Updated: Nov 29, 2021
I will just say it, Debbie Macomber did it again! After reading one of her Christmas books and absolutely loving it I have started reading as many of her books as I can. I will admit I was originally hesitant to start this particular book because it's an older title and the start of a series, but I ended up loving it.
The Inn at Rose Harbor is not a romance like I originally thought, but more like contemporary fiction about Jo Marie Rose who has just bought a bed and breakfast and decides to turn into an Inn called Rose Harbor Inn. In the book, you follow the two first guests at the Inn in addition to Jo. I found the story the perfect mix of emotional with very heartfelt backstories of the guests and a light, easy read. There is a tiny bit of romance but maybe like 5% of the book so don't go in thinking it will be one because you will be very disappointed. I loved how each of the characters were each in different stages of their lives and going through different experiences but were all connected through this Inn. A notable aspect of this book is that each perspective we follow is equally interesting and I was equally invested in all the characters. This made the book fast to get through since I wanted to know how each character's story would end.
Besides absolutely loving the book, I also really like that the book is the start of a series, but could also be read as a standalone. This being said, I immediately put book two on hold after I finished because I just couldn't wait to read another story about the Inn. If you are looking for a beach read with more depth than a rom com but not as heavy as a literary or historical, I would look no further than this book.