Pelican Point (Hope Harbor Series #4)

Pelican Point (Hope Harbor Series #4)

by Irene Hannon (Preface by)


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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?

Bestselling author Irene Hannon invites readers back to their favorite town for a story that will light a beacon of hope within their hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800734909
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Series: Hope Harbor Series , #4
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, and Sandpiper Cove, as well as Dangerous Illusions and the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include a National Readers' Choice Award, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers' Choice Award, two Booksellers' Best Awards, two Carol Awards, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at

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Pelican Point 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hope Harbor series is wonderful and Pelican Point is no exception!!!
Bookluvr4vr More than 1 year ago
Welcome back to Hope Harbor in Irene Hannon's Pelican Point. This time we meet Marci Weber, the newspaper’s lead journalist. She’s lived in Hope Harbor long enough to feel safe from her past harms and to know the great neighbors, who watch out for each other. Until this army doctor, Ben Garrison comes to two to settle his grandfather’s estate. Ben is about to turn her quiet world upside down. Ben Garrison is a former Army Doctor who has come to Hope Harbor to clean up his grandfather Skip’s estate and to sell the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Ben wants to forget the past of the military and get moving on to the new life he’s planned at a physician at a practice in Ohio. However, he meet Marci, who is a spunky, stubborn woman, who has caught his eye. She is determined to figure out a way to save the old landmark, much to his detriment. Marci wants to fight for the old lighthouse and Ben feels like it is an unwanted burden. Will Ben and Marci team together or will they sever ways? In the novel, we also meet a lovely young couple, Rachel and Greg, who are Ben’s next door neighbors. Greg has been injured and the situation has strained their young marriage. With the help of Marci, Ben, and the Pelican Point Lighthouse, will Rachel and Greg mend their relationship or will it end in the trouble it is in now? Will Ben and Marci put their past experiences behind them and learn from the situations or will their experiences eat them alive. Well… you will have to find a copy and read it for yourself. I really enjoyed being back in Hope Harbor. Irene Hannon does a great job on the characters and makes the situations realistic. The only things that made me confused about the books was that there wasn’t much about faith in this edition of the series, and the situation near the end of the book made me feel upset. It was very overwhelming to me, because it was very close to situation I was going through at the time. Plus, there were some suggestive situations, but I didn’t think too much of it at the time. It just gave the book some drama and some realism. Lastly, I want to thank the publisher, Revell Reads, for giving me a complementary copy to review the this book. It was a very good read and one I will add to my collection. I look forward to reading the next book in the Series.
Becky5 More than 1 year ago
What a neat book. Two couples, two romances. One romance that needs to start for the first time, and one that needs rekindling. A red-haired, frightened hot-head and a calm, military doctor who clash over a local landmark, that Ben actually refers to as “Skip’s Folly.” I liked getting to see inside the lives of Ben and Marci and Greg and Rachel. How they handle conflict ultimately will decide if their relationships will make it or be broken forever. The townspeople are great in their care for their own. My favorite person is Charley. the taco maker. He seems to be very smart and insightful into others’ needs, yet he is eccentric enough to talk to the seagulls. Maybe that is what makes him a non-threatening counselor of sorts. Twists I didn’t anticipate turned the course of the story. But isn’t that true of real life? This was the second romance I have read in this Hope Harbor series of Ms. Hannon’s, but I intend to rectify that. The town and the people are just too wonderful to leave before one must. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. This in no way affects my opinions, which I am leaving voluntarily and for which I am solely responsible.
