Fans of Irene Hannon’s will enjoy her believable portrayal of characters’ emotions as well as the growth of both primary and secondary characters throughout the story, but should be aware that this one doesn’t proceed at quite the thrilling pace of her romantic suspense novels. I highly recommend it, in particular to fans of small-town contemporary romance.
Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon is a contemporary romance. With Irene's excellent writing and a lighter story line then some of her other books, this is a perfect beach read! Irene just keeps getting better!
Excerpted from SEA ROSE LANE by Irene Hannon, Copyright 2016. With permission from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring and Hope Harbor, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two Reviewers Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers Choice Award, two Booksellers Best Awards, and a National Readers Choice Award. Learn more at her website.
Karen and Val are family--yet they're anything but close. Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her gorgeous sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had darker reasons for leaving town--as well as a secret to keep--and coming home has never been an option . . . until their mother suffers a stroke. Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with their past mistakes, their relationship with each other, and their issues with a mother who is far from ideal. When a physical therapist raising his daughter alone and a handsome but hurting musician enter the picture, the summer takes on a whole new dimension. As their lives intersect and entwine, can each learn how to forgive, how to let go, and how to move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love? This was a very sweet book of two sisters finding themselves while forging a friendship with each other that was unexpected. Threads of secrets revealed, hearts mended, forgiveness given, and faith restored are just a few that are woven in this book. Taking a different trail from her suspense novels, Irene Hannon did a fantastic job creating a soft, yet moving book for her readers. Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Revell Books sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.