Friday, June 10, 2016
Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon
From the publisher:
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?
This is the second book the Hope Harbor series and you don't need to read the first book to enjoy the second one.
I enjoyed reading Irene Hannon's novel and Eric and BJ's characters. I felt that they were engaging and how they had to work through their own personal issues and what was important to them. Often we have to make big decisions and we base it off of what is the most important to us and it was a good read to watch these characters do that.
I had a few issues with the story. Eric states to BJ that he's not really a Christian and only goes to church because his father expects it. And while BJ is a Christian that doesn't keep her from deciding to pursue a relationship with Eric. Eric begins to pray some in the book but it isn't certain if it is only from stress or a real beginning of a relationship.
The other issue was with Charley. Some people might love him but I feel that he plays a little too much of "God" or an angel in this book. I just felt that made it unrealistic.
I really did like the secondary characters of Luis and Eleanor. That was such a strong part of the story and I'm glad they were in there. I am looking forward to the next book and reading more about this setting and other characters.
I received this book free from the publishers in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Beth-Anne