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Sea Rose Lane

(Hope Harbor #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,590 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor
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,
Paperback, 362 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very touching and uplifting; just how I like my Christian fiction.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
I went into this with low expectations because Christian fiction is what it is. I rolled my eyes at the frequent references to electric sizzles between BJ and Eric, but kept reading. (High-school-type romance is pretty normal for CF.)

But around page one hundred this happened: "One honking big distraction, wearing worn jeans, a chest-hugging T shirt and a killer smile was walking her way." Seriously? Not only is the writing full of clichés, it follows the world's pattern for relationships, which
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I want to say that I enjoyed this book, but I didn't. It was sweet and I do think others will like it, but it never pulled me in. An ARC was received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

For me, this book was boring. It was practically all internal thoughts which dragged on and on. There were some good stories behind the thoughts, but I thought they were presented in a dry way. Sometimes page after page of introspection can be too much. First you have them internalizing their thoughts
A delightful contemporary romance with a touch of whimsy. BJ is an architect and builder and Eric is a lawyer out of work. Hope Harbor isn’t home to either of them—BJ is new in town and Eric has been gone for years—but they come here to regroup from the past. BJ just wants a quiet and fulfilling career; Eric fully expects to go back and join the rat-race after a few weeks away from the big city.

Overall it’s an endearing romance with a set of vivid side characters that nicely round out the set.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was relaxing and fun to return to the town of Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast with Irene Hannon’s second book in the Hope Harbor series. Sea Rose Lane can stand alone if you haven’t read book one. I enjoyed seeing the quirky and intuitive Charley again and the side story involving Luis was very moving.

I liked BJ and Eric and enjoyed seeing their relationship bloom. Both of them were battling internal hurts. BJ had a painful past relationship that hung over her and made trusting men difficult.
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sea Rose Lane

Irene Hannon

ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review.

Irene Hannon has done it to me again! SEA ROSE LANE captured my heart from the very first page and never let it go. The characters in Hope Harbor are quite eclectic and kept me giggling through out this wonderful story. Irene Hannon writes romantic suspense stories and yet, she totally captures the feelings of a sweet and clean romance. I love the way Ms. Hannon wraps the story around your heart so much so that you feel as
Carole Jarvis
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

I know Irene Hannon writes outstanding romantic suspense, but her contemporary stories are my favorite by far. Sea Rose Lane, set in a picturesque small town on the Oregon coast, is filled with appealing characters who face true-to-life situations and are met with hope. Secondary storylines, such as those of Luis and Eleanor, provide even more richness and depth. It’s a poignant story that covers a wide range of emotions, and it captured my at
Andrea Cox
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, but I ended up listening to an audio version. These are my honest thoughts.

This story was adorable. The small-town vibes were amazing. Hope Harbor is definitely a town I would cherish getting to live in, given the chance. (Too bad it’s only fictional!) I loved the renovation work and the distinctive characters. Featuring a Cuban immigrant was a nice touch! That isn’t something I see a lot. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve rea
Sarah Swarbrick
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Light and charming Christian romance.
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I adore this series. Each book reads as a standalone but I love the continuity the familiar folks from Hope Harbor bring to each story. I especially adore Charley who crops up at the most convenient times with words of wisdom or silent acceptance as needed. There's something divinely inspiring about that man and his way with people...and critters.

So, as first meets go, this one is a bust. Well, it's fun for the reader but not so much for BJ and Eric. Talk about making a bad first impression --
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Few authors can successfully write in more than one genre, but Irene Hannon is one who is as adept at penning contemporary romance as she is crafting a suspense novel. Sea Rose Lane takes readers on a heartfelt journey back to Hope Harbor, Oregon, in this engaging story. Hannon populates this small coastal town with a diverse cast of personalities, adding depth and character to this multi-dimensional tale. BJ and Eric's stories drew me in, and their growing attraction is perfectly paced and auth ...more
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
When attorney Eric Nash arrives back home in Hope Harbor, he doesn't expect to get into a fender bender within his first few minutes. He also doesn't expect his father to be remodeling his childhood home into a Bed and Breakfast. To make matters worse, he's distracted by the pretty blonde, BJ Stevens, in charge of the remodeling. BJ isn't wanting a relationship. Not at all. No matter how handsome her employer's son may be. But when the pair join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor's senio ...more
Natasha Polak
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the books in the series so far, Sea Rose Lane has been my favorite! Again, Irene Hannon brings the characters to life in a very engaging way, with a continuation of the other quirky cast from the first book. What's nice is, it doesn't matter if you've not read book 1, as this one is easy to get without really concerning yourself over what might have happened previously. Overall, the book struck a chord with me.

In Sea Rose Lane, Eric Nash comes to Hope Harbor after losing his high profile atto
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Another of the new audio books on the shelf on Thursday. I like contemporary romance books that are part of a series so I decided to give this on a try. I was surprised to find that I had another Christian Fiction book. Most of the time they are labeled but someone missed on this one. Hannon did a very good job of working the references to God and Prayer into the fabric of the story. Unlike Traces of Guilt those references did not interrupt the flow of the story. There are some very interesting ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
This second book in the Hope Harbor series is just as intriguing as the first, though each book in the series works well as a standalone too. While BJ and Eric’s journey to happily ever after is the focus of this novel, it was actually Luis’ storyline that most captivated me. Don’t get me wrong – I loved the romance too (of course) but Luis’ subplot had so much dimension and emotion that I was always eager for an update. And Charley. Picture the big grin on my face. I adore Charley and his taco ...more
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hope Harbor is a wonderful small town. Reminds me so much of the feel of the small town in the Cape Light series by Thomas Kinkade. Filled with wonderful characters, these small towns just draw you in and make you want to head there on your next vacation.

