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Windswept Way by Irene Hannon: Book Review

  *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

One house that deserves a second chance meets two hearts that deserve the same . . .

Buying a haunted house was never in Ashley Scott's plans, but when an intriguing opportunity drops into her lap after a major life setback, she finds herself trekking cross-country to Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast to launch a new life.

Wounded warrior Jonathan Gray isn't sure what to make of the attractive woman on his reclusive older neighbor's isolated property, but her presence is none of his business--until she enlists his help with an ambitious project. When Jonathan finds his interest in the new arrival becoming more personal than professional, however, his defenses go up. There's no room in his life--or his heart--for romance.

Yet as these two hurting souls join forces to restore life, laughter, and love to a historic estate, might they also find healing, hope, and happiness themselves?

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

Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than 60 contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. In addition to her many other honors, she is a three-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of RWA's elite Hall of Fame and has received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.

Irene Hannon is one of my go-to, must-read authors. As a fan of both romantic suspense and contemporary romance, I feel like she is one who does both absolutely wonderfully. And the Hope Harbor series is definitely up there on my list of favorites from her. This is the 9th book in that series. While there are characters that make appearances throughout the series and I'd highly recommend them all anyway, I do think this would read just fine as a standalone too. Readers who have read the previous books will definitely be thrilled to see their favorite taco artist and bickering clergymen too! (Or at least, I certainly was!)

Based on the description of this one and the mention of a haunted house, I must admit I was really expecting this one to have a bit of a mystery to it, and I didn't find that to be the case at all. It was a beautiful slow-burn romance, but beyond that, it was a story of second chances for these broken characters. I love how wonderfully Irene Hannon mixes not just that romance, but those messages of faith and healing. This one is definitely one to keep the tissues close by for at times. 

Overall, this was another wonderful read from Irene Hannon and a delightful trip back to Hope Harbor. If you enjoy Christian romance, this book and series are a must-read.


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