Saturday, August 18, 2012

THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR
BY DEBBIE MACOMBER
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes a heartwarming new series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.
 
Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.
 
Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua’s high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it’s least expected.  
 
The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.
 
A touching novel of life’s grand possibilities and the heart’s ability to heal, The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends.

AN EXCERPT FROM THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR:
Chapter 1

Last night I dreamed of Paul.

He’s never far from my thoughts—not a day passes when he isn’t with me—but he hasn’t been in my dreams until now. It’s ironic, I suppose, that he should leave me, because before I close my eyes I fantasize about what it would feel like to have his arms wrapped around me. As I drift off to sleep I pretend that my head is resting on his shoulder. Unfortunately, I will never have the chance to be with my husband again, at least not in this lifetime.

Until last night, if I did happen to dream of Paul, those dreams were long forgotten by the time I woke. This dream, however, stayed with me, lingering in my mind, filling me with equal parts sadness and joy.

When I first learned that Paul had been killed, the grief had been all-consuming, and I didn’t think I would be able to go on. Yet life continues to move forward, and so have I, dragging from one day into the next until I found I could breathe normally.

I’m in my new home now, the bed-and-breakfast I bought less than a month ago on the Kitsap Peninsula in a cozy town on the water called Cedar Cove. I decided to name it Rose Harbor Inn. “Rose” for Paul Rose, my husband of less than a year; the man I will always love and for whom I will grieve for whatever remains of my own life. “Harbor” for the place I have set my anchor as the storms of loss batter me.
To finish reading this excerpt from THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR, visit the Random House website HERE. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Debbie Macomber, the author of Hannah’s List, 1022 Evergreen Place, Summer on Blossom Street, 92 Pacific Boulevard, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Three of her novels have scored the #1 slot on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle was Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movie for 2009. This prolific author has more than 140 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
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MY THOUGHTS/PREVIEW:
If you follow my blog, you know how much I think of Debbie Macomber and the wonderful books she writes. This new series is sure to be a giant hit starting with today's release of THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR. Near the end of the month, I will be also giving away the audio book copy of the book thanks to my new friend Richard and the great folks at Random House Audio Books. Be sure to watch for that post which will include my review of Debbie's latest sure-to-be Bestseller!
GIVEAWAY
I HAVE ONE COPY OF DEBBIE MACOMBER'S
THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR, OUT TODAY, TO GIVE
AWAY AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER, BE SURE
AND WATCH FOR THE AUDIO BOOK 
GIVEAWAY COMING SOON AS WELL! 
  
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HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR  THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 OR MORE ENTRIES: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT DEBBIE MACOMBER'S WEBSITE HERE. YOU MAY WANT TO COMMENT ON A BOOK OF HERS YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ, OR HAVE ENJOYED ALREADY

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6 PM, EST, AUGUST 31
GOOD LUCK!   

94 comments:

suburban prep said...

The word dreams hit me and the book sounded intriguing. I have enjoyed other books by this author.

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I liked the idea of owning a bed and breakfast inn, and all of the people that stay there. It sounds like a good book.
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I own a couple of her knitting patern books. They are really nice.
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There are some authors that are authors because of sheer talent and Debbie is one of them. I am very interested in this series. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Beachreader said...

I want to stay at The Inn at Rose Harbor. It looks so peaceful.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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I visted Debbie's website and was very impressed with her charity work - especially Knit1, Bless2.
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justpeachy36 said...

I really enjoyed Debbie's Cedar Cove series and I know this one will be outstanding as well. I like that she is taking these characters in a different direction as well.

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I would like to know more about the guests at the Inn.

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What made me want to (hopefully) win this book is because of the author. She is my hair stylist's favorite author and would love to win it for him.
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Carol N Wong said...

I know that this is the first book that she has written after the tragic death of her son and also have heard that the tone is different from her other books. I really enjoyed the Blossom Street series but got a little confused by all the characters in her harbour series. I am looking forward to this one which starts off with fewer characters.


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I've always thought it would be fun to have a bed and breakfast. I always enjoy Debbie Macomber's books.
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Pamela Keener said...

I'd love to read the start of a brand new series from Debbie. This one sounds inviting.
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I've only ever read one book by Macomber years ago. Your review of this new series makes me realize it's time to dive back in.
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