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Hawthorne Harbor Complete Collection: 1 – 7

Hawthorne Harbor Complete Collection: 1 – 7

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Escape the winter blues with this complete collection of seven sweet and swoony beach romances!

This complete omnibus includes second chance romances with heroes that have been tough to tame in the past. But now that they’re all grown up, can they fall in love with the women they once knew?

The Day He Left Town: He’s waiting for a promotion to come through. She’s back in her hometown after a humiliating break-up. Can Tony and Cat make their second chance stick this time?

The Day He Drove By: A widowed florist, her ten-year-old daughter, and the paramedic who delivered the girl a decade earlier…

The Day He Stopped In: A widowed park ranger, her twelve-year-old son, and the Chief of Police who’s secretly kept an eye on both of them…

The Day He Said Hello: A firefighter, his high school sweetheart who left him years before, and the finicky kiln fire that brings them back together…

The Day He Let Go: A K9 cop, the woman he hires to build him a deck, and the magic of Christmas that could bring Trent and Lauren together this holiday season…

The Day He Came Home: A wounded Marine returns to Hawthorne Harbor years after the woman he was married to for exactly one week before she got an annulment…and then a baby nine months later. Can Hunter and Alice make a family out of past heartache?

The Day He Asked Again: A Coast Guard captain would rather spend his time on the sea…unless he’s with the woman he’s been crushing on for months. If Dave asks just one more time, will Brooklynn give their second chance at romance another shot?

Praise for The Day He Drove By:
★★★★★ “A definite must read!”
★★★★★ “Heartwarming and evocative.”
★★★★★ “One of my favorites by Elana Johnson.”

Fall in love in Hawthorne Harbor today!

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Aloha Hideaway Inn: Can Stacey and the Aloha Hideaway Inn survive strange summer weather, the arrival of the new resort, and falling for her enemy?

Getaway Bay: He never dates the same woman twice. She's his driver. When Esther gives Marshall a thoughtful birthday gift, roles shift violently in this sweet billionaire romance novel by USA Today Bestselling Author Elana Johnson.

Women's Beach Club: He's a billionaire in hiding. She's a yoga instructor with an ex-boyfriend problem. When they attend a gala together and Tawny's ex is there, the next thing she knows, she's engaged to the handsome Tyler - who the children's wing is named after.

Straw and Diamonds: She's barely making ends meet with her beach side drink stand because her ex stole from her and fled the island. So Sasha Redding does what she has to in order to support herself—she takes a job cleaning a house in an exclusive gated community. She just didn't know she'd been hired by a billionaire beast...

The Billionaire Club: She needs a break from being a female billionaire in the headlines. He's her ex-boyfriend...and now her bodyguard on the island of Getaway Bay.

Sweet Breeze Resort: She owns a billion-dollar closet organizing company and has relocated to Getaway Bay to expand her empire. He's a single dad and the manager at Sweet Breeze Resort. They couldn't be more opposite...but has fate brought them together?

Rainforest Retreat: She's learned her lesson when it comes to office romance, and she's ready to keep her head down and her eyes focused on her own papers at her new managerial job at the best bank in Getaway Bay.

Getaway Bay Singles: She owns and operates a successful cleaning company, and she's got a daughter and dozens of employees to take care of. He's her ex-husband and now billionaire of the wildly popular dating app, Getaway Bay Singles. And when they meet through the app - and then face-to-face...sparks ignite.

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Escape the winter blues with this complete collection of six sweet and swoony beach romances!
This complete omnibus includes second chance romances with heroes that have been tough to tame in the past. But now that they’re all grown up, can they fall in love with the women they once knew?

The Day He Left Town: He’s waiting for a promotion to come through. She’s back in her hometown after a humiliating break-up. Can Tony and Cat make their second chance stick this time?

The Day He Drove By: A widowed florist, her ten-year-old daughter, and the paramedic who delivered the girl a decade earlier…

The Day He Stopped In: A widowed park ranger, her twelve-year-old son, and the Chief of Police who’s secretly kept an eye on both of them…

The Day He Said Hello: A firefighter, his high school sweetheart who left him years before, and the finicky kiln fire that brings them back together…

The Day He Let Go: A K9 cop, the woman he hires to build him a deck, and the magic of Christmas that could bring Trent and Lauren together this holiday season…

The Day He Came Home: A wounded Marine returns to Hawthorne Harbor years after the woman he was married to for exactly one week before she got an annulment…and then a baby nine months later. Can Hunter and Alice make a family out of past heartache?

The Day He Asked Again: A Coast Guard captain would rather spend his time on the sea…unless he’s with the woman he’s been crushing on for months. If Dave asks just one more time, will Brooklynn give their second chance at romance another shot?

Praise for The Day He Drove By:
★★★★★ “A definite must read!”
★★★★★ “Heartwarming and evocative.”
★★★★★ “One of my favorites by Elana Johnson.”

Fall in love in Hawthorne Harbor today!

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298 reviews for Hawthorne Harbor Complete Collection: 1 – 7

  1. K. Swinton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Kisses

    Three wonderful stories await you in this boxset. Each one is charming, sweet, and well-written.You’ll find loveable characters with relatable problems, sweet kisses, and happy endings.If you like small-town, beach romances, then you’re in the right spot. Ms. Johnson never disappoints.

  2. Shadowell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really enjoyable, clean, and moving story,

    Another great book by this author. I have a hard time putting in down and don’t want it to end.

  3. Diane

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great book from Elana Johnson!

    I love the books in the Hawthorne Harbor series. After many years and mistakes Hunter and Alice find out that true love lasts. Hunter must learn to cope with his limitations caused by injuries suffered in the war and Alice must learn to forgive and share. Don’t miss this great story!

  4. Rhonda Madison

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Chance Story

    Dave and Brooklynn dated in high school and then he joined the Coast Guard. Now it’s 20 years later and he’s come back to Hawthorne Harbor as a Captain in the Coast Guard stationed close by. Brooklynn lost her husband 3 years ago due to an accident while he was parasailing. Ever since that accident, Brooklynn has closed herself off from relationships and is afraid of water. Dave has been asking Brooklynn to go on a date and she’s refused. When he volunteers on the Spring Fling in order to be close to her, she says she’ll go on a date if he puts himself up on the Bachelor auction. They start dating and getting closer. In order for Brooklynn to get past her fears, she gets counseling but it’s not enough to overcome her fears yet when Dave has to go out in a storm to rescue people. Will they give up on their relationship or continue giving their romance a second chance. This is a clean, sweet romance and I enjoyed it a lot. I received an advanced copy to read first and now have bought my own copy. I like that the couple are a little older – close to 40 and it brings more life experiences to the story.

    3 people found this helpful

  5. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it

    I loved this book. Poor Adam and Janey went through a lot to get their second chance. It’s a fun, light read with lots of emotions.

  6. Alaska reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    A fun, entertaining story; something to read when you just want to chill.The characters struggled to figure out what they really want.She figured out who she was & what she wanted after a controlling fiance.

  7. Carol A. Gates

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Careful When Following Your Heart

    Following your dream is fine, except when you leave the most important piece of your heart behind. This book explores the risk and reward involved in such an endeavor. It makes the reader laugh, cry and shake your head.

  8. Linda Rainey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Romance

    Elana Johnson gives us a beautiful romance about overcoming obstacles to find.I loved the storyline and the amazing characters.This book is recommended for those who love sweet romance.

  9. MaryEllen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!

    The characters, even the side characters, were well done. The situations and reactions to them all seemed realistic. This is one of my favorite tropes, and Ms Johnson does it well.I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.

  10. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brooklyn and Dave: Finally true love

    Dave is Captain of a Coast Guard ship and has loved Brooklyn since they met in high school. There’s only one big problem: Brooklyn lost her husband three years ago from an accident on the ocean, so she is petrified of losing Dave when he is on his ship. Their relationship is on-again and off-again because of her fear. I loved the way they work together to find a solution that will result in finally staying together.

  11. BobbieMcC

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean romance with a wonderful HEA! I definitely recommend this story!

    All I could think of when I saw the cover of The Captain’s Second Chance was YUMMMM!!! Elana has written a sweet, clean second chance romance about Dave, a captain in the Coast Guard and Brooklynn, the woman he has loved from afar for more than 20 years. There are so many parts of this story that I liked… family ties, friends, dogs, the ocean and even learning a little about the Coast Guard and some of their duties. But most of all I loved reading about the growing love between Brooklynn and Dave and how they overcame various obstacles, and in Brooklynn’s case…fear of the ocean… to get to their Happy-Ever-After. This will definitely be a story I’ll read again.

    3 people found this helpful

  12. M

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most 2nd chance’s come with baggage.

    Trent & Lauren’s story. Love that we keep getting glances of past characters.This love story, as many go when it’s a 2nd chance, comes with baggage.They both have some to deal with.Classic “don’t tell me how to raise MY kid” and having to remember this isn’t the person that treated you poorly. Hurt feelings and so on.This Author really does stick to real life, it really could happen, in her stories.This is one of her better storylines.Even though it was an ARC read. The story moved smoothly and kept me wanting to read the next chapter.And thank you very much there is a nice ending 🙂

  13. Ester Farthing

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A clean romance

    It’s hard for anyone to love someone and not tell them for years but Adam did. It was time for Adam to find out if Janey could fall in love with him after all them years. It is a very good second chance story and I liked the characters.I received a free copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving this review.

  14. Kylene Roberts

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let the past be in the past where it belongs.

    This book brought to mind how long I let the past form my relationships and my life. One day I made the choice to say no more and let the past go just like Hunter and Alice did. I loved the characters in this book and how real to everyday life they were. Family dynamics played such a big roll in this story and proved that it never hurts to say I was so wrong. Very impactful!

    2 people found this helpful

  15. Ann Taylor

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet book

    Loved the character’s. Was a great read, relaxing and easy to read I needed this I have covid so not feeling too good.Lifted my spirit’s Have been reading a lot of murder mysteries.Thank you

  16. Kindle Customer.cassie.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great series.

    Glad I read these books. Great reads for the beach. I especially liked the last one and their second chance romance

  17. Shelley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another GREAT clean read by this amazing author!!

    I like this author and this book did not disappoint, Jennie and Benet are a GREAT pair wrought with issues that need resolved. This is a good clean read, and i enjoyed it immensely!! High school sweethearts back together again. This is part of a series but can be read alone, if you read the series, Jennie’s aunt is a REAL treat through out all the books!! LOVE it!!

  18. Kenni J Fewin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love for a lifetime

    Loved Bennett and Jennie’s story. It takes some people longer to find who they are and what they want in life than others. Appreciated Bennett’s patience and understanding and Jennie’s courage to quit running.

