Springtime just would not be complete without a visit to Hope Harbor, would it? Taking time to spend a few days in Irene Hannon’s picturesque little seaside town, “where hearts heal. . . and love blooms”, has become an annual tradition for me and I’m sure many readers around the world. Believe it or not, “Sea Glass Cottage” is the eighth book in the series – and Ms Hannon promises there are at least three more stories to come (and hopefully many more!).
All the best features of Hope Harbor stories are present in this new book – a strong sense of community, the wise Charley and his delicious fish tacos, our seagull friends Floyd and Gladys, and all the beloved friends and locations that have come to feel like ‘home’ over the years.
The protagonists in this particular story have pasts that are maybe a little darker than usual, but this makes their redemptive tales sweet and heartfelt. The one downside to the novel: I found that a couple of the ‘regrettable’ details of one character’s mistakes were glossed over too much, and it surprised me that they weren’t addressed with a more godly outlook. Aside from this, however, “Sea Glass Cottage” was everything I’ve come to expect in a Hope Harbor novel – and even more, because in this story the entire town rallies together in a special event that showcases all the talents and special abilities we have been witness to over the course of the series.
Until next spring, when we meet again in Hope Harbor!
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.