NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For this week’s summer Beach Reads segment, we chekced in with New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Her latest book is called “The Inn at Rose Harbor” and it’s set in the Pacific northwest town of Cedar Cove that many of her readers have grown to love.

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WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack spoke with Macomber.

LISTEN: Farnack with Macomber

DM: It’s just a really uplifting book that takes place at a bed and breakfast and it’s the first in a brand new series that I’ve started. So you couldn’t have come in at a better time! It’s the story of a young war widow. Her husband was killed in Afghanistan and she takes this insurance money that she’s given and she buys a bed and breakfast. And the first night that she’s there, her husband comes to her in a dream. And he says to her, “You will heal here and all who come will heal too.” And so the people who come and check into the bed and breakfast come with burdened hearts or worries or concerns. They heal. They learn to deal with what’s going on and accept or, you know, move forward in some way. So it’s a positive, uplifting book and the best part of it is, because I’ve done a number of series through the years, is that the characters come and go!

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PF: It’s set in a town, much like the one you live in.

DM: Yes. It’s actually set in a town where I set my last series, which is called Cedar Cove. And Cedar Cove now is going to be a pilot for a TV series on Hallmark. [It’ll be] their first original scripted TV series.

PF: Will your protagonists in your books now, going forward, meet up with or have anything to do with the characters that came before?

DM: Oh yes, absolutely, which is what the readers want. They just want to know everybody’s happy and uh, you know, that life goes on.

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Next week, author Tana French takes a break from writing her new book to talk to us about her latest – “Broken Harbor.”