Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sandpiper Cover by Irene Hannon

  • Series: Hope Harbor
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (April 4, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800727681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800727680

About the Book:

Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she 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? Yet wishing for things that can never be is foolish.

Nevertheless, when Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a young man from falling into a life of crime, sparks begin to fly. And as they work together, it soon becomes apparent 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 readers back to this charming Oregon seaside village where hearts heal--and love blooms.

My Thoughts:

Irene Hannon is one of my go to authors, and I'm always excited when a new novel is set to release.  I adore her suspense, but I've fallen in love with her contemporary novels in her "Hope Harbor" series. This cozy community is packed with fascinating and quirky characters that make appearances all throughout the series.

With "Sandpiper Cove" we meet reformed felon Adam Stone as he embarks on a new way of life, but attempts to live an isolated lifestyle out in the cove.  His sole companion?  An abused and injured pooch named Clyde that Adam rescues and takes home with him.  But when vandalism strikes, Chief Lexie comes out to investigate, and Adam's isolation ends.

Lexie is a single mom working in a high pressure environment, but she's fortunate to have her mom living with her and her young son...even when the woman can't help but meddle a little.  Annette can't help but encourage their new family friend and her daughter to explore any spark and seek out the plan the Father may have for them.

Prepare to fall in love with Lexie's son, Matt, as the rambunctious boy helps care for Clyde and burrows his way into Adam's heart.  Brenda Hutton and son Brian will also linger in your imagination long after you close the final page.  Of course, Charley and his taco truck and seemingly supernatural wisdom is found in the pages of "Sandpiper Cove"...along with everyone's favorite seagull couple, Floyd and Gladys.

You'll enjoy every moment in "Sandpiper Cove", and I'm thankful to my friends at Revell for my downloaded copy from NetGalley in exchange for no services or opinions promised.  "Sandpiper Cove" receives my "Oh, The Feels!" award.

Until next time...

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