Sandipiper Cove - Book Review

Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate 
raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft 
and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. 
As a result, she has zero time for extracurricular activities--including romance. 
Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking for love either--
but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief? 
Yet wishing for things that can never be is foolish.

Nevertheless, when Lexie enlists Adam's help 
to keep a young man from falling into a life of crime, 
sparks begin to fly. 
And as they work together, 
it soon becomes apparent that God may have a different--and better--
future planned for them than either could imagine.

My Thoughts
Sandpiper Cove is a beautiful and touching story
about second chances with not only people, 
but with God the Almighty.
We are not perfect people, we make mistakes,
but God is faithful and just,
He is rich in mercy.

 But God, who is rich in mercy, 
for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, 
hath quickened us together with Christ, 
(by grace ye are saved.)
- Ephesians 2:4-5 -

Irene Hannon takes Adam Stone, an ex-con,
and uses his story to show the readers 
that the Lord is all about love, forgiveness, and redemption.
She also uses other characters in the book 
to put into perspective the true meaning of forgiveness. . .

"Maybe he'd spent most of his life treading a dicey and dangerous road.
Maybe he'd made more mistakes than any man should be allotted.
Maybe he'd come close to the gates of hell on far too man occasions.
But today he was living proof that God did, indeed,
work for the good of those who love Him."
{ Sandpiper Cove - pg. 332 }

I thoroughly enjoyed this story
and must say I really liked the stories of Adam, Lexie, and Brian.
Irene did a beautiful job of writing a heart-felt, meaningful story
while reminding the readers in a gentle way 
the importance of loving others through Jesus Christ
and offering them the second chance they deserve.

Before I end this review I do have one small "issue" 
that I think I have brought up with the other books in this series.
There is a character named "Charley" and while I enjoy him
I often feel like he is being portrayed too much like God
or even in a "magical" way with his ability to "know" and "see" things.
This is my only complaint, dear friends.

You can read my reviews for the first and second books
 in the Hope Harbor Series by clicking on the links below:

** 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 


Chris Lally said...

My reading list is getting longer. Thank you, Stephanie!

Have you viewed San Antonio Wrongful Death said...

I especially like the faith- based stories of Irene Hannon. Good suspense, lots of action, and all intermixed with teaching life values! True to life lessons for readers.

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