I love visiting Hope Harbor and Irene Hannon’s enchanting stories. Sea Glass Cottage contains two second-chance romances.
Beth and Steve are estranged following the death of their son. It was heartbreaking to lean their back story. But it was interesting to see how Charley, of the taco truck and resident sage, dispenses wisdom and gives a little nudge towards their reconciliation.
The main romance is between Christi and Jack who had know each other thirteen years in the past. Christi was a spoiled rich girl with no thought about how her actions could affect others. She has become a Christian and through her adversity, she is trying to rectify past sins. Jack has chosen Hope Harbor as a refuge and plans to continue writing novels there. However a death of someone he knew brings new situations his way. Now he has to juggle additional responsibilities with his career as an author and his job as a police officer. Circumstances bring Jack and Christi together time and time again. “ Coincidence is nothing more than a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.”
It was great to re-connect with characters from other books in the series as well as friendly seagulls, Floyd and Gladys. As before, the community comes together. This time to solve the problem of a dwindling tourist season.
The writing is accomplished, the characters are memorable and the spiritual lessons are worthy of contemplation. Hope Harbor is just a fun place to be. I am glad there are three more books coming!
* A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread
Christi Reece is desperate. The one-time golden girl's life has tarnished, and a cascade of setbacks has left her reeling. She needs help, and she's certain Jack Colby is in a position to provide it.
When she shows up in Hope Harbor, however, Jack wants nothing to do with the woman who betrayed him. He's built a new life on the Oregon coast--and there's no room in it for Christi, even after she takes refuge in a charming but mysterious cottage nearby. Yet it soon becomes apparent his opinion of her may need revising . . . especially when he ends up needing her help.
Can these two hurting souls make peace with their past and open their hearts to a new beginning?
Come home to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.
Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon delivers another heartwarming and romantic story set in the enchanting seaside community of Hope Harbor that is loved by readers the world over. Once you visit, you'll never want to leave.