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
When Ben Garrison inherits a lighthouse from his grandfather, his life is turned upside down. Until he can sell the building, he is stuck in Hope Harbor. When he meets Marci Weber, the local newspaper reporter, he is at once irritated and intrigued by her, especially when she makes it her goal to prevent him from selling the lighthouse at all costs. Pelican Point is the fourth book in the Hope Harbor Series by Irene Hannon. It can be read as a standalone, although there are a few ongoing mysteries that readers might want to keep up on by reading the whole series. The short section at the end of this book is one of them. I really enjoyed this sweet romance. As a romance, it was predictable what the end would be - the couple getting together - but I found it enjoyable still. Marci and Ben were interesting characters who livened things up even as they argued and plotted. Their first meeting was especially funny! I also enjoyed some of the subplots of the story. There was a younger couple whose story occupied a short section of this book. The way that Ben and Marci interacted with and encouraged this couple added to their character development and made the book more interesting. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to fans of clean, contemporary romance. I received a complementary copy of this book. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for sharing them.
bsnksmom More than 1 year ago
He inherited a WHAT? When Dr. Ben Garrison returns to Hope Harbor following the death of his grandfather, he expects to be overwhelmed by memories of his much-loved Skip. Instead, one of the first things he learns is that part of his inheritance includes the Pelican Point lighthouse, a crumbling, decrepit landmark that, by all appearances, should have fallen into the ocean long ago. His hopes for settling the estate quickly and efficiently go completely out the window, when the local newspaper editor, Marci Weber, takes issue with selling it to an outside developer who has plans to bulldoze it and build a monstrous mansion on the site. Ben’s future seems set. Once he settles Skip’s estate, he’s moving to Ohio to join a friend’s orthopedic practice. As he unpacks the house, memories assail him of spending summers crabbing on his granddad’s boat. Newly released from service at the front lines, Ben craves peace and stability. He gets that in Hope Harbor, but he knows it’s a temporary thing. His future is in Ohio, but, the longer he stays, the more invested he becomes in the drive to Save the Light. He also finds himself intrigued by Marci. They started off with her calling the cops on him. Their second meeting devolved to a shouting match. What is it about her that tugs at his heart, and makes him consider a different path? Marci Weber is a “newcomer” to Hope Harbor, and she loves her adopted home town. When the stranger (Ben) knocks on her door at 10:30 PM, she has no qualms about calling the cops on him. Granted, she feels pretty silly when she learns she called the police out to deal with the hometown hero, grandson of one of her favorite people, who was only there to try to rescue her neighbor’s cat. When she learns that Ben has an offer on the lighthouse property, but that the offer does not include saving the light, she goes ballistic. Can she and Ben work out a compromise that gives the town time to come up with funding? More important, can they even work together, given the way they strike sparks off one another? I have LOVED the Hope Harbor books by Irene Hannon! There’s enough continuity of characters to keep me invested in the town, and enough stories to tell that touch my heart. While Pelican Point focuses most of its attention on Ben and Marci, there is also a significant part of the book devoted to injured veteran Greg and his wife, Rachel, who are next-door neighbors to Ben. Their story is every bit as poignant and compelling as that of the main characters. I also loved seeing Charley (who I am convinced is one of God’s angels), his friends the seagulls, Fred and Irene, plus many characters from the earlier novels make another appearance in this one. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t go wrong picking up an Irene Hannon book. Whether she’s writing contemporary romance, or romantic suspense, her work ALWAYS shines. While Pelican Point is the fourth book in the series, it could be read as a stand-alone, but since the other three are just as good, why would you want to? Ms. Hannon is a must-read for me. If you’ve not read her before, now is a great time to start. I’m pretty sure you’ll be as hooked as I am!
