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Reading Bee4 Stars Out Of 5This book was fabulous!November 20, 2019Reading BeeQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 44.5 Stars!!
This book was fabulous!
Ms. Hannon did a spectacular job creating a story that captivated and challenged me as a reader and a Christian.
Main characters Tracy and Michael are both trapped in the guilt of their pasts--blinded by remorse and struggling to move on in the wake of tragic circumstances. But when their paths intersect in the incredible seaside town of Hope Harbor, their stories aren't the only ones impacted...and forever changed.
The imagery was very well done, and Ms. Hannon beautifully captured the essence of a small town--and the secrets buried within. The characters were well-written and developed, and I adored getting to know each one (Charley especially stole a major piece of my heart)!
One of the things I liked BEST about Hope Harbor was the vibrant and powerful themes of Hope and Forgiveness and Redemption...and learning to trust and have faith again, even in the wake of sorrow and overwhelming shame.
Although modern contemporary fiction isn't usually my favorite genre of CF, and this wonderful story was a "Blind Date" for me--the very first book I've ever read from Irene Hannon, I'm so glad JustReadTours chose it for me as it was truly a marvelous story that I thoroughly enjoyed--and I see there are several more books in the series (which is SO exciting!).
Note: I received a copy of this book for FREE, and a positive review was NOT required.
CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Hope HarbourApril 12, 2019CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3An easy reading book that takes place in a nice little seaside village where several lives meet together and receive healing from their broken pasts. An enjoyable story!
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A wonderfully written bookApril 15, 2017alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Hope Harbor is the first book in the Hope Harbor series. This is a different genre for Irene Hannon. For those readers who are familiar with this author, she is known for fast paced thrillers, but Hope Harbor is more about romance, forgiveness and restoring relationships. It contains very little mystery and no suspense. But she makes God the centers of the main characters lives.
After her husband's death several years before, Tracy Campbell moved back home and begins work keep the family cranberry farm going. Feeling guilty about her husband's death, she being to put together the helping hands project for people in the community.
Michael Hunter has come back to Hope Harbor to fulfill a promise to his late wife. What he doesn't expect to find is a new purpose for is life as well as a new love.
I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Michael and Tracy develop. Tracy feeling guilt over he husband's death, and Michael feeling guilty about being too busy with his growing career to take care of his marriage. Each feels that they have no business beginning a new relationship with anyone, and each fights hard to keep their growing attraction in check, until God begins to work in their hearts so that they can begin to heal.
My favorite character was Anna Williams. When her husband dies unexpectedly, she and her son have an argument that results in them not speaking. So for twenty years she become a recluse, shutting out everyone out of her life. Her only company is her cat. But God begins to orchestrate a series of events that slowly begin to pull Anna out of her self-imposed isolation and back into society again.
Anna, in my opinion, was the character that people could relate to the most. Given the right circumstances, I believe anyone can begin to think that life would be easier if we didn't have deal with people. Most of us don't go to the extreme that Anna did, but I can understand how easy it would be to do so.
Honestly this type of book is not one of my favorites, yes it is predictable, but what made the story in immensely interesting was how the story played out. The characters and their backstories, their strengths and weakness are things that make them very real to the reader. I'm really glad I read it instead of passing it up. I would definitely would recommend this book.
Crystal3 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming, but a little predictableApril 14, 2017CrystalQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Tracy Campbell and Michael Hunter have more in common than they realize- both are still grieving the loss of their respective spouse's, feel guilt at their self-perceived responsibility for their deaths, and are trying to find a way to put the past behind them and move on. Their chance meeting when Michael almost runs over Tracy riding on her bicycle when he arrives in Hope Harbor begins a tentative friendship. Their friendship expands to Michael helping Tracy not only on her family's cranberry farm but also to him using his business acumen as a non-profit business executive to help a local charity that Tracy is deeply involved with thrive. In time, a romance develops and both have hopes for the future if they can just get beyond their pasts.
Hope Harbor is a heartwarming tale showcasing the power of possibilities. The cast of characters in this small town draw the reader into the story making her feel a part of this dear community! Hannon delivers healthy doses of forgiveness, introspection, humor, and romance making this an enjoyable read!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated by the publisher in any way for this review.
Terry, OHOHAge: 55-65Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5Not her best work.July 11, 2016Terry, OHOHAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I have times that I have trouble concentrating. When this happens I read romance books. In my opinion you don't even have to think when reading this genre. I'm definitely not a fan. I have read this author's suspense books and enjoy them. This book was sooooo predictable and really drug on and on. Conversations were very repetative. It was not one of Irene Hannons better reads. Just my opinion.