AUTHOR: Irene Hannon
A crumbling lighthouse is not part of the inheritance Army doctor Ben Garrison expects to claim when he journeys to Hope Harbor. Fresh out of the service, he wants only to unload the tower of bricks, decompress from years of treating battlefield trauma, and prepare to launch his civilian career.
Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber has other ideas. She may not be a Hope Harbor native, but the small Oregon seaside town has become home--and she's determined to save the Pelican Point landmark.
Sparks fly as the two go head to head over the fate of the lighthouse. But when they start to cooperate, a different kind of fire ignites. And as they work together, might Hope Harbor heal the hearts of these two romance-wary souls?
Hope Harbour is a dream destination for me, as author Irene Hannon skillfully paints a picture of this Oregon seaside town in sweeping shades of pastels. Its inhabitants care for one another; its beauty feeds and soothes the soul. I think I want to live there!
On this my fourth visit to Hope Harbour, I met serious Ben and feisty Marci and quickly fell in love with both characters. Each has valid reasons to be wary of romance, but the attraction between them is instant and powerful. As they struggle with their pasts and future plans, I rooted for them all the way.
The mysterious and wise Charley once again plays in important role in helping guide the young couple, aided by his feathered friends, Floyd and Gladys. Such fun! I love the touches of whimsy in these stories. Trouble does come to the paradise of Hope Harbour, and when it does, faith becomes even more crucial to all involved.
Pelican Point charmed me from beginning to end, and it earns five stars. Highly recommended. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.