susanwalkergirl More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point – A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon – Encouraging and Hope-Filled When I find an author whose writing I like, I want to read everything that they’ve written and Irene Hannon is one of those authors. That’s why I was excited at the opportunity to read her newest book Pelican Point, A Hope Harbor Novel. One of the things I like best about Irene’s writing are the characters who seem like kind and caring people. Ben is at a transition in his life. He’s was an orthopedic surgeon with the military but is getting back to the civilian life. His grandfather Skip’s death changed his plans and he has to stay in Pelican Point for a few weeks to deal with Skip’s financial affairs, which included the purchase of a lighthouse that is in a state of disrepair. His unexpected meeting with Marci, who seem quite irrational, didn’t go so well despite his good intentions. After that incident, he just wants to wrap things up and get on to the new life he’s planned. Not only are the main characters interesting and likable people, so are the secondary characters who help flesh out the town. I especially like Charley (and his tacos) and was encouraged to see Greg and Rachel grow and change in the face of challenging circumstances. The characters seem very real. The beautiful scenery in Pelican Point is described in such a way that the reader can imagine what the place looks like. Irene writes in a way that gives you hope. The Christian faith is a part of some of her character’s lives. At times the dialogue is thought provoking and insightful and I highlight it because I want to read it again. I really liked the storyline and characters and wish this town actually existed because I would love to go there. Instead, I get to enjoy it through the imagination and excellent writing of Irene Hannon. If you want to read a story that will encourage your faith, be sure to read Pelican Point. Reading Irene’s Hope Harbor series is like going home to a comfortable welcoming place. I would like to thank NetGalley and Revell Publishing for the opportunity to read Pelican Point by Irene Hannon. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.
Mylittlebirdie More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point was my first sweet romance by Irene Hannon. I've only read her suspense novels up to this point, and I was excited to try her writing in a different genre. This story is very sweet if not a bit predictable. Ben and Marci's introduction was rocky, and they had to look beyond their first impressions to see their potential together. I loved that a central object (the lighthouse) was able to bring so much good to the members of their small community. I was hoping that more of the story would take place in or around the lighthouse, but the small town setting and its colorful characters made the story shine anyway. I also enjoyed the book's spiritual message of God's plans being different than our own, and how being open to Him could lead to better, happier lives. ***I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
Ben comes back to Hope Harbor to close up his grandfather's estate. When his grandfather leaves him a lighthouse he now needs to stay to figure out what to do with it. Marci has been in Hope Harbor for two years and she loves her small town. When the landmark Lighthouse seems to be in danger of being bought and taken down. Can they come together for the greater reason for the town of Hope Harbor and the legacy of Skip or will it be to late? I loved this book. I loved the fun characters, I mean you have "talking" seagulls," mind reading" taco man, priest, and pastor, I mean what really more can you expect but fun. I really enjoyed how the book sucks you in and you have a hard time putting the book down. The book has a small side story going on which was just as equally amazing. This book did not disappoint the characters face some tough stuff so the book is not all roses and flowers but its amazing. Seriously you can not go wrong with this book.
MollyzReviewz More than 1 year ago
Ms. Hannon has done it again! She has brought her long time fans (and I’m sure, some new fans!) another hit. Pelican Point brings us back to Hope Harbor, once again, and keeps us hanging on every page turn. I stayed up long into the night trying to finish this one and when I closed the last page…..well, let’s just say I didn’t want it to end. I loved the way Ms. Hannon created Ben and Marci. They were real-to-life and really jumped off the pages. Watching them come together, determining what should be done with Pelican Point, was not just interesting, it was fun. They butt heads on occasion, but then Hannon weaves in the power that God has and the head butting quickly turns to blossoming attraction making me wish that I was there beside them, cheering them on in real life. Ms. Hannon not only gives us a great performance with Ben and Marci in this story, she brings back some lovable characters from the first three novels and really rounds out the story. The messages of hope that she winds into the words of the story really pop to me. I loved every second of this story! For 2018, this has become one of my favorite novels and I can’t wait to read more 5 star worthy reads from her fantabulously, incredibly talented hands. Well done, Ms. Hannon! Well done! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This series just gets better and better for me. I love the main characters and then when you add in Charlie and the seagulls it just makes me fall in love with the story. This one has a bit of intrigue and lots of romance. A great combination. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
