Saturday, June 11, 2016

Awesome, gentle romance -- Sea Rose Lane

How does she do it?  How can one of the greatest authors of page-turning suspense stories turn off that suspense and give us such awesome, gentle romance as Sea Rose Lane?  In her second Hope Harbor story Irene Hannon has shown once again that she is a master at both genres. From the captivating cover and inviting title to the very last page, this story gives the feel of coming home -- to either a place where you grew up or a new home you've never known. 

Hope Harbor is home to quite an eclectic group of characters:  a laid-off big-city attorney, an attractive architect building her business while protecting her heart, a Cuban doctor barely making a living as a carpenter, an elderly woman trying to maintain her independence despite failing health, and a quirky taco chef/artist who has special insight into everyone's life.  Faith, self-worth, friendship, priorities, and courage all play important roles in the development of  their story.  And Irene throws in a couple of unusual sea gulls, a belching seal, and a temperamental cat for good measure. 

I highly recommend Sea Rose Lane to fans of great contemporary Christian fiction.  I'm looking forward to another visit to Hope Harbor next spring in Sandpiper Cove.

Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the book:

Two people starting over . . . in a town known for second chances
After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to Hope Harbor--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed and 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 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 for to help Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

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

About the Author:

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers' Best Awards, and a National Readers' Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Pam, for the great review. I'm so happy you enjoyed this!