Thursday, May 5, 2022

SEA GLASS COTTAGE by Irene Hannon, Reviewed by Kim and Rebecca (Hope Harbor #8)

I always enjoy returning to Hope Harbor. It sounds like such a wonderful place to live! As expected, Sea Glass Cottage is a feel good story that also contains two second chance romances-one of my favorite tropes.

Christi and Jack are the main characters of this story. I really liked them both, but I felt their chemistry was lacking and that the romance was pretty nonexistent- until it wasn’t. I really liked Steve and Beth and how their story concluded. And, as always, Charley really added to the story.

Sea Glass Cottage
is the 8th book in the Hope Harbor series, but each story can easily be read as a standalone. I do feel you will get more out of this story if you read them all because there are recurring characters.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light.

"As my abuela used to say when I was a boy back in Mexico, coincidence is nothing more than a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous."

A lot of coincidences seem to be popping up around Hope Harbor lately, and the local town sage has his finger on the pulse beat of every single one of them. When a down and out young woman shows up out of the blue seeking assistance from a former "acquaintance", it puts a local law officer on high alert for ulterior motives. After all, the "fool me once", "fool me twice" adage still applied . . . didn't it?

How about a grieving small business owner who offers the aforementioned lovely newcomer a job, then realizes that they may have more in common than not, for both are living under the burden of deep regrets amidst the desire to believe that change is possible. . . . . isn't it?

And that lovely Sea Glass Cottage! When it becomes as much of a character in the story as its human counterparts, readers know without a doubt that the hand of Providence is touching lives, restoring souls, and bringing what was once thought dead, back to life. . . in Hope Harbor!

"For a tree there is hope; if it is cut down, it will sprout again, its tender shoots will not cease. Even though its roots grow old in the earth and its stump die in the dust, yet at the first whiff of water it sprouts and puts forth branches like a young plant." Job 14:7-9

What a lovely, thoughtful, romantic chapter in the lives of the author's beloved coastal town residents!
*I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.
3.5 stars

BackCover Blurb:
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.

Revell Publishing, April 5, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, and hardcover:
Buy Sea Glass Cottage at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House


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