The Sea Glass Cottage: A Novel

· Cape Sanctuary Book 2 · Sold by HQN Books
11 reviews

About this ebook

From the New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne comes a brand-new novel for fans of Debbie Macomber and Susan Wiggs. RaeAnne Thayne tells the story of an emotional homecoming that brings hope and healing to three generations of women.

The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn’t so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast.

It’s just for a few months—that’s what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan.

As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it’s never too late—or too early—to heal family wounds and find forgiveness.

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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11 reviews
Kristina Anderson
March 13, 2020
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne has Olivia Harper returning Cape Sanctuary after her mother falls from a ladder and sustaining serious injuries. Juliet Harper likes to be independent, but her surgery will have her out of commission for a couple of months. Plus, Juliet will need assistance raising her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Caitlin and running the family business, Harper Hill Home & Garden. Juliet is hoping to repair the deep void between herself and Olivia during this time. The three Harper ladies are each keeping secrets from each other. This could be the chance for them to mend rifts, tell truths and become closer as a family. The Sea Glass Cottage involves three generations of Harper ladies: Juliet, Olivia and Caitlin. I thought the story was well-written with developed characters. The book had a good flow which I appreciated. The story alternates point-of-view between Juliet, Olivia, Caitlin and Cooper Vance. I thought The Sea Glass Cottage was a multifaceted novel. The various storylines all work together for one compelling story. Olivia has many fears that keep her from achieving her dreams or having a fulfilling relationship. Juliet is hiding a secret from her family and her best friend, Henry Cragun. Caitlin’s mother died when she was a child. She never told anyone the identity of her father. Caitlin comes up with a plan to find out the identity of her biological father. There is much more which I want you to discover for yourself. I loved the beautiful descriptions of the Sea Glass Cottage and the sea. There are secrets revealed throughout the book which I liked. I was very happy there was an epilogue which nicely wrapped up the book. The Sea Glass Cottage is a complex, moving story about family, secrets, healing, forgiveness, friendship, honesty and love.
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Diana Cook
March 19, 2020
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne Olivia Harper returns to her home town of Cape Sanctuary and the Sea Glass Cottage when her mom Juliet Harper falls off a ladder and gets hurt. Olivia and Cooper Vance fight their attraction because she is only there temporary. Until they fall in love and she decides to stay. Juliet does not like to be a patient she wants to be able to do everything she was doing before the accident. which includes taking care of her granddaughter Caitlin and running her own greenhouse. Henry Cragun keeps trying to get Juliet to let them have a relationship. All of the ladies have secrets that come out in the book that make the book a really good read. I totally recommend this book to anyone looking for a book to read. I received a complimentary copy of this book so that I could review it. This book was a real tear jerker but I just didn’t want to put it down.
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Valri Western
March 17, 2020
Once again Ms. Thayne has created unforgettable characters in this multi-generational story with other characters that are just as wonderful! I couldn't put the book down! I was hooked from the very beginning. The author weaves the story lines between all her characters masterfully as each section is the point of view of just one character, although it involves the other characters that THAT character is dealing with at the time. Their thoughts, emotions and actions are laid out for you to read and enjoy until the next section when you get to enjoy another character! I loved it because the story flowed so well as you got to know the innermost thoughts and feelings of each character and how they all intertwined. I wont soon forget this story and when I turned to the last page, I felt a sense of sadness because I really wanted to keep reading about these wonderful people, even though they had found their happiness! A truly fabulous book that I highly recommend!
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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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