Rose Harbor in Bloom

By: Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series Book #2
2013
Fiction
Subject Matter: Hotelkeepers; Life change events; Domestic fiction
Ratings: 3/5

Rose Harbor in Bloom

Yep.

I bet ya never thought I’d be reading round 2 of the Rose Harbor books, did you?

Neither did I. 

BUT. To be fair, Rose Harbor in Bloom is significantly better than the first one.

I don’t know why. I don’t honestly even remember this book. (Okay, okay, you caught me. I read this one a month before sitting down to write this…) But I know that I liked it enough to give it a 3 out of 5 stars.

It’s much the same. In fact, it’s embarrassingly similar in plot. Three separate, unconnected storylines – two guests, and one Jo Marie, the innkeeper.

But the stories are different. Enough.

I think what’s really intriguing is that Jo Marie isn’t living in the past anymore. She’s moved into the now, and so there’s less of the whiny, fake sad stuff from the first one.

Don’t get me wrong.

Book #2 is still cheesy as hell.

It’s just a slightly more enjoyable cheesy.

 

*****

 

For more like the Rose Harbor books:

See my review of the first book in this series.

(plus a few additions)

Family Linen by Lee Smith

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

The Apartment by Danielle Steel

 

Coming up:

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

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