Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pelican Point by Irene Hannon

Series: Hope Harbour # 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Revell
Released: April 3, 2018
369 pages
About the Book:
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?

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My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (4 stars) 

I enjoyed returning to Hope Harbour and spending more time in this picturesque community. There are 4 main characters to this story, Ben – who has just inherited a lighthouse, Marci – who runs the local paper, Rachel – who works with Marci, and Greg – husband of Rachel.

Ben has come to Hope Harbour from the Middle East to settle his grandfather’s estate before beginning his post army life at a practice in Ohio. He discovers this task may take longer than planned when he learns he has inherited a lighthouse with the estate. He is able to find a buyer but the buyer is planning to tear down this landmark, when Marci find this out she rallies the town to save the lighthouse. Ben & Marci have bad impressions of each other from their first meeting and her approach to Ben when she finds out about the lighthouse is less than cordial. But Ben feels stuck, he needs to sell the lighthouse so he can start his new job, but he understands why the town wants to save the lighthouse. Through a rational discussion with Greg he agrees to give the town time to find a solution before agreeing to sell to this buyer. In the meantime he wants to stay clear of Marci and her hot-headed emotions. However things don’t always go as we plan. Can the lighthouse be saved?

Personally I enjoyed Greg and Rachel’s story the most. Shortly after they got married, Greg was injured and the emotional fallout of this injury has affected their relationship, it is not in a good place when we first meet them. The story takes us along with them while they work on reconciliation and journey back to a healthy and loving relationship. I liked Rachel at the beginning and felt for her, and loved her determination to show Greg that she loved him for him. The change in Greg over the course endured me to him. I loved how far they had come by the end.

Charley, the local taco maker, is a fixture in town and has had an impact on each and every character in the Hope Harbour stories and this one was no different. I appreciated his input and liked that he was didn’t tell people what to do but gave them something to think about instead. Each book in this series could be read as stand alones but by reading in order you will get to know more of the recurring characters and find yourself falling in love with the town like I have.

(I received an ARC of this book from Revell through NetGalley; opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

JaneReads

Other Books in the Series:
 
1 Hope Harbor  2 Sea Rose Lane  3 Sandpiper Cove
Hope Harbor Review by JaneReads
Sea Rose Lane Review by JaneReads
Sandpiper Cove Review by Jane Reads & C

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