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Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Driftwood BayApril 10, 2019Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I found the fifth book from Irene Hannon's wonderful Hope Harbor series, Driftwood Bay, to be a pretty good read. I found this installment to be an emotional one. It is story of faith and inspiration, hope and overcoming pain and grief. I loved the character of Jeanette. I felt a connection to her from the start. I enjoyed her interactions with Logan.
I give Driftwood Bay four and a half stars and recommend it to other readers. A beautiful well written story.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Beautifully Layered Story!April 9, 2019Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 53.5 stars
"Ignoring an obvious need would be wrong."
Jeannette Mason has been ignoring everything, and everyone around her, since moving to Hope Harbor, Oregon . . . . ..she has convinced herself that there's safety in loneliness . . . or so she thought. Who could have imagined that a precocious puppy from next door, digging up and absconding with her beloved lavender plants, could create such havoc in Jeannette's carefully guarded little corner of the world?
Dr. Logan West impulsively purchased a pet beagle for his grieving niece, hoping it might provide her with some much needed companionship; Molly had lost so much in her young life, and now their move to Hope Harbor had not gone as smoothly as he had hoped. Only so far, Toby had managed to destroy everything in sight. When Logan's elusive neighbor shows up to complain about his trespassing pup, Logan quickly decides that maybe his dog has led them down the right path after all. . . . if Jeannette ever decides to take him at his word.
"Driftwood Bay" is beautifully layered; not only does it feature Jeannette and Logan's incremental journey towards freedom, but the author uses her secondary characters; a family inserted into the Hope Harbor community after fleeing war-torn Syria, to breathe life back into Jeannette's shriveled existence. It's the kind of story that becomes better and better with each turning page.
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing through Interviews and Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
kp07194 Stars Out Of 5Driftwood BayApril 6, 2019kp0719Quality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Irene Hannon closes out her Hope Harbor series with Driftwood Bay. Jeanette Mason has decided to start over in Hope Harbor after she experiences a traumatic loss. What she did not expect is for her plans to be upset by Dr. Logan West and his young niece, Molly, who become her new neighbors. All Jeanette wants is a quiet life with no emotional connections!
When Jeanette, a former teacher, volunteers to help a Syrian family, who have relocated to Hope Harbor, learn English, she continues to emotionally connect with new people in her world!
Hold on to see how God uses these relationships to draw Jeanette out the shell she has made for herself and live the life He has planned for her!
Amanda5 Stars Out Of 5WonderfulApril 5, 2019AmandaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon is a sweet and inspirational story. This is part of the Hope Harbor series but is the first one that I have read. I feel that this makes a good stand alone book but found myself becoming curious about the side characters in the story and would love to read the others in the series.
Jeannette has created a new life for herself in the town of Hope Harbor. She owns a lavender farm and tea shop and spends most of her time alone. Her quiet world is shaken up when Logan moves in next door. Not only does he have a little girl, but also a trouble making dog that force their worlds to collide.
Alongside the story of Jeannette and Logan is a beautiful and heartbreaking story of a family that has escaped persecution in Syria. Everyone in the story has their own heartbreak, but they all come together to create a new life and new relationships.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books from Irene Hannon.
Randi5 Stars Out Of 5Loved This!April 4, 2019RandiOver the last few years, I have read several books by Irene Hannon. When I saw she had this brand new book out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Still, as much as I loved the other books I'd read, I wasn't sure what to expect with this particular novel. While this is certainly not her first romance, it is the first that I had read that wasn't more of a romantic suspense- which happens to be my favorite genre. Would it be as good? To put it simply, absolutely!
This is the fifth Hope Harbor novel, but it's not necessary to have read the others to enjoy it! Again, this was the first of her typical romances I had read so I'd not read any of the others myself either. While there may be a few familiar characters seen throughout the stories and all of course occur in Hope Harbor, as far as I can tell, each story stands on it's own. And oh what a great story it was! A story of loss and opening your heart to love after a loss.
We are introduced to six new characters who have all be affected by tragedy in their lives. The Shabo family have faced unspeakable tragedy and grief, having left their war torn home in Syria. Jeannette faced her own tragedy, fleeing to Hope Harbor for a fresh start on her own with no connections. Logan West has likewise moved to Hope Harbor for a fresh start for his niece after the passing of her father and grandmother. Their stories intertwine so beautifully, reminding us that sometimes God puts people in our lives because He knows our every need. Sometimes it is through those newfound circumstances and relationships that He provides just that.
Overall, it was a fantastic story filled with hope and love that I would certainly recommend. I look forward to reading more from Hope Harbor in the future.
**Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.