Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review - Sea Rose Lane


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


Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers' Best Awards, and a National Readers' Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at


This is the second book in the "Hope Harbor" series. This book can definitely be read without confusion if you haven't read the first one. Mainly you'll recognize the town on the Oregon coast and some of the characters but the story is definitely stand alone.

Eric is returning to his hometown after losing his job and is looking forward to the slower pace and the peace he's looking for. When he arrives to his childhood home, he finds that his father is converting the home into a bed and breakfast.

BJ has been living in Hope Harbor for about a year now and she, too, was seeking the slower, quieter pace. She's grown to love her new home but when Eric arrives, she doesn't really trust him. He's much too slick for her taste and she is cautious of him.

Both Eric and BJ carry hurts from their past and they are trying to regroup in their new life in this sweet town. While Eric only intends to stay long enough to restart his career, the pull of the town and of each other, changes both of them.

I love the faith in this book and how there are different levels of faith with different characters. The growth through seeing how God really cares is wonderful. Of course, I can't leave out Charley of the Taco Stand. His wise words and friendship to those around him are so wonderful and heartwarming.

I loved this book. It was such a relaxing read and the characters were complex and real. I highly recommend this book especially for a nice summer read.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Revell Reads

Blessings - Julie

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