  19. Sue Stinnett

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Chances

    Sweet romance that will warm your heart. Unlike most romances the couple are in their early forties and have had previous marriages.

  20. atvtnv- mom of many

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad but happy. Worth the read.

    A lot of forgiveness needed in this book. Injured in different ways, these two need time. A great story. Family can be good and bad with support and protection. Good chemistry, clean romance, great addition to the series.

  21. MaryEllen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!

    The characters are so well done. Brooklynn is so brave and so self-aware. She understands that some of her fears are irrational and so seeks help to deal with them.Dave is so patient with her even when her family isn’t…. He’s often frustrated by her mood changes, but works to control his reactions to them, because he knows she’s working on it.This story was a satisfying start to HEA. I loved that Aunt Mabel’s wedding was included!This is my voluntary review of an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  22. Katie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charming!!!

    I absolutely adored this story. The characters were so real and charming, and they had great chemistry. I have really enjoyed this series and as always look forward to reading anything by this author.

  23. lcbh

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book to read

    I love the way she describes Hunter, Alice and Westin relationship. You can visualize being together and hear the excitement in Westins voice.great book.

  24. B. Lacy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    If offered a second chance – take it.

    Being the mom of two firefighters I have seen firsthand the devasting toll marriages can take because of the occupation. Elana handled this topic in a very tender way on both sides. Very good read

  25. Kenni J Fewin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love second chances!

    Trent is tired of set up dates. Lauren asked him out 4 years ago but he doesn’t remember her. But he sees her now and likes what he sees. Then she says she doesn’t like kids and he has a son. Her last relationship was abusive and she will never be in that position again. Can they get past their pasts to find a future together? Loved the way they worked through their bumps in the road!

  26. K Martin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a great series

    I read all 6 books in this series and very much enjoyed each one.Elana develops the characters so well and you can imagine yourself in the scene with them at times.It’s delightful to read stories without being slapped in the face with vulgar language & sexual scenesthat can make you blush (and I’m not a prude.)

  27. F. J. Latham

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Enjoyable

    A wonderful clean refreshing love story. Great characters and perfect story plot. I enjoyed this novel and liked the author. It was simply enjoyable.

  28. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Story

    I loved this heartwarming love story. It has a lot of interesting elements, lovely construction worker, K9 shepherds and delightful characters. This is a great series of really nice people.

  29. Marie Fenstermaker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    superb

    Elena just transports you into the depths of feelings through the words. Catching Hunter’s struggles and Westin’s spirit along with Alice’s love for both.​

  30. Michaela

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    second chance

    I enjoyed this second chance romance. There were good characters and interesting professions to learn about. I’m curious who will star next.I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  31. MJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Great Series

    I’m really enjoying this series and getting to know all the characters. I loved Trent and Lauren’s story and especially little Porter. These two have much to overcome to get their HEA. It all makes for an interesting read that I read straight through.

  32. BDOT

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Patience and love overcome problems, always

    I really love reading stories from this author. Her work just touches my heart when everything works out like it is supposed to…..

    One person found this helpful

  33. Bobbie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    All good things come to them who wait

    I have many books written by this author….as always, I enjoyed every word I read….I love the way she is able to catch my attention and keep it anchored through the whole story…

  34. Diana

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Romance

    I loved the second chance aspect of the book. A widow and a retiring coast guard captain renew their acquaintance as she works through her fears.

  35. Sheila

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Interesting!

    I enjoyed reading this book as I did the other books in this series. It was interesting to see how he could get her away from thoughts she kept going back to her late husband too many times. She knew she wanted to move forward. Aunt Mabel also was her usual help to both.

  36. razee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Firefighters Second Chance

    The Firefighter’s Second Change by Elana Johnson. A second chance romance about Bennett Patterson, a firefighter, and Jennie Zimmerman who walked away from him without saying goodbye and swore never to return to Hawthorne Harbor. She is back after being left at the altar and swearing off all men and working towards getting her life back together. Bennett has been divorced for seven years after his wife called it quits when he couldn’t play pro-ball after a shoulder injury. Could they work through their differences to work together on a project, her as a artist and he as a master woodworker to get a remodel completed on time.

  37. Marlene

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story of life and K-9 dogs….

    This Hawthorne Harbor series has had my attention from the first book. Then I opened this book and by the second page, I was laughing and knew I had another great read. When a gal accepts a “date” with Trent and then gets a call during the “date” from her boyfriend, for some reason that struck me and I laughed. Then this K-9 training man calls for a contractor to build a deck for him and who shows up, a woman named Lauren Michaels and he wonders where he went wrong in the world. Thinking Michaels was a man made me think of the world today when powerful women are making a stand in the world and can accomplish anything. This is a wonderful read and I loved it from the first page. I would love to live in this community where everyone cares, life is exciting and family life is good.

  38. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    To love a Marine

    An extraordinary read bringing home love and the struggle s our servicemen and loved one endure. An excellent story line be a wonderful author.

  39. Sour

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good book

    Excellent characters, a warm lovely story about a second chance for true love for Janey. Adam’s patience finally pays off and he gets his his heart’s desire. A great story set in a marvelous little town. Great for a day at the beach or a lazy rainy day!

  40. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happily ever after

    Nice to see a book for mature readers. Life after 30 can be HEA

  41. Shadowell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really enjoyable, clean story.

    I really enjoy all her stories I have read and this one is no different. It was a very moving story. I can’t wait to start the next one.

  42. Shelia Hall

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    delightful book

    Loved the book! The sweet story about Drew delivering Dixie was sweet. Loved all the great ideas for ice cream too! The romance between Drew and Gretchen was sweet too

  43. Angel’s Mommy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Paramedic’s Second Chance

    If you like your romances sweet and clean, then this one is for you. Ms. Johnson did a wonderful job of delivering a solid story. Gretchen Samuels moved back to Hawthorn Harbor with her young daughter, Dixie, after her husband’s death. She always felt with Hawthorn Harbor was home. She would visit her grandparents here every summer and play in the lavender field with the neighbor’s son, Andrew Herrin. Ten years earlier, Drew, now a paramedic, helped to deliver, Gretchen’s daughter on the side of the road. Drew comes to Gretchen’s aid for a second time when she has a flat tire and needs to get to town to deliver her flowers!The road to Gretchen and Andrew’s HEA is a precious story. It is filled with some profound sentiments and words as well as laughter and tears.I adored the dual POV. There were a few moments with that really helped me to connect to the character at a given situation.This is a wonderful start to the series and I look for more. There was a hint at the end as to the next story so I really look forward to it.If you love your romance to be sweet and clean or really just a good feel-good romance, then you should give this one a try. I highly recommend this story to anyone.

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  44. Sour

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A good read

    There’s lot of love, a little laughter and even some insecurity woven into this story. I enjoyed the characters, the dogs and the supporting cast that weaves through this series.

  45. Ellen Oceanside

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    SPARK STILL THERE

    Firefighters Second Chance….Liz. IsaacsonBennett was at home at the fire station, anything to fill the hours. A fire call at a cottage, and memories of Jennie. from twenty years ago came, when he seen the woman. One spark from the outlet,to her kiln and the place would go up in flames. She didn’t want to be back in this town, being left at the altar, and the ex was her manager of studio also. Her studio was shut down, till it was brought up to code, to handle her work. What about her, and seeing Bennett. again. Was that spark still there. A heart warming story of second chances, to read and enjoy. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  46. LCK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small Town romance

    I enjoyed the characters so much! They came alive in my head.I couldn’t stop at just one,I had to continue through the series????Thank you SO much for those Wonderful characters,hope to hear more from them down the line????

  47. JerseyDuo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet love story

    Just enjoying this whole series Hawthorne Harbor so much. Love the interaction of the characters and that the same ones appear from one book to the next. Can’t wait to read the next book in the story. Thank you again Elana for such an enjoyable read!

  48. Charlene Burlison

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A love never forgotten, an unexpected surprise!

    Hunter returned to Hawthorne Harbor to heal from a war injury. His unexpected surprise when he sees his ex-wife Alice really throws him. This is a wonderful sweet romance. I know you will love it as much as I do!

    One person found this helpful

  49. M.K.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Chances

    A story of hope, promises, and romance. A feel good story of second chances for a widower, a child that has lost his mother, and a woman trying to gain her self worth back after an abusive relationship to where she can have a chance at real love for the first time. Add in 4 German shepherds, a Christmas get together with unexpected excitement and a certain glass of water. A great Christmas story full of drama, and one that definitely is worth being put on your to read list.

  50. Debrà Syvertson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bedtime Romance

    This book was well written and just the kind of romance I like to read when I get in bed. It was a heartwarming story about second chances at falling in love.

  51. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Series

    Loved the series. Every story had a beautiful ending. Can’t wait to read more of her books. Beach stories are my favorite.

  52. Jeremy Poulsen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Book review

    I love every book I have read from this author, they are well written. I can’t wait to read more of her books

  53. K. Swinton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept

    I’m a pretty regular fan of Ms. Johnson’s work. I’ll read anything she writes because I know what I’m getting in advance: a well-crafted clean read with swoony kisses and lots of heart.Really loved the challenge of bringing this couple together when she lost her first husband to the sea and he’s a coast guard captain. Talk about conflicts of the heart!As always, Ms. Johnson delivers. I’ve enjoyed other books in this series too.

  54. M4G8

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A love that was meant to be.

    Hunter and Alice have a very sweet story. While the history is quickly resolved, probably too quickly, their story is one of love. This is a very sweet, easy read. Really enjoyed this book.

  55. Marilyn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love of the sea

    Dave has been in the Coast Guard for 21 years, a captain for 5. He has had a crush on Brooklynn since he dated her in high school. She was married and her husband died 3 years ago in a parasailing accident. He joined the Spring Fling committee so that he could work with her. He has asked her out, but she always said no. Finally she agrees to go out with him. She has a great deal of fears about him and his job and is going to group counseling. Can she overcome her fears? Dave has considered retirement. Will he retire for her sake?

    One person found this helpful

  56. Sue Grosz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Beginnings

    After delivering Gretchen’s baby on an emergency call she leaves town. Her grandfather sells his lavender farm, but she moves back as this is the only place she can imagine making a home and living for her daughter and herself as florist doing something she loves. Following a breakup with his girlfriend Drew leaves town for a time. Eventually returning home as he just wasn’t happy in Medina he runs into Gretchen again, this time on the side of the road with a flat tire. In the meantime her husband had been killed in an accident. Establishing a relationship was not something either was sure they wanted. But neither seemed to know what they wanted. An accident causes both to search what the next step would be. Great reading.

    2 people found this helpful

  57. Marlene

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    And then Drew came into her life again…

    I really loved this book. It’s a clean read that can be enjoyed by anyone. I smiled; I laughed out loud; and, I loved the tangled web of love. Gretchen first met Andrew Herrin along side a road; the second time she saw him she had a flat tire on the same road but, ten years later. New in her life was Dixie and her loving husband, Aaron, was no longer with her. Sad, eventful and complicated, to say the least. I enjoyed my walks in the lavender fields and I loved her flowers. This book is about family, dedication and heartfelt caring of those you love. Perfect!

    3 people found this helpful

  58. Shelly C

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can’t stop reading the series!

    Somebody reviewed that they had been reading some “heavy material” then found this series and loved the break from that. I read through 3-5 books a week and sorry to say usually never take time to review…I plan to get better on that! Anyways that statement really hit a mark with me. I’ve been reading through Elana’s books as fast as I can because they have trully brought some peace, joy, and respite from all the craziness that is in the media. I’ve loved ALL the story lines and my only complaint is when a series ends!!!!!

  59. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    a second chance at love

    After her husband dies in an accident Gretchen and her daughter move to the town where she spent summers with her grandparents. She was always happiest there. They were living there when her daughter was born on the side of the road delivered by a paramedic when they couldn’t get to the hospital in time. Eleven years later the same paramedic stops to help her when she has a flat tire. Drew is attracted to her and wants to get to know her better. He makes a habit of being there to help her and gradually their attraction grows. Their relationship grows slowly and I like that aspect of the story.Drew’s folks take Gretchen and Dixie in when she breaks her foot and make them a part of their lives. They both have trouble understanding and expressing their feelings. Since their relationship is a little uncertain when an old flame of Drew’s trys to come between them things blow up.Drew is such a sweetheart in taking care of both Gretchen and Dixie I just had to fall in love with him too. Thinking of a new beginning was difficult for Gretchen because it had been just her and Dixie for so long. Her sole interest had been being a good mother. Their happy ending was sweet. Dixie is quite a character and a little bit of an instigator.

  60. pc

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ebook

    He’s the police chief and he’s in love with his best friends widow. He’s loved her for years but now is willing to try to date her. Her 12 year old son thinks it’s ok, but is she ready?

  61. Debbiew

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Learning to trust again

    I loved this story of Lauren who had been in a relationship with someone who was abusive and Trent whose wife was killed in an accident and who has a young son to think about. Both had trust issues and you get a chance to see the struggles that they go through, the ups and downs of learning to trust and love again.

  62. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Repeated

    Sometimes love doesn’t die, it just waits for the right time. Love following this family and author. Can’t wait for her next book.

  63. Linda A W

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME BOOK AND AUTHOR

    I enjoyed this book very much! Elana Johnson is a great author! I love all of her books! Highly recommend

  64. Sue Grosz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Family and Tradition

    Series of love affairs covering all age groups from the young, middle aged and even elderly all focusing around a family with its roots in a small northwest Washington town. Family traditions, disagreements and loyalty of various professional backgrounds tied together through Great Sun Mabel with lots of sage based questions and encouragement.

  65. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good series

    The author captured emotions that certainly for the situation in this story. Beautifully written with the tenderness and love the book depicted.

  66. Judith Seale

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book!

    This is a very interesting book. At times I wasn’t sure how the story was going.. I enjoy reading a book that makes me think about the way it will end.

  67. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great read

    I found th is author yesterday and have devoured 2 books so. I love the characters backdrop and the premise for the stories. So much like real life it ia hard to put down

  68. Sandra Arbeni

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A fantastic read.

    David Reddington has been in love with Brooklynn Parrish like forever.Brooklynn’s husband died in an accident in the ocean 3 years ago. The problem is, is that David works as a coast guard. Will David be able to win Brooklynn’s heart or is she too broken-hearted.An excellent book that will keep the reader engaged.

  69. MelK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bennett and Jennie

    I received an ARC and am voluntarily reviewing this story. I loved it and I recommend it and the whole Hawthorn Harbor series. Well written with great characters.

  70. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good book

    I enjoyed reading your very good book. I hope there is a sequel. I would like to see how life went for them.

  71. Virginia Jones

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    There are times when we need to graciously accept help.

    This is a beautiful story of reconnecting with a childhood friend. When Gretchen’s husband dies in an accident, she and her daughter Dixie move back to the farming community where she spent summers with her grandfather on his lavender farm. There she reconnectes with Drew, a paramedic who comes across her van stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. She doesn’t want to admit that she needs help but finally allows him to deliver her, her daughter and the load of fresh flowers she has to her flower shop in town. Then he repaired her flat and drives the van to her shop. This is just the beginning of a beautiful romance with many ups and downs. I was totally engrossed in this story and recommend it as a delightful read.

  72. Debbiew

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finding love when you least expect it

    I loved this second chance story of Bennett and Jennie. There are so many different twists in their relationship that you really won’t want to put down.

  73. Trixie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Captain’s Second Chance

    Another great story of second chances. I loved the part about Mabel, it was a great finish to this series. Clean romance. Highly recommend.

  74. Sandy H

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Part of a series but can stand on its own

    Coast Guard Captain David Reddington is thinking about retiring and would like to marry and have a family. Brooklyn Parrish lost her husband in a boating accident. Dave has liked her since they were in high school, but she needs to overcome her fear of the ocean in order to make a relationship between them work. A tender story about love, loss, and overcoming fears and grief. I’d highly recommend reading it.

  75. Laura M. Bowman

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKING IT OUT

    I love Elana’s books and I’m reading this series in order so it flows as characters meld.Trent is a K9 trainer and police officer. He’s mentioned in the previous books. Lauren is a carpenter and is mentioned before also. Trent is a widow with a young son. Lauren was in an abusive relationship so has issues also. They both over react at times and struggle with their feelings and fears.

  76. sharon faurot

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This book is a must read .

    I found this book couldn’t put down . So real emotion . Love after everything ????❤️

  77. Monica

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Let Go

    Trent is a quiet man, a little stodgy for being so young and a widow. Lauren is just one of the guys. A rare female contracted who excelled at what she does. But she is a woman and he is very much a man, sparks fly….

  78. Carol A. Gates

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    When offered a second chance, take it!

    Past experiences and past relationships might determine how we view ourselves and others. Starting over to build a new life and self-image is often challenging. Despite good intentions, conflict can destroy a budding relationship or make it stronger. Johnson effectively combines these elements as she tells Lauren and Trent’s story. This page turner grips the reader’s heart as the characters struggle to move forward with their lives. After all, doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

  79. Gina Johnson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Past, present, future

    A wonderful story about letting go of the past, moving forward and living in the present. By not worrying things that could happen a great future can be in store.

  80. BookloverK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love can be patient.

    Bennett and Jennie are cautious about their second chance at a relationship. Should it remain just a friendship or developed into more?

  81. Ellen Oceanside

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVED IT

    Hunter going back to Hawthorn Harbor, still had on his uniform and now a cane. A face that learned not to show emotions, and now to figure out who he was. The welcome gift was a service dog, he didn’t want, but had to face facts. Another was going for therapy and seeing his ex wife, of seven days before annulment. That’s why he hasn’t been back, and now she is a nurseA boy eight years old calls her mom, and Alice now introducing him to his son..For her, it has been only her son, and work, now to share him with someone else, his father, who she still loved. With a tag on our heartstrings we read this tender story of second chance at love. They said they were too young the first time, It was a love that was still there almost nine years later. As for Westin, he called him Dad, he could have a dog, and they would be a family. Readers will love this story.

  82. Katie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charming and fun story

    I loved this story! The characters felt real and had great chemistry. So charming!

  83. DeMO

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love will find you.

    Great story of teenage sweethearts that allow a carreer to get in the way of true love.

  84. karen heppe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Loved the book, but there were a few changes like in the book the dog was a lab, but on the amazon introduction it was a great dane. Also the picture on the book has Bennett having hair, but the book has him as being bald. Just something to think about, the details. Otherwise i have read all of her series and cannot wait for the next book to come out in each one to read onto the next.

  85. K Martin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a great series

    I read all 6 books in this series and very much enjoyed each one.Elana develops the characters so well and you can imagine yourself in the scene with them at times.It’s delightful to read stories without being slapped in the face with vulgar language & sexual scenesthat can make you blush (and I’m not a prude.)

  86. Amazon Customer GEANIE

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful second chance series, reminding us it is never too late ????

    Elana has a way of telling a story filled with love and passion in a clean wholesome respectful way, leaving much to the imagination!!!!! Love ???? wins out every time……

  87. Sue

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet

    I love sweet romances. I’ve been reading them for about 50 years. Full of clean and warm fuzzies. Very enjoyable.

  88. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely!!

    I loved this so much. Hunter just grabs your heart! and it took me a long time to forgive Alice!! But love wins out. It was a real story with real feelings expressed and I enjoyed it all. This is a very good one and I recommend it.

  89. BookloverK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love worth waiting for!

    Adam waited along time for Janey, but he loved her. Jess (Janey’s) don was a great character too. You will enjoy this story.

  90. Sue Stinnett

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling For the Chief

    Oh so sweet romance!! He has been in love with her all his adult life but never told anyone how he felt. Now was his chance to see if she could have feelings for him. Excellent romance!

  91. AAJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very enjoyable!

    Nice, clean, romantic, emotionally heart-rending, unpredictable, relaxing read. Appreciated the mature age (40’s) of main characters. Love is for all ages.

  92. Michaela

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    overlap

    Another sweet romance in this town. I enjoyed the overlap. I’m excited to see what comes next.I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  93. Alaska Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Complications of life

    Things happen, as they say, although some of the important things that happen in this story are never explained: Why did Hunter join the Marines? And why did he not make Alice part of that plan? And why did Alice annul the marriage so quickly? What were the thoughts and emotions behind those decisions? Still, it’s a good story about two no longer young people picking up the consequences of their decisions and getting on with life — together.

  94. Marie Fenstermaker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heart Warming

    What a wonderful story of overcoming the pass in finding way forward. Lauren, Trent and his son Porter overcoming the bumps in the road and planned a wonderful journey for the future family​

  95. Linda Rainey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Romance

    This is a beautiful romance about second chances.I loved the storyline,the characters and the setting.This book is recommended for those who love sweet romance.

  96. Vickie Greenway

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    This is good, clean, easy reading. The characters come alive, and you find yourself a part of their journey. You can’t help but want to hear more of their story.

  97. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just so perfect

    What a wonderful book. Just perfectly written. Suspenseful just long enough to be glorious. I just can’t wait for the next one

  98. GBN

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Amazing.

