Oh Irene Hannon you get me every time! Whether it’s suspense or romance, I’m captivated from page one and Hope Harbor was no exception. This is the kind of book you get buried in and don’t come up for air until you’ve read it cover to cover!
I really liked Tracy Campbell’s character. Her dedication to her family and their cranberry farm is admirable. She’s a hard worker who never gives up on her dreams and it’s no surprise that this appeals to Michael Hunter, even though he came to Hope Harbor looking for peace, not love. But sometimes the two go hand in hand.
It becomes a beautiful love story of two people with pain in the past with similar stories. However, sometimes we let the past dictate our future and Michael and Tracy both struggle with doing that.
My favorite sub character was Anna Williams who also struggles with a past she can’t forget and she has let the pain take over her entire life becoming the town recluse and just a sad, lonely woman. Even she doesn’t understand how or why she lets Michael into her life but good things happen as a result for her. I loved watching her grow and develop and let go of the past and re-enter the world.
All of us experience pain and sorrow in life but like the name the town Hope Harbor signifies, there is always hope for a new beginning. Hannon articulates this in a way that only she can, drawing emotion from the depths of my soul that reminds me of my own past, present and future.
About the Book
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 www.irenehannon.com.
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