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Sandpiper Cove

(Hope Harbor #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,495 ratings  ·  251 reviews
Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham has plenty on her plate raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism in her coastal Oregon hometown. As a result, she has zero time for extracurricular activities--including romance. Ex-con Adam Stone isn't looking for love either--but how ironic is it that the first woman to catch his eye is a poli ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is by far my favorite in the series! I loved Lexie and Adam and their character development was amazing. I really liked that they both had unique issues to work through but that they actually were able to help each other with those issues. I was thrilled with the spiritual development too. I love stories where one or more characters either share how they came to Christ or share how they come back to Christ.

There was excellent balance in this book too. I loved the peek into the charact
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Throughout this series I have fallen more and more in love with Hope Harbor, its residents, and the love, joy, and peace that can be found within its town borders. Sandpiper Cove compounds that love in a book that is utterly charming - a story of second chances, helping hands, the support of a community, and, of course, romance.

Sandpiper Cove is the third book in the Hope Harbor series and tells the story of Lexie Graham, Hope Harbor's police chief, and Adam Stone. Readers will have first met Ad
3.5 stars rounded up
Overall I really enjoyed the story; I recall Adam from the previous book and was a bit surprised to find him as the MC because he really had little page time there. He's got loads of baggage but he's working through it, which I liked reading...he's getting his feet on the ground before he meets the fair lady. I liked how the cover has a man and his dog, since dog Clyde plays a big role in the story.

Lexie was the character who really stole my heart, though. As a small-town pol
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm rereading the whole Hope Harbor series via audible editions and am loving Therese Plummer's narration so much! She breathes life into these characters and heart and humour into her interpretation of Hannon's exquisite words.


There is something exceptionally delightful about Irene Hannon's characters. There's so much depth and intrigue in each and every one whether they are the hero and heroine or any number of secondary characters -- including Clyde, the dog!

You can tell a lot about a her
Hallie Szott
Oh, what a gem. I’m loving the Hope Harbor series by Irene Hannon, and Sandpiper Cove makes for a perfect addition. Neither police chief Lexie Graham nor ex-con Adam Stone is looking for a romantic relationship. Yet, in a town known for second chances, of course, anything just might be possible.

Sandpiper Cove is a sweet story and delivers a hearty spiritual message, as Adam truly comes to understand his worth in light of God’s love, grace, and forgiveness. Again, this is another Hope Harbor nove
Andrea Cox
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from NetGalley. I ended up listening to the audio version. These are my honest thoughts.

This story had some high points that I rather enjoyed. The fact that an ex-convict was featured was a surprise. The guy had served his time and repented of his crime, and it was interesting to see the struggles he faced when he tried to make a way for himself in the world again, legally this time. Lexi’s little boy was cute! The interaction betwee
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this beautiful novel.
I think it was the cover that wanted to make me read it and bring contemporary Christian was a page turning awesome adventure!
I snickered at the two priests lively banter glad they got along.
I loved Charley too! He reminds of one of God's messengers that are always around and for some strange reasons they know before you even tell them.
There's a song from Alabama about angels being all around us and up above.
Friends are fe
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, SANDPIPER COVE is the third book in Ms. Hannon's Hope Harbor series. It easily stands alone, but fans will want to read Hope Harbor and Sea Rose Lane so they meet more of the towns residents.

I loved the banter between the Catholic priest and the protestant minister. The two are obviously close friends who know what buttons to push. I also love the taco guy (I cannot remember his name but he is
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Any damaged board can be smoothed out and made new with work and patience."

Is Adam Stone a "damaged board"? Starting life over as an ex-convict, in a small town, is not an easy thing to do, but Adam Stone has managed to live a simple life as a responsible citizen, out of the limelight in his solitary cabin by the Oregon coastline. Until one day, the beautiful police chief shows up at his doorstep, tipped off by a local, about the recent vandalism on Stone's property and "a tiny ember of hope fo
Toni Shiloh
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A romance between a police chief and an ex-con?! Y'all, I really have no words to tell you how powerful this story is. I mean WOW! The premise its self was enough for me to curl up with this book and a blanket. Lexie has a painful past, having lost a spouse. She's a single mother who lives with her mom and polices the streets of Hope Harbor.

