Title: Sandpiper Cove
Author: Irene Hannon
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she has zero time for extracurricular activities–including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn’t looking for love either–but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief? Yet wishing for things that can never be is foolish.
Nevertheless, when Lexie enlists Adam’s help to keep a young man from falling into a life of crime, sparks begin to fly. And as they work together, it soon becomes apparent that God may have a different–and better–future planned for them than either could imagine.
Lauded by Library Journal as “a master at character development,” Irene Hannon welcomes readers back to this charming Oregon seaside village where hearts heal–and love blooms.”
Review: This was a wonderful book about love, family, and forgiveness. I loved everything about this book. The characters were easy to relate to; they were kind, loving, and looked out for each other. The feel of community was clear and heartwarming. Although this is actually the third book in the Hope Harbor series, I haven’t read the other books in this series and I didn’t feel at all lost so this does work as a stand alone novel as well.
The writing was vivid and I was able to picture the town and each of the residents. I was enthralled from the beginning and had trouble putting it down when I had to.
Faith was an important aspect in this book and it was woven beautifully throughout. It never felt forced or cheesy and it brought greater depth to this story. The romance was also well written. The way the two connected and deepened each other was wonderfully done.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels or Christian fiction.
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*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*