Author: Irene Hannon
Series: Hope Harbor #4
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Tensions ignite a romance that is just brewing under the surface in Pelican Point that isn’t to be missed.
When Ben Garrison leaves the army to go tend to the last wishes of his grandfather who has just passed away, he has no idea what he is walking into. Even though they were close, his grandfather didn’t tell him he would be inheriting a lighthouse. It was put up for auction and his grandfather was the only bidder wanting to preserve the history. Unfortunately, his health kept him from being able to keep up with it. Not exactly the kind of thing Ben wanted to inherit, nor does he have any desire to keep it.
The editor of the town paper, Marci Weber, knew Ben’s grandfather and how much the lighthouse meant to him. She is determined to make sure Ben respects his grandfather’s wishes and save the town landmark. The two butt heads over the potential outcome of the lighthouse but eventually find common ground which leads to much more between them. Once they start working together the potential for their lives together shines brighter faster than the lighthouse ever could have.
Irene Hannon has become one of the top Christian writers around. Not only is she great at writing suspense but she has also become an excellent romance writer. Even though this is a romance novel, Hannon includes a few moments of suspense bringing a more realistic quality to not only the characters but the situations they face. I am more of a fan of her suspense series than romance but she has been pulling me in as of late with the characters and connections they establish. Ben may be coming back from war and the heaviness that it brings but we get to see a softer side to him as he develops feelings for Marci. One of the nicest things about this book is it is a clean romance that can be read by anyone without worrying about the content for younger readers. Overall it was a very enjoyable read that won’t stress readers out but will leave them awaiting the next by Irene Hannon.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.