absolutely fallen in love with this series. I just recently became a Debbie Macomber fan and once I start one of her books, they don't take me long to finish. This book in this series has been the best one yet. I cannot wait to move on to the next book and see what Jo Marie and the inn have in store for the reader!! Why a phenomenal book this was!!!

  • Mycoton32
    2019-02-14 12:37 - Une douceur que l'on savoure sous l'ombre de la terrasse ! Un moment tendre et prenant !

  • Michelle Bates
    2019-02-06 09:09

    Ended on a cliff hanger 😱 who is Mark!! Loved it, great page turner. Devoured it.

  • Laurie
    2019-01-20 09:08

    Loving this series!

  • Drunkenness Books
    2019-02-03 11:38

    Jo Marie, jeune veuve d’une trentaine d’années, tient une maison d’hôte dans la jolie ville de Cedar Cove. Le week-end qui arrive s’annonce chargé avec l’arrivée de plusieurs clients. Ellie, 23 ans, vient pour rencontrer en chair en en os Tom, un homme dont elle a fait la connaissance via internet et avec qui elle espère construire quelque chose de durable contrairement à ce que semble penser sa mère. Maggie et Roy Porter, quant à eux, sont un couple au bord du gouffre. Ils ont tous les deux quelque chose à se reprocher et espèrent que ces quelques jours permettront de sauver leur couple. Mais c’est sans compter une nouvelle qui va venir tout bouleverser…Ce troisième tome de Retour à Cedar Cove peut se lire indépendamment des autres. En effet, je ne connaissais pas cette série et n’avais donc pas lu les précédents tomes mais cela ne m’a pas du tout dérangée dans ma lecture. Pourtant, je n’ai pas été emballée par le roman de Debbie Macomber. J’ai eu beaucoup de mal à rentrer dans l’histoire et à m’approprier les personnages. J’ai trouvé l’intrigue un peu trop évidente et convenue. Les rebondissements n’en étaient pas vraiment et on se doute très vite de ce qu’il va advenir d’Ellie ou du couple Porter. Pour ma part, la seule surprise concerne Jo Marie. Je ne m’attendais pas à cette fin et à une telle ouverture !Le livre se concentre sur une période de temps relativement courte, un week-end. Cela permet de donner à l’intrigue un rythme soutenu et vif mais malheureusement cela n’empêche pas les clichés ! Les personnages sont un peu trop stéréotypées et, évidemment, les quelques jours qu’ils vont passer dans la maison d’hôtes de Jo Marie vont changer leur vie. J’ai bien aimé le personnage d’Ellie mais j’avoue que j’ai n’ai pas été très enthousiaste pour tous les autres. Le couple formé par Maggie et Roy m’a laissée assez indifférente. Quant à Jo Marie, si je l’ai trouvé attachante durant la première partie du roman, elle m’a rapidement excédée. Certes, sont histoire est attendrissante mais elle est insupportable à toujours se mêler de la vie des autres et à vouloir tout savoir, même ce qui ne la regarde pas !Les personnages secondaires ne sont pas nombreux. L’histoire se concentre vraiment sur Jo Marie, ses clients et son « homme à tout faire », Mark Taylor, qui est sans doute le personnage le plus mystérieux et le plus intriguant du roman. En définitive, Une Lettre en été est une lecture agréable mais sans plus. Je ne regrette pas de l’avoir lu, il remplit à merveille sa fonction de lecture estivale mais ne me laissera pas un souvenir impérissable. Dommage !!

  • Sherri Thacker
    2019-02-07 12:12

    I really liked this book but since it ended abruptly, I'm giving it 3 stars. It's a quick read.

