Book Review: Pelican Point

16 Apr

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?


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,


My Impressions:

I am a big fan of Irene Hannon’s novels, both her romantic suspense and her contemporary romance. It was a treat to return to Hope Harbor, Oregon for the fourth time in Pelican Point. The fictional coastal town has become like a vacation retreat for me. Its charming setting and endearing residents provide a respite from busy life. If you are a fan of the Hope Harbor Novel series, you are going to love this one.

Two couples are featured in Pelican Point — young newlyweds Rachel and Greg, and relative newcomer Marci Weber and the just-passing-through Ben Garrison. Each story explores different issues, but are tied together through the town’s attempt to save the historic landmark, the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Along with these characters that quickly made their way into my heart, secondary characters from previous books make their appearance. The quirky taco-making, wisdom-dispensing, artist Charlie and the two seagulls that seem to show up in quite a few scenes add whimsy and a bit of mystery to the book. New romance and romance re-kindled are the focus, but there is some suspense to keep the pages turning. The over-arching theme of this novel is new starts. Both couples have to overcome past experiences and find their way to fresh beginnings. Greg and Rachel are struggling with the loss of dreams due to a devastating military incident, and Marci and Ben both have had troubling relationships in the near past. All four rely on God to bring them to a place of healing and trust.

If you are new to Hope Harbor, you can certainly read this book as a standalone, but I suggest starting at the beginning. With four books to read, you have some great reading ahead before book 5 makes its appearance in Spring 2019.


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


2 Responses to “Book Review: Pelican Point”

  1. bellesmoma16 April 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

    Great review. I’ve never read any of Hannon’s books. I will have to check them out. 😊

    • rbclibrary April 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      Yes you do! She’s a favorite of mine.

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