Blackberry Beach by Irene Hannon has Katherine Parker taking time off in Hope Harbor, Oregon. She has rented a secluded house above Blackberry Beach. Katherine wants to remain incognito so she can have peace while she thinks about her future. After what happened recently, Katherine is unsure that what she has worked to achieve is what she still desires. Zach Garrett, owns The Perfect Blend, is ready for a wife and family but the dating pool in Hope Harbor is limited. When Zach sees Katherine, he is smitten with her immediately. He does not understand why she goes out of her way to avoid him. A local project may be what is needed to bring the two together. Zach’s Aunt Stephanie has retired and decides to visit Zach. Stephanie meets Frank Simmons, and the pair are attracted to each other. Will this pair get a late in life happily ever after?
Blackberry Beach by Irene Hannon is the 7th A Hope Harbor Novel. It can be read as a standalone for those new to the series. I did find Blackberry Beach to be a slow starter. I had a difficult time getting into the story. I think it would have been beneficial if the reason for Katherine being in Hope Harbor had been revealed earlier. Once I was about halfway through, I found the tale more appealing and my interest began to be engaged. I enjoyed the descriptions of the beach, the town, and Katherine’s chocolate creations. Hope Harbor is a charming town with friendly residents. I especially liked Charley and the seagulls (Floyd and Gladys). I appreciated the epilogue which nicely wrapped up the storylines. This is a nice, clean Christian romance (no intimate situations or bad language). Three of the themes in Blackberry Beach of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption. It was great that there was a later in life romance (gives me hope). This is a Christian tale that is never preachy. I like how the author incorporated Faith and God into the story. Blackberry Beach is a good book to read while relaxing by the pool.
Blackberry Beach is available from Amazon*. The other The Hope Harbor Novels are here. Hope Harbor which began the series can be borrowed through Kindle Unlimited. You can find Irene Hannon's other novels here. Thank you for popping by today. Next time I am sharing my review of Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan. It is the debut of A Ground Rules Mystery series. I hope that you have a positive day. Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
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