Three-time Rita award winner Irene Hannon has captivated readers with her heartwarming romances set in Hope Harbor, Oregon. In April 2019, she offers readers another chance to escape to this charming coastal town in her newest book, Driftwood Bay.

After tragedy robs her of everyone she loves, Jeannette Mason retreats to the tiny Oregon seaside town of Hope Harbor to create a new life. Vowing to avoid emotional attachments, she focuses on running her lavender farm and tea room—until a new neighbor with a destructive dog and a forlorn little girl invades her turf. But she needn’t worry. Dr. Logan West is too busy coping with an unexpected family, a radical lifestyle change, and an unruly pup to have any interest in his aloof and disagreeable neighbor.

Yet when both Jeanette and Logan find themselves pulled into the life of a tattered Christian family fleeing persecution in war-torn Syria, might they discover that love sometimes comes calling when it’s least expected?

Hannon’s gift for creating a community of charismatic residents continues to delight readers and has them returning again and again to this picturesque seaside town, where hearts heal—and love blooms.

Driftwood Bay explores various emotions including grief, healing, and peace. In the end, what Irene wants to get out of the book is what the series title says—hope.

“That’s what the books in this series are all about,” she says. “All of the plot lines—and there are others besides the central romance in each book—feature characters facing challenges. I weave the stories together, showing the interconnectedness that binds us all together. And in the end, I strive to leave readers feeling upbeat and optimistic. I try to show that happy endings are always possible, and I also highlight the tremendous power of love (not just romantic love) to transform lives.”

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