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Title:
Herons landing

Honeymoon Harbor novel.
Title:
Herons landing
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Publisher Info:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN, [2018]
Physical Description:
384 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Honeymoon Harbor novel.
General Note:
Pagination may vary.

Includes bonus story Home to Honeymoon Harbor.
Contents:
Herons landing -- Home to Honeymoon Harbor.
Abstract:
"Working as a Las Vegas concierge, Brianna Mannion is an expert at making other people's wishes come true. It's satisfying work but a visit home to scenic Honeymoon Harbor turns into a permanent stay when she's reminded of everything she's missing: the idyllic small-town charm, the old Victorian house she'd always coveted, and Seth Harper, her best friend's widower and the neighborhood boy she once crushed on hard. After years spent serving others, maybe Brianna is finally ready to chase dreams of her own."-- Page [4] of cover.
Added Title:
Herons landing.

Home to Honeymoon Harbor.

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Summary

Summary

There's no place to fall in love like the place you left your heart

Working as a Las Vegas concierge, Brianna Mannion is an expert at making other people's wishes come true. It's satisfying work, but a visit home to scenic Honeymoon Harbor turns into a permanent stay when she's reminded of everything she's missing: the idyllic small-town charm; the old Victorian house she'd always coveted; and Seth Harper, her best friend's widower and the neighborhood boy she once crushed on--hard. After years spent serving others, maybe Brianna is finally ready to chase dreams of her own.

Since losing his wife, Seth has kept busy running the Harper family's renovation business and flying way under the social radar. But when Brianna hires him to convert her aging dream home into a romantic B and B, working together presents a heart-stopping temptation Seth never saw coming. With guilt and grief his only companions for so long, he'll have to step out of the past long enough to recognize the beautiful life Brianna and he could build together.


Author Notes

Romance author JoAnn Ross was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in Oregon. Before becoming a full-time author in 1983, she worked as an advertising account executive and for a large metropolitan newspaper. She has written over 95 novels and has won numerous awards including Romantic Times's Career Achievement Awards in both category and contemporary single title. She also writes under the names of JoAnn Robbins and JoAnn Robb. Because she gives writing workshops on-line and at conferences, she was named the Romance Writers of America's Pro-Mentor of the Year. She currently lives with her husband in Tennessee.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A widower gets a second chance at love with his wife's best friend in this predictable but sweet first book in Ross's Honeymoon Harbor series. Seth Harper, a renovator of historic homes in the small Pacific Northwest town of Honeymoon Harbor, has spent two years mourning his wife, Zoe, an army nurse killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. When Brianna Mannion, Zoe's best friend, leaves her chaotic job as a concierge in Las Vegas and returns to the quaint Victorian seaport town, she is reminded of her longtime affection for Seth, and he realizes that she may be the one person who could help him move past his grief. Seth is a likable and sympathetic protagonist whose emotional turmoil is convincing. Brianna's intense emotions are overstated at times, but their history and steamy chemistry together make them a pleasing couple. The story is hampered by long-winded sentences and information dumps-Ross weaves in the rich history of the town, exhaustively introducing all its residents-but the dialogue is often natural and dynamic, and the main story is enhanced by a subplot featuring Seth's separated parents. Fans of cozy small-town romances will be willing to read further in the series. Agent: Denise Marcil, Marcil O'Farrell Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Two years after his wife, Zoe, was killed during a tour of duty in Afghanistan, contractor Seth Harper is still grieving. He's thrown himself into the family renovation and remodeling business, and his social life is nonexistent-he knows he'll never marry again. Then hotel concierge Brianna Mannion, a woman he'd grown up with and Zoe's best friend, returns to Honeymoon Harbor with plans to turn Herons Landing, an old Victorian mansion with a ghostly past, into a bed-and-breakfast-and the stage is set for a relationship Seth is determined to ignore. The connection between a deeply conflicted man slowly coming to terms with loss and the woman who under-stands him adds strength and intensity to a perceptive story that is more than the average friends-into-lovers romance. Vivid, detailed descriptions, real-life issues that resonate, a pair of perfect-for-each-other protagonists, and a wealth of colorful townsfolk form an emotionally compelling story in Ross's capable hands. VERDICT An excellent start to a promising community series with a stunning Olympic Coast setting. Ross (Long Road Home) lives in the Pacific Northwest. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.