    Wow! I love The Officer’s Second Chance by Elana Johnson. This book will make you laugh and cry, right along with the characters. With a wonderful happy ending, this book is amazing.

  99. C. Condon

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd chance romance

    Actually the 2 days he drives by. First time she is on side of road in labor and she delivers her daughter. 2nd time is almost 10 years later and she is now a flowers lady (including weddings, etc) and has a flat on side of the road. She is also now a widow. This is a clean and sweet romance (as promised) of 2nd chances. There’s a lovely wishing well element. There is a stepfather relationship element. There are misunderstandings and pride. Lots of pride. Gets in the way. But, it has a very romantic ending.

  100. Trixie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Officer’s Second Chance

    What a great book. I loved that Lauren asked him out when she first got back in town, even though he doesn’t remember it. Very good book. Clean. Highly recommend.

  101. DGL

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elana is solid

    As usual, Elana delivers a good, sweet story with real characters that get their HEA (happily ever after)! Recommended for anyone looking for a clean sweet romance.

  102. Alaska reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    A great, clean story of 2 people getting a second chance @ happiness.She had been engaged to an abuser. She’d gotten away & was still trying to heal & her promise to be true to herself.He & his son lived a quiet life near family so that they could help with child care. Porter thrilled to do construction with Lauren.

  103. Becky Nokes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Non-traditional

    Loved this story. I like how Liz doesn’t keep her characters only doing traditional roles. Lauren and Trent (and Porter) have a great story. I hope to see these characters in future books

  104. Tracey D

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    What an emotional roller coaster this book was. Once Gretchen stopped letting her past get in her way, she was able to realize that she Loved Drew. It’s ok to be a strong independent woman, but she needed to accept that it’s okay to lean on people sometimes too.

  105. Donna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Chances

    This was a story about second chances. The characters of Bennett and Jennie were well developed and Bennett’s kindness and patience contributed to a happy ending for them. I enjoy all of this author’s books.

  106. Sour

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A good story

    You can’t help but fall in love with these people. It’s a good plot with strong characters you grow to love.

  107. Kenni J Fewin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Forgiveness

    Hunter and Alice were young and impulsive when they married. Two days later he left for the Marines and a week later, she had the marriage annulled. When he returns home 9 years later, injured, he discovers a son he never knew about. Although the love is still there, there are lots of things to forgive and overcome, before they can be a family. Loved this story!

  108. Kitten T Peters

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quick read

    I loved Janet and Adam’s story. I read this very quickly. Love the characters and setting in Washington State. Love the series.

  109. Ester Farthing

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bennett and Jennie’s second chance

    It was by Bennett and Jennie met the first time in twenty years. The were high school sweethearts. Will this second meeting turn into love for them? It’s a good clean book with turns and twist for both of them.

  110. Kristen Lewendon

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I loved these two so much I wanted to strangle them

    I loved these two so much I wanted to strangle them. Dave’s had a secret, long-standing crush on Brooklynn that she’d never guessed. Since her husband’s death, Brooklynn has been afraid of the ocean. It’s an irrational fear, but it’s also a little bit understandable because it was that same ocean that took her husband from her. Dave’s job as a Captain in the Coast Guard triggers all her fears. I’m so proud to see that she reaches out for help, but it was still frustrating to watch as this pair torpedoed their relationship time and time again. I thought there are strong similarities between this book and that of Adam and Janey.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

  111. Sour

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good book!

    This is a good story about the trials of youth and repairing youthful damage as adults. It has a cast you’ll grow to love and most of the familiar favorites from the series and best of all laugh out loud moments.

  112. Norma

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    They show faith & maturity while dealing with the curves that life throws us all.

    Ryker had a job that he had loved for years but was so familiar that he was getting bored, say nothing about the discomfort of facing the elements on cold days. He was ready for a change in his life…for some permanancy.Brooklyn, on the other hand, still had not healed from the death of her first husband. The circumstances of his death had left her with irrational fears. How did she conquer them?I loved the setting and the peek into life in the Coast Guard. High on my list was the faith & maturity they showed while dealing with the curves that life throws at us. Real life issues aren’t settled with just a change of mind-set, it is a healing process and Elana gives us more than just a surface look at the process of healing and all of the other hits that come along with it.

  113. Marilyn F. Nun

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    great read

    I enjoyed this book and read it in one day. Great story with a feel good ending! Can’t wait to read the next in this series.

  114. Alaska reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    A great story that deals with grief & building a life after such sorrow. The kids are fun, helpful & add to the story. Janey’s son demonstrates maturity as he maneuvers through his mom’s dating & fear. It’s great to see the characters from book 1 move on in life.

  115. Donna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    True to Life

    I read lots of books by this author as she brings the characters to life in a natural way. The problems they face and try to overcome are true to life. I enjoy the clean romance aspect as well.

  116. Mindy Clayton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story!

    A good story. With a lot of history to work through, they fumbled through it to a happy family. I love Elana’s stories.

  117. Sue

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Drove By by Diana Johnson

    Yay, yay, yay!!!!! Great ending for Gretchen,Drew and Dixie. A very soft and enjoyable love story. Of course with ups and downs and surprises within the story. Such a good read and would be a fun read for all those who love a little romance!!! Enjoy ????

  118. Shelley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!!

    Janey and Adam’s story was one I was looking forward to and it did not disappoint. I LOVE this series by Elana!! It IS clean, which I love, but is not lacking a thing. You can read one of the series or both!! Love the setting, love the characters, Just a fun love story!! You can read the blurb, but this isn’t just your typical romance!! SOOO GOOD!!

  119. Alice Shepherd

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love and war is another battle to fight!

    Hunter and Alice married two days before he left for the Marines. That did not go over well with Alice and a week later had the marriage annulled. Nine years later Hunter returned fresh out of the military and the hospital. War injuries and other details of his life made him bitter.Looking forward to book 6 in this series.

  120. Tyreke Holder

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So sweet and beautifully written

    I loved this story. It pulled a range of emotions. The wishing well was a great added touch. Definitely will be going through the series. Did I mention I really loved this story. Sometimes life does a 360 and it’s like you arrive back at a meeting point and wonder at the craziness of it all. LOL!!!

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  121. JerseyDuo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a good sweet homecoming love story!

    I’ve enjoyed this whole Hawthorne Harbor series so much and this one was just a little bit better than the previous. There was just so much heart in this book, and the characters so genuine in their feelings and shortcomings. Again, I loved the family dynamic with the characters from the previous books in this series. Such a sweet and sometimes bittersweet Love story that was well written and again, paced perfectly. They are also just long enough to be thoroughly satisfying, even when you still want more. Time for the next book in this series to read and to thank Elana once again for such a great read!

  122. J.E.Boyer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved!

    Not a big romance story reader but really enjoyed first two books of this series. Recommend to anyone that needs a break from current reads.

  123. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very refreshing

    Enjoyed this book, good in depth description of both characters. Enjoy reading about the town and it’s citizens. I am looking forward to the continuation of this series. Love these clean romances.

  124. Diana

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Romance

    Fun clean romance with a widowed police officer and his general contractor who happens to be a woman.

  125. Trixie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Soldier’s Second Chance

    Another great book. I loved the storyline and how getting married young can cause problems when you rush through it and then gave to leave. They made it work not only fir themselves but their families too. Goid clean romance.

  126. Michael Lutz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Emo tional love story

    The grand ma passes away, and Gret chen’s grand father sells the farm and moves away.

  127. Jennie Pendergast

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A paramedic finds true love.

    Enjoyed being with this author. Drew and Gretchen story was a step back in time for them both. He became her knight in shinning armour. She his wilting daisy who needed to be revived. Both had stuff to work through. Dixie was a real sweety who fell right in love with Drew at the very first. Gretchen it took a little longer but all came out right in the end.

  128. Kristen Lewendon

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never to work with children or animals

    This pair was absolutely crazy-making to me. I loved Trent and Lauren, but some of the hair-trigger reactions taking them back to bad places in previous relationships made this a rough read at times. this book was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster; zinging from sweetly silly moments to dark and painful ones before zooming back to hopeful once again. I understand it’s an adage in Hollywood never to work with children or animals, and in this book it’s definitely Porter and the K9 corps who are the stars of this show.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

  129. veda buntain

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost for words

    This book is AMAZING. To write about the struggles of our us veterans and end chances. You couldn’t have written anything better. I love this story and look forever to reading more.

  130. Kenni J Fewin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fears stand in the way

    Dave is dealing with a 20 year crush. Brooklyn is dealing with fears that are a result of losing her husband to drowning in the ocean. Add in that Dave’s life is all about the ocean. I love the way they both work through their issues to reach out for their future.

  131. Renee Goldberg

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Let Go

    This delightful novel tells the story about two young adults who had known each other and then were separated. They fall in love,get married, and plan a life together. I enjoyed their story and how their lives developed. Renee Goldberg [email protected]

  132. J Archibald

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect ending to a second chance

    Oh! I love how Hunter and Alice worked through so many obstacles to get their second chance at love. The premise is very different from other second chance books I’ve read. I was so caught up in their story it was hard to put the book down. The ending was perfect.

  133. Goodbrother79

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good

    The story of Alice and Hunter is such a sweet story of second chances. They were once married but had it annulled right after he deployed. After being injured by an explosion in Iraq Hunter went back to Hawthorne Harbor but he wasn’t expecting to find the family he so desperately needed.

  134. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Out to sea

    Fear can cripple us when all logic just disappears. My father spent his whole life on the sea. The family makes great sacrifice with that profession. Our family knows fear but he loves the sea.

  135. Tonya Beasley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great read

    They are clean & not violent. Fast reads. I live the whole series.

  136. Sarah Sarber

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME SERIES!

    I love the Hawthorne Harbor 2nd Chance Romance series! The only disappointing this is that Hawthorne Harbor isn’t a real place and the characters aren’t real people, because it SERIOUSLY feels like a real place with real people that I would love to meet and have as my newest BFFs! Dave and Brooklyn are wonderful characters who have you rooting for them and their romance.

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  137. miss salcy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lavender ice cream and Drew

    The book is so well written that the characters come alive and become your friends. Drew delivered Gretchen’s baby at the side of the road ten years ago. Now a widow ,Gretchen is back in town with her daughter, Dixie. Despite obstacles and misunderstandings Gretchen and Drew find love. The only thing missing in the story is the actual wedding.

  138. atvtnv- mom of many

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the series.

    These second chance stories are so sweet! Here’s a story of patience paying off in the long run. Dave and Brooklyn have a great love story. Good chemistry, clean romance, and some fun interactions. I’ve really liked this series.

