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Meagan Blooming with BookAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable and touching read about overcoming tragedyApril 20, 2019Meagan Blooming with BookAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Driftwood Bay
Hope Harbor #5
By Irene Hannon
Hope Harbor was the perfect place to start over. Noone knew her and she could keep any close relationships at bay. Never again would she experience the pain of loss. At least that was Jeannette Mason's plan until her new neighbors moved in.
Doctor Logan West never expected to take on the role of single dad to Molly his young niece but following the deaths of his bother and his mother he has a promise to keep. A promise that is harder than he ever imagined while trying to fill the hole in a hurting little girl's heart. And when you throw in a rambunctious somewhat naughty Beagle into the mix something is bound to happen. Unfortunately for his new neighbor, she's about to be the recipient of Toby's digging tendencies.
But Hope Harbor isn't the kind of place that lets you withdraw from life. And when the surviving members of a Syrian family are offered a home in Hope Harbor Jeannette finds herself once again having to put herself and her heart potentially in the path of danger. But how can she not meet a need when she can fill it? And when Logan has a need that this new family can fill well let's just say Jeannette's desire for isolation is about to take yet another hit.
If you've read Irene Hannon's previous books in the Hope Harbor series you already know what a caring community this is. And I have to be honest with each new book my most anticipated scenes take place with Charley - I'm not a fan of fish (in fact I don't eat them) but whenever a scene features his taco stand I really am tempted. And his friends Floyd and Gladys - I want to meet these two birds! I also love how little bits of information are slowly revealed throughout the series.
If you haven't read any of the previous books don't worry each can be read as a standalone and thoroughly enjoyed. This is a feel-good series that even though the pain of life can be seen in various lives one is left with a feeling of hope for what tomorrow will bring.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.
sstormAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Spring Read!April 20, 2019sstormAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Irene Hannon takes her readers back to Hope Harbor for this fifth book in this charming series. I love this little town on the coast of Oregon and its character who are intricate and human! I find their stories to be authentic and as the reader, they seem real to me. One character is dealing with incredible loss, while another is trying to raise a 5 year old niece. Even a beagle puppy adds a bit of drama to whole thing. All while the author weaves into the story about a Syrian refugee family fleeing from war and coming to their tiny time. This book feels real and is a great read! I love how the author has written book five with characters who face difficult circumstances, have real emotions and deal with matters of faith. This book and this entire series is a win to me! Grab all five books in this series! You won't be disappointed!
Mrs ARS4 Stars Out Of 5Hope continues to growApril 20, 2019Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of the things that I have been really enjoying about the Hope Harbor novels is the complexity and the weaving of the characters' lives. No matter where they have come from or what problems they are having, each person is important to the others. Especially in Hope Harbor.
This is Jeannette's story and she has been in Hope Harbor for about three years and she runs the tea shop. She wants to live a solitary life. She works very hard to stay closed off to other people, but as others in Hope Harbor, know that will certainly change. Changes are expected especially when Dr. Logan West and his 4 year old niece Molly, and his rambunctious puppy Toby (whom I found an endearing character in the story) move in next door.
Logan and Molly are learning to live with each other and getting to know each other after a few traumatic life events throws them together. Logan was a good father figure and I appreciated his openness to love Molly and care for her even when it interrupted his life.
We also have a Christian family who are refuges from Syria and have come out of tragic circumstances themselves. The grandmother, father, and little girl, Elisa are trying to learn a new language in a new country in spite of the horrific conditions they survived. But if anybody can start anew, we know those that come to Hope Harbor can. Charley the fish taco guru and someone who knows things beyond what he should returns and as always helps everyone find their way. As providence would have it, all these characters meet at just the right time and when they open up their hearts miracles can happen and hope grows.
I was provided a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
MardellSpokane WAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Settle In At Driftwood BayApril 14, 2019MardellSpokane WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was waiting for Driftwood Bay to be published since reading the author's tease in Pelican Point, book 4 in the Hope Harbor series. It is like meeting up with an old friend and catching up on their lives. We vacation along the Oregon Coast for about a week each summer and the charm of Hope Harbor resonates with me.
Logan is new to Hope Harbor and although Jeanette has been pouring herself into her new business for over a year, she hasn't really connected with many people and that was her plan when settling in the tiny coastal town. Irene Hannon has the gift of creating characters that she can delve into and bring out their best traits and leaves them happy for the changes. Logan and Jeanette do not seem, at first to have any chance of becoming good neighbors let alone friends. I enjoyed the pace that their pasts emerged as they began to change.
Charlie, a constant in all Hope Harbor books, has the wisdom and insight that leaves many wondering how he can know their thoughts or what they need. Does he have special gifts or are his words of advice simply coincidence? Either way, he is near when least expected and knows when you "might" show up for one of his famous fish tacos.
I recommend this book with 5 stars simply because it is that good. Hope Harbor is a special place in the heart of Irene Hannon's fans. Just enough magic inspired by faith, love and a wonderful location to change the hearts of those who need it most. I am already looking forward to book 6 in this series.
SuzieNashville, TNAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Best Hope Harbor Book Yet!April 13, 2019SuzieNashville, TNAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read and enjoyed every book in Irene Hannon's Hope Harbor series, but Driftwood Bay is hands down my favorite. One I will come back to read again. Because this story is a powerful and emotional one that deals with the difficult subjects of loss and grief.
Through Logan, Jeanette, Molly, and the three members of the Shabos family, Hannon examines different ways people grieve. And though it would be impossible to cover every reaction to loss, Hannon's approach is very well-rounded.
For me, the two little girls stole the show (and had me in tears a couple of times while reading). But the adults and their stories were enjoyable, and these characters are people I would befriend in the real world. And, of course, there are appearances from the Hope Harbor residents we've gotten to know over the series. (Raise your hand with me if you wish you could visit Charlie for some fish tacos and a dose of his wisdom. Or listen in on the good-natured ribbing between the pastor and the priest).
I've said this before, but Hope Harbor is an aptly named town as a place for hurting people to heal, for love to be found, and for the weight of grief to fall away. Kudos to Hannon for tackling hard topics while offering readers a glimmer of hope that lives on the other side.
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