Monday, April 8, 2019

Lone Star Book Blogger Tour: DRIFTWOOD BAY by Irene Hannon ***GIVEAWAY & AUTHOR INTERVIEW***

A Hope Harbor Novel, Book 5 by
  Genre: Contemporary / Christian / Romance
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: April 2, 2019
Number of Pages: 368

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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?
Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon invites readers back to the charming seaside town of Hope Harbor, where they are sure to find peace, healing, and a second chance at happiness.
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Interview with Irene Hannon

Animals seem to play a role in all your Hope Harbor books. Who will we meet in Driftwood Bay?
An adorable, spirited beagle named Toby, who is driving the hero nuts! I think readers will love him. And Floyd and Gladys, my whimsical seagull couple who debuted in Book 1 and have now earned a spot on every cover, will be back.

Any other returning characters?
Charley Lopez, the taco-making artist, will of course return. He’s generated more reader comments than all the characters in my 55+ books combined. Readers are intrigued by him—as am I! I couldn’t write a Hope Harbor book without including him.

Do you have a favorite character in Driftwood Bay?
I never pick favorites. Each character endears himself or herself to me. But in this book, the refugee family from Syria adopted by the town earned a special place in my heart.

This is the fifth book in the series. Will new readers have any trouble following the story?
Not at all. The link between the books is the town, and while a few secondary characters appear in every story, each novel stands on its own with a fresh set of main characters and no plot threads left hanging at the end. The stories begin and end in each book. So a reader can pick up any book in the series and dive right in.

The heroine in Driftwood Bay owns a lavender farm and tearoom. What was the inspiration for her profession?
I’ve always been a fan of afternoon tea, and it was one of the things my mom and I most enjoyed doing together. In fact, one of the last teas we went to together was at a lavender farm. I think the idea of creating a heroine who was involved with both lavender and tea was born that day. I ended up dedicating the book to my mom, who I lost quite suddenly 2 ½ years ago. She would have loved this story.

Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, Sandpiper Cove, and Pelican Point, as well as Dangerous Illusions and the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization’s elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include National Readers’ Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers’ Choice, Booksellers’ Best, Carols, and Reviewers’ 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. 
Grand Prize:  
A Copy of Driftwood Bay + Oregon Coast RainGlobe
1st Runner-Up:  
A Copy of Driftwood Bay + Book Lover’s Coffee Mug
2nd Runner-Up:  
A Copy of Driftwood Bay + $10 Starbucks Gift Card
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