I was excited to get the latest Irene Hannon novel for some summer reading enjoyment and I was not disappointed. Hannon is excellent in character development and in providing just enough interest to keep me turning the page for more. I also like that she illustrates how love and attraction happen through relationship before intimacy. I would be happy to have my 14 year old read her novels and gain a healthy view of romantic relationships. The tension is there but it is tasteful too.
In Hope Harbor, we meet two characters who each are facing loss, and some associated guilt. Michael goes West searching for some peace and a new start after losing his wife . After arriving, he literally runs into Tracy Campbell, a cranberry farmer who is healing from her own loss and faces losing her farm on top of it all.
Along the way, we meet a reclusive old woman, whom Michael gives new hope; a tag team duo of the town minister and priest who are working together on a charity to meet local needs; and a prophetic food truck owner/artist. Each plays a role in some twists and turns giving love a second chance at Hope Harbor.
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