  • Alice
    2019-01-26 10:22

    Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Une Lettre en Été? "J'ai découvert Debbie Macomber grâce aux Éditions Charleston et je suis toujours extrêmement impatiente de me replonger dans une nouvelle aventure de Jo Marie à Cedar Cove."Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire... "L'été arrive à Cedar Cove et avec lui, de nouveaux clients pour la Villa Rose: Ellie vient rencontrer Tom pour la première fois après des mois de relation virtuelle et Maggie et Roy tentent de reconstruire leur mariage. La magie de la maison d'hôtes agira-t-elle sur eux?"Mais que s'est-il exactement passé entre vous? "L'ambiance de ces livres suffit à me ravir, et celui-ci ne fait pas exception. Le calme de ce petit village, l'accueil de Jo Marie et la plume de Debbie Macomber bien sûr, nous invitent au voyage et après quelques pages seulement, nous voilà nous-mêmes installés à la Villa Rose. Vient ensuite le moment d'apprendre à connaître les autres clients. J'ai aimé l'histoire de Tom et Ellie, même si en toute honnêteté, je ne peux pas la qualifier d'originale et qu'il était assez facile de voir venir chaque rebondissement. En revanche, et pour la première fois, j'ai un vrai bémol avec l'histoire de Maggie et Roy. Tout se résout bien trop facilement à mon goût compte tenu de la gravité des problèmes et on tombe dans la bonne morale à l'américaine qui m'exaspère au plus haut point, c'est bien dommage."Et comment cela s'est-il fini? "Alors que je m'apprête à quitter la Villa et ses habitants, toujours à regret mais sans le coup de coeur habituel, les évènements se précipitent pour Jo Marie et l'auteur nous offre quelques dernières pages qui me tortureront jusqu'à la sortie du prochain tome! Bravo! Un dernier mot pour remercier les Éditions Charleston qui ont eu la gentillesse de citer l'une de mes chroniques précédentes en introduction de ce livre. J'en suis honorée!"http://booksaremywonderland.hautetfor...

  • Tânia
    2019-01-23 08:23

    3,5 So, life got in the way of my true enjoyment of this book (and possibly the fact that I read it as an ebook)… Booooo!Anyway, Rose Harbor Inn welcomes new guests for the summer season, a couple in the throngs of divorce and a young woman eager to meet her online boyfriend (whaaat?!). Needless to say, they both got more than they bargained for in this trip to Cedar Cove. Betrayal, abandonment and forgiveness are the main themes of the story. I really like how Debbie Macomber weaves these stories together without losing the thread. I liked Ellie’s story better than Roy & Maggie’s. Truth is they were both well developed and unexpected, but Ellie's was more complex. Just when I thought she's just this sweet girl looking for prince charming... Bam! Someone else enters the picture. And then there’s a couple trying to work out their issues and when they finally kinda do... Bam! They’re caught up completely by surprise by a new person in their lives. I do think that Roy & Maggie worked things out too quickly in that scene. These things always seem a bit forced. But hey, they did spend most of the book trying to save the marriage. And, of course, there’s also a healthy dose of Mr. mystery in person. One of the things I really like about this series is Jo Marie’s & Mark’s friendly relationship slowly building up to so much more. Rover makes it a lovely triangle. That blew him a kiss scene was so cute I couldn’t keep a smile off my face when he finally mentioned it in the end. I’m all for the getting to know each other before making a significant move kind of romance, but I think it’s time this moves forward, is it not? Cause that cliffhanger? No can do. Need next book! Also, how great are those introductory letters to us readers, right?

  • Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo
    2019-01-23 10:32

    3.5 StarsAnother sweet and enjoyable installment of Debbie Macomber's Rose Harbor Series.Ellie Reynolds has traveled to Cedar Cove to meet Tom Lynch, a man she met on the internet. They've spent months communicating, first by Facebook, then email, and finally through texts and phone calls. She believes that she is falling in love with Tom, much to the chagrin of her mother - Virginia. Virginia is very protective of Ellie and has a tainted view of men that stems from her failed marriage.Maggie and Roy Porter are at the Inn for a romantic weekend that Roy's parents paid for. Maggie hopes this weekend will rekindle the romance they had before their two children were born. But Maggie has a secret that could threaten everything she holds dear. She's scared that her secret will be the final nail in the coffin of past hurts she and Roy have constructed. Will her secret be the end of her marriage?Innkeeper Jo Marie Rose has been thinking a lot about her friend and handyman Mark Taylor - way too much in fact. And she's been "off." She's been doing busy work, trying to forget her late husband's last letter. The Inn seems to have lost its magical heeling powers for herself and for her guests.Macomber is a born story teller. Love Letters is an enjoyable fast read for a rainy Spring afternoon. I can't wait until the next installment coming out in September 2015!