Tuesday 31 July 2018

Book Review: Pelican Point

From the Back:

In the midst of life's storms, unexpected love is a beacon of hope.
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 Reflections:
Irene Hannon writes another unique story, filled with quirky characters set in the beloved town of Hope Harbour. This fourth book in the series can be read as a stand-alone, yet why would you? It delivers everything you would expect in a Contemporary romance, from action to balanced believable characters. 

I would rate this book to be PG 13 due to some more in-depth romance scenes, and some mild language usage.  I was not put off by it but some more discerning readers may find these elements too much of a distraction from the story. 

Dr. Ben returns home after a lengthy tour overseas an army surgeon. The trauma he has experienced has been enough to make Ben crave a slower pace. Needing to decompress from all he has witnessed Ben finds himself in Hope Harbor, to finalize the affairs of his late grandfather. His plan is to liquidate the assets and move onto a slower paced civilian practice. Things quickly fall apart when Ben finds out he has also inherited the towns crumbling old lighthouse. 
Marci Weber, determined, headstrong newspaper owner is determined to save the old landmark, and she will stop at nothing to save it! As Marci and Ben are thrown together in this dispute sparks fly and they are not all fire and ice. Will they be able to forge an amicable relationship or will the pillar of the community stand in their way?

One aspect of the story that didn't jell with me was the villain. He was bad enough and all but the reasons he had for his actions seemed a little too cliche. I don't like when people blame their actions on a mental illness, it doesn't sit well with me at all. it did serve its purpose in tying the story together. It did make for an interesting conclusion.

All in all a great read absolutely worth the time invested in the process. 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."

Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect SpringHope HarborSea Rose LaneSandpiper Cove, and Pelican Point, as well as Dangerous Illusions and the Private Justice and...
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