Sea Rose Lane: A Hope Harbor Novel

Sea Rose Lane: A Hope Harbor Novel

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by Irene Hannon
     
 

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Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up—only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by

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Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up—only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos—and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew.

As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

Three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm, romance, and second chances.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/09/2016
Hannon (Thin Ice) returns to Hope Harbor, Ore., with an introduction to two new characters. Eric Nash grew up in Hope Harbor but followed dreams of a fast-track law partnership to Portland. Unexpected downsizing forces Eric to return to his hometown to regroup. BJ Stevens is an architect who has left her own big-city dreams behind. She and her odd-lot crew are hired by Eric's father to turn Eric's childhood home into a bed-and-breakfast. Sparks fly immediately, but Eric's desire to join a large firm and BJ's contentment with the slower pace of Hope Harbor put their romance in a holding pattern. There are moments of prayer and church attendance, but Hannon integrates the faith element into character development rather than into the story line. Fans of Hope Harbor will recognize a few familiar faces, including Charlie, the coastal Oregon town's resident sage, fish taco maker, and artist, but this is a stand-alone story that welcomes first-time visitors as well. This quaint romance explores how aspirations and dreams may change, or still be fulfilled, when life takes a different course than initially expected. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800727543
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2016
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
64,648
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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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 www.irenehannon.com

