Picking up book #3 in a series is like visiting friends you have not seen in a while. Sandpiper Cove was that for me. Going back to Hope Harbor and the wonderful characters who live there!
Irene Hannon’s 3rd book in the series is a great read. The story has a lot of charm, a little mystery and some great messages. Lexie Graham is the single mom who is also the police chief of the town. The new resident Adam Stone is an ex-con looking to start over. From the beginning both of these characters are incredibly likable and easy to relate to. When they begin working together though, things are even more inspiring. Together they work to get a young teen off the destructive path he is on, while fixing the damage he has done during his troublesome streaks.
I always enjoy a story that leads you along and demonstrates how good people can make changes and improvements in their own lives as well as helping others.
This story is fast paced, clean and just a great read. I highly recommend everything by Irene Hannon, I have yet to be slightly disappointed by anything she has written. She is a solid writer that takes you into her stories, to a point that you almost feel like a fly on the wall!
Great summer read for the beach, the woods or even a long airplane ride!!
Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.
Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut!
Since then, she has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romance fiction—and a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, two Carol awards, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, two Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklist as a top 10 inspirational fiction books of 2011. In addition, she is a two-time Christy award finalist.
Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full time. She is happy to say she has no regrets!
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.
When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.
Here are a few other books I’ve reviewed by her:
NOTE: I received a copy at no cost of this book.