When incidents of vandalism keep popping up in the quiet town of Hope Harbor, Oregon, police chief Lexie Graham finds herself spending time with ex-con and new resident Adam Stone. When Lexie realizes quite quickly that Adam isn't behind the recent crimes affecting the town, she enlists his help in mentoring a troubled young teenager. Determined to build a new life for himself, Adam doesn't understand his fascination with Lexie, and tries his best not to wish for things he can never have. While Lexi tries to focus on her job and raising her son, she also can't seem to keep her mind off of the enigmatic Adam. As the pair spend more time together, will they each be able to let go of the past, and learn to truly trust God and each other?
Irene Hannon tells yet another heart-wrenching story of love and forgiveness in hew latest Hope Harbor novel, Sandpiper Cove. Both Lexie and Adam were wonderfully complex and extremely well-developed, and I truly enjoyed every page of their journey. As with Hannon's previous installment, Sea Rose Lane, the plot itself is a bit predictable, and lacks many twists or turns. As character studies, however, Hannon's Hope Harbor novels are nothing short of masterful. While contemporary fiction isn't generally my genre of choice, Sandpiper Cove is equal parts romantic and lovely. I anxiously await any subsequent additions to the Hope Harbor series.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.