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It’s not every day that an ex-convict and a chief of police fall in love. Much to their surprise Lexie and Adam might just do just that with the prompting of a meddling food vendor. Sparks begin to fly when she asks for his help with a teen headed toward a future life of crime.
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Hope Harbor
Nevertheless, when Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a young man from falling into a life of crime, sparks begin to fly. And as they work together, it soon becomes apparent that God may have a different--and better--future planned for them than either could imagine.
Lauded by Library Journal as "a master at character development," Irene Hannon welcomes readers back to this charming Oregon seaside village where hearts heal--and love blooms.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Stupendous addition to the Hope Harbor seriesMay 25, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There is something exceptionally delightful about Irene Hannon's characters. There's so much depth and intrigue in each and every one whether they are the hero and heroine or any number of secondary characters -- including Clyde, the dog!
You can tell a lot about a hero by the way he treats a dog. And Clyde will tell you that Adam is a keeper. Some of my favourite scenes are between this life-battered pair. A man who has had a rough start in life and the abused dog he rescued. Both are wary of getting too close to people, finding comfort and safety in their solitude...until Lexie gets involved.
Love the unusual pairing -- an ex-con and a police chief. It's all kinds of complicated and they are their own worst enemies. Both are wounded by past tragedies and their love story doubles as a beautiful redemption story.
"You know...it's interesting how our paths often smooth out if we give God a chance to pave the way, isn't it?" (p 293) One of things I love most about Sandpiper Cove is the way the author has seamlessly woven an inspirational thread into the plot. Faith shines through the lives of some pretty memorable characters. Uplifting but never forced, bringing the warmth of hope to the most difficult situations.
A complex romance that sizzles right to the very last page. Stupendous addition to the Hope Harbor series...and, woohoo...Irene Hannon promises there are more books to come.
RobbyeFayeAnniston, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Love, Hope, RedemptionMay 24, 2017RobbyeFayeAnniston, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lexie Graham, single mom and police chief, is flummoxed. A rash of vandalism in an otherwise crime-free area has her wondering what's going on in her beautiful Oregon hometown of Hope Harbor.
Adam Stone is an ex-convict and seems to be the target of many of the acts of vandalism. Is he the perpetrator and just trying to throw everyone off his trail?
Irene Hannon has written a captivating story of life in small town Americana. Her story is richly detailed with a wonderful cast of characters whom you come to love as you get to know them. She undeniably understands the meanings of small-town life, friendship and faith. Her story resonates deeply with all three. In addition, she examines redemption and second chances.
Sandpiper Cove has a deep underlying tone of Christianity and belief, genuinely illustrated by many of the residents of Hope Harbor. I enjoyed the dynamics between the different town's people and their neighbors. I think I would enjoy being a town member myself, especially since it's near water!
Sandpiper Cove: A Hope Harbor Novel is the last in a series. However, each book is written in such a way as to be a standalone.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from LibraryThing. I was under no obligation to post a review.
Bookqueen55 Stars Out Of 5Excellent!May 16, 2017Bookqueen5Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely love Irene Hannons books! She has an amazing way with words and her books are just absolutely fantastic! This is the second book I have read of hers and it did not disappoint! I read another of this series, not necessarily based on the same characters but the books take place in the same location, Hope Harbor. It was nice to read a book that was placed in a familiar town, with brief touches on previous characters. It made for an easy read!
This book offers up a life lesson about doing good things, helping other people and overall not judging people based on what you see on the outside. It is an inspirational tale of redemption and moving on. I loved the characters and both the main characters, Lexie and Adam, are going through things that you can relate to.
Adam doesnt believe in himself and has a hard time being in the publics eye given his prison background, yet Lexie sees beyond that and cant help falling for him! Her son Matt is adorable and reminds me of my own boys! His spunk and tenacity makes you laugh and his love of Clyde (the dog) warms your heart!
Overall this is a love story between two unlikely people that really tugs at the heart strings. I flew through this book in a hurry! I absolutely loved the characters, the story and the town of Hope Harbor. The sea calls to me lol!
If you are in the mood to laugh and fall in love, this is the book for you. It is definitely a series to check out, not just this one but all of the Hope Harbor novels. Irene Hannon has quickly became one of my favorite authors! I suggest you go see for yourself!
DottieSheboygan, WIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5You can't judge a book by its coverMay 5, 2017DottieSheboygan, WIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Adam Stone made some bad choices early in life because of his family life. He felt he was not worthy of anyone's trust because of his prison record but in prison he learned about God whom he didn't know but through a minister and members of the Sandpiper Cove church he could help others from his experience. He wasn't looking for love and neither was the police chief but after getting to know each other they found comfort in each other.It is amazing what love can do. I had a hard time putting the book down.
Trixi5 Stars Out Of 5Come home to Hope HarborApril 28, 2017TrixiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Having only read this author suspense novels, I already knew I was in for a treat with her contemporary one! I was especially intrigued because this is set on a fictional town on the Oregon coast where I live. What a treat to visit new places without even leaving my house! That being said, I jumped at the opportunity that was given me by the publisher to read Sandpiper Cove.
Have you ever felt too far gone for redemption and a second chance at life? Especially when the choices you've made in the past were deliberate? That's how Adam Stone feels! Ex-con, who made all the wrong choices growing up, landed him in prison for a time. Hopeless & desperate until one man reached out and showed him a better way. Clinging to a God he didn't know, Adam thus began to want to make a better life for himself. Even at the expense of living like a hermit on the outskirts of Hope Harbor. He's a broken hero who knows he's been given one last chance to make things right and good. He enamored me! His childhood was no picnic, thus making his thinking a bit skewed and his heart reluctant to get close to anyone. That is until Lexie walks into his life! Single mom and police chief, she finds an opportunity to help both him and a troubled youth to walk the right path. Having been burnt in love, the last thing she wants to do is get involved with anyone, especially an ex-con who she knows little about. Will these two broken people allow God and the town of Hope Harbor heal all wounds?
This author hard-hits tough areas in life! She doesn't sugar-coat messy pasts or make everything perfect in one day. She shows how God can take a person's heart and change them from the inside out! Not an easy or overnight process and the person must be willing to change. She doesn't hide the pain someone goes through or how it has long-lasting effect on her characters. What she does show, is a hope-filled faith in God and the support of good people in our lives. Each one of these characters dug deep in my heart, making me feel as they were my own friends. I loved the vivid scenery, almost like being on the beach where I live. Adams dog Clyde took center stage, what a faithful companion who's thrived on love & tender care! I loved everything about this book, especially the faith message and watching love grow between Adam & Lexie! The romance was just the right pace and I enjoyed seeing it blossom, perfect hero and heroine for each other. Even if they don't think so at first! This was the only book in the Hope Harbor Novel series I've read, and you bet I will be going back to read the other two! Although this is a great stand-alone and the author gave glimpses of the previous books. If you're looking for engaging characters who live real lives, a beach escape, faith-filled hope that comes from God & sweet romance, than I highly recommend this one!
*I was provided with a complimentary copy by Revell publishers. No favorable review was required and all opinions expressed here are strictly my own*