PELICAN POINT by Irene Hannon Revell Ben just learned of the unique asset to his grandfather’s estate.a lighthouse. A nightmare as far as he was concerned on Pelican Point. Two years ago it was auctioned off and only bid was his grandfather’s. How could he sell if it needed work. He had just mustered out of the service, and was going to join a practice as a surgeon in Ohio. Then meeting Marci who owns the biweekly newspaper, and her plans for the lighthouse. They started off at odds, but could that change. A delightful story of finding love, and a purpose for themselves, but for the town. Given ARC by Net Galley, for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point Is the book that warms the heart. It is about communication, problems in the relationships, hope, healing and trust - Faith in GOD. You have suspense - what will happen in the end with both couples? Will they stay together? You have one couple one as the doctor who inherited the lighthouse who wants to sell and Marci who wants to save it. Then you have the married couple who are having their own problems. What will win out ? They know GOD is there for them will they trust and rely on HIM? Great book of growth, come and grow with us.....I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all of the opinions expressed in this review are all my own. if you would like to read more of my Christian book review go to
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point is a heartwarming tale! I enjoyed Marci’s and Ben’s story and the hope and healing that resonate through their journey. Irene Hannon brings to life an idyllic seaside setting and an endearing cast of characters. It is always a pleasure to visit Hope Harbor and its residents, and I especially delight in Charley. The wisdom he dishes up with his tacos adds to the charm of each Hope Harbor story. Pelican Point left me smiling and looking forward to my next visit to this special coastal community! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
academy252 More than 1 year ago
This particular novel is the story of Ben Garrison.  He is an army doctor who has just retired from service and he is passing through Pelican point to attend the funeral of his grandfather.  He has inherited the responsibility of clearing out his grandfather's home and selling a lighthouse that was purchased just a few years before.  Once he finishes up his business there he has plans to head to work in a medical practice in a big city.   Marci Weber is the local newspaper editor with a firecracker personality but she also has a compassionate friendly side and she attends a local church each week.  She likes to make things happen and get things done.  She was a close friend of Ben's grandfather because his lighthouse was close to her home.  She had just lived in the area for a few years but was very plugged into the community and the people there.  Both Ben and Marci had sworn off romance and relationships.  They both came from rocky pasts and since Ben was just passing through they saw no reason to act on feelings they both felt.   The book reads like a Hallmark movie.  If you like Hallmark movies, and I do enjoy them from time to time, then you will enjoy this book.  It is a classic romance with strong-willed characters, a need for restored relationships, a strong sense of small town community, a project everyone can get behind and a Christian perspective throughout.  It is a little predictable but the characters are charming and the town of Pelican Point would certainly be a lovely place to live.   This book was sent to me by the Baker Publishing Group: Revell Division for free.  I have only been asked to read it and give my honest opinion. 
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point was such a fantastic surprise of a read in Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor series. The story starts out slowly with a less than stellar meeting between Editor Marci Weber and Army doctor Ben Garrison. Both try to avoid each other as it seems sparks fly every time they are near each other. However, Ben finally gets an idea that maybe the sparks are flying due to the attraction that neither wants to acknowledge. There was a lot in this story from the town saving the lighthouse on the Point to a young married couple who are trying to save their marriage after an IED reshaped their lives. I was rooting for Rachel and Greg as much as I was for Marci and Ben. As I was reading I realized how much Marci and Ben had in common- the events that brought them to Hope Harbor to the secrets both of them kept close. Once the secrets started to be revealed, I thought the author was going to take the story a certain route, but I was surprised with the completely different direction