Thursday, March 19, 2020

BLOG TOUR: The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne. I received a free copy for honest review from the Publisher. Thanks so much to HQN Books and RaeAnne Thayne for letting me be a part of this tour!

Title: The Sea Glass Cottage
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Published by: HQN Books
Released: March 17, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: 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 in a car accident, 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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This was nice. The Sea Glass Cottage is really all about family. What can drive families apart and what can bring them together. Liv has a distant kind of relationship with her family, but an almost tragedy helps to bring her back. While there is no such thing as a perfect family, Liv has to learn to appreciate what she's got.
This story was one of those multi-generational tales of women. We have Liv, her mother, and her niece. Life hasn't been the easiest. Liv comes to live with her mother and niece after her mother is involved in a serious accident. This event helps bring them all a little closer together and rediscover relationships that were once strained. I liked it. It was a very enjoyable story.
I liked how it covered the addiction and overdose storyline of Liv's sister, highlighting the tragedy of a child left behind. That's an important topic to discuss in today's world. The tragedy of someone dying is only the beginning, because a family has to deal with that loss on a daily basis.
I liked the healing that came about at Cape Sanctuary. It was needed.
I really enjoyed RaeAnne Thayne's The Sea Glass Cottage. I liked the story and I liked the writing. It was just a nice story to read.

I'm not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer.
Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged.
After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist.
Through it all -- through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor -- I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love.
I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try -- their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 30 books later, I've come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the "that's-it!" feeling I get when a story is flowing.
I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains.
Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can't imagine my life any other way.
I love to hear from readers. You can reach me at my email address,

Thanks for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne. If this book sounds good to you, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. Thanks so much to HQN Books and RaeAnne Thayne for having me as part of this tour!

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