  139. Kindle Customer Betty Cousins

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day he Let Go by Elana Johnson

    This is a new author to me and I enjoyed her style of writing. It was a good clean story about two people who were unsure they would ever love again. He was afraid after losing his wife in an accident and did not want to suffer that way again. She had a relationship over a number of years with a boyfriend who put her down, made fun of her and told her what to do. He had a child to consider and She was not sure you liked children. They are falling for each other but not a few tough spots. Time in for a Very interesting story. Very good read.

  140. Janann

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another good read

    Enjoy this book as much as the others in this series! I love a great love story and this one did not disappoint!!

  141. Alaska reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    A great story illustrating a way to rebuild family. Now they had a 9 year old to consider & make decisions for. Plus, he expressed his own opinions & wishesA Story that stays interesting as 2 people try to find a way forward

  142. Carol A. Gates

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    True Love Never Ends

    “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” This proverb sums up the plot of this book. The question is how long between the hope and its fulfillment. Or, will the hope remain unfulfilled?Johnson honestly examines the emotions and challenges of being widowed with a baby and having to watch one’s son grow up without a father. Janie’s struggles to release her deceased husband and Adam’s long suffering love for her tug at the readers’ heart strings. You’ll find yourself hoping against hope that they can find their HEA together.

  143. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh my gosh! This was everything I hoped it would be. So true to a lot of us.

    I could not put the book down.!!!!I truly felt a strong connection.Can’t wait to read another romance story.

  144. Syl Acosta

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My new favorite!

    Loved it.

  145. Debbiew

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Throwing up barriers

    Brooklyn and Dave dated in high school but then he left town and she married and became a widow eight months later.She and Dave have a second chance at love but she keeps throwing up barriers. This delightful story tells of their struggles,surprises,and discoveries on the way to their HEA.

  146. Barbara W

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful story of love and family.

    Adam, the Chief of Police has had a crush on Janey for a long, long time. But his best friend married her and was killed in a ferry accident early in their marriage. Janey and her son Jess have been on their own ever since. Adam has secretly watched over them all this time, but still wants a relationship with Janey. I love the story – especially the way Adam interacts with Jess.

  147. Righteous Reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun read with real emotion!

    The emotions relayed in this book are real and raw! The characters portrayed could be your own sister, brother, mom, dad or child! Both fun and entertaining, while challenging you and your own responses to similar situations in your life. Read it! Enjoy!

  148. Ashton01

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Story!

    Trent and Lauren have a precious story. He is a great Dad, and it was fun seeing how he and Lauren meshed. Loved the addition of the dogs too!

  149. M4G8

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Warm sweet story

    Lauren and Trent have both been through very difficult times. These two learn to love each other and move past situations that changed them forever. They navigate moving forward into territory they never thought they would venture into. Wonderful story and a very sweet romance.

  150. Michal

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book

    She had to find herself …to find him!

  151. lcbh

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book to read

    I like the way she wrote this book. You can just feel the sadness and then you go to the great feeling of happiness

  152. BookloverK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Repeat of first kiss?

    Although they both have issues with dating, Lauren is ready for a relationship first. Trent needed to stop and think about what he really wanted.

  153. Rosalie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heart warming

    True love last forever, may God bless all that have found it, May there love continue to grow all through eternity.

  154. Wioletta

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Love the story. Alice and Hunter were married long time ago and Alice annulled their marriage. He joined Marines. Now he is back. She has a secret that would destroy any chances for future together. Would they put past behind and think about future? Would love win?Great book.

  155. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful love story

    This just doesnt quit. It is such a patient and kind story. It actually could go on and on. You won’t regret reading this whole series.

  156. the reader K.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The day he drove by.

    I enjoyed this clean and warm romance. Great characters and storyline. This is a hard to put down book. I recommend this book for anyone.

  157. Marilyn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Son and soldier

    Two young lovers who were not ready for marriage. He goes off to the marines and she discovers she is pregnant. She has the marriage annulled a week later. Nine years later he is discharged from the marines and discovers he has a son she never told him about. They struggle to co-parent. Can they find their way back to one another? Family drama on both sides. I received an ARC of this book and I am giving an honest review.

  158. patricia rose

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    a lovly story about second chances

    love the story, this is a story of second chances and if you have the strength to take them. he is a widow with a son, she own a construction company/ he does not want to change her and she falls for his son. I was given a copy of the book but this is an honest reveiw well written

  159. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Becoming a new person after tragedy

    Great read! I enjoyed the journey of healing hearts, repairing relationships and finding ways to become a new person through forgiveness and love. Dealing with a disability, the wounded vet/father is trying to reconcile his new life! Incredible change! Especially, when he has anger for his ex-wife for annulling their marriage and not telling him he had a son. Wow!!!

  160. Amazon Customer

    Great story

    Great story, I loved it from the characters to the setting. A nice clean read. I look forward to Elana Johnson’s next book.

  161. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean, romantic read

    Excellent, clean read highlighting issues of trust and forgiveness. An wonder book by this author. Highly recommended read!

  162. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beloved in Blue

    Adam had a crush on Janie since school. Now almost 40 could this really be his chance. Janie hadn’t dated in almost 13 years. Since the death of her husband. Now when she looks at Adam, he husband’s best friend she feels something more. Clean romance. Loved the story. Wonderful and engaging characters.

  163. Sheila

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Interesting!

    I had a hard time putting this book down once I started reading it. At times I wanted to knock both of them aside their heads,when both were acting worse than Porter ever did. Thanks to Aunt Mabel she could talk reason into their thinking.

  164. Shadowell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really enjoyable, clean story.

    Another great story by Elana. Can’t wait for the next one.

  165. reader from DC

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Real life

    The struggles of young love, life after the military and the hard adjustements a wounded soldier and loved ones live with. Accepting, learning and forgiveness of past mistakes.

  166. W Bishop

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable read.

    I enjoyed reading the Soldier’s Second Chance. I liked the characters of both Hunter and Alice. At first, I had a hard time liking Alice, but as the story progressed I understood why she made the decisions she made. I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the story to bring along their HEA. Very good and I heartily recommend.

  167. Marilyn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Building a future

    Trent was a K-9 officer who lost his wife several years ago in a drunk driving accident. He has a 10 year old son Porter. All of the dates that he has recently been on were disasters. He contacts Lauren to give him an estimate on building a deck. She is very attractive. They start dating, but things go at a snails pace. She tells him she doesn’t like kids, but gets along fabulously with Porter. She also tells him that she was in a very abusive relationship. Trent sometimes acts very controlling with her and she does not put up with it. They have many ups and downs. What happens at Christmas?

  168. Sandy H

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Part of a series, but stands alone

    I had a Free Copy of this book, but this is my voluntary and honest opinion. Police Officer Trent Baker trains K-9 dogs. His wife died and he’s raising his son alone. His friends have been setting him up with dates, but they haven’t been very successful until he calls Lauren Michaels general contractor to build a deck on his home. The plot of the book addresses moving on from a tragedy, overcoming a past bad relationship, and trusting another person. A touching story and good read.

  169. Sheila

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful!

    I enjoyed reading every word of this book and can hardly wait to start reading the next book in the series. It was nice Hunger was able to meet the son he knew nothing about and nobody had bothered to let him know he had a son. I was glad Alice finally grew up. She was very immature the first time they were married.I’m

  170. Debbiew

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Making better choices

    This second chance love story will break your heart, inspire you, and have you remembering some of the poor choices we make when we are young.

  171. CMegow

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Asked Again ❤️❤️

    Another great story and series. A must read. I love the short stories and can’t wait to read the next story. I like seeing the on going characters.

  172. BookloverK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The time is now!

    Dave has had a crush on Brooklynn for twenty years. But life had stepped in the way. Could Brooklynn get over her fears and could Dave help her? Could he retire from the Coast Guard for her?

  173. Dana Vivian

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone needs help!

    My first time reading about Hawthorne Harbor and I can’t wait to read more. I love how the heroine was somewhat of a villain and they worked it out. Don’t want to give too much away, a Must read!

  174. Donnac

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!!

    This was an awesome second chance at romance. I loved the characters with their great chemistry. I loved the premise of this story and the ending was sweet. This is a sweet, clean romance.

  175. MJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Great Series

    Bennett and Jennie dated in highschool but she left town to pursue an art career. Bennett thinks he’s happy being alone but when he finds Jennie is back in town everything changes. There’s is a great second chance romance that captivated me from the beginning.

  176. Donnac

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it.

    Loved it! This was a great second chance story with really good characters and a great happily ever after. This is a sweet, clean romance.

  177. pb loves to read

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow…what a terrific story!!

    Grab some tissues, a cold drink, and settle in for a good long read. You’re going to love this one!

  178. Becky

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I loved this!

    A wonderful story about forgiveness and second chances. WOW! There was a lot to forgive! But reading about Hunter and Alice finding their way back to each other was truly heartwarming. And their shared son was darling and fun! I also loved the bonding between Hunter and his service dog. What a blessing for him after all he had suffered. These Hawthorne Harbor books have become one of my favorite series!

  179. Michaela

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overcoming fears

    So, same town but not recognized characters. But, I was really enthralled with this book. I loved getting a glimpse at the coast guard life. Those were some of my favorite scenes. I liked the slow burn aspect too. I’m sad this series is ending, but I know that there are more great series where this came from.I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  180. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Great book. Loved the characters and storyline

  181. Jenny MacKay

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love books by this author!!

    This book was just as good as 1+2. And I’m looking forward to the next one! I love reading books about small towns and places where you know everyone. Thanks for putting these on Kindle Unlimited!!!

  182. Syl Acosta

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love her books!

    I love Her books and this one did not disappoint!

  183. Susan D

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful character development

    Police officer Trent Baker, a widower with a young son, has been on a lot of dates with no potential. Lauren Michaels has spent as many years learning to be an independent woman and an independent contractor in Hawthorne Harbor.When they first meet, there is an instant attraction. Currently working a major remodele at Magleby Mansion Trent hires her to build a deck at his home. On their first date Lauren tells Trent she really doesn’t like children. She’s never met Porter, his son. As with any good story, Lauren learns to love both the father and the son, but Trent must deal with both loving Lauren and allowing someone else into his son’s life.As book #4 in the Hawthorne Harbor Second Chance Romance series familiar characters pop in and out, but the book can definitely be read as a stand-alone novel.

  184. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great series

    It’s fun to read about second chances. Not many people get a second chance in their 40s or older. Great series, goods writing and the editing was actually very good throughout this series.

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  185. Linda Rainey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Beautiful Romance

    This is a beautiful romance about second chance.I loved the story and the interesting characters.This book is recommended for those who love sweet romance.

