I chose to read and review this book because the setting was based on a coastal town in Oregon that I was familiar with since I live in Oregon.
I didn’t realize that this book was #6 in a series, however, I found that it didn’t really make any difference because this book can surely stand alone as a novel.
This was my first time reading a book by author Irene Hannon, however, it won’t be my last, as now, after reading Starfish Pier, I am intriqued to go back and read the rest of the books in this Hope Harbor series.
This book is full of characters who are experiencing personal challenges, some physically, some mentally and all are emotionally trying to process things in different ways. The author brings each to life very well and causes the reader to become endeared to each as if they were real people. Somehow these people are all brought together in this little town of Hope Harbor and as their lives intersect, we see God working through it all to bring help, hope, and healing to each in varied ways.
There is a sprinkling of mystery, coupled with romance and real life sorrows in this book and I think all combine to make a great story that is captivating and easy to read.
I think this book’s main message for me was that we need to always be kind and reach out to others with a kind word or gesture, even if they seem un-friendly or un-caring, because we never know what someone might be going through and it just might be our one word or act of kindness that may make a difference in their life for good.
I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson