Sweet Tomorrows (Rose Harbor Series #5)

Sweet Tomorrows (Rose Harbor Series #5)

by Debbie Macomber

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The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future—come what may.
Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can’t bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself.
Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. Having given up on marriage, Emily dreams of adopting children someday. She has her eye on one house in particular—with room for kids. Although Emily’s inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into a friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she’s willing to take.
The inn seems to be working its magic again—Emily opening herself up to love, Jo Marie moving on—until Jo Marie receives shocking news.
With Debbie Macomber’s trademark charm and wisdom, Sweet Tomorrows brings to a close the journeys of cherished characters who feel like old friends. Macomber has created an enchanting place in the Rose Harbor Inn that readers will never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553391862
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Series: Rose Harbor Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 32,918
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, Last One Home, Silver Linings, Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides, and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Ten of her novels have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and five of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark Channel also produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Sweet Tomorrows 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and the entire Rose Harbor series. Would love more of the story maybe 5 years from now with an update of Jo Marie and Mark and Emily and Nick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would read it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent conclusion to the series. Thanks Debbie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her writing best in the series Hope that there is another coming soonCould not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was worth waiting for nice story where and when is series 6 coming love reading debbie mccomber books. Now il read a angel book and hope maybe series 6 book will come out. Worthreadi g the series.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
This story reminds me how “the greatest of these is love.” Love conquers, heals and makes life livable. :-) We are missing heartfelt love in this world. Thank you for reminding us of what it looks and feels like.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Couldnt put it down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all of Debbie's books Rose Harbor grabs you on page one and you are ready for the next book as soon as you close the first one! Believable characters with well writen plots make for happy endings!
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
This is the final book in the Rose Harbor series and it was the perfect ending for the series. As in each book, new people are introduced and become a part of the fabric of life surrounding the Inn and it's characters. We finally get a full layout of Jo Marie & Mark's relationship and find out if it will survive or if in fact, she will move on without him as he told her to do. We see some of the original Cedar Cove characters pop up in this book as well which again, makes a nice way to wrap up. If you enjoyed the Cedar Cove series, the Rose Harbor series is a natural progression and this book ties up both series nicely while leaving a future to be envisioned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber does it again providing a satisfying tale and ending to Jo Maries and Marks stories. New characters as well as previous ones stories are woven together in this lovely story.
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Jo Marie, Mark & all the Guests will be Greatly missed. Wonderful series .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Debbie Macomber did it again! It was a wild roller-coaster of a ride. I was worried as to how it was going to end. It was full of love, second chances, or actually third in one situation for love. I'm so sorry to see the series end. I enjoyed how the inn was a place of healing for people. It gives us hope in these strange times. Well done Debbie!!!
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
Back to the Rose Harbor Inn in Cedar Cove. Macomber has woven her sweet magic of love and healing throughout the story. A year has gone by since Mark Taylor left town for Iraq. Jo Marie has had no contact save for a cryptic postcard a few months previous. In the spirit of moving on, she takes on a boarder for the summer, Emily Gaffney, a newcomer to Cedar Cove who will be a kindergarten teacher in the coming fall. Nearby, homeowner Nick has buried himself in his house, redoing it top to bottom, trying to heal his painful past. This is a heartwarming story as both women find happiness. I thought it was interesting the way both women issued tough ultimatums, but things always work out for the best in Cedar Cove.
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
Super ending to a fabulous Series! This is the much anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber's beloved Rose Harbor Series. Her characters Jo Marie & Mark play a major role in this book. The development of their characters is totally and completely revealed by the end of the book. Their relationship undergoes many challenges and changes and because of Macomber's marvelous gift of descriptive writing and her ability to draw you in, you feel as though you are a best friend of Jo Marie & Mark's and are experiencing life right along with them. There are two new characters, Emily and Nick, who are very broken people and it is interesting how Macomber weaves their story into the common thread that the Rose Harbor Inn is a healing place. I have only read one other book in this series and in spite of that, I did not feel lost or confused with the storyline. When a character from a previous book makes an appearance, Macomber does an excellent job providing background information an explaining their importance in this book. Overall, a delightful read by one of the best storyteller's of modern times. I was provided an ARC by the publisher & NetGalley in exchange for a fair an honest review of this book.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I am sorry to see this series end. This is the fifth and final book in the Rose Harbor series. Even though this is a series, this book can be read as a stand alone novel. There is enough background given from the previous stories that readers will not be lost. This book was just a little different than the others in the series in that it is narrated by four different characters, Jo Marie, Mark, Nick and Emily. Once again, the Rose Harbor Inn is a place for healing, even for those who are not staying there. This is a novel about love, taking chances, believing in others and embracing life. In this book, Jo Marie is finally dating again after not hearing from Mark in a year. She does not even know if he is alive or was killed in Iraq. She has met a friend of her brothers and they hit it off unexpectedly and she is finally starting to be happy again, when a postcard arrives that turns her life upside down. This storyline is told by both JoMarie in Cedar Cove and Mark in Iraq. The second story is about a young teacher, Emily Gaffney. She has had two broken engagements and has taken a job in Cedar Cove to get away from everything and everybody. She has decided that she will not get married as she is unable to have children, and will eventually adopt a child. She is staying at the Inn over the summer until she finds a house to purchase. She stumbles upon an old house while out jogging and something clicks, she wants this house. While trying to find out if the house is for sale, she butts heads with the owner, Nick, a recluse with issues of his own. The characters play very nicely off one another and as usual, Debbie Macomber has written very believable characters. Her story is very down to earth and could happen to anyone. It is a quick read, especially good for the summer. It ties up Jo Marie's story nicely and of course almost everyone has a happy ending. I will miss Rose Harbor Inn, the guests and their interesting stories. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes happy endings, romance and chick-lit as a great summer read. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber is the final book in the Rose Harbor series. Jo Marie Rose owns the Rose Harbor Inn in Cedar Cove, Washington. She really misses Mark Taylor. Mark and Jo Marie are in love, but Mark does not feel he can commit to Jo Marie just yet. He needs to go back to Iraq and get his informant, Ibrahim and family out of the country. Mark’s unit had to leave so suddenly they were not able to help the local people (informants) who worked with the soldiers. Jo Marie told Mark that she would not stop her life while he was gone. It takes many months but eventually Jo Marie meets someone she is interested in dating. Just as their relationship is starting to progress, Mark comes home. What will Jo Marie do? Emily Gaffney has obtained a teaching position in Cedar Cove. Until she finds a place to live, she is staying at Rose Harbor Inn. Emily is getting over a break-up and feels that it is time to give up on love. But it looks like love is not ready to give up on her. Enter Nick Schwartz into Emily’s life. Nick has the one house in Cedar Cover that Emily wishes to purchase. Nick, though, is not willing to sell. Nick is having troubles of his own. Can these two help each other? Sweet Tomorrows is the final book in the series, but you can read it alone. What happened in the previous books is brought up and gone over in detail. This book (unlike the previous) is told in the first person from the main character’s point-of-views (Mark, Jo Marie, Emily, and Nick). There is a lot of information repeated in this book (because of the different pov's). I was a little disappointed in Sweet Tomorrows. I have read the majority of Debbie Macomber's books, and this is not up to her usual standard. I found the book lacking and thought it was very predictable. I give Sweet Tomorrows 3.5 out of 5 stars (it was okay). I did like the sweet ending and the updates on past guests. I received a complimentary copy of Sweet Tomorrows in exchange for an honest evaluation. The comments and opinions expressed are my own.