SEA GLASS COTTAGE by IRENE HANNON

*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review.*

Christi Reece rolls into Hope Harbor with one mission in mind – acquire a loan and exit as quickly as she came. But the man she’s come to ask for the loan, Jack Colby, wants nothing to do with her and the charming town of Hope Harbor has more to offer than just its picturesque views. As Christi works to convince Jack that she is not the same girl who broke his heart many years ago, Jack faces another unexpected bombshell. Amidst the chaos of their complicated lives, Jack and Christi begin to open their hearts back up and learn that their past does not define their future.

This book had a really strong start. I was instantly hooked by the mysterious circumstances of Christi’s arrival in Hope Harbor and her past relationship with Jack. I enjoyed the setting of Hope Harbor and the Hallmark-style small town feel that it had. The author did a nice job of creating secondary characters to make the town feel authentic. I also enjoyed that many of the characters were flawed and had real struggles they were working through. I was a bit less engaged toward the end of the book and felt that it wrapped up kind of quickly. But overall, it was a nice novel on forgiveness, faith, and second chances.