Wishing for things that can never be is foolish . . . or is it?
When Lexie enlists Adam's help to keep a troubled young man from heading down the wrong path, sparks begin to fly. Could it be that God may have a different--and better--future planned for them than either could imagine?
I have to say the write up for this book does not do it justice. It's accurate, but there's so little there and so much to the book! I've read Irene Hannon's suspense novels for years now and while they are still my favorite I'm enjoying the Hope Harbor series very nearly as much. Her characters and settings are so real and rich and flawed like any normal person instead of stiffly to-good-to-be-true. It's hard to put down.
Lexie Graham is the town police chief and a single mother who lost her husband way to early. She lives in Hope Harbor with her son and her mother, and works hard at her job. She's happy enough with her life but she's on the outs with God since her husband died suddenly a few years ago.
Adam Stone is an ex-con who had a hard start to life and since being released from prison is turning his life around. He is trying hard to put his past behind him and attone for his previous misdeeds any way he can, like volunteering for Helping Hands, a network that helps out where needed in town, such as bringing groceries to elderly neighbours. He works hard, volunteers and goes to church but otherwise keeps to himself in part because he doesn't feel part of the community but doesn't really feel he deserves to be part of it either.
The entire cast of characters is a lot of fun. Charley and his taco truck and words of wisdom in the moment, Lexie's mom, Luis and the forever friendly bickering of the clergymen... Hope Harbor is worth the visit. :)
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