A Hope Harbor Novel: Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

“Sometimes good things come our way when we’re open to new opportunities.”

Title:  Sea Rose Lane
Series: Hope Harbor, Book 2
Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  June 7, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction

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

Having read Hope Harbor, book 1 of the series, I was looking forward to Sea Rose Lane. Irene Hannon has such a way with her contemporary novels.  Like Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane shares a story in the beautiful (though fictional) coastal town of Hope Harbor, OR.  Reading it is like being opened to a town that you are part of with people you’ll fall in love with.  The struggles of our characters are real, the romance sweet, the relationships endearing and most abundantly, the hope that resonates with you as the story concludes is awe-inspiring.

Though Sea Rose Lane is the second in the series, it can be read like a stand-alone.  The connection lies with the town and some of the characters. Charley’s taco stand! Don’t I imagine grabbing one and the blessings that comes with it! Mind as well enjoy the company of Floyd and Gladys too, well, maybe not. They are seagulls! Sea Rose Lane has an air of being a light-read, but it’s far from it, in terms of the message one can get out of it. Understanding love and compassion, finding what your heart desires versus what you think you want, seeking God’s truth and plans for you and resolving your own stubbornness to be open to possibilities.  Sometimes we just need to be reminded how we are and can be narrow-minded. Are we just use to saying “no” off right, without thinking at least a “maybe?”  Well, Sea Rose Lane is definitely not a “maybe,” but a definite read.   And just maybe, it gives you hope to look at all the possibilities.  I look forward to many more from Irene Hannon. 

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



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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 three 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 Booklistincluded one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. 

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  1. Fun - I love stories where the characters return to a small town...
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. I will have to take one of Irene's books for a spin! Thanks for the review, Annie!


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