It’s the time of year I’ve come to anticipate for four years in a row… when we can grab a cup of tea, find a shady spot in the backyard, and take the journey to the sweet little (fictional) town of Hope Harbor, “where hearts heal . . . and love blooms”! The newest installment in Irene Hannon’s beloved, ongoing, contemporary romance series from Revell is “Pelican Point”, and brings us the story of two unlikely people brought together in a quest to save a town landmark – a lighthouse – and perhaps find healing for their hearts at the same time.
“Pelican Point” is a delightful addition to the three other Hope Harbor novels, each of which I adored. While it is not my favorite installment (that honor belongs to “Sandpiper Cove”) it is endearing and compelling nonetheless. Combining lifelike characters, sweet emotions, and themes of moving beyond our past and trusting God, it is perfect for a relaxing summer afternoon. One noteworthy mention, however: on a few occasions I felt a little uncomfortable with the details in scenes between a married couple (secondary characters), but overall it remained relatively clean.
If you enjoy light, sweet, well-written novels (especially those set in small towns) I definitely recommend “Pelican Point”, and in fact all of the Hope Harbor novels. While reading them in order will bring the greatest enjoyment, they could also be read as standalone novels because each story features different protagonists. And by the way, would you like to hear some great news? Irene Hannon promises us that more visits to Hope Harbor are on the horizon… So when next spring comes around, you can bet what will be at the top of my reading list!
I received this book courtesy of Revell Publishing, in participation with a Revell Reads Blog Tour. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.