Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coming Home to Hope Harbor!

        "Hope Harbor"
     By Irene Hannon

Synopsis:  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.

Fan favorite Irene Hannon brings a whole new cast of characters to life in a charming Oregon seaside village. Emotional and heartwarming, this story invites readers to come home to Hope Harbor, where love and hope bloom--and hearts heal.

My Thoughts:  Irene Hannon has become one of my favorite authors. Her storytelling is outstanding in its ability to grab the reader's interest on the first page and hold one captive until the last page is read!!

 Life goes on around you, as you immerse yourself in the complicated lives of the characters. The main character, Tracy Campbell is dedicated to keeping the cranberry farm,the  family business for three generations, going, even though the times are rough and obstacles constantly confront  her attempts. She is a very serious, intense young lady who strives to keep the floundering cranberry farm afloat, even during rough times. She grew up in this farming community, left for a while, however love brought her back home. Tracy is an easy character with whom to identify. The realistic and detailed description makes her one with you, appealing to your deepest emotions . She is suffering from heartache AND a secret. You feel her loneliness and confusion. When Michael appears on the scene, she is resistant to his offers of help as well as his kindness. Her reaction is totally understandable after becoming aware of the past events in her life. 

The plot moves quickly with many unexpected twists and turns at every corner. My attention was captured on the first page and I just could NOT put the book down. It is clearly a romance, however so many challenges, struggles and complications interfere with a smooth progress. 

Hope Harbor is supposed to be the place where hearts heal and love blooms!! But oh, what a struggle to attain those ends!

Definitely a five star book!!  Loved it!! Waiting for the next book !!

This book was supplied by Revell House and Graff Martin Communications in exchange for a fair and honest review. Now available from your local bookseller.

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