Monday, June 27, 2016

Sea Rose Lane

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
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

My Review:

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.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Sea Rose Lane please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 3 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome! And the cover is beautiful!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is, Samantha. Good luck.

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  2. I've only read one other Irene Hannon book, and I absolutely loved it! Sea Rose Lane sounds just as entertaining! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. She's an awesome writer, Karen. I think she has fifty books out now with this one! Good luck!

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  3. sounds like a great read for me to bring on vacation. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. The perfect vacay read! Good luck, Karen.

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  4. Thank you for the wonderful review, Kay. So glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Irene. And for writing such great books.

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  5. Irene Hannon's genres line up so closely with Colleen Coble's that I get them confused with each other sometimes. I'm heading to the library tonight and will make a point of getting the first book from this series. Thanks, Kav. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. This one isn't a suspense though -- strictly a contemporary. I just love the way this author spins a tale. Good luck, Terrill.

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  6. Thanks for this review. This definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy. I'll be checking out her other books.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh, yes, do check her out. You won't be disappointed. Good luck, Pam.

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  7. Another great book and review and another new author to explore. You must read a book a day! I'm so jealous!
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. LOL, pretty much. Good luck, Diane.

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  8. I love Hope Harbor! Can't wait to visit again soon....

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. I want to move there! Good luck, Caryl.

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  9. I have read one of Irene's suspense novels and I am sure this genre she has written is wonderful too. The cover just says - read me! Looks like a wonderful book for summer reading. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. She's amazing! Good luck, Maryann.

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  10. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  11. Sea Rose Lane sounds like a great summer read!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. It's summer read perfection. Good luck, Merry.

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  12. You made me curious to read about the seal plus Hope Harbor sounds so beautiful!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Snort. Just thinking about Caspar makes me laugh. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  13. This cover and your review make it impossible to not want to read this book! Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Donna. Good luck.

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  14. I've only read "Buried" and "Thin Ice" by Irene & loved each one (can't wait for the 3rd) so this would be a welcome change of genre by her! This is exactly the type of book I like too...especially second chances :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You'll love this book and the first in the series too -- though you don't need to read them in order. Irene Hannon is such a skilled writer. I love everything I've read by her. Good luck, Trixi.

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  15. I've only read her suspenseful Men of Valor series which I enjoyed. Have heard good things about this series. She's a great author. Thanks for review and giveaway.
    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Melissa. Good luck.

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