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RaeAnne Thayne

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Tietoja tekijästä

RaeAnne Thayne graduated from college with a degree in journalism. She soon became a reporter for the local newspaper and quickly moved up to editor. She developed a love of romances and sold her first book in 1995. She has also won several awards and honors including: three-time Rita nominee, 2012 näytä lisää Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and 2010 RT Reviewers Choice for best Silhouette Special Edition. Her titles include: Light the Stars, A Cold Creek Secret, A Thunder Canyon Christmas, and Fortune's Woman. In 2014 her title Starstruck, as part of the book Together for Christmas, made Harlequin's Hot Romance List. RaeAnne is also the author of the Haven Point Series. The fifth book in the series, Snowfall on Haven Point, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Dancing in the Moonlight (2006) 432 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
Blackberry Summer (2011) 218 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Snow Angel Cove (2014) 185 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
The Cliff House (2019) 184 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Season of Wonder (2018) 177 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Woodrose Mountain (2011) 157 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Sugar Pine Trail (2017) 156 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Sweet Laurel Falls (2012) 152 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Evergreen Springs (2015) 145 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Snowfall on Haven Point (2016) 145 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Serenity Harbor (2017) 137 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Riverbend Road (2016) 135 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Sea Glass Cottage (2020) 133 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Cottages on Silver Beach (Haven Point) (2018) 128 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Currant Creek Valley (Hqn) (2013) 128 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Christmas in Snowflake Canyon (Hqn) (2013) 126 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Christmas at Holiday House (2020) 123 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Willowleaf Lane (2013) 122 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Wild Iris Ridge (2014) 120 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Redemption Bay (2015) 119 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Summer at the Cape (2022) 102 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Coming Home for Christmas (2019) 100 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Light the Stars (2006) 98 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sleigh bells ring (2021) 96 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Path to Sunshine Cove (2021) 96 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
A Cold Creek Baby (2010) 70 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Little Bit Country [and] Blackberry Summer (2015) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
A Cold Creek Homecoming (Silhouette Special Edition) (2009) 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Cold Creek Secret (Silhouette Special Edition) (2010) 65 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
All Is Bright: A Christmas Romance (Hope's Crossing) (2022) 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Dalton's Undoing (Silhouette Special Edition) (2006) 61 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Christmas at the Shelter Inn (2023) 48 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Country Bride [and] Woodrose Mountain (2016) 48 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Cold Creek Reunion (2012) 46 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Christmas in Cold Creek (2011) 45 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Cafe at Beach End (2023) 42 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Christmas Ranch [and] A Cold Creek Holiday (2014) 39 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
A Cold Creek Noel (2012) 39 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Springtime in Salt River aka Taming Jesse James (2002) 38 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Soldier's Secret (2008) 36 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Soldier's Return (2019) 36 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Brambleberry Summer (2021) 33 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
His Second-Chance Family (2008) 33 kappaletta
A Cold Creek Christmas Surprise (2013) 31 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Holiday Gift (2016) 29 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Home in Cottonwood Canyon aka Never Too Late (2005) 27 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Hiding in Park City aka Nowhere to Hide (2003) 27 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Christmas Ranch (2014) 27 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Shelter From The Storm (Silhouette Intimate Moments) (2007) 25 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Island Promises [Anthology 3-in-1] (2013) 22 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
High-Stakes Honeymoon (Silhouette Romantic Suspense) (2007) 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lost in Cottonwood Canyon aka Nothing to Lose (2004) 22 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Renegade Father (Silhouette Intimate Moments, 1062) (2001) 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Autumn Chill in Utah Springs aka High-Risk Affair (2006) 18 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
15 Summers Later: A Feel-Good Beach Read (2024) 16 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
A Mother's Love (3-in-1) (2008) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Wrangler and the Runaway Mom (1999) 13 kappaletta
Freefall (2003) 13 kappaletta
A Haven Point Beginning (2020) 12 kappaletta
In Too Deep (Loveswept #833) (1997) 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sweet Justice (Loveswept, No, 907) (2002) 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Fireworks (Loveswept, No 862) (1997) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Mating Game (Loveswept) (1996) 8 kappaletta
Wild Streak (Loveswept) (1996) 8 kappaletta
Starstruck (2006) 8 kappaletta
Sweet & Sexy: A Romance Sampler (2015) 3 kappaletta
All I Want For Christmas (2016) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
The Café at Beach End (2023) 3 kappaletta
Endangered (Home in Whiskey Creek) (1996) 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Kärlekens vägar (2020) 1 kappale
L'Enfant blessé (2003) 1 kappale
Outlaw Hartes (2015) 1 kappale
Harlequin Special Edition July 2021 Box Set 1 of 2 (2021) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Serenity Harbor 1 kappale
A Christmas Song 1 kappale

