• Rose Harbor in Bloom

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (841 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best seller 

Hailed as "the reigning queen of women's fiction" (The Sacramento Bee), Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view. 

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it's springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don't always see eye-to-eye - and at times he seems far removed - yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys. 

Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she's struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all. 

High-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost 19 years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she’s returned to Cedar Cove to make amends.   

Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures. Rose Harbor in Bloom is Debbie Macomber at her heartwarming best.   

Praise for Rose Harbor in Bloom

“Takes readers on personal journeys of first love, lost love and recaptured love.” (Bookreporter)

“A wonderful reading experience...as [the characters’] stories unfold, you almost feel they have become friends.” (Wichita Falls Times Record News)  

“Readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous. Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more.” (Kirkus Reviews)

©2013 Debbie Macomber (P)2013 Random House Audio

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Lorelei King Rocks!

Where does Rose Harbor in Bloom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not so much the story as was a light read as I read the first book in the series as love B&B stories, since I handle marketing for hotels; however, purchased the audio versus e-book, based on the narrator - Lorelei King (she is outstanding) - good choice by Debbie to attain Lorelei. I loved her in the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum Series. (too bad Lorelei is not reading The Heist by Janet, as would not buy it based on the guy reading it.

What other book might you compare Rose Harbor in Bloom to and why?

Some of Nora Robert's B&B series - due to the nature of the inn business. Of course they are similar in nature to her Cedar Cove series. Debbie does a good job on engaging her readers especially in small town settings.

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

I love her! I kept waiting on Grandma Mazur, Joe, Stephanie, and Ranger to stop by! She is excellent!

Who was the most memorable character of Rose Harbor in Bloom and why?

I like Jo Marie, the owner of the B&B, as looking forward to her new romances down the road after she has had time to grieve for her late husband.

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Wonderful!!!

After months of waiting this book was finally released. Rose Harbor is such a magical place, I just wish it was real. Debbie Macomber has a way of making you feel just like you are a part of book. I was really hoping that Jo Marie's husband had survived but in the end I felt like Jo Marie was finding her way back and together with Mark will once again find the happiness that she had lost. This is a heart-warming book that will make you laugh and cry.

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Another GREAT BOOK!!!

I love the way the characters are revealed and intertwined. Debbie Macomber has a way of making these characters your friends. She makes you want to pick up the phone and call them to see how they are getting on.
Can't wait for additional books.

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narrator sounds like an automated voice

What did you love best about Rose Harbor in Bloom?

I love the story. I have read the first one and had to get this audiobook to listen to the 2nd.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the interaction between Jo Marie and Mark.

Any additional comments?

I found that the narration took away from the book. The first book in this series, I read. I felt like this narration felt too automated. The inflections were in the wrong spot, and I checked several times that it was a person, and not a computerized voice. I found it took away from the book. It was difficult to listen to, but I wanted to persevere through it. In the end, I was glad I finished, but not happy with the quality.

There have been some fantastic books that I have listened to lately that had fantastic narration, which made the story. Some of those are: Beautiful Ruins, Water for Elephants, The Help, The Kitchen House, Me Before You, Middlesex, to name a few. All of these I would definitely listen to again.

This Rose Harbor in Bloom, I might read, but I definitely would not listen to again.

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Great story! I loved the different live stories and how they unfolded. I can't wait to see what Joe Marie has in store for her next round of guests. :)

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Loved it!

Hope there will be more in this series!!! 😍
The story lines so hold my attention.
Thank you for your sweet stories!

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love. love. love

I was so sad when I heard that the cedar cove series was going to end. While visiting my husband at his job site out of state, I got so excited when I looked up Debbie's book series and saw the Rose Harbor in series taking place in cedar cove! My poor husband, I had gone to visit him and kept my nose engrossed in the first 2 books of the series!!! Now that I am back home, I can't wait to get the 3rd and 4th book in the series! Great Job Mrs. Macomber bring Cedar Cove back!!!

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Feel Good All Over!

I love this series, it's like a beam of warm sun. If you are needing a MAKE ME FEEL better book this series will do. I am mother of 3 active scout boys, have a full-time job, full time student, wife, and so much more. These books give my brain a little peace. Can't wait for the next books, have to know what's going to have with..... can't spoil it!!

Happy Listening!

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Beautiful heartful story

I love this series! Rose Harbor is sweet, simple and one feels characters are part of our family. Wonderful!

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I really enjoyed this series

I have read the series and now am enjoying listening to it again. My only objection is that this is the type of series that you can’t just read one if you want the whole story. It’s a good and a bad problem to have. Narration is good and adds to the telling. I also, as usual picked up more this time and look forward to the next in the series.