and the twist that ended up happening. I was happily surprised to see a little suspense play in the story. It was nice going back to Hope Harbor and the very familiar faces of all the secondary characters that I have come to enjoy. From the people like mysterious Charley and his yummy fish tacos to the animals that have even been an interesting addition to the story. I am glad that there is another book coming in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point A Hope Harbor Novel #4 By Irene Hannon Ben Garrison is returning to Hope Harbor for his grandfather's funeral and to recover from years as a battlefield trauma surgeon. But when he learns that he has to deal with a most unexpected inheritance he's not too sure that his rest is going to be too relaxing. The Pelican Point lighthouse is not something Ben was expecting to have to deal with. But Ned Garrison's passion for the old structure finds Ben the new owner of the crumbling landmark - a landmark that no one else seems to want. But fond memories of nightly visits to the old lighthouse aren't enough to reason for him to keep it not with the costs of restoration and upkeep needed. Selling it is the only option. But when Marci Weber, owner and editor of the Hope Harbor Herald, learns that Pelican Point may be sold and lost to the town she's determined to change Ben's mind. Unfortunately, Marci has a tendency to argue a little too passionately for the things she believes in. And, Ben, in his current frame of mind is not about to take kindly to an-in-your-face confrontation. But when a potential option for saving the landmark is presented Ben and Marci just may find themselves on the same side working towards a goal that will satisfy them both. And when given the chance to see each other after a less than stellar first meeting they may have to re-access their opinions of the other. Meanwhile, another Hope Harbor couple is having to deal an unexpected change in their plans. The life they had planned is now a seeming impossibility and this very issue could destroy their marriage. But in Hope Harbor, there is Charley the resident fish taco chef extraordinaire who has a way of helping those around him see the heart of the problem that is bringing them down. Charley has to be my favorite Hope Harbor character and I love his interactions with Floyd and Gladys. Fans of Irene Hannon's books will enjoy this latest offering that is more contemporary romance than suspense though there is a touch when the past comes calling and it is of the most unwanted nature. Overall the story is well-paced and easy to get into even if one has not read the previous Hope Harbor books. This would make a perfect summer read for a long weekend or as a book club selection. I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher Revell with no expectations of a positive review ~ all opinions expressed are my own.
JuneMJ More than 1 year ago
After I had read the first few chapters of this book I started asking myself why I hadn't read any of this author's previous books. The depth of her characters, flaws and all, is so engaging. The setting of Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast is appealing on many levels. And for a history buff such as myself, the focus on the renovation of an historical lighthouse was an added bonus! Ben Garrison returns to Hope Harbor upon the death of his grandfather, Ned Garrison, a beloved longtime member of the community. Ben spent summers with his grandfather during his childhood, tween, and teen years after Ben's father basically abandoned him due to divorce. Ned is a guiding force in Ben's life and his faith walk. Ben is a US Army combat orthopedic surgeon who has served in the Middle East. He is looking to make a change in his career. When he learns he has inherited a decrepit historic lighthouse at Pelican Point, he feels burdened by having to deal with the property before he can move to Ohio to join the new medical practice which he is joining. Marci Weber is the owner, publisher, and editor of the small local newspaper, the Hope Harbor Herald. She is dealing with her own traumas from her past and is reluctant to begin a friendship with Ben Garrison until she takes a moment to realize he is not a bad guy after all. It doesn't hurt matters when she admits to herself that she finds him to be attractive. One reason I enjoyed this story is because the community came together to work on saving the lighthouse from demolition and the subsequent development of the historic property. The surrounding characters in the community were varied and interesting. From the mysterious Charley to the struggling young couple of Rachel and Greg, the subplots in this book are gratifying. In fact, I felt as if the story of Rachel and Greg was worthy of its own book. {Maybe the author will have the same opinion.} If you are looking for a good read to make you cry, laugh, and root for the charactes and their close-knit town, 'Pelican Point' should be on your 'To Be Read--Soon' book list. Highly-recommended for fans of inspirational romance, Christian fiction, clean romance, and Northwest Coast fiction. --------------- Disclosure from reviewer: I received a paperback copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review to be posted on my blog and on retailer sites and Goodreads. I received no compensation for my review or posts here or on any other site. ###############
