ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut!
Since then, she has written more than 45 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a seven-time finalist and three-time winner of the RITA award—the “Oscar” of romantic fiction—and a member of Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, a Carol award, three HOLT Medallions, a National Readers’ Choice award, a Retailers Choice award, two Booksellers’ Best awards and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklist as a top 10 inspirational fiction books of 2011. In addition, she is a two-time Christy award finalist.
Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full. She is happy to say she has no regrets!
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.
When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Fan favorite Irene Hannon brings a whole new cast of characters to life in a charming Oregon seaside village. Emotional and heartwarming, this story invites readers to come home to Hope Harbor, where love and hope bloom--and hearts heal.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hope Harbor, go HERE.
Irene Hannon writes books that are so easy to read. Characters that you instantly feel attached to and feel like you know. When I finish reading one of Irene's books, I usually am so attached to the characters that I read a non-fiction book so that I won't confused characters in the next book.
Tracy, the main charcter of Hope Harbor, is very sweet and caring. She is especially hard working. She exhausted me just reading her schedule. She is very self-sufficient which works for her and against her. She doesn't necessarily want a knight in shining armor, but she gets one. His name is Michael. They have to work around each other's rough edges to eventually find that they are not only working for what is best for others, but they might be what is best for each other.
Thanks to CFBA for the complimentary copy of this book for my review.