First Line Friday — Pelican Point by Irene Hannon

6 Apr

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for another great first line. This week I am featuring the highly anticipated fourth novel in Irene Hannon‘s Hope Harbor series, Pelican Point. I have loved all of the books in this excellent series and am looking forward to digging into this one in the coming week. What about you? Leave a comment with the first line of the book you are reading or hope to read in the coming days.

Be sure to head over to Hoarding Books to find other great first lines.

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.

Irene Hannon is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine and the Daphne du Maurier Award for mystery/suspense. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri, USA. Irene invites you to visit her at her website,

20 Responses to “First Line Friday — Pelican Point by Irene Hannon”

  1. susandyer1962 April 6, 2018 at 7:17 am #

    Happy Friday! I really need to read this author!

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter……

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!😀

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 8:05 am #

      Ok, now I am hungry! Happy Friday!

  2. nashpredsfan27 April 6, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    I’ve got this one waiting for me to read. I’ve enjoyed this Hope Harbor series so far and expect another great read from Irene Hannon.

    I’m currently reading the First Love Forever Collection, so I’ll share the first line from the current novella I’m in, Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik:

    Travis McCaffrey stared at the front door of the mansion before him.

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

  3. Anneliese Dalaba April 6, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    Happy Friday! The book I’m highlighting on my blog is The Mistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd. I will share here the first line of Chapter 11, which I’m currently reading. “A flurry of activity swirled in the recovering Rosemere.” Wishing you a blessed weekend.

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 10:53 am #

      I really liked that book. Happy Friday!

  4. bellesmoma16 April 6, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Rachael Anderson’s newest Regency novel, My Sister’s Intended. It’s an excellent book I highly recommend. Here I will share the first three lines from the novel I’m currently reading, Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal.

    “It was a prison like none other. With boarded windows and a tall fence, I’d almost forgotten what it looked like outside. The bars that caged me in were strong, but not as strong as the bars I’d put up around my heart.”

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 10:52 am #

      Great, strong lines! Thanks for sharing!

  5. j9reads April 6, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from J Kenner’s Justify Me.

    “I should never have let him get close, this man who swept into my life like living flame, beautifully wild and dangerously enticing.”

    If you stop by my blog, I am featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Rescuing Sadie.

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 4:47 pm #


  6. lelandandbecky April 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

      🙁 I have that book on audio.

  7. Paula Shreckhise April 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    I’m going to show the first line of The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but the fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.

    I love Irene and need to make time for this series!

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

      I finished The Pirate Bride a few days ago. Fun book!

  8. Irene Hannon April 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Thank you for featuring my latest, Beckie! Hope you enjoy the book. 🙂

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      It’s the next book up! 🙂

  9. Yvette - Bookworlder April 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today, so I’ll share from a recent read. Here’s the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks for sharing. I’ve heard great things about Perennials.

  10. hjsnyder28 April 6, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    I think that would be amazing! Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary April 6, 2018 at 4:44 pm #


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