Whenever I finish reading the latest (and always much-anticipated) “Hope Harbor” novel, I close the book feeling refreshed. . . As though I just spent a vacation in a favorite place, a place where you know everybody’s story, and where the words “Come home to Hope Harbor – Where hearts heal . . . and love blooms” ring so true. Irene Hannon’s newest installment of the beloved “Hope Harbor” series (now numbering at five, and with more to come!!) is entitled “Driftwood Bay”. This sweet novel of healing and new beginnings tells an original tale with all new characters, though cameo appearances by many of our old friends are regular occurrences, too.
Logan and Jeannette’s story is one of painful pasts, a rocky present, and the choice to take a risk on an uncertain future – even if learning to love again holds the fear of potential pain and loss. It is also a story of: A lavender farm and tearoom… A misbehaving beagle… A wise taco chef… A refugee family… A grieving and bereaved little girl… And so much more! Just how do all these elements tie together? You’ll just have to read “Driftwood Bay” to find out!
This clean, sweet story is the perfect getaway for a relaxing summer afternoon. Although it could be read as a standalone novel, I highly recommend enjoying the previous stories first, to get the full effect of stepping into a home-away-from-home, even if it is fictitious! I am delighted that “Driftwood Bay” indicates the “Hope Harbor” stories are still just as sweet and memorable as ever, and there are more stories to come. So what are you waiting for? Come on back for another visit to “Hope Harbor”, and let this charming little town work its magic in your heart.
I received this book courtesy of Revell Publishing, in participation with a Revell Reads Blog Tour. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.