Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon

About Book

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

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.

When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter’s. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives–including their own.

Paperback336 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Fleming H. Revell Company
ISBN 0800724526 (ISBN13: 9780800724528) 

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About Author  

Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 45 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards RT Book Reviews magazine. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.

A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, long walks, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.

To learn more about Irene and her books, visit

My Thoughts

Tracy Campbell works as hard as her Uncle Bud on the family cranberry farm.  Bu things are not looking very good for the farm financially.  She must do something to keep the farm out of the red even though she already has two jobs, one as an accountant and the other volunteering for a charity, Helping Hands.  

As she is out running errands she is literally knock off her bicycle by a complete stranger.  Even though he was polite and apologized she brushed him off and went about her way, she needed to get back to the farm and doctor her bruises.

Michael Hunter has taken some time off work to clear his head so he decides to visit Hope Harbor.  When he arrives it is not what he expected.  He is greeted by one disaster after another.  Which includes no place available to book a room and  he knocked a young woman off of her bicycle.  As he ponders who this woman is so he can make amends for the accident another woman interrupts his pondering.  She introduces herself as Anna and after a short conversation and seeing the predicament the young man is in she informs him she has an apartment for rent on weekly basis.  At least now he has a place to stay.

Tracy, Michael and Anna had something in common they each lost their spouses to death.    Anna has become a recluse and is estranged from her adult son.  They all have secrets and the pain and lack of forgiveness   was causing problems in moving on with their lives.  Blaming God seemed to their biggest problem.  

This trio seemed to work well together supporting each other in their journey to forgiveness, God, life and love. For some there was reconciliation and for others there was romance.  They heard God and knew he had a plan.

There are many characters in this book that had a hand in God's plans for this trio.  I call them Disciples in Christ. 

I had a hard time putting this book down and when I finished the book I sorry it ended.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book  from Revell/Baker Publishing for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This is my honest opinion.

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