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Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

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About the Book:

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who’s invaded the house with her motley crew.
As for BJ, her client’s son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn’t high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?
Three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm, romance, and second chances.

My Review:

I have enjoyed Irene Hannon’s contemporary books, as well as her suspense books. This series is a really nice, easy going, change over. The tidbits of real life, guilt and how it affects each of the characters lives made this a winner.

Plus, you will be totally craving tacos when you are done, hopefully with mango salsa. Charley’s Tacos really should come out with a recipe book. I don’t even like fish tacos, but I found my mouth watering over the simple descriptions of the flavorful tacos, slaw and salsa.

Overall, I loved the immigration twist that Ms. Hannon threw in. It was really informative on the inside, without being “preachy” or “in your face”. Charley was one of my favorite sub characters, but of course, I loved the story that carried through with helping the elderly throughout as well.

I received this book for review from NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon

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Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

About the Book:

Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life—and love—altered her plans. Now she’s home again—with a floundering farm to run…a tragic secret…and a wounded heart. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter’s. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets and devastating regrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help with a project that is close to her heart, winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives—including their own.

My Review:

It is amazing to me when a suspense author writes contemporary fiction. It is even more astounding to me when she rocks at it, better than her suspense books (which are very good). I have not just liked each one of Irene Hannon’s newest contemporary books, but sincerely enjoyed them. They hit nerves in places that you do not expect to be touched in.

This book touches on two individuals with pain in their past. The set up of building a relationship is subtle and skillfully woven. While not filled with suspense as to what will be the ending, you feel the build up is so relatable. I loved the backstory of secondary characters as well. I highly recommend this read!

This book was provided for me by NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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Deceived by Irene Hannon

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

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About the book (From the publisher website):

A grieving mother. A mysterious child. And a dedicated PI who’s determined to solve the puzzle.

For three years, Kate Marshall has been mourning the loss of her husband and four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on a mall escalator, she’s convinced it’s her son. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help. As the former Secret Service agent digs into the case, the boating “accident” begins to look increasingly suspicious. But if Kate’s son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden–and may go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.
As Irene Hannon’s many fans have come to expect, Deceived is filled with complex characters, unexpected twists, and a riveting plotline that accelerates to an explosive finish.

My Review:

Another 5 star book from Irene Hannon. It seems to me that her suspense books, and her contemporary books have outdone themselves lately. I find myself eager to pick them up to read. This story begins with heartbreak, the heartbreak any mother will relate to, the loss of her husband and child. However, when she believes she sees her son, she doubts herself even, but keeps digging to see if there is a possibility it could be true.

Hannon keeps you turning the pages hoping beyond hope that you will find a way to make this mother’s dream’s come true without endangering anyone, plus, you have a hint of healing and romance for the widowed mother as well.  I found myself in one place on the couch, reading away, wanting to reach the conclusion, but dragging out the reading time so that I didn’t have to finish this amazing read. I highly recommend it! If you like suspense without too many gory details, these are your books!

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