Harbor Secrets by Melody Carlson

The Power Of The Pen

Harbor Secrets by Melody Carlson is a marvellous Christian historical novel and the first in the Legacy Of Sunset Cove series which promises to be charming.

Once again Melody Carlson has created a wonderful mix of characters who delight the reader. Set in 1916 there is a strong female lead who believes that she is just as good as any man as she is called upon to run the local newspaper. She is accepted by some but others prefer the old order of things. She is definitely a modern woman breaking into a man’s world in an age where women were seen as inferior to men. In contrast there is another female character who is squashed and bullied by her domineering husband.

The novel is set against the backdrop of prohibition. There is money to be made in breaking the law. Some amateur sleuthing is required to oust those responsible for criminal acts.

There is the theme of healing – both actual and a healing of hearts as old wounds and hurts are buried and forgiven. Relationships though tentative at first, are restored. We all need love, care and hope. Without hope we will perish.

Harbor Secrets is a wonderful read. I am very much looking forward to the subsequent books in the series.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

Harbor Secrets, The Legacy of Sunset Cove Book 1

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A Peaceful Coastal Town…Threatened by a Storm of Secrets

It’s 1916 when newspaper woman Anna McDowell learns her estranged father has suffered a stroke. Deciding it’s time to repair bridges, Anna packs up her precocious adolescent daughter and heads for her hometown in Sunset Cove, Oregon.

Although much has changed since the turn of the century, some things haven’t. Anna finds the staff of her father’s paper not exactly eager to welcome a woman into the editor-in-chief role, but her father insists he wants her at the helm. Anna is quickly pulled into the charming town and her new position…but just as quickly learns this seaside getaway harbors some dark and dangerous secrets.

With Oregon’s new statewide prohibition in effect, crime has crept along the seacoast and invaded even idyllic Sunset Cove. Anna only meant to get to know her father again over the summer, but instead she finds herself rooting out the biggest story the town has ever seen—and trying to keep her daughter safe from it all.

About Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

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