Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sandpiper Cove

Sandpiper Cove

A Hope Harbor Novel #2 

Paperback, ebook, hardcover, audio

April 4, 2017

by Irene Hannon

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800727680

Wishing for things that can never be is foolish . . . or is it?
Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham 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? 

When Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a troubled young man from heading down the wrong path, sparks begin to fly. Could it be that God may have a different--and better--future planned for them than either could imagine?

Lauded by Library Journal as "a master at character development," Irene Hannon welcomes you back to this charming Oregon seaside village.

Come home to Hope Harbor where hearts heal--and love blooms

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, SANDPIPER COVE is the third book in Ms. Hannon's Hope Harbor series. It easily stands alone, but fans will want to read Hope Harbor and Sea Rose Lane so they meet more of the towns residents. 

I loved the banter between the Catholic priest and the protestant minister. The two are obviously close friends who know what buttons to push. I also love the taco guy (I cannot remember his name but he is full of wisdom.)  Some of the prior characters from earlier books make cameos in this book, but not in the major player way. 

Adam Stone. He might be an ex-con but he is a dream. Kind, loving, considerate, good to animals, hard working... a model citizen in ways that even people who aren't ex-cons would be wise to emulate.  He is a sweetheart. My heart broke for him and I loved how he faced his fears and reached out to another  trouble teen.  

Lexie started out a bit tough to get to know -- but as a police chief she has a reputation to uphold. Once she loosened up a bit she was just as sweet as Adam. I loved her mom, too. 

I am so happy to know there will be a fourth Hope Harbor book and I cannot wait to read it.  But first, there Irene Hannon is starting a new romantic suspense series. If you love romantic suspense don't miss her books, she is one of the best.  This is not romantic suspense, but a straight romance and I absolutely loved it. If you love Christian romance, don't miss SANDPIPER COVE or the other books in this series. A must read. 


Marilyn R. said...

Sandpiper Cover will be another wonderfl read from Irene Hannon. She knows how to create a delightful story. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Laura.

Karen Weido said...

Sounds like a great read. Will have to add it to my reading list for sure.