Sweet Tomorrows is the fifth and final book in Macomber’s Rose Harbor series. I’m usually a stickler and recommend that readers read a series in order. I stand by that advice but I’ll admit (and it’s hard to) that Sweet Tomorrows can be read without having read the previous books. Macomber does an excellent job of filling in the details so that the reader won’t feel lost. The series is a good one, so do go read the other books if you haven’t.
Sweet Tomorrows opens where the previous book left off. Mark Taylor has abruptly left Cedar Cove. Even though he finally confessed his love for her before he left, Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s coming back. Will Mark make it back? Will the couple finally find a happily ever after? The pages of this book will answer these questions for you and finish Mark and Jo Marie’s journey. While there were parts of this journey that bothered me, in the end I’m happy with their story.
Emily Gaffney is the newest guest at the Rose Harbor Inn. Like past guests of the inn, she’s looking for something. But after two failed relationships romance isn’t on her agenda. Readers of the series will enjoy a look back at some of the inns past guests as Jo Marie tells Emily the stories of healing that have taken place at the Rose Harbor Inn. Emily doesn’t believe that the inn holds the healing powers that Jo Marie does. But despite that Emily does find healing – in the form of Nick. I enjoyed Emily and Nick’s story but felt something was missing. It was a bit quick in my opinion. I wanted just a little more depth. An added bonus to Nick was Elvis, his German shepherd. I love when there are animals as characters in a books because they always add something special to books.
Overall, I would recommend this conclusion to the series. The ending is satisfactory and each story is given a proper ending but I found myself wanting a little more. An epilogue perhaps that gave me that last glimpse into each of the character’s lives?
Thank you Random House and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: Sweet Tomorrows
Author: Debbie Macomber
Release Date: August 2, 2016