June 12, 2018

Herons Landing. Joann Ross. Review and Giveaway.

Published: HQN Books
Date:  June 1st 2018
Format: e-ARc
Pages: 384
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: TLC Tours via NetGalley
4 stars                        Add to Goodreads
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’s 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.

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Herons Landing is #1 in JoAnn Ross' new series Honeymoon Harbor. It is a contemporary small town romance with all the right elements for a reader like myself.

It is set in the Pacific North West of the USA and the beautiful scenery and wildlife is brought to life in such a way that it had me wanting to visit.

The two main characters were very likeable - Brianna has decided to escape her high flying job and return home to the place she really loves, even though at one stage in her life she left to test her wings.    Seth is an excellent builder and has completed a number of renovations in the small town and the place that Brianna sets her heart on - well it just so happens he loves as well. Seth lost his wife to war and he is not ready to risk loving again, and then losing that love.

There are a number of other characters, all of whom added much to the story. I especially loved Seth's Dad and the lengths he was prepared to go to win his 'lost love' and I was also taken by the two twins who run the dress shop. 

This is my first taste of a JoAnn Ross book and I will certainly be looking out for #2 in the Honeymoon Harbor series.

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Giveaway  - Open to USA and Ca readers.

Open from 12th June to 20th June. Winner will be chosen randomly and name and address sent to TLC Book Tours.

Review Tour Stops:

Monday, May 21st: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Tuesday, May 22nd: A Holland Reads
Wednesday, May 23rd: Becky on Books – excerpt
Thursday, May 24th: Into the Hall of Books
Monday, May 28th: I Wish I Lived in a Library
Tuesday, May 29th: Bookmark Lit
Wednesday, May 30th: Stranded in Chaos
Thursday, May 31st: @read.write.coffee
Monday, June 4th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Tuesday, June 5th: Running Through the Storms
Wednesday, June 6th: Diary of a Stay at  Home Mom
Thursday, June 7th: Why Girls are Weird
Monday, June 11th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, June 12th: Book Date
Wednesday, June 13thWhat is That Book About – excerpt
Monday, June 18thPalmer’s Page Turners
Tuesday, June 19thThe Romance Dish
Wednesday, June 20thJathan & Heather
Monday, June 25thBooks & Bindings
Wednesday, June 27thRomancing the Book
Thursday, June 28thWritten Love Reviews
Monday, July 2ndDeborah Blanchard


  1. I have this on my pile and it just got higher ;-) Thanks Kathryn

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed HERONS LANDING! Thank you so much for being on the tour!

  3. I am sure I would like it, cos what is there not to enjoy

  4. Another interesting one to think about! Thank you!

  5. I do love the look and sound of this one. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love small-town romances and sweet it's book one :)

  7. I really enjoyed this and the twins were fantastic! I'd love to get their backstory. I'm looking forward to reading more from Ross.

  8. This sounds like a great book; I wished sometimes I lived in a town like that or Stars Hollow.

  9. I just received this book in the mail. I hope I'm going to enjoy it too.

  10. I love small town settings! This author is new to me.


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