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Three-time Rita award winner Irene Hannon has captivated readers with her heartwarming romances set in Hope Harbor, Oregon. Now she offers readers another chance to escape to this charming coastal town in her newest book, Driftwood Bay.
After tragedy upends her world, 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.
Q&A with Irene Hannon
I know an idea is good when…
I wish I had a surefire way to know this! Usually, a notion just grabs hold of me and I go with it. However…I do have a surefire way to know if a story has the potential to tug on the heartstrings. After I finish a novel, I let it sit for a few days and then do a final read-through. If I pull a Romancing the Stone (meaning I end up like Kathleen Turner at the beginning of the movie, all choked up as she finishes her novel), I feel confident readers will be as touched as I was by the story. And I’m happy to say, that happened with Driftwood Bay!
The best day in my life (so far!) was when…
I’ve had so many wonderful days that singling one out on the personal front would be impossible. But professionally speaking, there are two days that stand out. First, getting the long-hoped-for call that I’d sold my first novel after years of trying. I was out of town on a business trip for my day job—and let me tell you, trying to rein in my excitement and focus on work was really tough after that call! The other day was when I won my third RITA Award in front of 2,000 publishing industry professionals in New York and was immediately inducted into Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame as only the 16th member in the 39-year history of the organization. I will never forget that amazing night.
Her many other awards include National Readers’ Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers’ Choice, Booksellers’ Best, Carol, and Reviewer’s Choice from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement Award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist.
Millions of copies of her books have been sold worldwide, and her novels have been translated into multiple languages.