  186. Gina Johnson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Chances

    A young widow decides to take a chance and start dating a man who captain’s a Coast Guard vessel. She has big anxiety since her husband died in a water accident. She has to decide if she can deal with a man whose job is on a boat. He has been thinking about retiring, but will he make the decision before she breaks down and pulls away. The author did a good job detailing the anxiety felt and the way it impacts decisions. I received a complimentary copy and I am voluntarily reviewing.

  187. Becky Nokes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second chance

    Love how Brooklynn and Dave are not the only second chance romance we see in this story.

  188. DarkJade

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    David & Brooklynnn

    David is looking at the end of his military career and hoping for the beginning of a personal life with Brooklynn. She has not faced her fears and loss of her husband almost four years ago. A sweet read. As a military officer, he would have a college degree. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

  189. LCsigns4u

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A second chance at love

    This is such a great story. Janey is now a widow with a 12 year old son and Adam is the police chief. Adam has loved Jenny since before she married and now he has a chance. He becomes friends with Russ and as they all spend time together they begin to build a family.

  190. Booklover72

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Read!

    This was an interesting plot twist. I loved the interaction with ALL the characters and the way the story ended. An epilogue would have been nice, but even without one, I still really enjoyed the book. Guess I’m just going to have to buy the next book. lol!

  191. Alice Shepherd

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Your high school sweetheart (though one-sided) marries your best friend. You promise your best friend that if …

    Your high school sweetheart (though one-sided) marries your best friend. You promise your best friend that if anything happens to him, you will always take care of her. Well…it happened! Move ahead fourteen years and see what develops

  192. Nancy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A sweet and emotional love story

    Gretchen Samuels and her ten-year-old daughter, Dixie, move to Hawthorn Harbor, a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state. As a child, Gretchen spent her summers here with her grandparents. This is where she was the happiest—helping to work on her grandparents’ lavender farm, basking in their love. She enjoyed the beach and her next-door neighbor, Drew Herrin her best summer friend.However, Gretchen grew up and got married. With her grandparents getting older, Gretchen and her husband Aaron moved to help with the farm. Gretchen gets pregnant, and Aaron drives her to the hospital but Gretchen knew they couldn’t get there in time. Aaron feared he’d have to deliver the baby on the side of the road but a call to a paramedic has him arriving just in time. The paramedic turns out to be none other than Drew, Gretchen’s first love.The grandma passes away, and Gretchen’s grandfather sells the farm and moves away. Gretchen and her family go to live in the busy city of Seattle until Aaron gets killed in an accident, leaving Gretchen a widow and almost penniless. With thoughts of returning to Hawthorn Harbor, Gretchen manages to scrape up enough cash to open a flower shop and rent a small cottage.Whom should she encounter after all these years but Drew, who comes to her rescue again when she has a flat tire on her way to taking Dixie to school. Also, back in town, Drew left his job in Medina to be closer to his family.Drew immediately bonds with Dixie, and the three spend a lot of time together. Gretchen finds herself falling for Drew again, but can a relationship work? She learns the reason Drew returned to his hometown is boredom with his job and missing his family. The fact that he left three years prior was because he was dumped by his ex. Finally, over that pain, he is happy to be back home.Not wanting to show her feelings, Gretchen plays it cool, for she thinks Drew loves Dixie more than her. When Drew’s ex arrives back in town, Gretchen feels her budding romance with Drew is over, and he will return to her. Of course, there is tension and doubts. What woman wouldn’t wonder if when her new boyfriend’s ex comes back into his life if he will go back to her?The first issue of The Hawthorn Harbor Second Chance Romance series will have the reader inhaling the salt air laced with the scent of lavender and feeling the camaraderie of the small-town populace. Drew’s endeavor to concoct the perfect lavender-flavored ice cream to will the award in the Lavender Festival will also have one salivating over his different recipes.Will well-defined characters and a welcoming and descriptive setting, two friends from long ago have a chance at love? Will it happen? A charming read that will have readers anticipating the next book in this series.

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  193. Becky

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great addition to a wonderful series!

    This is my favorite new series! You need to read all of the books! It was very satisfying to see these two get together after so many years apart. You’ll love it!

  194. Diana

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Romance

    A veteran learning to live with his disability meets his first wife of a very brief marriage and discovers he has a son he never knew about.

  195. GBN

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely wonderful!

    The Chief’s Second Chance is absolutely wonderful. Very well written, an amazing story of waiting for the right person and learning to love again.

  196. M.K.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Third times a charm

    Bennett and Jenny dated during high school, but Jenny left with no notice to go to college to study art and eventually 20 years passes. She shows back up in town after a recent breakup where she had been stood up at the alter. They start dating again and she goes to visit her parents and thinks she will just stay there. Second time she has left Bennett for her desire to do art. But this time will Bennett take her back or has she hurt him for the last time? It’s time that she has to become an adult and stop playing games with his heart.

  197. karen heppe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Great book, love to read them in their order with the connections from book to book

  198. Lynn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A widower, his son and a woman working in a man’s industry.

    Second chances are not without some bumps in the road. Trent and his son Porter come to love Lauren but as always there is history and drama. This story was sweet and as always a HEA. I received this book as an arc and I am voluntarily writing this review.

  199. MelK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Chief’s Second Chance

    A wonderful story of love and caring. I enjoyed the story and I believe that you will also. This is an excellent series.

  200. Jean S

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyed this book!

    I had pre-ordered this book and like some other purchasers, received the book with no content. I contacted Amazon and the author about it but neither one was able to fix the problem. I returned the book and tried to borrow it in KU but wasn’t able to get the content thru KU either. The author kindly provided me with a copy to read by another method so I was finally able to read this book that I had been looking forward to reading! I enjoyed Trent and Lauren’s story very much and was particularly satisfied with how it ended. Thank you!

  201. Rojoreal

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good wholesome

    This is the second book I’ve read and I am more excited about this story. Very realistic, comforting, a tearjerker. It’s so refreshing to find a good romance novel.

  202. Monica

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Asked Again

    Sweet, sweet man. Very confused woman, for a while. Sweet romance overall. Wish everyone could get the HEA they finally got.

  203. CALLY1999

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Box Set of 3 stories is wonderful !!

    Elana Johnson has done it again. This box set has 3 stories, all unique in their own way. I never got bored and thought how amazing each story was. Individually, the stories had me laughing, crying, and kept me on my toes. I am in awe of this writer as she never has disappointed me with any of her books (there are many) , regardless of the theme and plot of each. I am a dedicated follower and highly recommend this box set if anyone wants to be happy and make their days a little brighter by reading this. Keep on writing and thanks for being open and honest with your feelings and thoughts. I purchased this book and didn’t get paid for my comments.

  204. Norma

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a confusing mess we make of our lives…especially when we are young

    What a confusing mess we make of our lives…especially when we are young. When we try to pick up the pieces of our lives & make sense out of them, it feels most overwhelming. Which pieces do we decide to forgive and move on & which pieces need to be talked out before going on from there? Do we really value these relationships enough?There are a lot of issues that Hunter & Alice need to resolve in their lives but they have the love between them & their love for Westin as incentive to do the hard work of making their relationship work rather than sweep it under the rug & walk away.This was a wonderful & heart-warming read—Well done Elana!Now I want to go back & read all of the stories that came before this one.I feel privileged to have received an ARC of this story and given the chance to give you my reaction to this book.

  205. BookloverK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Young people can rush in.

    Hunter and Alice’s story is full of hurt feelings, anger, misunderstandings and love. This tells how they work through all the emotions, the physical limitations Hunter now faces, Alice’s doubts and their son Westin is so loving through it all. Clara, Hunter’s service dog is a great part of the story.

  206. TeresaC3

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can you truly still be in love with someone after she broke your heart twenty years ago?

    I received a free copy and am voluntarily leaving a reviewThis is a story of two high school sweethearts that never really lost the love for each other. Jennie broke Bennett’s heart when she left right out of high school to follow her dreams of becoming an artist without a word. Bennett had a future in baseball but blew out his shoulder and lost his career. He had been married but when he lost his career his wife left him. He became a firefighter and does work working on the side. When Jennie comes back to town he realizes that he has always loved her and will do anything to get her back. Jennie feels like a failure because her fiancé didn’t show up for the wedding and she couldn’t go to work and see him every day so she moved back home. Will Bennett be able to convince her to give the a chance again? Will she realize the changes she has made in herself over the past twenty years was because her ex wanted her to and not because it was what she wanted? Will she think Bennett will try to change her too or will she realize that he loves her just the way she is? Will she realize she loves him before it is too late?

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  207. LCsigns4u

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great story from one of my favorite authors

    I love books with kids and/or hurting people and this has both. Trent is a widower with a 6 year old son and Lauren has gotten out of an abusive relationship. Their past issues become a problem but they finally realize what is really important and right in front of them. I love their story and I think others will, too.

  208. Shelley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another clean and fun book in this series!!

    Brooklyn and Dave have a slight history, he has crushed on her for years and she has a lot of anxiety, I love that she is dealing with it, I love that this author picks relevant topics and problems for her characters. This is a quick and fun read, I also like that she does not leave you hanging or force you to buy the other books in the series, BUT I totally would as they are so worth it. I feel you need to snatch up everything you can by this author before word gets out and she raises the prices, because Elana Johnson is for now our best kept secret, but I have a feeling soon she will be super popular and the word will know, and her books will be $$!! This is a Great book, but so are her others!!

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  209. Rhonda Madison

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second chance

    This is a second chance story between Hunter and Alice. They were young and in love, got married and he shipped off with the Marines. Alice got cold feet and got an annulment. 9 years later, Hunter has returned to Hawthorne Harbor, recovering from wounds received in attack and runs into Alice and surprise his 8 year old son. Can they work through the past issues in order to become a family? I liked how Hunter was able to bond with Weston immediately. Hunter and Alice kind of picked up where they left off – in love with each other but they have some trust issues. This is a good sweet read. I received an advanced copy but have bought a copy of my own.

