A year ago, ex-Delta Force operator Steven Roark left the rigors of combat behind to run fishing charters in Hope Harbor, decompress, and talk some sense into his kid brother. Business is goodbut making peace with his past is more challenging than he expected.First-grade teacher Holly Miller leads a quiet, low-profile existenceuntil she's recruited to advocate for a cause that's dear to her heart. When she solicits Steven's assistance, sparks flyespecially after they find themselves on opposite sides of an issue that disrupts their placid seaside community.As these two seemingly incompatible souls search for common ground, might they discover a deeper connectionand find that love can banish darkness and light the way to a future filled with promise?Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites you back to Hope Harborwhere hearts heal . . . and love blooms.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, Sandpiper Cove, Pelican Point, and Driftwood Bay, as well as the Code of Honor, Private Justice, and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, Booksellers' Best, Carols, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.
I have loved every single book in the Hope Harbor series, and the newest one doesn't disappoint. Hannon depicts the most realistic, enjoyable characters in this series. Once again, we have Charlie and his taco stand along with his seagulls and seal, the friendly minister and his BFF priest, and all the wonderful small town shops that fill Hope Harbor. But our focus is on some newcomers: Steven Roark, ex-marine and now captain of a fishing boat, along with his brother Patrick, and Holly Miller and her neighbor Pete Wallace, a retired widower. Each of them is hiding something that is affecting them both emotionally and mentally. Hannon deals with some really tough issues in this book, but she handles them with finesse: abortion, pro-life, alcoholism, end-of-life termination, capital punishment, and opposites being attracted to one another. But with a strong Christian message, she depicts how each of us facing issues such as these can learn that "no sin is too great to be absolved --if contrition is sincere," "that trust is integral to faith," and, finally, that "love isn't always easy...because we're all different. We don't fit together as cleanly as the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle." Don't miss this excellent series. The books can be read as stand alones, but I especially like the movement from one to the next. Best of all, there are more to come! **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.