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Sandpiper Cove~the best book yet in the Hope Harbor series!
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2017
I absolutely loved Sandpiper Cove! When I read the summary and discovered Police Chief Lexie Graham and ex-con Adam Stone were the main characters I was intrigued. What an original storyline. This type of relationship falls outside social norms, so I couldn't wait to see how author Irene Hannon would handle this unique and tricky connection. She did a fantastic job of presenting both the attraction and the challenges to be dealt with between them, but what an amazing payoff in the end. The last chapter and epilogue had me crying, swooning and cheering all at once!
There's a wonderful cast of secondary characters in Lexie's son Matt, her mom Annette, co-worker Luis, Charley the taco-maker, and Reverend Baker to name a few. The story wouldn't have been complete without Clyde the rescue dog, he tied the whole story together. They all added a rich layer of dialogue and understanding as to what it means to live as community in a small charming seaside town. An at-risk teen name Brian and the struggles he faced while trying to navigate high school and find acceptance as the new kid on the block was especially poignant and touching.
It doesn't happen often that all aspects of a story come together so well, but they did in Sandpiper Cove. Loyalty, commitment, friendship, encouragement, faith and love, the things of value that make life memorable, they're all there in this book.. I'll be thinking about all these wonderful characters and rereading that beautiful ending a time or two, until the next book in the series, Pelican Point, comes out next year. I'm also excited for Hannon's Code of Honor suspense series that releases this October with Dangerous Illusions.