Monday, August 10, 2015

Hope Harbor - by Irene Hannon

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About the book:

Come home to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.
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. Now she's home again--with a floundering farm to run . . . a tragic secret . . . and a wounded heart. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets and devastating regrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help with a project that is close to her heart, winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.

My review:

This was a great love story with a fun, quirky cast of characters!  The plot was wonderful; it moved along at a good pace.  There were a lot of sweet romantic moments and I admired how they took things slow and tried not to let their emotions run away with them.  It was interesting learning more about cranberry farming and wondering if they would figure out a way to save the farm.  The spiritual aspect of the story was great, as both Tracy and Michael were not only dealing with past regrets and guilt, but Michael was struggling with anger at God and both were trying to find God's will.  There was also a very interesting plot line about Anna, an older woman who's shut herself away from people.  She was dealing with unforgiveness and holding a grudge.  After she unexpectedly rents to Michael, her life starts to change and it was wonderful to see the improvement.  It was cool how different events impacted each other; there was even a discussion about Providence vs. coincidence.  There were definitely some miraculous God moments in the story, starting with a taco maker named Charley.  Another quirky pair were the Catholic priest and reverend; they were pretty amusing as they were good friends and bantered back and forth.  There was a line about stars aligning as plans came together which seemed to reference astrology, but I suppose the author could have meant it differently.  It's also a common pop culture phrase now, so it could have just been something said without real meaning to it.  Michael was thinking it, but he had a strong faith in God.  Overall, this was a very enjoyable story I would highly recommend!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Irene Hannon

    Irene Hannon

    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...
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