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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pelican Point

Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist for and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romance fiction—and a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. In addition, her books have won a Daphne du Maurier award, two Carol awards, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, three Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews. She is also a two-time Christy award finalist.

Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full time.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing.  A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.
When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.

You can follow Irene through her website ( and on Facebook.

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. Can Hope Harbor heal the hearts of these two romance-wary souls?

My Thoughts:
Irene Hannon's writing through her novels and her Facebook posts have been a blessing to me.  Pelican Point, her fourth Hope Harbor book, did not disappoint.  Hannon is always on point with providing readers a little bit of everything in her novels...romance that isn't forced or "expected", on point characterization, and even a little bit of suspense/mystery.  She draws you in within the first few pages and keeps you turning pages with a comfortable flow in the storyline.  
I especially enjoyed the secondary storyline in Pelican Point.  Hannon doesn't allow it to overshadow the main characters but expertly weaves this secondary element into the overarching theme.  Hannon's books are on my keeper shelf.

*I was provided a complimentary copy of the book by the publisher.  All opinions stated here are my own.

Happy Reading Ya'll,