Friday, March 31, 2017
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.
My thoughts: Readers are invited to once again visit Hope Harbor with this charming story of second chances. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and like how Irene has not only told a story at this point in their "lives" but has also taken the time to give both main characters depth with their background, showing the reader how they arrived at the point they are at in the story. It was interesting to get a glimpse of how difficult it is for Adam to adjust to life after prison, which includes not trusting the police and dealing with prejudices and vandalism. I love how Lexie's mom encourages her to see past Adam's labels early on. This is a wonderful story of grace and second chances!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.