Sea Rose Lane

Sea Rose Lane

A Hope Harbor Novel

Book - 2016
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"After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash returns to his childhood home in Hope Harbor--only to discover that it is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and the attractive but prickly blonde in charge of the renovation"--
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
ISBN: 9780800727543
0800727541
Branch Call Number: FIC HANNON, IRENE
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 22 cm

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Patricia_T
Nov 04, 2017

A really good story and a perfect example of how a seemingly bad situation like a layoff can change a life in ways never thought possible. The idea of helping seniors stay in their own homes is great while also helping others and it is too bad many of our societies feel it is necessary to put them in homes.

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glory54
Dec 01, 2016

I enjoyed Irene Hannon's intrigue, but had never read her romance. When I began this book, it just swept me away. The characters were so well written that soon I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to each of them. Very recommended!

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abookandacuppa
Jul 13, 2016

Reminiscent of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, I enjoyed this novel even more. Although it is the second novel in the Hope Harbor series, it is unnecessary to read the books in sequence. I truly liked all of the characters in this book; they seemed to be more cognizant of the needs of others rather than dwelling on their own problems and whether or not they were part of a couple. There are many single people in this romance who are loving life and being involved in this wonderful community on the Oregon Coast. I must mention Charley, the artist and taco stand master, who seems to be more intuitive than most and gives even the reader a feeling of serenity. Also, there is a belching white seal who interrupts the most romantic moments between BJ and Eric. Nice summer read!

krimme13 Jun 09, 2016

Do you like fish tacos? If so, I'd highly recommend finding the nearest spot to get a great fish taco before you begin reading this book, because Charley's taco stand is going to make your mouth water. If you've read Hope Harbor, you've already met Charley and know what I'm talking about. Sea Rose Lane was a great story that's going on my keeper shelf. I loved every bit of it! While it had some fun moments and great characters, it had some depth and dealt with some heavier issues.

Plot: Lawyer Eric Nash has just lost his dream job and heads back to his hometown to regroup. His father's in the middle of transforming their house into a Bed and Breakfast. Architect BJ Stevens and her crew of Luis and Stone form an unlikely team but when Eric questions their legal status, he stirs up more trouble than he bargained for. Meanwhile, BJ is trying to help the elderly Eleanor, who's no longer able to stay safely alone in her home. BJ has a great idea, but getting others to go along with it may be a tough sell. It's starting to look like none of them will have a happy ending, but the town's called Hope Harbor for a reason and Charley seems to know everything about everybody.

Characters: I really enjoyed the characters having some less popular names. I'm so tired of seeing the same overused names, so Eric and BJ were a refreshing change and make for memorable characters. By the way, if you're the curious sort like me and wonder what BJ stands for, don't worry. That will be answered in the book. I enjoyed having the multiple points of view in this story, including those of Luis and Eleanor as well as Eric and BJ. I must also mention a few of my other favorite characters, the introductions Casper the harbor seal and Methuselah the cat as well as the return of the seagulls, Floyd and Gladys. As an animal lover, I highly enjoyed their antics and less than impeccable timing. Then, of course, there's Charley. A successful artist, Charley runs the taco stand just for fun and seems to have a knack for a little matchmaking. This great assortment of characters all combined to make a story that was engaging from beginning to end.

Recommendation: I'd highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys contemporary inspirational romance. Irene Hannon is one of my favorite authors and she's at the top of her game here. On a side note, this is her 50th published book, and I think that says a lot for the quality of her stories. So, congratulations to her for another job well done! If you haven't read anything by Irene Hannon yet, what are you waiting for?

Rating: 5/5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

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