Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hope Harbor Lane #2


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 Published June 7th 2016
 by Fleming H. Revell Company 


Come to Home to Hope Harbor-
where hearts heal... and love blooms.



Synopsis:

Two people starting over . . . in a town known for second chancesAfter a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to Hope Harbor--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed and breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect who's invaded the house with her motley crew. As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance,
dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces for to help Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?


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Meet the Author:


Irene HannonIrene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers' Best Awards, and a National Readers' Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.






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My Thoughts:


This is the second installment from Irene Hannon in the Hope Harbor Lane series, but with that being said I consider it a stand alone story.  
This is a story that warms your heart. It has complex lead characters, well integrated secondary characters, quirky animals, coastal imagery and a crisis of faith. Several threads are woven into the story that give you a sense of small town, but more importantly a community that just pulls you in.  
We are quickly introduced to Eric Nash who has just received the blow of being let go from his job in Portland and is headed home to Hope Harbor. Eric had one goal in mind to become a lawyer and become a partner in a firm.  He's been working 60 hour weeks and making progress or at least he thought he was.  Company downsizing led to his being let go and completely blindsided him.  His plans are to regroup and look for a new job.  
BJ Stevens is an architect that has recently moved to the area.  She left a successful career and LA behind after a betrayal that has left her wounded to the very core.  She quickly fell in love with the small town of Hope Harbor and has opened a business in construction which has kept her busy. 
This is a sweet plot that flows effortlessly.  I was quickly pulled into this story from page one.  The engaging characters are easy to love and make you hope their dreams come true.  The character and setting are detailed and perceptive.  This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves a good, clean story.  
**I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  
 

4 comments:

  1. Just saw this review, Katrina. Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed visiting Sea Rose Lane!

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    1. Irene, thank you for stopping by. Yes, I loved this story. I do believe I would like to live in Hope Harbor. The wonderful characters will make you laugh out loud while reading. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
      Blessings

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  2. I love the Hope Harbor series!

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    1. I agree completely Caryl. As I told Irene, I would love to live in Hope Harbor.lol Thank you for stopping by.

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