Michael Hunter is looking for a respite from a busy life and a painful past. He travels cross-country to Hope Harbor, Oregon, in search of peace and relaxation. Almost immediately, he meets Tracy Campbell, a local cranberry farmer who has stretched herself with too many commitments of late. Despite his desire for a quiet vacation, Michael feels himself drawn to the same organizations that Tracy feels passionate about, allowing him to spend more time with the intriguing Hope Harbor resident. But it will take all the charm of Hope Harbor to overcome their painful pasts, allowing them to open their hearts to the possibility of love and change again.
This novel is a perfect summer read. The setting is detailed in such a way that it is easy to imagine the west coast with its sandy beaches and rocky shoreline. The significant depth of the characters coupled with their interesting and not-so-typical pasts creates a unique and fascinating story. The central theme of regret is beautifully told and effortlessly relatable. Irene Hannon always weaves in such wonderful details into her novels and this modern romance is no exception. Add a few quirky characters and intertwine some Christian messages and you have a wonderful contemporary fiction novel!
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.