20 April 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | Pelican Point

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

There's a new addition to Irene Hannon's charming Hope Harbor series this month! It sounds like exactly the type of contemporary novel I love, and I'm looking forward to reading it very soon. Enjoy the peek at it!

First Line: He'd inherited a lighthouse?

From Page 56: Based on his clipped delivery and fierce scowl, there was nothing good about his morningand the man didn't seem receptive to chitchat... or an offer of help.

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?

Bestselling author Irene Hannon invites readers back to their favorite town for a story that will light a beacon of hope within their hearts.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.


  1. I love lighthouses! And any book set in coastal towns. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “LET ME LIE”

  2. I've seen this book around a lot lately. I will have to check it out. I've never read a book by Irene Hannon before.

    Happy Friday!

    Today over at my blog, I am sharing the first line from the novel An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer. Here, I will share the first line from Janet Ferguson's novel Leaving Oxford.

    "Baby steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississippi campus."

  3. I love the cover. I want to go there. Right now! My Friday Quotes

    1. :) That's how readers in general feel about Hope Harbor, Anne!

  4. Happy Friday! I really need to read this author!!

    My first lines come from a book im reading now, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

    My husband is leaving me. The thought , the reality, presses against my throat as I stand outside and take in the view from the back patio of our home.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😁

    1. Would love it if you'd give one of my books a try, Susan!

  5. Happy Friday! On my blog today, I'm sharing the first line from Jody Hedlund's book, Love Unexpected. Here, I will share the first line from the second chapter of the book I'm currently reading, Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. "The town of Bumble Bee appeared to consist of the sign bearing its peculiar name and a cluster of rustic buildings." Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  6. Happy Friday!
    The book I'm sharing on my blog is The Butterfly and the Violin, but I'll share here what I'm currently reading- All Things New by Lynn Austin: "Josephine Weatherly thought she'd already lived through the darkest hour of this endless war, but she had been wrong." Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. That would be awesome, to inherit a lighthouse... Just sayin'. Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

  8. Sounds like a nice read. I love that beautiful cover :)

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

  9. I've only read one Hope Harbor novel. Obviously I need to read more ;) I'm sharing from Where the Fire Falls on my blog today but I'm currently reading The Backcountry Brides Collection, so here is the first line from the first novella, Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels:

    Philadelphia 1753
    "Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller--maybe two." The voice of her employer, Jacob Owens, held a slight tease.

    Happy Friday!

  10. I'd love to inherit a lighthouse! My husband is fascinated by them.

    I'm sharing the first line of The Man He Never Was by James L Rubart on my blog, a modern retelling of the story of Jekyll and Hyde.

    I'm currently reading The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon, a modern marriage of convenience story based on the Book of Esther. Here's the first line of the Prologue:

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

  11. Looks like a great read for this time of year. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  12. I was having techy difficulties last week, but I still wanted to say happy Friday and happy reading!


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