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  210. Ria

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of Ms. Johnson’s best books

    I think this is one of Ms. Johnson’s best books. The story broke my heart a little bit. So much pain for Hunter both physically and emotionally. He has to learn how to live with a disability that leaves him in constant pain. What a shock to come home after so long only to run into your ex and discover that you have a son you never knew about. And a shock to Alice to suddenly have to fess up on what she’d kept secret all that time. She couldn’t even give a good reason for it. She just did.Westin is a pretty great kid who takes everything in stride. No warning at all. “Westin, this is your dad”. Awesome! He loved everyone and everyone loved him.I liked that as Hunter and Alice work to put together a relationship they all learn forgiveness. The extended family too. One set of grandparents who have to step aside to allow Westin’s dad into his life and another set that never knew he existed all had to forgive as well. I was impressed with Alice’s mom being so supportive and looking at the positives as much as she could. And Alice had to adapt as well since she now had to share Westin with another person. Team parenting can be tough.The one thing that didn’t make sense to me was Alice annulling the marriage and then spending nine years hoping that Hunter would come back to her. Why would she think he would do that? She is the one that called everything off. Not him. Human foible that we are often irrational. And that hope was indeed irrational. Yet not unbelievable since she had never stopped loving him. I’d ask why she annulled the marriage so quickly in the first place but at her young age she would have been easily swayed by parents who were against the marriage to begin with. And Hunter was deployed so he wasn’t there to fight it.My only thing with the story is wondering why they would wait so long to get married the second time. I get waiting until they are sure to get engaged but once the decision was made why wait six months? They were no longer 19 year olds who didn’t know their minds. They already knew they wanted to be a family all under one roof. Just do it already. I know that is not typical in our society but I say get on with it. That’s just me.I had to smile at the ending when they ate at the Bluebird after the wedding. My parents also went to The Bluebird after their wedding. I’m sure there are Bluebird restaurants all over the country but the description in the book sounded like it could have been the same one.Sex: No.Language: No.Violence: No.I received an advanced copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.

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  211. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The day

    This is a truly sweet story of tragedy and happily ever after. Being lonely and raising a child by yourself and overcoming insecurities was put together in a very sweet book.

  212. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good book

    I enjoyed reading your book. I enjoy reading good clean books. Keep writing good clean books. I will start another book now.

  213. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    He Let Go

    This is another good book by Elana! I am enjoying this series and can’t wait to read the next book in this series. The characters are interesting and engaging. Porter is so cute. Lauren and Trent both have issues from their past, but they finally realize that they can love again.

  214. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Story

    Another sweet story in the series. I enjoyed the book and particularly the healing of the widower as he finally seemed to get over losing his wife. The book is part of a series, but I feel like it completely stands on its own.

  215. Ester Farthing

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The office’s second chance

    This was a warm beautiful romance that she has written she writes and to where you can feel the story. They are hard to lay down.

  216. E Jay

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean, Interesting Romance

    Clean, interesting romance. Plenty of normal feelings, fears, reactions.

  217. Marie Fenstermaker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Friends

    Janey Germaine is Park Ranger in Olympic National Park through the day, widow mother to her twelve-year-old son occupied at night. Adam crushes on Janey but she married his best friend and when he died in a horrible accident he still stays away. Will Adam and Janey become more than friends?

  218. Gatorfan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    a sweet clean romance–kids included as well as dogs.

    THE DAY HE DROVE BY / THE PARAMEDICS SECOND CHANCE is a standalone read with a happy ending. It is a very sweet clean romance, sex is not even talked about so it would be appropriate for any reading group. The heroine, Gretchen, is a widow with a young daughter. She owns and operates the florist shop in their small town. It is on the northwest corner of the U.S. where lavender is grown in abundance.The hero, Drew, is a local boy that has lived in the town for all of his life except for a few years when he lived in a local town. He left his home when the girl he fell in love with turned him down for marriage and left town. He was broken hearted and decided to start over in a nearby town. That didn’t work out so he moved home. He was very active in working jobs where he helped people. One day he delivered a baby on the side of the road in his home town. That was a big thing for him and 10 years later he is still telling the story. He currently works as an EMT but for their small town there are not many emergencies and his job is mostly simple events. He is unsettled.He lives with his two German Shepard dogs. On his way to work one day he spots a van on the side of the road with a flat tire. He stops to help and discovers it is the woman and child from 10 years ago. He never forgot her and is shocked to see her and her daughter after all this time.This story is their love story. She would be starting to love again and he would discover real love for the first time. Their path is not an easy one, she has a 10 year old daughter to consider. He has his own issues. There are a lot of side characters, 2 dogs and 2 kids as well as best friends. The heroine is a little over the top with her constant worrying about things and then not being mature enough to even discuss problems but apparently this doesn’t bother Drew and the romance proceeds. It is an interesting read and I definitely recommend it. It had everything requir4ed to make it a romance, falling in love, overcoming issues, the overwhelming ex-girlfriend and starting over in a whole new life. But everything works out and everyone gets a happy ending.I was not paid for this review. I am not a writer nor do I know one. I am not kin to this author. I am not a bot. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 9/30/18

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  219. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adulting Has it’s Rewards

    I really enjoyed the theme in this story. A second chance with an eight year old in the mix renders an opportunity for mature responses or folly. This sweet story reminds us that taking the high road can yield life changing benefits.

  220. Becky Nokes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    I could definitely related to the emotional struggles Hunter and Alice go through. I also understand how hard it can be to accept help from others. Great story line.

  221. SW

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really good romance story

    One that has clean language and DON’T have the couple on again off again 20 times over super . silliness. You can relate to a ready made family very easily in this book.

  222. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good book

    Many women are scared that marriage will change their lives. It does. But with clear communication it can change for the better.Both the hero snd and heroine needed to learn that. I really liked the comic relief of the dogs as well.

  223. Alese

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feel good storyline!

    Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Couldn’t put it down. Good flow.

  224. Necklace

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Drove By – Hawthorne Harbor Romance Book #1

    In the small town of Hawthorne Harbor Andrew Herrin a paramedic delivers Gretchen Samuel’s daughter on the roadside when she couldn’t make it to the hospital in time. Ten years later Gretchen is a widow raising her daughter Dixie when Drew sees Gretchen on the side of the road needing help for a flat tire. The only obstacle keeping Gretchen and Drew from falling in love is Drew’s ex-girlfriend. I really enjoyed reading this sweet contemporary Christian romance novel.

  225. MaryEllen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!

    I love the characters Elana creates!Although some of their off-the-cuff reactions seemed to come from nowhere to the other character, we readers knew enough of their background to have and understanding for what prompted those reactions. They both had things to unlearn from their previous relationships. Luckily they were both understanding and forgiving… eventually.I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.

  226. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Love

    I loved this story. After reading the first book in this series i was anxious to find out about Adam. He is such a sweetheart! I imagine him and Janet having a beautiful life! This is a great series and I recommend!

  227. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really enjoyed this story, the characters were so real and easy to just love!

    I actually thoroughly enjoyed this story! Gwendolyn and Drew were both really sweet people, as was her little girl Dixie. It was so sweet,. the relationship she developed with Drew. And his relation with her was as if she were his on child. It was just a really great story, check it out and I believe you’ll love it too!

  228. CC

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Series

    Highly recommend this series. Great storyline, holds your interest, one series leads your interest to the next one. Leaves you wanting more.

  229. Booklover72

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Series!

    I read all six books and loved every single one. Each story was great! I liked all the characters, the stories, and most of all, that each book focused on relationships instead of graphic sexual encounters. I’d like to say thank you to the author for your “sweet” and “clean” books. They’re very much appreciated!

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  230. Huanne Woodward

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    How many chances?

    Another great story about teenage love, failed/missed marriages and reconnecting as adults and finding what’s most important

  231. Syl Acosta

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Sweet!!!

    I loved this book, the dogs, the son! So sweet and fun!

  232. Avid Reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Avid Reader

    This is one of my favorite genres of books to read. The author told a great story and I love her writing style. It was a good clean book. No sex or swear words, just a beautiful romance unfolding. I liked Alice and Hunters characters and read this book in one setting. I loved the fact that Alice knew what she wanted immediately. Some small concern I had about the book was how Hunter found out about Westin, but after I thought about it, it was as good as any surprise announcement. Also, I couldn’t figure out Hunters driving situation after he got better and had a good leg to work with. I loved the name that Alice gave their son, it shows where her heart is.

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  233. CJinOK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great read!

    This is the Second book in this series and as good as the previous book was this is at least as good if not better. We are Drew and Gretchen again and have a more complete understanding of Adam and Janey along with her son Jess.

  234. Judith Seale

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book

    I enjoyed reading about the Captain’s love story. It was exciting to read about his position in the Coast Guard. My husband retired from the Coast Guard with 22 years and 4 months. Elana Johnson is a great writer.

  235. B. Lacy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love conquers mountains.

    Life is about second chances. Hunter and Alice waited years for their second chance with each other. Decisions from our youth are not always what they should be but time heals all wounds and love conquers mountains. Great addition to the series.

  236. Mindy Clayton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great characters and story!

    Fear and anxiety must be overcome in order to have this second chance at love. Brooklyn must confront it all to find her happily ever after. Great characters and story!

  237. B. Goetz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Good Read

    Fighting fire looks easier than fighting for the woman his loves.

  238. fred

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two broken soul’s

    Love is true but the hart can be fickle as it turned out to be in this story but the hart wants want what it wants, and after long enough time it will always wins

  239. Alese

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very sweet

    One of the best books of this series. Flowed nicely. Very sweet second chance story. Lauren is a sweetheart. She deserves a HEA.

  240. MaryEllen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it!

    Second chance at HEA is one of my favorite tropes and this one did it well.Bennet and Jennie had dated in high school and then she left town without a word. He moved on but always loved her. Now they both have trust issues to get through… and they are so opposite on many things… or are they?If there were typos I didn’t notice them.I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.

  241. MelK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Soldier’s Second Chance

    Another great story by Elana Johnson. I love the Hawthorne Harbor series, and this book joins the group. The characters are compelling, and the new characters slide right into the existing characters in the series. I received an ARC and am voluntarily reviewing this book. I enjoyed it and recommend it.

  242. Mindy Clayton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet story

    Sweet story about second chances at love and life. Our friends from Hawthorne Harbor all make appearances. Worth the time.

  243. BluegrassBoy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book

    This book right here is one of the reasons I love any book by Elana. She has such a gift in bringing to light a soldier who has come home from the war and tries to make his way in the world as mend his relationship with his ex wife. There are some surprises and the reactions are real. Excellent book.

  244. DeMO

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing story of lost and found love.

    I loved this book. What a great story of lost love, war heartbreaks and rekindled love.

  245. sherie McAllister

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Came Home

    Elana Johnson hit another one out of the park with The Day He Came Home! A wonderful story about lost and re-found love, family and forgiveness. I especially like the way the Hawthorne Harbor Romance books keep bringing family and friends in and out of each story without getting a full background recap throughout the book. I highly recommend this series.

  246. KimP

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great romance!

    Loved this book. This author writes great romances. I love how the characters feel so real. Great series!

  247. Katie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charming and fun

    I loved this charming and sweet story. The characters were real and well written and the story had a lot of depth and heart.