This book focuses on BJ, a local female contractor, who is remodeling John Nash's Victorian House for a bed and breakfast. John Nash's son, Eric, is the other main character. He has just been laid off from his prestigious, climb-up-the-ladder l
I enjoyed how this story featured more mature (as in age) MCs and that neither of them were driven by overwhelming physical urges, pulses, or tingly unmentionables. I liked that the problems they were figuring out were real life problems and how they each showed sound judgment instead of knee jerk, emotional choices. I also appreciated the dual povs and the clean content.

However, I was so bored. I wish that wasn't the case, but it was. I didn't connect to either of the MCs and their respective i
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A warm hearted story about two people starting over in a small town.
After Eric Nash is layed off from his job, he comes home to Hope Harbor
where BJ an architect is also starting over. BJ is overcoming heart break
and Eric Is trying to find a new career and himself. This takes place in a
seaside village on the Oregon coast. The characters are strong, but true
people who care for each other and their town. The story held my interest
from the first page. Hope you enjoy this clean light romantic myster
Penny Evenson
I have read several of Irene Hannon's books. This was one that shows fast pace life in the big city is not all it is cracked up to be! A "feel good" book.
This was a nice continuation from the first book with just a few crossover characters, my favorite being Charley. I really liked the character of BJ Stevens; it's always fun for me to read about successful women in a field dominated by men - general contractors. Eric Nash was a strong character who returned back to Hope Harbor after being downsized from a large law firm. I liked their cooperative efforts to help make Helping Hands a successful program helping local citizens. It was overall a goo ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There is something so familiar and comforting about an Irene Hannon contemporary romance. It is as cozy as cuddling under your favourite blanket, and you know exactly what to expect - beautiful romance, charming characters, a sweet setting, faith gently interwoven between the other story threads and multiple storylines. Sea Rose Lane totally delivers and it is every bit as charming as that title and cover would lead you to believe.

Multiple story threads weave through this story. BJ and her cons
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sea Rose Lane begins with an attention grabbing opening chapter, then engages you with the 2 main characters. This is just how a book should begin. This was a big improvement for me, as I felt the first book in the Hope Harbor series was a little slow paced. BJ is a big city architect who has been living in the small ocean town of Hope Harbor on the Oregon Coast for a year now. Eric, has just lost his high powered lawyer job in Portland, and has just arrived on a self imposed break to spend time ...more
Janell R.
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Looking for a book that paints an enticing picture of small town coziness, with characters that you come to love just because of their frankness and dependability? This one is a great option then. I loved each one of the characters and in trying to pick out a favorite one...sorry, I can't settle on just one. They each have their endearing personalities, and goodness gracious, my mouth watered through half the book because of Charley and his fish tacos!

Now for my personal thoughts. :-J To me, I f
Suzie Waltner
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
As someone who spent quite a bit of time along the Oregon coast during my childhood (not to mention being a resident of a small town), I can completely picture the fictional town of Hope Harbor. The combination of a close-knit community with breathtaking views is one I want to be a part of. Fortunately, Irene Hannon has issued an open invitation to her readers.

In exchange for a glamorous life as a hot-shot architect in Los Angeles, BJ has settled down in the quaint town of Hope Harbor where she
Beckie Burnham
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Irene Hannon is a go-to author for me. I have always loved her romantic suspense, and now she is my favorite for contemporary romance. Sea Rose Lane is the second book in her Hope Harbor series. A few characters from the first book make appearances, but it is easily read as a standalone novel. But my recommendation is to start at the beginning of the series — you will not want to miss any visit to this picturesque town on the Oregon Coast that is filled with people that quickly become friends (a ...more
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, SEA ROSE LANE is the second book in Ms. Hannon's Hope Harbor series, but it easily stands alone but fans will want to read Hope Harbor, the first book in the series by the same name.

BJ was prickly at first and I didn't think I would like her, but she did soften up considerably as the story progressed. I like her heart toward the elderly and the down-trodden and how she wanted to give them hope.
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a beautiful romance! Hannon has a true gift for creating real-life characters readers can connect with. The coastal Oregon setting is gorgeously rendered in this second Hope Harbor novel, and the overall theme of hope resonates through every part of the story.
Eric Nash returns to his father’s home in Hope Harbor after being downsized from his high-powered job as an attorney. He finds the house in full remodel mode, and the contractor is an attractive woman named BJ Stevens. Eric didn’t make
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed Irene Hannon's contemporary books, as well as her suspense books. This series is a really nice, easy going, change over. The tidbits of real life, guilt and how it affects each of the characters lives made this a winner.

Plus, you will be totally craving tacos when you are done, hopefully with mango salsa. Charley's Tacos really should come out with a recipe book. I don't even like fish tacos, but I found my mouth watering over the simple descriptions of the flavorful tacos, slaw
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fish tacos, gentle surf, extraordinary wild life, majestic sunsets; Hope Harbor is the kind of place that changes people, from the inside out. . . . . . if they are willing.

When Eric Nash and BJ Stevens literally have a "run-in" as Eric re-enters his home town, neither of them are prepared for their paths to cross again so quickly. As luck would have it, BJ is over seeing the renovation of Eric's childhood home into a bed and breakfast inn, and Eric has plans to stay temporarily at his father's
Hallie Szott
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Returning to Hope Harbor with another sweet, contemporary story, Irene Hannon’s Sea Rose Lane explores starting over and second chances. Attorney Eric Nash has been laid off and heads to his hometown to figure out what could be next, while BJ Stevens, previously a big-city architect, is enjoying the quiet life of that town, though still grapples with her lingering past. As their paths cross unexpectedly, the pair embark on a journey of growth, hope, and heartwarming romance. Their story, like Ho ...more
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Irene Hannon, who writes both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 50 novels. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romance fiction) and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Ot ...more

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