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Fiction. Romance. Christian Fiction. Come back to the captivating coastal town of Hope Harbor After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up—only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & 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 and construction chief 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 create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?
Author: Irene Hannon
My rating is 5 stars.
In the novel, a main character must decide whether to pursue his lifelong dreams while looking for a new job after a recent layoff. Eric returns to Hope Harbor after his layoff to
BJ is working hard at building her architecture business in Hope Harbor as well as volunteering hours at Helping Hands. BJ has a tender heart that has come from some of her harder life experiences. BJ is also assisting the local high school with its set making for production of a play and time is running out for her to complete her work.
Let me tell you there is much more to the novel than the two characters I share a little bit about plus some descriptions of beautiful scenes! I really enjoyed getting lost for a couple of hours in Harbor Hope and the characters that live there as they interact and share their stories. Each one of them has an experience or more than one which touch the heart of readers like me.
Besides the romance theme, there is faith, trust, risk and believing God. There are times when I smiled or laughed out loud like the sea Lion Casper, who is a hoot! Irene Hannon has written a couple different series and her writing engages the whole person the moment one starts reading. I hope you enjoy this novel and make sure to read book one in the Hope Harbor Series!
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DSC06478 Arch rock OregonSo whatâ€™s to like about Sea Rose Lane? Besides the true-to-life and endearing characters, the wonderfully detailed setting and a sweet, sweet romance, Hannon crafts a story a reader quickly sinks into. This book is not just a romance, but a story of hope and community. There are several story lines that, while secondary to the romance thread, bring a depth to the book with complex relationships, issue-oriented plot lines and lots to think about! There are also some unexpected characters â€” two seagulls and a seal â€” that add a touch of whimsy. And you will definitely be charmed and intrigued by the taco-making artist who seems to know an awful lot about what is going on in this small town.
I absolutely loved Sea Rose Lane! A perfect choice for a Summer reading.
(Thanks to Revell for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
The story begins with Eric and BJâ€™s inauspicious meeting as Eric
Eric has returned home to lick his wounds and to find a new job. BJ Stevens moved to Hope Harbor not too long ago also looking for a fresh start. Both of them are working through some hurts, so theyâ€™re not exactly ready for a relationship â€“ with anyone.
The book has several storylines and a few eclectic characters that add flavor to the book. After their introductory meeting, Eric and BJ keep running into each other, eventually working together on a project that would help the townâ€™s senior citizens (among others). I think this was the storyline that I found most satisfying.
This is a sweet and clean romance, with a little bit of faith woven throughout. If Hope Harbor and the townspeople were real, I would make a reservation at that bed and breakfast.
I received a free book from Revell Publishing (a division of Baker Publishing Group) in exchange for an unbiased review.
I received this book to read and review from the publisher.
Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of Sea Rose Lane and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
I never imagined Charlie as having an accent when I read about his character in later books, so it was a bit of an adjustment
I knew the ending early on in the book and found the dragging out of the plot a bit unnecessary. There's also a lot of being in the characters thoughts--something I don't remember as much of in later books.
There are some good life questions to consider:
*Is it prudent to change your "life goals"? If so, when or under what circumstances?
*What can you do to ease the loneliness of someone among your acquaintances? (an elderly person who lives alone and isn't able to get out much, a new arrival to the area who doesn't know many people, someone who may have a language barrier or be shy about meeting new people--just as examples)
*What is a good balance between making a living and pursuing a passion?
*How can we help people stay in their homes when they want to do that but have physical or mental issues that make it difficult.