Monday, June 20, 2016

Sea Rose Lane

Sea Rose Lane
A Hope Harbor Novel
Irene Hannon
(Revell Publishing)
ISBN: 978-0800727543
June 2016/368 pages/$14.99

Two people starting over . . . in a town known for second chances

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to Hope Harbor--only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed and 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 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 for to help Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

Come home to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms

Read an excerpt.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers' Best Awards, and a National Readers' Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at


Few authors can successfully write in more than one genre, but Irene Hannon is one who is as adept at penning contemporary romance as she is crafting a suspense novel. Sea Rose Lane takes readers on a heartfelt journey back to Hope Harbor, Oregon, in this engaging story. Hannon populates this small coastal town with a diverse cast of personalities, adding depth and character to this multi-dimensional tale. BJ and Eric's stories drew me in, and their growing attraction is perfectly paced and authentically portrayed. Weaving a secondary storyline among the main focus on their relationship, Hannon deftly touches on issues such as aging, immigration, and prejudice without being preachy or heavy-handed. In fact, this novel wrapped me with its warmth and made me wish I could sit on eighty-eight-year-old Eleanor's porch and taste one of her desserts. If you haven't read Hope Harbor, the first novel in this series, this one is easily read as a stand-alone. (I inadvertently missed the first one but Hannon's writing immediately made me feel at home. But I now intend to backtrack and see what I missed!) Sea Rose Lane is the perfect summer read. Don't miss it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Baker/Revell Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Irene Hannon said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Linda. You captured exactly how I hoped readers would feel about this book. :)

Beth said...

I love her writing. I NEED to read this one, too!