Friday, August 07, 2015

Hope Harbor - Book Review

Come home to Hope Harbor-
Where hearts heal. . .
and love blooms.

Tracy Cambell 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.
Now is it on Michael Hunters.
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, an love to countless lives - including their own.




My Thoughts
I was truly blessed by this delightful novel.
The characters are warm, charming, and easy to relate to.
The intricate details in the lives of Tracy, Michael, and Anna
will bring hope, acceptance, and inspiration to the reader.

Tracy is very guarded. . .especially around men.
When you learn of the pain she is holding onto from a previous relationship 
you will understand her agony and sympathize with her.
She is a sweet character that is full of kindness and generosity towards others. 
When she meets Michael it takes all she has to not fall for him.
Sparks fly when they are around one another and it's all she can do to get them out
before it's too late. . .she doesn't want to get burned again.

Michael is an easy-going guy and the "lovable" character.
His heart is heavy and his soul is broken,
but he puts on a good face for those around him.
As he spends time in Hope Harbor he begins to heal from the past heartaches,
but as he heals there is guilt and he has a hard time accepting the fact 
that it's okay to move on with life. . .
let the past live in the past because the future is bright with promise.
As he gets to know Tracy his heart is awakened to love again 
and hope flows through him like a cleansing stream.

Then there is Anna. . .oh, how I loved this precious woman.
She carries around so much hurt and baggage 
that you can literally feel her pain and sadness through the pages.
This sweet woman is a beautiful example of God's love, grace, hope and mercy.
These are gifts that the Lord freely bestows to us.

A wonderful book written by Irene Hannon. . .
a book of hope and healing.

** I was given a free copy of this book from Revell Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **


About the Author
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five romantic suspense
and contemporary romance/women's fiction novels,
including the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series.
Her books have garnered dozens of honors, including two coveted RITA Awards
from Romance Writers of America.
She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.
Learn more at: www.irenehannon.com 

5 comments:

Denise said...

good review.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod morning dearest Stephanie! How lucky you are to read, read, read! My reading material from now on will be curriculum and other academic subjects, but it's about FRENCH, so that's good. Did you enjoy the rest of your week? I hope you have a great weekend planned.

Enjoy yet another good read! MUCH LOVE! Anita

Jeanna said...

Sounds very interesting. Thank you for the review. I will see if it is available at my library yet. Enjoy your weekend, dear Stephanie.

Christine said...

Oh thank you Stephanie! Another great review and a new author for me to discover!
Have a blessed weekend!

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like an interesting read, it is not an author that I have come across before.

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