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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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rkokesAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful ReadMay 3, 2019rkokesAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Driftwood Bay is book five in the Hope Harbor series by Irene Hannon.
Summary: Jeanette Mason is alone-and she wants to keep it that way. Her past tragedies have taught her that love isn't a risk she intends to take again.
Jeanette's new neighbor Dr. Logan West has his hands full. With the deaths of his brother and mother, he is now the new guardian to a five year old girl. A girl that he has no idea how to raise.
But when a family in need moves to town, will Jeanette and Logan be able to see past their own hurts and be able to help? And in the end, will it help them to heal as well?
My Thoughts: This is a well-written book. Even with all of the past tragedies the characters have endured, they each receive wise advice from others throughout the book, and do their best to reach out in spite of their circumstances.
I really liked how everything was so seamlessly woven together to create such a beautiful look at working through tragedy and realizing love is worth it after all.
I thought this was a wonderful read, and I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading the next one. I will also probably go back and read the other books as well.
It is definitely not necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this book, but if they are anything like this one, I am sure they will be worth the read.
As always, I would like to thank Revell for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. Thank you!
debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A girl, a dog, and two lonely adults = romanceApril 30, 2019debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Deb's Dozen: Rambunctious Dog Causes Two Adults and One Girl to Search for Romance
Driftwood Bayjust the sound of the words evokes peace. We've grown to love and care for an abundance of characters in the other books in Irene Hannon's Hope Harbor romance series. We remember no one more memorable than Charlie, the omniscient purveyor of delectable fish tacos.
Dr. Logan West, an emergency room doctor, has his hands full raising his dead brother's daughter, Molly, and a rambunctious beagle named Tobyhe certainly didn't need said beagle tearing up his next door neighbor's lavender plants. And here he'd thought Hope Harbor would be a peaceful, quiet place for all of them.
Jeanette Mason escaped to Hope Harbor from a tragedy suffered at home. She started a tearoom and a lavender farmshe bakes delicious lavender cookies. She keeps herself busy and has no intention of getting involved with the community nor the neighbors next door.
But that dog! And Charlie, who raises questions in both Logan's and Jeanette's minds they can't answer. Then there's Molly, quiet and sad since her grandmother died. First her dad, then her grandmothera lot of losses for such a little girl.
Add in a Syrian refugee family the town adopted, a couple of pastors, and the ubiquitous Charlie, and we're off on another love story with bumps along the way.
Engaging characters, a good story, a peaceful setting, and mysterious Charlie draw us in for another Hope Harbor romance story. I love this romance series, and Irene Hannon certainly makes us wish the scene and the people were real. Five stars.
Irene Hannon just reached the milestone of over a million books sold under the Revell imprint. Wow! A three-time Rita Award winner, she writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. The Romance Writers of America elected her to their Hall of Fame and RT Book Reviews gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award for the entire body of her work. All of that and she's a fun, relatable person too.
Revell Books gave me a copy of Driftwood Bay, but I was in no way obligated to post a review.
arkmom4 Stars Out Of 5Second Chances for EveryoneApril 28, 2019arkmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Another in the Hope Harbor series. It was great to see Charlie back with his famous fish tacos and words of wisdom. Also, Floyd and Gladys, the seagulls! But...if this is your first read in the series, no worries. You'll love it and this one doesn't make you feel like you're missing half the story. It's great as a stand alone.
Irene Hannon makes Hope Harbor sound like such a wonderful place that the reader will wish to visit.
Jeannette Mason has moved to Hope Harbor a little seaside town to start over fresh, and away from all that was familiar to her, following devastating losses. She has made promises to herself to never allow herself to become attached to anyone. She has a lavender farm and a tea room where she hosts teas. So far, things are going just as she planned...until...she gets a new neighbor. Make that two, three new neighbors if you count the dog that keeps uprooting her plants.
Due to devastating losses in his own family, Dr. Logan West is now raising his young niece. He moved to Hope Harbor thinking smaller town and quieter living would be just what his niece needs. Why not add a rumbustious puppy to the new life? Logan hopes a puppy will help pull his niece out of her shell. She is quiet and withdrawn much of the time.
As luck would have it, it's due to the puppy's shenanigans in Jeannette's gardens that brings her to Logan's front door with dug up plants in hand. A multitude of circumstances (I don't believe in coincidences) keep bringing their paths together. The child latches onto Jeannette and responds to her in ways she doesn't with her uncle.
As Jeannette feels an attraction to Logan, she continues to remind herself of her vows to herself to have no attachments. No attachments means no loss of those whom you care deeply for.
Very nice story with a happy ending for all. Who could ask for more?
I was given a free ecopy of this to read by the publisher, Revell and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Frosty5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!April 26, 2019FrostyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Hope Harbor series is one of my favorites. I love traveling back to this beautiful seaside town to visit with the folks who pop up in each book; particularly the taco stand owner, Charley. I love his wisdom and his two seagull friendsFloyd and Gladys. Jeannette's lavender farm and tea room invited me to relax as I read her story. Molly, little girl in Logan's life, is a sweetheart. The story of the Syrian family broke my heart, but I loved the hope they found in new friends and God. Driftwood Bay is a beautiful story filled with love and joy, sorrow and hope. Irene Hannon writes from the heart. This is a great summer read or curl up with a blanket while the spring rains fall. Visit hope Harborrelax, read, enjoy. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.