I thoroughly enjoy my visits to Hope Harbor through the pages of Irene Hannon’s books. Although the town is fictional, I feel like I get a glimpse of life on the Oregon coast where my daughter lives. Sometimes I even have to stop myself from asking if she has ever visited Charlie’s taco stand. I would actually love for her to have an encounter with Charlie and his down-to-earth wisdom.

Speaking of Charlie, I am convinced he might just be an angel or one of God’s messengers at the very least. It always makes me smile when he and the seagulls, the white seal, and the dolphin all make their appearance in every book of the series. I love seeing how their subtle actions have an undeniable affect on the latest residents of Hope Harbor.

In Blackberry Beach, Katherine Parker plans to spend time alone at Hope Harbor, hoping to recover from an unexpected scandal back in Hollywood. She is on the verge of reaching her dreams of stardom but at what cost? She has already learned that fame demands a higher cost than she might be willing to pay. Zach Garrett is the owner of a popular coffee shop in Hope Harbor and is much more content there than in the fast-paced business world he has departed. Of course it is inevitable that Katherine and Zach will meet and that sparks will fly but it is always fun to observe all the ups and downs of the journey to happy-ever-after.

I always enjoy books by Irene Hannon, both her suspense and romance. I especially find the Hope Harbor series to be a fun and relaxing way to end the day.

I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Her lifelong dream is in sight, but does a new–and better–future await in Hope Harbor?

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. But when Katherine and Zach are recruited to help rehab a home for foster children, sparks fly. As their lives begin to intersect, might they find more common ground than they expected . . . and discover that, with love, all things are possible?

Come home to Hope Harbor–
where hearts heal . . . and love blooms

Read an excerpt HERE.


Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than sixty novels, including the long-running Hope Harbor series, as well as Point of Danger and the Code of Honor, Private Justice, and Men of Valor suspense series, among others. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization’s elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include National Readers’ Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers’ Choice, Booksellers’ Best, Carol, and Reviewers’ Choice from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement Award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at