Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she 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? Yet wishing for things that can never be is foolish.
Nevertheless, when Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a young man from falling into a life of crime, sparks begin to fly. And as they work together, it soon becomes apparent that God may have a different--and better--future planned for them than either could imagine.
I'm not sure where I can across this, but I just finished reading another book and you know how they have a chapter of another book at the back? Well, I read it and was quite taken in with the little teaser, so I had to find it to finish it.
I instantly liked Adam, and I hope that I would give him the benefit of the doubt in real life that I wanted everyone to give him in this book. I felt for his loneliness and his not thinking anyone should give him a second chance, even if he believed that God had given him one.
This is a Christian novel, and the two clergy men are a hoot. I love their banter back and forth. They make for amusing secondary characters. That reminds me. This is the third book in the Hope Harbor series. I haven't read the previous two, and I didn't know this was the third when I started. You could tell that there were some backstories to secondary characters that I wasn't getting a full story on, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the novel at all. I'm curious now, so I'll probably go look up the first two.
I did think that the end just sort of...ended. The resolution was too complete with a pretty little bow with nothing really to show for it. Everything was kind of built up in the novel, and then .... oh, we are done and everything is happy now. But I was left feeling like it wasn't as polished, or finished as it should have been.
Title: Sandpiper Cove
Author: Irene Hannon
Published: April 2017
Source: I received an eCopy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.