SEA ROSE LANE
Two people starting over...in a town known for second chances
After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to Hope Harbor -- only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed and breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos -- and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect who's invaded the house with her motely crew. As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to help Hope Harbor's older residents, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?
Come home to Hope Harbor -- where hearts heal...and love blooms
I adore this series. Each book reads as a standalone but I love the continuity the familiar folks from Hope Harbor bring to each story. I especially adore Charley who crops up at the most convenient times with words of wisdom or silent acceptance as needed. There's something divinely inspiring about that man and his way with people...and critters.
So, as first meets go, this one is a bust. Well, it's fun for the reader but not so much for BJ and Eric. Talk about making a bad first impression -- on both sides. Kind of light-hearted with undercurrents of angst. Not to mention instant awareness. The words fairly crackle off the page as these two muddle through their first scene. Thing is, both have blinders on so their next meet and the one after that and...well, let's just say there are a lot of missteps before they sort out a wary truce. Scrumptious to read!
Told from multiple points of view, Hannon weaves together a compelling story of loss and heartache. There are some edge-of-your-seat moments where I hardly dared breathe as I watched events unfold before my eyes. I love how this author meshes diverse threads into a triumphant conclusion that celebrates the hope being in relationship with God can bring. And she's an expert at throwing out unexpected zings of humour that always catch me off guard and have me laughing out loud.
Sea Rose Lane is a slice of real life and the whole gamut of emotions that entails. Cue the Kleenex box and chocolate bonbons. You'll need a hefty dose of both as you navigate your way through the pages of this book. Besides -- how can you not want to read a book that features a belching seal named Caspar? Doesn't that little juicy tidbit have you salivating for more? :-)
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
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