The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
This is the first in Debbie Macomber's new series set in Cedar Cove. Jo Marie's husband was killed while fighting for his country in Afghanistan. With the life insurance money a new life began for Jo Marie Rose when she bought a Bed and Breakfast. In remembrance of her husband she changed the name to Rose Harbor Inn. Each day she thinks of Paul and each day she talks with him. And sometimes she believes Paul has sent someone to help when she has needed it. The first two guests at the Inn arrive with unhappiness. Neither Abby or Josh want to be in Cedar Cove but Jo Marie is the good innkeeper and makes their stay as pleasant as possible-including the gift of a listening ear.
Some of the characters from the first Cedar Cove series appear in this story which is helpful to someone new in town. I thoroughly enjoyed this beginning of Jo Marie's life and hope you will too.