of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful romanceAugust 10, 2015ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This has been one of my favorite contemporary romance novels of all time. I usually like a little mystery with my romances but none was needed here. The character(Tracy and Michael) were so good together. This whole story had me laughing and crying. This whole story just came together wonderfully. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion.
Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Hope and PerseveranceAugust 10, 2015Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Hope Harbor -- the very title of Irene Hannon's latest novel offers the promise of something great. And that promise is beautifully fulfilled in this awesome story by one of Christian fiction's most talented writers. Hope Harbor is an awesome story on so many different levels. It is a story of unexpected -- maybe even uninvited -- romance. It is a story of determination and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. And it is a story of great loss and great potential for restoration and reconciliation.
Irene fills her narrative with interesting characters -- some of whom are just a little quirky -- who definitely drive the story. Tracy and Michael each have their own complex stories which provide the main plot of the book. Anna is tremendously interesting to get to know, and Charley (and his taco truck business) provides his own unique perspective. Also, Irene's picturesque description of Hope Harbor easily transports you to this enchanting locale.
I highly recommend Hope Harbor to fans of great contemporary Christian fiction. Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Mrs ARS5 Stars Out Of 5Never lose HopeAugust 10, 2015Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Hope Harbor is a novel about forgiveness, second chances, and starting over. I have only read Irene Hannons suspense books before and this is the first contemporary romance of hers that I have read. This dealt with two widows and a widower who all were carrying the baggage of guilt and regret. I really liked how all of their stories unfolded as the story was told and Ms. Hannon managed to keep me turning the pages to know what these deep seeded hurts were. And I especially enjoyed the way they all began to rejoin life and the hope that took root and bloomed for all of them in a very special place called Hope Harbor. I think my favorite character was Charley with his yummy sounding fish tacos and the mystery of his wise and sage advice. I received a complimentary copy for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Journey from Despair to Hope...Such a Beautiful Story!August 10, 2015Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Hope Harbor was such a beautiful story, full of characters with complicated pasts, and unsure futures. I really enjoyed this story and they way the author allowed the reader to slowly unfold the layers of secrets, regrets, and guilt that various people in the story carried around.
Another thing that made this book such a joy to read was the way the author intertwined the characters and their journeys. Tracy and Michael are the two main characters. They are a widow and a widower who both feel that there is no hope for them to ever move past the tragedies of their spouses deaths. What a journey they take in this story!
Another beautiful story line is Annas growth from recluse with a hardened heart, to a woman with hope for the future and the rebuilding of her life. She also has some reconnecting to do with God.
There are other interesting characters that provide great depth to the story. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish and recommend it to fans of contemporary fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
JoyONew HampshireAge: 18-24Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Review of Hope HarobrAugust 9, 2015JoyONew HampshireAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0From the back cover:
Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life--and love--altered her plans. When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter's. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives--including their own.
Not every book written by every author is for every person. This wasn't my favorite book. I didn't realize that both Tracy and Michael had suddenly lost their respective spouses. That's not a favorite storyline for me - generally because it's too awful for me to even think about - so I generally avoid stories like this. Hope Harbor dealt a lot with grief, pain, regret, and trying to forgive themselves for the mistakes they had each made in their previous marriages.
However, just because this wasn't a story for me doesn't mean that it wasn't well-written with a message that a lot of hurting people need to hear.
Or read in this case. ;)
The book was a little slow for me, and I was surprised that Tracy and Michael were not the only points of view in the story. Michael strolls into town with the mission to disappear during his two month leave, but God has other ideas. When his lodging plans go array, the town shut-in, Anna Williams, spontaneously offers him lodging because Michael has an uncanny resemblance to her estranged son, John. Anna becomes entwined in Tracy and Michael's lives, and is a key element in the plan God has for them.
When Michael sends Tracy crashing to the curb, he tries to make up for his part in her bicycle accident. This soon leads to a lot of extra volunteering on his part, mostly to be around Tracy.
I thought it was cute how the book was set on a cranberry farm, and I liked how the answer to saving the floundering cranberry farm was right under their noses. I found the ending to be pleasant, with a happy resolution for all the characters.
I received a copy of Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion.