Sea Glass Cottage

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Review by Kayla Houvenagle from Rockville, IN, a Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University in Upland, IN.



Sea Glass Cottage (Hope Harbor, 8) 


Irene Hannon


Revell (a division of Baker publishing group)

Publication Date:





340 pages


Christi Reece broke Jack Colby’s heart eleven years ago and hasn’t seen him since. A lot has changed by the time she tracks him down to the town of Hope Harbor, asking him for help. To Jack’s bafflement, Christi is asking for a loan. The last time they met she had been a spoiled rich girl, so why a loan, why now, and why him?

In those eleven years, Christi’s financial situation had changed. Is she telling the truth? Has her own heart changed? Will Jack give her the asked for loan or ever trust her again?

He may have to, as he finds himself needing her help when his own life is flipped upside down.

Hannon’s characters glow with life in Sea Glass Cottage: from the local wise man who sells tacos, to the policeman and his wife with a marriage on the rocks. Hope Harbor’s residents pour out good humor and kindness on newcomer Christi, and often bring up God when giving advice.

The main characters, Christi and Jack, have deep inner lives themselves, and a slowly mending relationship.

The dialogue occasionally becomes stilted by one too many flowery words, but the excellent characterization shines through.


Rating (1 to 5):

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience: 

Adults in their 20s and 30s.

Christian Impact:

Multiple characters’ arcs are defined by their reactions to hardship, especially how it opens or closes their hearts to God. Their relationship with God bleeds into their relationships with other people and their ability to let go of anger and forgive.

Sea Glass Cottage (Hope Harbor, #8)

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