Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sea Rose Lane Book Review

Hope Harbor Series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  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 to help Hope Harbor's older residents, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

where hearts heal . . . . and love blooms

REVIEW:  Eric Nash learns that even if your perfect job ends, it is just the beginning for something new and exciting, if you let God work.  I like how the author uses the talents Eric hasn't used in years to help BJ work on a major project during his time off.  BJ's desire to help the elderly in Hope Harbor is admirable and stems from a painful time in her life.  The solution she comes up with to solve a problem the Helping Hands program faces is perfect for all involved.  Charlie is the perfect foil for Eric as he pushes him to think outside the box and beyond what he had hoped to accomplish.  I like how Charlie always seems to know when he is needed and always gives excellent advice, even if the recipient isn't receptive at the time.  The ending is perfect as it shows sometimes God does give us our cake and let us eat it too.  One warning though - you may not want to read this book if you are hungry.  The fudge cake and fish tacos mentioned repeatedly sound absolutely delicious and kept me wishing I had some.
     It is the second book in the Hope Harbor series but can stand alone.  The first book, Hope Harbor, goes into detail about the Helping Hands Program and how it gets started.  This is a great book.  It is a perfect summertime read at home or on the beach.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series.  Her books have garnered dozens of honors, including three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America.  She is also a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame.   Visit her website at, on Twitter and Facebook.

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