About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Blackberry Beach (Hope Harbor, #7) by Irene Hannon

Blackberry Beach (Hope Harbor, #7)ABOUT THE BOOK

Katherine Parker is on the cusp of having everything she ever wanted--fame, money, and acclaim. So why isn't she happy? In search of answers, she comes incognito to Hope Harbor on the Oregon coast for some R&R. Maybe in her secluded rental house overlooking the serene Pacific she'll be able to calm the storm inside.

Coffee shop owner Zach Garrett has found his niche after a traumatic loss--and he has no plans to change the life he's created. Nor does he want to get involved with his reticent new neighbor, whose past is shrouded in mystery. He's had enough drama to last a lifetime. But when Katherine and Zach are recruited to help rehab a home for foster children, sparks fly. And as their lives begin to intersect, might they find more common ground than they expected . . . and discover that, with love, all things are possible?

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites you to come home to Hope Harbor--where hearts heal . . . and love blooms.


Reading a new Hope Harbor novel is like returning home, after being gone for awhile. Oh, there may be new people in town but familiar faces are still around, and seeing them is like a comforting balm. Two of the newcomers are Zach Garrett and Katherine Palmer, who are both seeking a quieter, easier way of life, and they end up sharing Blackberry Beach. As they get to know each other, it's apparent that there's so much more that they could share, if they could let go of their past inhibitions.

Irene Hannon has a knack for creating fantastic characters in romantic situations, and Blackberry Beach is no exception. Katherine and Zach experience a strong connection, but there's another special relationship between Zach's aunt and barista, Stephanie and Frank. My heart, however, was claimed once again by one of her recurring characters, Charley, from the taco stand. He is always there to offer encouragement, sound advice, and a reminder to believe and trust in God. "He didn't pray for himself, Zach. He prayed for you. Those prayers could be why you're here."

Blackberry Beach
is a lovely story that reminds us to remember those we've lost, and to treasure those who remain. I recommend it to all who enjoy contemporary romantic fiction with a faith theme running through it.

I received a copy of this book from Revell. There was no obligation for a positive review. I am sharing my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Irene Hannon, who writes both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 50 novels. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romance fiction) and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. She has also received a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews for her entire body of work. Other awards for individual books include National Readers' Choice, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers Choice, Booksellers' Best, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews. She is also a two-time Christy award finalist.

A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. To learn more about Irene and her books, visit her Website     Facebook     Twitter     Instagram  

Hope Harbor Series

Hope Harbor
Sea Rose Lane
Sandpiper Cove
Pelican Point
Driftwood Bay
Starfish Pier
Blackberry Beach

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