Thursday, August 06, 2015
Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.
Fan favorite Irene Hannon brings a whole new cast of characters to life in a charming Oregon seaside village. Emotional and heartwarming, this story invites readers to come home to Hope Harbor, where love and hope bloom--and hearts heal.
After trying to read a book that just wasn't for me I breathed a sigh of relief when I discovered that this was the next book on my list because I know that when I pick up an Irene Hannon book I'm in for an amazing and well-written story! Whether it's her romantic suspense or her contemporary romance this author knows how to capture a reader and keep them hooked until the last page, and that was certainly the case with this book! I read it over a rather busy weekend but I still finished it in about three sittings!
Michael and Tracy were both great characters! I loved the way they both selflessly gave of themselves to help others and it was sweet to watch as they both overcame their pasts and found a second chance at love. I also really liked Anna's character and enjoyed seeing her come out of her self-imposed isolation.
And lastly, I loved the strong message of forgiveness and second chances that ran through the book. All of the main characters had hurts and mistakes in their pasts and it was awesome to see how God worked through each of their lives to bring them to a place of healing and love. Everything about this book was wonderful and I can't wait to visit Hope Harbor again in book two!
Meet the Author
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.