Lexie has so many hats to wear as a woman and she does it with grace. Yet, her heart was closed off to God and the love that was waiting for her. I loved her
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read from Irene. I absolutely adore this series set in Hope Harbor Oregon. That have amazing characters, great storylines and a setting I would LOVE to visit. This was a great installment in the set with the premise of the Police Chief and a reformed Ex-con overcoming some pretty major obstacles. Love the threads of hope, redemption and trust in the book. Plus this book and it's predecessors make me want a fish taco!!! Read the books and you'll understand that statement. 😀 ...more
Kelly Bridgewater
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
rene Hannon's Sandpiper Cove is an interesting story about second chances. Filled with a familiar setting and hurting characters, this novel made me pay attention. From the first chapter when I met Adam Stone, I felt empathy for his plight. As an ex-con, I bet it is pretty hard to return to normal society. But Lexis, the town sheriff, see's past all that and uses his knowledge of crime life to help a teenager before he becomes a criminal. I really enjoyed the pace of the novel. It moved pretty r ...more
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This was the first book I've read by Irene Hannon. I enjoyed it. Great characters! ...more
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having only read this author suspense novels, I already knew I was in for a treat with her contemporary one! I was especially intrigued because this is set on a fictional town on the Oregon coast where I live. What a treat to visit new places without even leaving my house! That being said, I jumped at the opportunity that was given me by the publisher to read Sandpiper Cove.

Have you ever felt too far gone for redemption and a second chance at life? Especially when the choices you’ve made in the
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so impressed with this touching story! Lexie and Adam lived such different lifestyles, made very different choices, yet both faced horrible pain in their pasts. These were two people who, at first, would sound like opposites and unlikely to ever form a bond. However, I loved the way the author showed how God could take a person and truly make them a new creation.

This story was sweet and deeply moving. It delved into many complicated emotions for both Lexie and Adam regarding their past tro
Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sandpiper Cove is book three from the Hope Harbor series. It was so good to be brought back to Hope Harbor, Oregon again. Police chief and single mom, Lexie Graham, has a lot to deal with that does not include a love life. The town is having issues with vandalism and theft, taking more of Lexie's time. She then asks ex-con, Adam, for help. Even though he has a past, I just loved Adam and enjoyed his personality. I enjoyed how the two were able to grow throughout the story.

I would give Sandpiper
Just Commonly
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Come home to Hope Harbor - where hearts heal and love blooms" (back cover)

Irene Hannon takes us back to Hope Harbor with this third installment, Sandpiper Cove, and it was a great ride down memory lane, as well as towards a new journey. We encounter familiar characters that we love like Charley and the dynamic pair of seagulls, Floyd and Gladys. Then there's the familiar "we take care of our own" atmosphere in the fictional town of Hope Harbor.

“Sometimes you must give people an opportunity to
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
In a simple phrase – there is so much to love about Sandpiper Cove. Charley, who always knows more than he logically should and gives out well-timed advice with his tacos. Father Murphy and Reverend Baker and their goodnatured bantering. Floyd and Gladys, the husband and wife team of … seagulls. (Yes, you read that right) Clyde, the faithful canine companion who resembles his human in spirit if not looks. The vivid setting that has me wanting to book an immediate vacation on the Oregon coast.

Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful journey to Hope Harbor! I think this may have been my favourite so far. In particular, this story takes on the challenge of an ex-felon who has tried to find new life in this small town on the Oregon coast. After meeting the Pastor of Grace Christian during his stint in prison, Adam Stone has found a purpose to life. With the addition of Jesus, and the promise of help from the Pastor, Adam has been working for BJs construction company. Volunteering behind the scenes to help oth ...more
Suzie Waltner
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever feel like you’re unworthy of something? That you don’t deserve anything good in your life because of bad choices or mistakes you’ve made in the past?

