Ben Garrison is a retired Army Orthopedic Surgeon, he has many wonderful memories of spending his childhood at Pelican Point with his grandparents. When his grandfather leaves the lighthouse to him, Ben finds it a hindrance to his plans to join a private practice. Since he has no plans to restore a dilapidated lighthouse, he puts it on the market.
Marci Weber moved to Hope Harbor 2 years ago. She knew Skip, Ben's grandfather and helped him care for Pelican Point, she owns the town paper and wants to do a story on Skip. She talks to Ben after funeral and finds out his plans to sell Pelican Point, she tries to talk him out of it, but he is against keeping it. Marci rallies the town together with a campaign to save Pelican Point.
Marci's friends Rachel and Greg have been going through a tough time, they recently moved to Hope Harbor after Greg lost his leg in an accident. Rachel has been working for Marci, and when Greg hears about the lighthouse campaign, he is excited and has something to work and focus on since losing his leg.
I like how the lighthouse helps Greg to move past the accident, he takes initiative, and starts to see his life looking up.
Ben is a good man, full of faith and integrity, he is a great doctor, and very intelligent. He doesn't want to see the lighthouse torn down either, but he doesn't see how he could balance keeping the lighthouse with his busy life. He can't help but admire Marci and her passion for the lighthouse. He tries to avoid her at first, but as their paths cross he sees that it is impossible.
I liked the interaction between Ben and Marci, they have different opinions about the lighthouse that end up bringing them together. It was fun revisiting Hope Harbor, many of my favorite characters came out to help save the lighthouse as well as Charley from the fish taco stand.
A fun fast paced read with great dialog and a wonderful community coming together to save a lighthouse. Great humor and plenty of surprises along the way. Marci was my favorite, she lives her faith and has an infectious "can do" spirit. I also really loved how this book followed Rachel and Greg and how Rahel never gave up. A fantastic book from beginning to end!
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