Escape to Beautiful Honeymoon Harbor in ‘Herons Landing’ [REVIEW]

Boats in Gig Harbor, Washington at sunset

JoAnn Ross welcomes readers to her latest series set in the picturesque Pacific Northwest’s Honeymoon Harbor. (Photo by John Westrock, Flickr)

Busy with her big city life, a young woman takes a break and returns to the sleepy seaside village where she grew up and soon realizes just how much she misses it. Not only that, she discovers what truly makes life worthwhile and which dreams are most important. Take a pause from your own hectic life to enjoy JoAnn Ross’s brand new Honeymoon Harbor series and its debut novel, Herons Landing. 



Brianna Mannion has just quit her job as a Las Vegas concierge. The bright lights of the big city have lost their appeal, and she longs for a simpler life far away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas. She’s also tired of always working so hard to meet her wealthy clients’ demands. So she returns to Honeymoon Harbor, set in the stunning Pacific Northwest, to follow her own dreams of opening a bed and breakfast in a charming Victorian home on the sea.

Little does she realize, her best friend’s widower, Seth Harper, is selling such a property. After losing his wife, he’s worked hard to stay out of the social scene in his tiny community. But that is easier said than done, especially when family and friends decide to throw him and Brianna together. Who knows, if they can find the courage to open their hearts, they may be able to carve out a bit of happiness for themselves… if Seth can stop grieving long enough to see the possibilities that lay in store for them both.

JoAnn Ross is a gifted storyteller with a knack for writing vivid detail. In creating Honeymoon Harbor, she has crafted a charming community we’d all love to visit. In many ways, reading about it reminded me of the small town where we used to live in Massachusetts, a place where people took the time to know one another and shared what they had with their neighbors.

Ross writes with languid prose, and even though her characters are richly drawn, my only hesitation comes from the fact that the story tends to drag a bit for the first half of the book because the author takes her time to set the groundwork for the series. So if you’re someone who likes a story that moves at James Patterson’s breakneck pace, Herons Landing isn’t going to be the book for you. However, if you’re a fan of long-running series like Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove books, then you’ll definitely want to add this book to your reading list. It’s an enjoyable escape to a place where history is important, people matter, and life is truly lived.

JoAnn Ross

JoAnn Ross


JoAnn Ross is published in 26 countries and is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than one hundred novels, including Long Road HomeSunset Point, and Beyond the Sea

Two of her titles have been excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine and her books have also been published by the Doubleday, Rhapsody, Literary Guild and Mystery Guild book clubs.

A member of the Romance Writers of America’s honor roll of bestselling authors, she’s won several awards, including RT Reviews’ Career Achievement Awards in both category romance and contemporary single title. In addition, she received RWA’s national service award and was named RWA Pro-Mentor of the Year.

JoAnn lives with her husband and three rescued dogs—who pretty much rule the house—in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Instagram.

By JoAnn Ross
416 pgs. HQN. $7.99

TLC Book Tours Tour HostPurchase Herons Landing at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Harlequin, and IndieBound.

Herons Landing is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

2 Responses to Escape to Beautiful Honeymoon Harbor in ‘Herons Landing’ [REVIEW]

  1. Pingback: JoAnn Ross, author of Herons Landing, on tour May/June 2018 | TLC Book Tours

  2. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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