A Lovely Return Visit to Hope Harbor

Each spring I look forward to warmer weather, more time outdoors, and a new book in Irene Hannon’s “Hope Harbor” saga! “Starfish Pier” is actually the sixth book in this heartwarming series, and it feels like returning to a beloved hometown as we once more walk the streets of this Oregon community, smelling the mouth-watering aroma of Charlie’s fish tacos and waving at old friends from previous stories. I know, it’s just a fictitious story, but it’s also so much more!

Irene Hannon’s vivid storytelling brings the characters to life, and in “Starfish Pier” she uses their stories to shed light on several tough topics of our day and age. This is not to say the story is completely dark and dreary – on the contrary, it is actually a heartwarming summer read that is reminiscent of a Hallmark Movie, only deeper and with more elements of faith woven in. Romance, healed relationships, and whimsical hints of angelic encounters add so many layers to this gentle yet thought-provoking story that I found it difficult to put down before I’d reached the end.

If you are looking for the perfect book to read on a lazy summer afternoon, I HIGHLY recommend “Starfish Pier”, the newest addition to the “Hope Harbor” saga. You can read it as a stand-along novel, no problem, but you will enjoy it even more if you’ve also read the previous stories from this unforgettable little town – “where hearts heal . . . and love blooms”!

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”

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