If Hope Harbor was a real place, I would be ready to move there in a jiffy. I do realize, of course, that it is a fictional town and reality is rarely what I find between the covers of my books. My daughter and her husband have lived in the general vicinity of this imaginary town for a year and although they love the coast of Oregon, they have not encountered anyone similar to the characters in Hannon’s Hope Harbor series. Oh well! I would be quite happy if Irene Hannon would extend this series to eight or ten novels. I don’t think I would quickly tire of reading about the residents of Hope Harbor, both human and animal. Charlie is a fixture who I would love to encounter on a regular basis.

Lexie and Adam were both characters that I grew to love. Adam was such a great guy, one who was always finding ways to help others but saw himself as a real loser and had very little hope for his own future. Police chief Lexie was too busy with her job and young son to even think about romance but something about Adam made her take notice when circumstances threw them together more than once. Too bad it would never do for the police chief to spend much time with an ex-con!

A little drama, a bit of mystery, a touch of suspense, and lots of romance work together to make “Sandpiper Cove” a special tale that kept me turning pages well into the night. Hannon is a pro when it comes to character development and her stories always touch my heart. I try to never miss one of her novels whether it is a solid suspense or a contemporary romance. “Sandpiper Cove” is not to be missed and I would also suggest picking up the other books in this series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


Wishing for things that can never be is foolish . . . or is it?

Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham has zero time for extracurricular activities–including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn’t looking for love either–but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a police chief?

When Lexie enlists Adam’s help to keep a troubled young man from heading down the wrong path, sparks begin to fly. Could it be that God may have a different–and better–future planned for them than either could imagine?

Lauded by Library Journal as “a master at character development,” Irene Hannon welcomes you back to this charming Oregon seaside village.

Come home to Hope Harbor
where hearts heal–and love blooms

Read an excerpt from “Sandpiper Cove” HERE.


Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including Buried Secrets, Thin Ice, and Tangled Webs, as well as the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. In addition to many other honors, she is a seven-time finalist for and 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. Learn more at