Driftwood Bay {A Book Review}

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After tragedy upends her world, Jeannette Mason retreats to the tiny Oregon seaside town of Hope Harbor to create a new life. Vowing to avoid emotional attachments, she focuses on running her lavender farm and tea-room--until a new neighbor with a destructive dog and a forlorn little girl invades her turf. But she needn't worry. Dr. Logan West is too busy coping with an unexpected family, a radical lifestyle change, and an unruly pup to have any interest in his aloof and disagreeable neighbor.

Yet when both Jeanette and Logan find themselves pulled into the life of a tattered Christian family fleeing persecution in war-torn Syria, might they discover that love sometimes comes calling when it's least expected?

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites readers back to the charming seaside town of Hope Harbor, where they are sure to find peace, healing, and a second chance at happiness.


Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, Sandpiper Cove, and Pelican Point, as well as Dangerous Illusions and the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, Booksellers' Best, Carols, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.


Over the last few years, I have read several books by Irene Hannon. When I saw she had this brand new book out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Still, as much as I loved the other books I'd read, I wasn't sure what to expect with this particular novel. While this is certainly not her first romance, it is the first that I had read that wasn't more of a romantic suspense- which happens to be my favorite genre. Would it be as good? To put it simply, absolutely!

This is the fifth Hope Harbor novel, but it's not necessary to have read the others to enjoy it! Again, this was the first of her typical romances I had read so I'd not read any of the others myself either. While there may be a few familiar characters seen throughout the stories and all of course occur in Hope Harbor, as far as I can tell, each story stands on it's own. And oh what a great story it was! A story of loss and opening your heart to love after a loss.

We are introduced to six new characters who have all be affected by tragedy in their lives. The Shabo family have faced unspeakable tragedy and grief, having left their war torn home in Syria. Jeannette faced her own tragedy, fleeing to Hope Harbor for a fresh start on her own with no connections. Logan West has likewise moved to Hope Harbor for a fresh start for his niece after the passing of her father and grandmother. Their stories intertwine so beautifully, reminding us that sometimes God puts people in our lives because He knows our every need. Sometimes it is through those newfound circumstances and relationships that He provides just that.

Overall, it was a fantastic story filled with hope and love that I would certainly recommend. I look forward to reading more from Hope Harbor in the future.

'Driftwood Bay' is available to purchase now at your favorite Christian book retailers.

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