JLYoung More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Irene Hannon. I didn't know what to expect but the cover was intriguing. It is the story of Army Doctor Ben Garrison whose grandfather passed away and left Ben an inheritance. While back in Pelican Point to handle his grandfather's estate, Ben meets Marci Weber, editor of the town newspaper. Will Ben & Marci's individual pasts come back to haunt them or will they let go and be healed from them? What will happen with Ben's newly inherited lighthouse? I gave this book 4 stars. This is a really interesting concept for a book. The setting and characters were great. Very lifelike and well developed. The author has a great attention to detail and can describe things in such a moving way. I could picture the setting and characters. I could relate to them as well. Loved the inclusion and focus on the lighthouse. I wish there was more action though. The book had a sweet storyline but it was just kind of common everyday stuff. I wished the conflict was brought in a little earlier. I felt like that aspect of the book could have used more development. I felt like the conflict was a thrown in after thought. The characters had such great backstories that I felt could have been expounded upon. It would have made for a more action packed page turner kind of story. Greg and Rachel’s part of the story was excellent. Love the themes of redemption, reconciliation, love, forgiveness and trust. Overall the story is clean and moves well just wished there would have been a little more action to push it from 4 stars to 5.  I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.  For more information about the book and author visit Ms. Hannon's website at or visit her facebook page at
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
The Hope Harbor series by Irene Hannon keeps drawing me back. I mentioned Charley’s fish tacos in my review of the first book. I never have had a fish taco but I love to read about the ones he makes. The description sounds so tantalizing. No matter what happens in Hope Harbor, Charley appears to know about it and usually has sage advice to offer on any topic or situation that arises. If I didn’t know better, I would say that Floyd and Gladys, the two seagulls that hang around his taco stand, keep close tabs on folks in town and share those tidbits of information with Charley. On this visit to Hope Harbor, we find Ben arriving in town after the death of his grandfather to take care of the final arrangements and to settle the estate which just happens to include the Pelican Point Lighthouse. As I read, I wondered if that could ever happen to me – a lighthouse all my own. Those who follow my reviews may think all I ever do is read, but I enjoy visiting lighthouses. I particularly enjoy them when I can climb to the top to see the view. If I inherited one, I doubt I would need a fiery redhead to try to convince me to preserve it. Marci was definitely a force to be reckoned with and she could put other people to shame with her ability to get things accomplished. Although the shenanigans of Father Murphy and Pastor Baker are more low-key in this story than some of the others, they still have some interesting conversations and offer good advice. I always enjoy their banter. Although you will not necessarily need to read the series in order, I recommend you do that so you can get acquainted with some of the other characters in the story before you read this one. Charley and the two ministers are only two of the recurring characters in the series. I look forward to learning what happens next in Hope Harbor.
RWB2 More than 1 year ago
Pelican Point, by Irene Hannon is a contemporary romance with an underlying inspirational theme. Dr. Ben Garrison is temporarily in Hope Harbor, after receiving an inheritance of a lighthouse, which is falling apart and difficult to sell. He is an army doctor recently out of service and ready to start his civilian career. However, Ben meets newspaper editor, Marci Weber, who is determined to save the lighthouse. Even though she's not a town native, Marci still considers the small seaside town in Oregon her home. While she desperately wants to save the Pelican Point landmark lighthouse, Ben is determined to abandon the lighthouse and the town. During their confrontations, Marci and Ben realize the attraction. As the story continues, the secondary characters (particularly Rachel and Greg) highly contribute to this story of heartbreak and hope. This is the fourth book in the Hope Harbor series, yet it's not necessary to read the other books in the series first. Pelican Point may easily be read as a standalone; however, Hope Harbor fans will appreciate reading the entire series. Pelican Point is geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romance books. Also, I adore the book cover! Note: I received this book from Revell Books, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
