Publisher's Note:  

Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor 

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew.

As for BJ, her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

Three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm, romance, and second chances.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell

Sea Rose Lane

by Irene Hannon

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Overall Review:  

Coastal Oregon is a pleasant setting for Irene Hannon's Sea Rose Lane.  The small town of Hope Harbor provides a picturesque location for characters to find renewed hope and discover new direction in their lives.

The main characters are likeable and have an authentic feel to them.  Many of the peripheral characters add interest and quirky personalities to the mix.  The primary focus of the story is on the romance developing between BJ and Eric.  Although this story is enjoyable, the subplot revolving around Luis was almost more poignant and touching.

There is no rush to get to the end of the story, but Hannon does a nice job of keeping the plot progressing while maintaining the slow-paced, small town vibe.  Although this book is the second in the series and the characters from the first book are mentioned here, their roles are very small and understated.  Because of this, a reader can pick up this book and not feel lost. 

Review of an Advance Reader's Copy

Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  None 

Violence/Gore:  A man is considering jumping off a cliff; a person wants to punch a man in the nose.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters hold hands, kiss and embrace.

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Suicide, death of a spouse, death of a parent.

Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Mention of drug smuggling.

Reviewed By Susan
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