August 21, 2015

Hope Harbor

Emotional and heartwarming, this story invites readers to come home to Hope Harbor, where love and hope bloom--and hearts heal.

I love stories of second chances, especially when they permeate with spiritual faith. I read this story at a little more relaxed pace than usual. Perhaps I was too tired to sink fully into it, or perhaps it was the emotional nature of the story. Maybe I related too well to the losses, and didn’t want to revisit those emotions?

With that said, the characters in this novel are multifaceted and easy to relate to. I loved the unique setting (a cranberry farm) and the how the book progressed into a tapestry of different storylines. The author is a gifted writer, and deals with issues such as grief, healing, and forgiveness. Though it deals with serious emotions and struggles, it is written with finesse and reveals spiritual growth. It’s satisfying and memorable.

4 Stars

Cover: Love
Title: Love
Publisher: Revell
Pages: 352
Pace: Steady
First lines: Michael Hunter stared at the hand-lettered sign on the Gull Motel office, expelled a breath, and raked his fingers through his hair.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from Revell and NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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