My thoughts: PELICAN POINT is the fourth book in Ms. Hannon's Hope Harbor series, but it easily stands alone. This book features two relatively newcomers to Hope Harbor, one Army surgeon who came to settle his grandfather's estate and a newspaper editor who tends to get a little emotional. In Ms. Hannon's stellar storytelling, I was instantly drawn into the story, in love with both Marcy and Ben, not to mention the secondary characters I've grown to love in the previous stories: the two feuding--but best friends--ministers, Charlie the fish taco guy, Floyd and his "wife", as well as new to the scene Rachel and her husband Greg. Heart-thumping romance, a stalker (though nothing near Hannon's suspense), secrets, and a save the lighthouse campaign are enough to keep the pages turning, and for this book to go on my keeper shelf. I *love* this series! Hannon is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors and also one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I can't wait for my next visit to Hope Harbor--in Spring 2019. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
KatrinaEpperson More than 1 year ago
This is a well written book and it makes me want to visit Hope Harbor. It has a sweet plot that immediately pulled me it. It includes elements of mystery, intrigue, humor, grief, love, and faith. The characters are both engaging and endearing to me. I could see myself sitting on a bench having a conversation with both. The setting is both realistic and perceptive so it captured both time and place for me. The character is this entire series that intrigues me the most is Charley and is scrumptious food. I have never had a fish taco, but would definitely try one of his while getting some life advice from him. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who love a good, clean read. It touches on the tough subject of PTSD, but I think it is written with a realistic view. I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
Great book! The characters drew me in and I found it soo hard to like Ben Garrison, the Army doctor who inherits a lighthouse and, since he doesn’t want it, is willing to sell it to a developer planning on tearing it down. Made me dislike him right away! But I did enjoy reading the book – especially as feisty Marci springs into action to save the lighthouse! This novel has so many neat elements – a lighthouse, a suffering war veteran, a woman with a fear-filled past. Will God redeem these things and create a beautiful future? I so enjoyed this story – a fun romance, a little bit of suspense and a taco guy who dishes sage advice! I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I am freely writing a review – all thoughts and opinions are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I loved being back in Hope Harbor and with Charlie and his Taco stand, and boy would I love to have some. This town is magic, and what starts out as an albatross ends up pulling lives together in this seaside town. This is such a refreshing and heartwarming book, and you can see God’s hand in their lives, and as you read you are quickly drawn in to care for these people. There is a scary element in the form a mentally ill woman, and we have to wonder how she is going to affect those that we now care about. With lives going in different directions can the cast of characters come together and unite and work towards their common cause, and in the end, will this action help heal some, and bring others together. Yes, I enjoyed this read, and it kept me reading and soon the final page was being turned, and I wanted more, and alas if next year there is another book coming! I received this book through Revel’s Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
FHlady More than 1 year ago
Ben Garrison has returned to Hope Harbor upon his grandfather's death and discovers his grandfather has left him his house as well as the lighthouse he owns. Ben is returning from overseas duty as an Army surgeon, and his plans now have him heading to Ohio to join a practice there. Marci Weber is the editor and owner of Hope Harbor's local newspaper. She has no desire to see the lighthouse torn down for development. The story revolves around this cozy town and it's desire to save the lighthouse. I have not read the first three books in this series, but book 4 reads well as a stand alone. ( I will definitely go back and read the first three as I would love to get to know some of the characters better and I loved the town of Hope Harbor.) This book contains humor, danger, suspense, and lots of heart. It has a great cast of characters who bring Hope Harbor to life and make the reader want to be a part of it. I loved how Charley, owner of Fish Taco, in his quiet way seem to interconnect with all the characters and often spoke words of wisdom through his two seagull pals. Hannon deals with some challenging issues in this book and shows how faith can make a difference in solving them. Rachel and Greg are still newlyweds dealing with Greg's loss of a limb, his depression, and his anger. This subplot was handled beautifully. I would definitely recommend this book to readers of contemporary Christian fiction. FAVORITE QUOTES: "Dry your tears, lift your face to the sun, and trust that God will give you a better tomorrow." "God's help desk is always open." I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.