Step into Adam Stone’s shoes. As an ex-convicted intent on starting over and living a good but solitary life, Adam is content with his little home on the edge of the Oregon seaside town of Hope Harbor. But when Police Chief Lexie Graham enters the picture, the loneliness he’s tried hard to bury is as obvious as the blue of the Pacific.

Natasha Polak
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Continuing in this series, I wasn't sure if Sandpiper Cove would resonate with me as much as the previous books did. But I'm glad I read it, because it still didn't disappoint at all! If anything, this one made me think about the way I view others I don't know well, and what I can do to help them. It was also a reminder for me to remember the strength of a church family, and what it can provide to a community - be it local or even global.

Sandpiper Cove deals specifically with ex-con Adam Stone w
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Poignant, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately heartwarming, this is Irene Hannon at her best.
Jessica Higgins
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The third book in the Hope Harbor series brings the romance to a whole new level. Romance lovers will not want to miss this one.

Lexi Graham is the Hope Harbor police chief and is being pulled in too many directions at once. She has her son to take care of along with the residents of Hope Harbor, who have been dealing with a string of theft and vandalism. All of this is more than enough to keep her busy and leave zero time for anything else, romance included. With being so busy, she is caught com
Diane Beason
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading Sandpiper Cove was like taking a wonderful trip back to Hope Harbor and seeing old friends. This is the third book in the series Hope Harbor series by Irene Hannon but if you haven’t read the first, it’s okay. You’ll still feel right at home.

Lexie, the police chief, and Adam, the ex-con, are dealing with different issues that they need to work through. The author does a great job of developing these characters in such a believable way so that you care about them and about this seaside vi
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sandpiper Cove is the latest in Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor collection and I think this one is my favorite yet. Meeting up with some old friends like Charlie (the taco man who always knows what to say) and the rest of the town’s residents, we finally get to see police chief Lexie get her love story. What an interesting twist of events it is when she falls for former convict Adam Stone, who is trying to turn his life around. Starting off with a favor to help a troubled teen, Adam and Lexie do have ...more
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great visit to Hope Harbor, and another interesting foray into the lives of the friendly little town on the Oregon coast.

Adam Stone is a loner and he has a reason to be. He has recently been released from prison, and has taken up his abode in a quiet cove, in a lonely ramshackle cabin with a tumbledown outbuilding he uses for a workshop. He came to Hope Harbor on the strength of an invitation from the pastor of the church, and, even though his long hair and biker-dude looks are unusual i
Kelly Hodgkins
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have come to love Hope Harbor and it was with anticipation I picked up the third installment of this series, Sandpiper Cove, it didn't disappoint. This novel focuses on Lexie and Adam. Each character's history reveals past pain and difficulties that taint their hope for the future. Irene is a skilled character creator and each member of this cast walks out of the pages, including Clyde the dog - spoiler alert: whilst injured, he is fine in the end! Lexie's passion for small town life, work and ...more
Susan Snodgrass
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have always enjoyed Irene Hannon's writing. She is a go to for Christian suspense and contemporary inspirational romance.

Hannon takes her readers back to Hope Harbor for this offering. We meet Chief Lexie Graham, a widow with a small son who has decided that God has no place in her life anymore. We also meet Adam Stone, an ex con who has made Hope Harbor his home for the last 18 months following his release from prison. Adam has made God his refuge. Their paths cross when Lexie investigates so
2.5 stars.

I enjoyed this book. The MCs were well developed and the intersecting story lines felt natural. I admired both MCs and the writing was engaging and easy to read. I appreciated the multiple povs, the clean content, and the message of redemption.

However, I just finished a book that featured a felon and there were just too many similarities for me to fully appreciate this story. Both Hs had dogs who were abused. Both moved to a small town to live after finishing their prison sentences.
Michelle Castaneda
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading a book in the Hope Harbor series is like coming home and revisiting good friends, much like Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series. Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon is Adam Stone and police officer Lexie Graham’s story. But in telling their story, Irene Hannon updates us on other characters’ lives as well. The new characters introduced in this book are well developed and have authentic, relatable struggles. This is a fantastic book, as are all the books in this series. I sincerely hope this a ...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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