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What is this book about?

Katherine Parker is on the cusp of having everything she ever wanted–fame, money, and acclaim. So why isn’t she happy? In search of answers, she comes incognito to Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast for some R&R. Maybe in her secluded rental house overlooking the serene Pacific she’ll be able to calm the storm inside.

Coffee shop owner Zach Garrett has found his niche after a traumatic loss–and he has no plans to change the life he’s created. Nor does he want to get involved with his reticent new neighbor, whose past is shrouded in mystery. He’s had enough drama to last a lifetime. But when Katherine and Zach are recruited to help rehab a home for foster children, sparks fly. And as their lives begin to intersect, might they find more common ground than they expected… and discover that, with love, all things are possible?

My review:

This was my first visit to Hope Harbor and it will not be the last. I really enjoyed the small town atmosphere with the great mix of settings and characters. Specific to this story, I enjoyed the slow and sweet romance between Katherine and Zach. There was also another romance thrown in that was equally enjoyable.

I was drawn to Zach right away. The coffee shop he owned sounded like just the place I would frequent if I could. He had his life figured out and was content with the direction it was going.  That was admirable.

Katherine was a little harder to get to know because she held everyone at arm’s length, but when her background became clear, it made sense. She had some tough decisions to make and I loved the way that Zach supported her without hindering the process.

I also enjoyed Charley who I think is a staple character throughout the series. His pearls of wisdom were great to read. Why did I wait until now to get into the series? 🙂

Something that tickled me was that the author showed up within the pages. You need to read this story to spot the part I’m talking about.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Besides the author showing up? It’s a toss-up between Zach’s settled attitude and Charley’s wisdom.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Just that it took me a little time to warm up to Katherine.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. Not one, but two sweet romances, great characters and a wonderful town to explore. This is the seventh book in the series but it can be read as a standalone story.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant in the Revell blog tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Irene Hannon, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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