By: Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series Book #2
Subject Matter: Hotelkeepers; Life change events; Domestic fiction
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:
(plus a few additions)
Family Linen by Lee Smith
Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand
The Apartment by Danielle Steel
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum