Review: Blackberry Beach

Blackberry Beach (Hope Harbor, #7)


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. He’s had enough drama to last a lifetime. But when Katherine and Zach are recruited to help rehab a home for foster children, sparks fly. And as their lives begin to intersect, might they find more common ground than they expected . . . and discover that, with love, all things are possible?

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites you to come home to Hope Harbor–where hearts heal . . . and love blooms. 

Rating: 5-stars


Blackberry Beach by Irene Hannon is a sweet romance. Both characters are needing something else in their lives. One of them realizes that Hope Harbor is just the place for him and his dreams. Only he never dreamed he could also have the woman of his dreams too. Katherine is off in Harbor to get away from the horrors of Hollywood life. She just went through a traumatic experience and needs some time off. Her agent keeps pushing her to sign up for a movie. Katherine loves acting but is not sure what to do. She does not want the Hollywood life. At the same time, she does not want to give up acting altogether. Something about Hope Harbor and her sexy next door neighbor has her wanting to stay forever. Yet, Hollywood calls, and soon her dreamy life in Hope Harbor becomes crazy. I enjoyed this read. The characters had to find their own way. Zach had to figure out how to reach through to Katherine. Katherine had to figure out what she wanted and if it could be possible. I loved the characters. Their growth was fun to follow. Each one was charming. I also enjoyed the smaller characters such as Charley and Stephanie (Zach’s Aunt). Overall, this was a beautiful story. Great for a summer read.

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