Summer at Hope Haven: An absolutely gorgeous and emotional romance

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‘I have absolutely loved this book and been completely unable to put this one down… This is a perfect summer readAbsolutely gorgeous.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Making her way up the cedar-lined driveway, tears fill her eyes at the sight of the cottage’s faded trim and peeling turquoise shutters. Taking a deep breath, she grasps the heart-shaped iron door handle and steps inside the once-happy childhood home she’s been avoiding. It is time to face up to the past…

When Emily’s fiancé walks out on her while she’s still grieving the loss of her family in a terrible accident, she escapes back to Hope Haven on the remote Dune Island, where her family vacationed every summer. Emily hopes that fixing up the house will also mend her broken heart, but the cottage holds more than just bittersweet childhood memories. Emptying her father’s antique writing desk, Emily finds a letter that reveals a devastating secret about her parents.

With a head full of questions that can never be answered, it seems like returning to the island was the worst decision Emily ever made… until she meets Lucas Socorro, saltwater dripping from his dark curls after a surf session. As they take long walks on the soft sand, and talk late into the firefly-lit night, Emily wonders if Dr Luke—as the kids in the hospital call him—could be the one to help her heal. With Luke holding her hand, delving into her family’s painful past is a little easier.

Painting the gloomy cottage walls the colour of seashells, and revamping her grandmother’s flea-market furniture, Emily starts to feel she might call Dune Island home for good—and that she could build that home right here with Luke. But when Emily’s family secret spreads through a network of local gossips, her fragile heart breaks all over again. Luke is the only one who could have started the rumours. Was she wrong to trust him so easily?

As the sun sets behind the dunes, Emily has a difficult decision to make. Does she pack her bags and leave the island for good? Or take a risk that Hope Haven has everything she’s been looking for?

A beautiful and emotional read that will make you long to feel the sand beneath your feet. Perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer, Tracy Brogan and Mary Alice Monroe.

Read what everyone’s saying about Summer at Hope Haven:

5 big stars! I loved everything about this book... The setting, the story, the characters, and the writing were all beautifully done. Perfect read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I loved this book! I laughed and cried and was full of emotions the whole time I read it… wonderful characters… I highly recommend this book!’ It’s My Life, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is such a lovely book! A truly heart-wrenching story… really brought a smile to my face… I for one cannot wait for the other books in this series… a great read and a classic example of a beach book with a heart.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘An adorable book that is the perfect summer read… This gorgeous book has so many beautiful threads… a masterpiece of storytelling!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book will make you yearn for beach and that sand under your feet…. Such an emotional book about family, loss and love. Will touch a chord in everyone's heart.’ @thebookishbanker

‘The perfect beach readbeautifully written.. a roller-coaster… The plot is filled with love, friendship, loss, secrets, romance, sand, art and seals!!!... a perfectly romantic beach read that ticks all the boxes.’ BookWorm1986

‘I loved this book from page one and ended up staying up ‘til the wee hours to finish it!... I would love to read more books by Ms. Harper… She has a great way of drawing the reader into the storyline.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Penny Leidecker
August 25, 2020
In this emotional read about Emily and Dr. Lucas Socorro, we get a fantastic read about true friendship and how Emily deals with the loss of her family, who she’s still grieving for, after months have passed. Emily and Lucas first meet when she thinks he’s trespassing, lol. She soon learns he’s the newest pediatric doctor to join the ER at Hope Haven. Emily is going to paint murals in the newly constructed pediatric wing at the hospital. I didn’t care for Barbara’s character and I bet you’ll agree with me after reading this wonderful story. I’m not going to leave any spoilers, but I will say, there are secrets that will be revealed that may surprise you. Grab your copy and see what happens. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary and honest review.
Annette Johnson
August 25, 2020
Emily is recovering from the heart breaking loss of loosing her entire family. She heads to Dune Island for the summer. I really enjoyed this story, the characters and the sweet romance. It was the perfect book to read after the most recent one I just finished.Definitely recommend ❤️ Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the early copy
Rosie Trzewik
August 25, 2020
New series, new author. Beautiful story of life, love and grief. Emily had a big dose of all three! The love of her wonderful family and fiancé. The heartbreak of loss and learning to deal with it. Emily moves to her family summer cabin across the country to be with friends and to get a handle on her life and grief. Of course thru her friends she meets Lucas, an all around good guy. There are many ups and downs, a few twists and surprises. I did predict early on the twists, so no surprise, but was well written and a fast read.

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