Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sandpiper Cove

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
SANDPIPER COVE

Wishing for things that cannever be is foolish - or is it?

Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham has zero time for extracurricular activities -- including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking for love either -- but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief? When Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a troubled young man from heading down the wrong path, sparks begin to fly. Could it be 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 you back to this charming Oregon seaside village.

Come home to Hope Harbor -- where hearts heal...and love blooms

My Review:

There 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.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Sandpiper Cove, leave a comment below ore email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to portect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please include the title in the subject line so that it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 28 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.


48 comments:

  1. This was the first contemporary I've read by Irene, having only read her Men of Valor series. I have to tell you, she's just as good at writing in this genre as she is her suspense!! I am definitely going to read the first two books in the Hope Harbor books, and I have a paperback copy of "Sea Rose Lane". Just as soon as I get my TBR review pile done (I'm down to three books!!), I'm all over them :-)

    Loved your review & I have to agree with your points about this book. I think anyone who loves a good romance, depth of character and wounded lives laced with hope & redemption will enjoy these :-)

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    1. Exactly right, Trixi. And you'll enjoy the other Hope Harbor books just as much. I love the way Irene Hannon tells a story!!!!

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  2. Oh how I love Irene Hannon's work. From Contemporary to Suspense she is an awesome writer. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her book.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Isn't she amazing? Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. Awesome review, KAV! I love Irene Hannon's stories. Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  4. I have to agree with your comment,
    "A complex romance that sizzles right to the very last page". That was one of the best endings I've read in a while, totally choked me up. Can't wait for book four, Pelican Point

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    1. I know -- my emotions were all over the place in this read. And I'm thrilled there are going to be more than the usual three books to this series.

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  5. Sounds good! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  6. Irene's books are fun to read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I haven't read one of Irene Hannon's contemporary romances in a while! Thanks for the thoughtful review!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, you must get back to them, Heidi. Good luck.

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  8. Looks great I will be checking her out 😸
    Thank you Kav 😀
    iamabho at gmail dot com 😊

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    1. You won't be disappointed. Good luck, Linda.

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  9. this looks like it would be a wonderful read with the two different characters. sounds like it would be hard to put down.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Definitely hard to put down!!! Good luck, Lori.

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  10. A fan of Irene Hannon! Would love to read this one.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  11. Irene is one of my most favorite authors. I so hope to win this. I have emailed her and she is so friendly and gracious. Thanks. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. She is one of my favourites as well. Good luck, Paula.

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  12. This is a new author to me. I really enjoyed the description of the book I'm looking forward to reading "Sandpiper Cove".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She writes both contemporary romance and romantic suspense and is excellent at both! Good luck, Dianne.

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  13. I've never read her books. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  14. This sounds like another great book by Irene Hannon. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. She always delivers a fantastic story. Good luck, Donna.

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  15. I have not had the pleasure of reading one of Irene's books yet and now your review has me realizing what I've missed. Thanks, Kav, for another fabulous review!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Oh yes, you've missed out on a lot of good reading! Time to catch up! Good luck, Diane.

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  16. Irene Hannon has such a diverse writing style. She can really write anything and make it amazing!
    Dianna G.

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    1. Yes she can! Good luck, Dianna.

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  17. Irene Hannon is such a great story teller.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes she is! Good luck, Melanie.

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  18. I have the first two books in this series--I definitely need this one as well. Thanks for the chance. Great review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh yes -- you need to keep up with the happenings in Hope Harbor. Good luck, Pam.

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  19. This sounds like a fantastic read. Great review!
    mbaaij at hetnet dot nl

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    1. It really is. Good luck, Marian.

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  20. Not sure I've read any of this series, but thIs sounds good!

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's an excellent series! Good luck, Patty.

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  21. Sandpiper Cove looks like such a nice relaxing place to be but sounds like a lot of complexities involved.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)et

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    1. Yeppers -- a full of good people who make a difference. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  22. I've really been looking forward to this third book in the series. I think this is the first series I've read (or own) all the books. ------ tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I should clarify: the first series of Irene Hannon's. haha!

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    2. Oh -- I think I have all her series complete on my shelves 'cause I love her soooo much and because I can't help myself when it comes to books. LOL Good luck, Terrill.

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  23. I loved the first two in this series and am so looking forward to summer break when I can put a dent in my TBR list. This one is definitely on it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. It's an incredible series and I'm so thrilled that there's more to come. Good luck, Melissa.

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