The Cliff House: A Clean & Wholesome Romance

· Cape Sanctuary Book 1 · Sold by HQN Books
18 reviews

About this ebook

Three women—two sisters and their aunt—and the cliff house on the northern California coast that served as a beacon to them all…

After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything they’d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them—a secret that will change their family forever.

Bea thought she’d sown all her wild oats when she got pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky and not destined to last, but it gave Bea her wonderful, mature, now eleven-year-old daughter, Marisol. But just as she’s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Bea’s ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely upside down.

Then there’s Daisy—sensible, rational, financially prudent Daisy. She’s never taken a risk in her life—until she meets a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew about life, love and the power of taking chances.

In this heartwarming story, Stella, Bea and Daisy will discover that the path to true happiness is filled with twists and turns, but love always leads them back home.

Don't miss New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne's new heartwarming beach read, 15 Summers Later, a novel of sisterhood, love's resilience, and finding the courage to confront the past.

Get lost in more stories by RaeAnne Thayne:
  • 15 Summers Later - Coming June 2024!
  • Christmas at the Shelter Inn
  • The Café at Beach End
  • All is Bright
  • Summer at the Cape

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18 reviews
March 26, 2019
As always I love reading books by RaeAnne Thayne. It was an easy read and I enjoyed the second chance story theme. I jumped in and the story flew by. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes a sweet story. The story followed three different family members and their journey to find true lasting love. Aunt Stella has a second chance with Ed. They are a cute couple and so happy that they re-connected later in life. Beatrix needs to choose between her ex-husband Cruz (who wants a second chance) and her longtime friend Shane. Daisy meets Gabe who comes into her life for the first time. They go on a roller coaster ride but I love all of it. I hope that this is a first in a series as I would love to continue and see where they go in the future.
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Bette Hansen
March 24, 2019
This is a beautifully told story of family, relationships, sacrifices, and most of all love. Daisey and Bev come to live with their Aunt Stella in Cape Sanctuary after their mother passed away. They never knew the personal sacrifices Stella made for them. Now they are all grown up and back in Cape Sanctuary. Secrets will be revealed, new love found, along with twists, turns and trouble along the way. Yet at the very core there is always love and the steady hand of family. This story is also full of hope and joy and in my opinion not to be missed! Put this on the must read list. I highly recommend it.
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Winnie Thomas
March 21, 2019
I’ve been reading and enjoying books by RaeAnne Thayne for years, but I must say that she has outdone herself with The Cliff House. The beautiful cover set the stage, and the story pulled me right in from the start and kept me turning pages far into the night. I was captivated by the three women in the story—Daisy and Beatriz, and their aunt Stella. Although she was only a few years older than the girls, Stella took them in when they were orphaned and gave them a home and the love they desperately needed. Thayne has deftly and seamlessly woven three separate romantic stories into one compelling and beautiful tale. With a gorgeous, richly-painted setting near the California coast and colorful, multi-layered, and endearing characters, she kept me guessing as the twists and turns continued throughout the story. Exquisitely crafted and packed with emotion, this book has earned a spot on my keeper shelf and taken over as my favorite book from this author. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.
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About the author

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website.

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