Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon
Release Date - July 7, 2015
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Michael Hunter's come to Hope Harbor after the loss of his wife. When he arrives and finds the only hotel in town is shut down, he's at a loss. He never expects a local resident to take him in. Especially not after hearing she's been an unfriendly recluse for a number of years. He's just hear to deal with his tragic past, the last thing he needs is to find romance.
Tracy Campbell meets Michael Hunter when he causes her to crash her bike. She's back in Hope Harbor to run her family's cranberry farm and a local charity. With her time spread thin, she never expects to get help from Michael, but he seems insistent on paying back the kindness he's received from the town's recluse, so Tracy lets him in. She refuses to let him into her heart, however. She's had her chance at love and failed miserably.
It doesn't take long before Tracy and Michael realize there is a mutual attraction at play. Given their pasts, they cannot find love again, can they?
Hope Harbor is a sweet romance with many characters who have suffered some form of loss. There are four main stories taking place in this novel, however, so you end up getting involved with four sets of characters. You have Michael and what caused him to give up on love. Next, there's Tracy and the secrets of her marriage. There's also the town recluse, Anna, who lost both her husband and son in little time, and no one knows the real story. Finally, there is a young teen who has a secret of her own and gets some characters to think about where they are, where they could be, and she becomes a catalyst for change.