Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hope and perseverance -- Hope Harbor

Hope Harbor -- the very title of Irene Hannon's latest novel offers the promise of something great.  And that promise is beautifully fulfilled in this awesome story by one of Christian fiction's most talented writers.  Hope Harbor is an awesome story on so many different levels.  It is a story of unexpected -- maybe even uninvited -- romance.  It is a story of determination and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  And it is a story of great loss and great potential for restoration and reconciliation.

Irene fills her narrative with interesting characters -- some of whom are just a little quirky -- who definitely drive the story.  Tracy and Michael each have their own complex stories which provide the main plot of the book.  Anna is tremendously interesting to get to know, and Charley (and his taco truck business) provides his own unique perspective.  Also, Irene's picturesque description of Hope Harbor easily transports you to this enchanting locale.

I highly recommend Hope Harbor to fans of great contemporary Christian fiction.  Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

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

 Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. Now she's home again--with a floundering farm to run . . . a tragic secret . . . and a wounded heart. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets and devastating regrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help with a project that is close to her heart, winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.

About the Author:

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at

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