Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Raeanne Thayne's The Cliff House Review and #giveaway Hardback copy

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 3 comments
RaeAnn Thayne's debut Women's fiction novel The Cliff House is out now and I have a hardback copy to give away.  I loved it. Here's my review. The Rafflecopter is at the bottom.

Three Women. Three Secrets. Three love stories twined together in a beautiful whole. 

The setting is Cape Sanctuary, a small town on the Northern California Coast.
The women: Beatriz, an artist/single mother raising her eleven-year-old daughter, her sister Daisy who's hiding a secret identity under her practical shell, and Stella, their forty-year-old aunt who gave up the love of her life to make a home the nieces she'd rescued from foster care and has the biggest secret of all.
The men who love them: Beatriz's ex-husband, world-renowned rock star Cruz Lopez wants Beatriz back. Beatriz's best friend, Shane Landry, former football star turned high school coach who doesn't seem to notice she wants to be more than his best friend. Gabe Ellison, a born wanderer, and an Oscar-nominated Documentary filmmaker who sees through Daisy to the secrets she refuses to share. And Ed Clayton, the widowed doctor come to Cape Sanctuary to make a new life for himself and his daughter who once loved Stella beyond reason till she disappeared from his life without a word.
The story is told in alternating chapters from several points of view. I loved it. The story kept unfolding petal by petal and I couldn't wait to see the finished bloom. Five Stars.

Here the back cover blurb.
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.
Thanks, Raeanne, for such a wonderful story. Happy reading everyone and Happy whatever holiday you are celebrating. May it be a joyful day.

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3 comments :

  1. never read this author

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  3. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for this opportunity. Raeanne has some of the most beautiful covers. I can almost get lost in them.

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