  248. B. Lacy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great book and a quick read

    Loved it!!!!! Wonderful, heart warming, hopeful and even sad in places, all rolled up in one unforgetable story.

  249. Ellen Oceanside

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    CHANGES

    THE CAPTAINS SECOND CHANCE ….Elena JohnsonDave is more at home on the sea than on land.with a career in the Coast Guard, now at forty, it is a lonely one. Brooklyn lost her fiancé to the ocean, and won’t except any type of a date with him. He went to the meeting of the Spring Fling of which she was on. Memories of a few dates when in high school, back then the call of the ocean was stronger. Delightful story of second chances. Loved how Brooklyn changed to now having ptrserved the Adelie for a small and personal event. GivenARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

  250. lcbh

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great book

    This was another great book. I love the way she writes these stories. I was ready to give up on Jennie when out of the blue she showed up. A beautiful ending.

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  251. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stories; great characters!

    I am having so much fun getting to know the couples of Hawthorne Harbor!

  252. BDOT

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is always room for a Second Chance

    As always, this author has the best story to tell….there are times we need to get out of our own way and the second chance will come….kudos to Elana Johnson for another great book…I especially liked all the information on the United States Coast Guard ! ! !

  253. Becky Nokes

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take the risk

    Many people fall in love with their friend. They often keep the fact to themselves. Adam and Janey almost miss out on love because of fear of hurting a friendship. Glad they quit being stubborn.

  254. Alaska reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    A second-chance story. He’d had a crush on her since high School & he was now eligible to retire from the Coast GuardShe was a widow & full of anxiety about certain fears. She’d refused him several times when he asked her out.A Great, clean story. A funny engagement scene and great HEA. Great conclusion to Aunt Mabel’s story too.

  255. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great romances

    The whole series is great…I’m always sorry to finish each book but anixous to get to the next one.

  256. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good reads

    This is the 4Th books of this series I have read and I just enjoy the simplicity and realistic settings, I plan on finishing the series and following this author☺

  257. Michal

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great series

    I’ve loved this series… Clean sweet romance!

  258. Shirlene Peterson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    the day he drove by

    Great easy read without swearing which was enjoyable. Cute story that keeps your interest. Just ordered nook 2 in the series.

  259. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    He Came Home

    This is another good book in this series. I love the characters; they’re interesting and engaging. Many of our veterans come home injured and have a hard time resume a civilian life. This book is about making mistakes and working them out.

  260. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finding home

    Sometimes home is where you least expect it. Can’t wait to leave your hometown, don’t want to go back. Then realize it’s the only place you want to be.

  261. K Martin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a great series

    I read all 6 books in this series and very much enjoyed each one.Elana develops the characters so well and you can imagine yourself in the scene with them at times.It’s delightful to read stories without being slapped in the face with vulgar language & sexual scenesthat can make you blush (and I’m not a prude.)

  262. Barbara W

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second chance romance comes with a lot of baggage.

    This is another wonderful story of second chances. A K-9 officer with a little boy, a woman with a construction business and sparks flying. Both have insecurities, fears and needs. It’s a dance through the difficulties of a new relationship, learning about each other and trusting each other. I really enjoyed it! (I received a review copy of this book from the author. The opinions stated here are my own.)

  263. Jill

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ocean and Lavender

    What a beautiful story with very imperfect people that are trying their best. The story takes place in a beautiful harbor town that is know for it’s lavender farms and festivals. Great story with great characters.

  264. Laura M. Bowman

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    SECOND CHANCE

    Adam is the police chief, Janey was married to his best friend. Elana makes her characters so real you have normal emotions, frustrations, excitement etc. I was totally frustrated with Janey as she vacillated and was so pathetic at times. Adam was a man who took a back seat to his best friend &loved her most of his life.

  265. Mindy Clayton

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read it!

    Sometimes it takes time and a lot of twists and turns to realize your first love is your true love. Well done.

  266. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful love story of a widowed father and his son finding love

    This is a story of a man who is not totally sure he is ready to remarry after losing his wife in a horrible car accident. He meets Lauren and they start dating. After several small misunderstandings, they finally realize their dream of getting married.

  267. Shadowell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great, clean book!

    A sweet, clean romance. Their story has a lot of twists and turns that makes it hard to put down the book. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next one in the series.

  268. purplelass

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Second Chance Story

    enjoyed getting to know Janey and Adam and watching the characters grow. Adam has been in love with her for years, she married his best friend but is now a widow with a son. They are friends, but she starts seeing him a different way and they begin to date quietly and he bonds with her son Jess. A truly good read and would recommend it to anyone who like a great sweet and clean story. Received an ARC of the book and this is my voluntarily honest and true review.

  269. Katie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it

    I really enjoyed this story. Another great installment in this charming series. The characters were so real and likeable and had great chemistry.

  270. Shelley

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heart warning tale

    This was a cute and fun book for a widower and a woman who works in a man’s world. If you love clean romance and a little Christmas season thrown in, this is the book for you. Lauren is a no nonsense woman and LOVED her in the last book where we were introduced to her. Trent isn’t 100% sure he is over his wife, so this is a great book to see his growth. This book is part of a series, but you would not know it unless you had read the others. I love that about Elana, she does not leave you hanging or force you to read her other books, but you totally should, they are awesome!!

  271. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    He Asked

    I really enjoyed this series. It is a nice summer read. The characters in this book are interesting and engaging. I really liked David. He is sweet with a commanding presence. Brooklyn has a fear of being hurt in love again, but she doesn’t understand what it means to involved with someone in the military. A lot of women are not cut out to be married to someone in the military or law enforcement. Nice to see Aunt Mabel found her happy ever after.

  272. DeMO

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good read

    I really enjoyed this book as with all of this authors books. Very well written and keeps your interest with all the fears and struggles of a second chance.

  273. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    ☺☺☺☺☺

    A nice plot, but what really makes this story is the characters. They have good depth and their past experiences guide their current actions. Very good read.

  274. MelK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Officer’s Second Chance

    A wonderful second chance story. I received an ARC and am voluntarily reviewing this story. I loved it, and I believe you will too. The Hawthorne Harbor series has top notch!

  275. Madnoe1.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Predictable

    I’m glad I found a new author, really enjoyed this series.Very easy reading, but also very predictable.I will be reading more from Elana Johnson

  276. Marie Fenstermaker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    great

    rooklyn and David story of fears to overcome and compromises being made. Wonderfully expressed any Lena’s words

  277. Goodbrother79

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    I have loved every book in this series so far and this one was no different. Trent is a single father who lost his wife a few years ago. Lauren has had her eye on Trent for a while. Things aren’t always easy but they work together to get through it. Such a sweet clean read.

  278. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    You will love this book.

    I enjoyed this book very much. It was thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. It is one of Ms. Johnson’s best. The Hawthorne Harbor continues.

  279. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This gets a G rating

    Its so nice to read a story n that is not full of sex, foul language or violence. Drew just wants to love her and make her happy. But Gretchen, since the death if her husband, has decided she has to do it all on her own. Will she let Drew into her life? Will she let go of the past and love again? Will she let the man that delivered her daughter on the side of the road 10 years ago be a big part of their life?

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  280. Judith Seale

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Book!

    I enjoyed reading this book very much . This series is looking like it is going to be a very enjoyable series. Elana writes very good books. I enjoy her style of writing.

  281. Diane

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    What a great love sty. The family was like most families, not getting along with extended family.Really well written.

  282. MJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it

    A great story by one of my favorite authors. I loved Hunter and Alice’s story. I was captivated by the story from the beginning. A great second chance read.I received this book for free but truly loved the book and voluntarily leave my review.

  283. Becky

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    WHAT A GREAT STORY!

    This series is fast becoming one of my favorites! It was so gratifying to see these two finally find their HEA. I loved the characters, the story, just everything!

  284. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elana

    It may say Elana but this book is Liz Isaacson from start to finish. I have read a lot of book’s and enjoyed reading these books even though they don’t say Liz on the coverShe has a way to hold my interest in a way other writers dont

  285. Lova Kitchen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Kitchen

    Another great read. I feel as if I’m right there at Hawthorne Harbor when I readThese series. Truly enjoy the book.

  286. Shelsyn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My kinda story …

    Fantastic book ….I am reading the books in order …Loving this lady and her stories.Thank you Elana

  287. Ashton01

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Jilted Bride and a Divorced Firefighter

    What a pair! Bennett and Jennie reconnect after quite a while and boy, do the sparks fly! Enjoyed this book and the artistic talents of these two. Really loved Mabel and her matchmaking and “meddling.” Another great book by Elana!

  288. tutors463

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Read

    I would love to see Adam have his true love with Janey after waiting for over 12 years for it. But the only problem is Janey is his best friend’s widow and is having a hard time of letting her husband Matt go even after 12 years, is she ready? Will her son allow it?Will they make it?This is a great clean romance. I love this author

  289. alsipks

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A sweet Second Chance Romance

    Wow! A wonderful second chance love story. A widower and his son find an amazing woman that loves them both. It’s not without ups and downs, as Trent likes to overthink his actions. Lauren, wants him to act a little quicker. It’s a nice story.

  290. Monica

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Day He Came Home

    Did you hear me crying and awwwing through this whole thing? Well I did. I was exceptionally touched by this story. I hope you are too.

  291. Donnac

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really enjoyed it.

    This was another great book in the series. I loved the characters, including some familiar ones. The K9 aspect of the story was great. This is a really sweet, clean romance.

  292. Judith Seale

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Book

    I enjoyed reading this book very much. Seeing how Trent had to deal with putting his loss of his wife in the past was very interesting. I wish depending on Jesus Christ as his help would have been mentioned .

  293. Teresa

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great story

    Sweet, clean romance about patience, friendship and second chances.

  294. Sandy H

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Part of a series, but stands alone

    I had a free copy of this book, but this is my honest and voluntary opinion. Bennett Patterson, divorced and a firefighter who likes to do woodworking is content with his life until he goes to a fire and sees his high school girlfriend, Jennie Zimmerman who has returned to town. She’s an artist and was badly hurt when her fiancé left her at the altar. The plot of this book features two people who have been hurt by love and the different ways they cope with it and move on with their lives. A great tenderhearted book worth the read.

  295. atvtnv- mom of many

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to the second chance series

    Well written with some tougher issues but a great book about second chances. I love the K9 dog training. Great family interactions, clean romance, fantastic chemistry. Cute kid. Definitely a good addition to the second chance series.

  296. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Young love survived

    An amazing story of young love than can overcome many obstacles and turn into mature love.

  297. Charlene Burlison

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    They dated in High school, now they have a second chance!

    Dave and Brooklynn dated in High school. Now after all this , of him asking her out, she finally said yes!

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