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Diane47435 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming story!September 10, 2019Diane4743Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm so happy to have discovered this wonderful author because from the moment I started reading this heartwarming story I couldn't put it down. The story is heartwarming and the characters will wrap themselves around your heart and will stay with you long after their story ends. I wish I could live in a town as inspirational as Driftwood Bay because of the wonderful people who live there and the overwhelming support they offer each other and the immigrant family the congregation welcomes with open arms. The characters of Logan, Jeanette and Moly will capture your heart as they struggle to overcome overwhelming loss and learn to trust in love again. This is a truly delightful and captivating read. I read an early copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Some Words RequiredAugust 13, 2019GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I continue to enjoy the Hope Harbor series. The town of Hope Harbor is always an inviting place to visit, even if only in the imagination. I expect many of us would love to find a place like it to live or at least to visit, not because there are never any problems and everyone is always at peace, but because those who venture there seem to find hope. I often find the exchanges between the Christian pastor and the Catholic priest entertaining. Their friendship is strong even though they hold different theological views. This friendship helps them and their congregants work together for the good of the town, as they do in helping the refugees from Syria find a new life. I must mention Charley and his fish tacos. But even better than his fish tacos is the sage wisdom he offers, often when people initially have no idea why he shared his thoughts with them. But those thoughts find a lodging place in their minds and typically lead them to find answers. In this particular story, we find Logan trying to raise his brother's five-year-old daughter by himself, Jeannette running a lavender farm and tearoom on her own while she tries to keep her distance from people as much as possible, and the Shabos trying to adapt to a new life in a foreign country where they don't know the language. Quite a combination for excitement, love, faith, and a wide range of emotions, including not a little angst, apprehension, loneliness, and grief. Irene Hannon writes contemporary romance in such a way that the romance blends with the rest of the story rather than being an overwhelming focus of the story. I'm already looking forward to visiting Hope Harbor again.
pamanfreeNowata, OKAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Healing two little girl's heartsJuly 28, 2019pamanfreeNowata, OKAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mrs. Hannon, has done it again she has once again brought us back to Hope Harbor with a delightful story of two little girls under the age of 6, who have experienced heart rending losses, that the family they have left are themselves struggling to come to terms with. When two little girls and a dog find each other wonderful things can happen. Some tissue will be required as you read this so reader beware.
TracyColumbia, TNAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5An Uplifting StoryJune 6, 2019TracyColumbia, TNAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Driftwood Bay is about a lonely woman, Jeanette, who has determined to live a solitary life. Her plans are foiled when a single doctor and his young niece interrupt her solitude. At the same time, a refugee family that the church and town have committed to helping is in need of assistance that she can give if she is willing to step out of her comfort zone. Her faith and her conscience continue to drive her to do what she knows is right even if it's not in accordance with her plans.
This story really focuses on grief and healing and being able to move forward after terrible things happen in life instead of staying in the grief. And it's about allowing love for other people and from other people to help you heal. I really enjoyed reading Driftwood Bay. The characters are likeable and relatable. And the emotions that the characters are dealing with are emotions that I think a lot of people can connect with. I would definitely recommend this book.
***Thank you to the publisher and author for sending me a copy of this book to review. My review is my own opinion, and I was not obligated to give a positive review.
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Worth reading if you're reading the entire seriesMay 6, 2019crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2This is the fifth book in the Hope Harbor Series. I found it to be just ok. Kind of ho hum, to be honest, and not as compelling as the previous books in the series. I love the cover, I have to say. I also enjoyed a few of the characters, but the story as a whole really didn't capture me. It may have helped to learn earlier on why Jeanette is bottled up so tight, but even then the over arching story would be the same. I think it's fine, there's nothing I can really put my finger on, but it wasn't for me. Read it if you're reading the entire series.
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