A year ago, ex-Delta Force operator Steven Roark left the rigors of combat behind to run fishing charters in Hope Harbor, decompress, and talk some sense into his kid brother. Business is good--but making peace with his past is more challenging than he expected.
First-grade teacher Holly Miller leads a quiet, low-profile existence--until she's recruited to advocate for a cause that's dear to her heart. When she solicits Steven's assistance, sparks fly--especially after they find themselves on opposite sides of an issue that disrupts their placid seaside community.
As these two seemingly incompatible souls search for common ground, might they discover a deeper connection--and find that love can banish darkness and light the way to a future filled with promise?
Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites you back to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.
Hannon (the Code of Honor series) revisits Hope Harbor, Ore., in this affecting inspirational, the sixth in the Hope Harbor series. Charley is still serving his wonderful fish tacos with a side of advice, but the crux of the story centers on new residents. Holly Miller, who suffers from spina bifida, has come to Hope Harbor to exert her independence from her overprotective parents. Steven Roark has relocated to the tiny town to shore up a relationship with his brother, trading his military career for that of a charter boat captain. While sparks fly between Holly and Steven, the two quickly find themselves with opposing views of what the town should do with a 19th-century cannon that recently washed ashore, clashing over how to remember one's past while acknowledging the horrors of war. Holly also becomes concerned for a neighbor when she discovers he has moved to Oregon to take advantage of its assisted suicide law; and Steven supports his alcoholic brother who doesn't want to admit he has a problem. With its nicely interwoven faith elements, Hannon's multifaceted return to Hope Harbor focuses on how forgiving oneself is as important for healing as forgiveness from others. Series fans will be overjoyed by this complex, stirring tale.