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Sea Rose Lane: A Hope Harbor Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
GrandaddyA 4 months ago
A wonderful Christian romance with a lot of food for thought. I enjoyed going back to visit Hope Harbor again. I found my mouth watering every time someone went to Charley’s for an order of fish tacos. Frankly I have rebelled at the idea of fish tacos since the first time I saw them listed on a menu, but Irene Hannon makes them sound so delicious. Now if I could only find Charley’s so I could taste test them, I might change my mind. Actually there seems to be several people changing their minds in the story. BJ has lived in Hope Harbor for a year after deciding living in the big city and working as a high-paid architect was just not the life she wanted. Eleanor discovers how she has held people at arms-length and realizes some changes are in order. Eric has returned to his hometown to regroup after the law firm where he worked sixty-hour weeks in an effort to become a partner made the decision to downsize. His is the main story line as he begins to struggle with his feelings for a beautiful architect, his desire to continue pursuing his career path, and his renewed interest in painting pictures. Like most of us, he wants it all but can he have it all? How can he work sixty hours a week, paint, and pursue the young woman? Is it realistic to even think he can? Does he need to change his thinking? I recommend this book especially for anyone who is struggling to find direction in life. I look forward to the next book in this series.
ConR 6 months ago
The second book in the Hope Harbor series is just as great a read as the first. No worries if you haven't read the first one, Hope Harbor...both books stand alone even though they share some of the same characters. Sometimes you want a book that isn't terribly deep but has some tension. This book is just that kind of story, and I love the subtle challenge it offers for the reader....I found myself asking if I always stay within my comfort zone, and also if I tend to judge people by first impressions or even first information, as it were. I look forward to another visit to Hope Harbor.
Deal_Sharing_Aunt 7 months ago
I really like what author Irene Hannon writes. Her stories are ones that you remember after you read them. Her characters are described well and you feel as if you might know them. This is the story of a young man who goes back home. But when he arrives he has a few surprises waiting for him. His father never told him that he is making his house into a bed & breakfast. The lady he hired caught Eric's eye but she wants no relationships right now. What will happen to them as the house is made over? Will they start to get along? I liked this book and I give it a 4/5. I was given this book from Revell Publishing . These are my opinions.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book was hard to put down as you become engrossed in the lives of the characters and the struggles they faced. It was also a plain old good story that has twists and turns in the plot.This is the first book from Irene that I read that was not a suspense book-- I have read all of her suspense books-- and I decided to read this book because she is such a great writer. I was not disappointed! I spent a couple of late nights because I couldn't put it down!
Bookworm_Debbie 8 months ago
This is a wonderful contemporary romance novel. This book is a stand-alone story. But at the same time life is going on for many of the characters that were in the first book and their appearances make more sense if you have already read the previous story. Some of them are charmingly eccentric and a lot of fun. I loved returning to Hope Harbor. We meet some new characters in this book and get to visit again with some of our old friends from book one. I really like the depth of the characters that Irene Hannon has created. They appear in every walk of life and many different life circumstances. One of the recurring themes in this book is people who are trying to rebuild a new life for themselves after some type of loss. Some of them have to make drastic changes to do so. But the one thing that helps them all is the deep level of community that exists in this small town on the Oregon coast. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Fallbrookfamily 9 months ago
Irene Hannon is one of my favorite authors, however this book is not like her typical. Actually, it reminded me a lot of Debbie Macomber's Rose Harbor books. Anyhow, the story line was sweet and I was very satisfied with the ending. I would definitely recommend this to a friend; great beach read!
michelemorin 9 months ago
Welcome to Hope Harbor where the pace is slow, but news travels fast; where visitors arrive to relax and clear their mind of distractions and then come away with new perspective. It’s an unlikely destination for Eric Nash with his partner-track position at a high-end Portland law firm. But when “a strategic repositioning” leaves him jobless and questioning all his cherished assumptions about security, he returns to Hope Harbor to fall back and regroup. Eric is surprised to find his widowed father in the midst of a huge remodeling project with plans of starting a B&B in the family home. Of course, a fender bender with his dad’s construction manager on his first day in Hope Harbor gets them off to a rocky start, but what was it about this contractor’s intelligent green eyes and the dusting of freckles across her nose that sent a sizzle of electricity through the air? Was it only Eric’s imagination, or had B.J. sensed it as well? As Eric’s confusion about his future increases, the pounding hammers begin to echo the collision of choices warring in his head and heart. Was a return to the fast track what he really wanted? Or was it time to slow down and make space for his long-neglected love of painting — and a meaningful and committed relationship? Return visitors to Hope Harbor will be delighted to know that Charlies’s Fish Taco Stand is still doing a booming business, and that Charlie is still observing the town’s citizens with his enigmatic combination of quirky humor and sensitivity. Did he train Floyd and Gladys to guard the bench near his stand or were those two seagulls just captivated by Charlie’s charm like every one else in town? Irene Hannon’s background as a suspense writer sneaks into her unfolding plot in Sea Rose Lane. With Eric’s uncertainty about his future and B.J.recovering from a disastrous run-in with a smooth operator who was as ambitious and handsome as Eric, the pair seems unlikely to synchronize the pitch and sway of their feelings for each other. The good citizens of Hope Harbor keep Eric and B.J. on the move and, ultimately, it is through the use of their gifts in the service of others that God begins to direct their paths in surprising ways. With a balance of delightful whimsy and piercing insight reminiscent of Jan Karon’s Mitford series, Irene Hannon has created an engaging community and populated it with characters whose journeys capture the imagination and invite the reader to ponder important life lessons. Through the twists and turns of the narrative arc, Sea Rose Lane reinforces the truth that in order to gain the things we most desire, we sometimes have to let go of things that are less important. // Curious about author Irene Hannon? I interviewed her last summer here on the blog. I have also reviewed the first book in the Hope Harbor series as well as two of her earlier books. Enjoy! // This book was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
SusanSnodgrassBookworm 10 months ago
Irene Hannon has been a favorite for quite some time. I especially love her Christian romantic suspense novels. She introduced her readers to the tiny northwest town of Hope Harbor last year and Sea Rose Lane takes us back for a second visit. Irene Hannon is able to switch genres very easily, something that sits very well with me. She also has several secondary stories going in her novel and they are quite satisfying as well. We also will be treated to a third visit to Hope Harbor next year! *I was provided with a copy of this novel by Net Galley in exchange for my review.
Butterflyblogger 10 months ago
After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew. As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves? Eric was on the fast track to being partner in the law firm he worked in. Due to lay offs he is back home. All he can think about is finding the next law firm and getting back on the fast track to partner again. Little does he know God has something else planned for him. He meets BJ who is renovating his childhood home into a B&B. She wants nothing to do with him as she sees him as the same type of person who stuck a knife in her back in her previous career. This is a nice easy read. Yes, you do know that the guys gets the girl in the end. But don't they usually. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a clean, sweet romance. I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.