cover image Pelican Point: A Hope Harbor Novel

Pelican Point: A Hope Harbor Novel

Irene Hannon. Revell, $15.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-8007-2880-9

This fourth novel in the Hope Harbor series from Hannon (after Sandpiper Cove) introduces army doctor Ben Garrison to the Oregon coast. Ben used to spend summers at Hope Harbor, taking long walks along the shore, but hasn’t been back for years. When his grandfather dies of a heart attack, he returns to handle the funeral and figure out what to do with the lighthouse that he didn’t know his grandfather owned. When Ben decides to sell the aging landmark and join a medical practice in Ohio, Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber, determined to find a way to save the lighthouse, tries to convince him to restore it himself. Although the pair tangle at first, they begin to work together to see if the lighthouse can in fact be salvaged. Hannon adds a frisson of mystery around the history of the lighthouse to keep readers turning pages and writes eloquently about the roadblocks veterans face when they return to civilian life. Hannon touches on themes of overcoming the past through new relationships, bonding with unlikely allies over a mutual goal, and the recuperative power of securing a family legacy— all of which make for an inspiring narrative that will please her large fan base. [em](Apr.) [/em]