Melody Carlson is one of those authors that really brings the story to life allowing the reader to feel as if she is a part of the story. While reading "Harbor Secrets" I felt as if I were right there in Sunset Cove with Anna. This is set during the prohibition period and I really liked the historical details woven throughout as this was a time period of secrets, deception as evidenced through the characters and the secrets that have been hidden in this town. Anna finds herself in the midst of drama honestly as her father wants her leading this paper, although others do not want her to. Then she finds herself privy to some information and suddenly in the midst of a huge story, but she has her daughter to protect throughout it all. This book was a quick read for me as the suspense, drama and possible love interests kept me turning the pages and wanting to keep on reading to find out what would happen next. This is an excellent start to the series!