Associated Works

Together for Christmas [4-in-1] (2014) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Never Let Go [with bonus book: 'A Soldier's Secret'] (2013) — Avustaja, eräät painokset63 kappaletta
Safe Harbor [with bonus book: ’A Cold Creek Homecoming'] (2014) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
A Love Beyond Words [with bonus story 'Shelter from the Storm'] (2016) — Tekijä, eräät painokset23 kappaletta
A Sweet Life: Box Set (2014) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
The Ghost Groom (Texas Titan Romances) (2018) — Esipuhe — 2 kappaletta
So spielt das Herz (4-in-1) (2015) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla




“When you don’t know what to do, just do the next right thing.”

RaeAnne Thayne is a master at creating charming small-town settings and populating them with realistic, engaging characters. She’s also a pro at dreaming up captivating plots that keep the reader turning pages. This book is no exception, and I felt it was one of her best stories.

The main characters, Madison Howell, her sister Ava, and Luke Gentry were beautifully drawn, courageous, and interesting. Their journeys to overcome their difficult pasts were inspiring, and I was cheering for them to succeed, and for the sisters to heal their relationship.

This is a deeper, more serious-feeling book than a lot of Thayne’s stories, and it’s a beautiful, moving tale of healing, forgiveness, and hope. If you’re looking for a light beach read, don’t let the cover fool you. I don’t feel that it fits the story very well. This seemed to me to be more of a women’s fiction book with some added romance. 4.5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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swissgranny | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 1, 2024 |
Good story about two sisters who survived a traumatic event as teenagers and how it continues to affect their lives. The story is told from Ava and Madi's points of view, supplemented by that of Luke, who was also a participant in the event that changed all their lives.

The story opens with Ava. She moved away from Emerald Creek, married a man she adores, and made a career as a middle school English teacher. But haunted by the events of that long-ago summer, she writes about it as part of her therapy. She later expands her writing into her master's thesis and eventually into a bestselling book. However, the book's publication strains Ava's marriage as she had never shared many of those experiences with her husband, Cullen. Hurt by what he feels is her lack of trust, Cullen uses an archaeological dig to distance them while he deals with his feelings. Ava is devastated by his departure and plans to spend the summer in Emerald Creek with her grandmother. She also hopes to mend the rift with her sister, Madi, caused by the book's publication.

Madi has tried to put the events of that summer behind her despite the physical and mental scars. She followed her dream of helping animals, first by becoming a vet tech and now by opening the Emerald Creek Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter. She's not happy about Ava's book. Madi doesn't understand why Ava brings up those terrible memories and worries about how people will look at her now. Her friendship and working relationship with Luke is vital to her, as he never treats her as though she were broken. Her feelings for Luke are stronger than friendship, but because his father died while protecting Madi and Ava, she doesn't believe anything can come of them.

Luke is an all-around nice guy. A widower with a teenage daughter, he is also the town veterinarian. He volunteers his services to Madi's shelter. I loved how well he understood Madi and her fears and didn't treat her differently than anyone else. He doesn't expect the chemistry that flares between them and hesitates to pursue it because he doesn't want to ruin their friendship.

A lot is going on in this book, but the central theme is the relationship between Madi and Ava. Madi is so angry at Ava's publication of their ordeal that she can barely stand to be in the same room with her. She doesn't understand why everyone is so interested in what happened and hates feeling like the center of attention. I got a little frustrated with her refusal to read the book and maybe get an idea of its appeal. I wanted to lock the two in a room until they talked everything out. It doesn't help that Ava also keeps a secret that could further affect their relationship. Their relationship is a roller coaster of ups and downs as each gains a little empathy with the other's feelings. A crisis at the end is a make-or-break point.

We also have a rocky relationship between Ava and Cullen. I understood Cullen's hurt at Ava's keeping the details of her past from him. But I could also see Ava's need to be seen for herself, not as a product of her past. Through it all, there was no question about their love for each other; it was mainly a matter of restoring trust. An unexpected event boosts their efforts, but will it be enough? Their story was heartbreaking, heartwarming, and emotional.

The development of the relationship between Madi and Luke was a slow growing one. They've been friends since that devastating day fifteen years ago. We see plenty of camaraderie and ease with each other as they work with the animals and during their other interactions. But two years after the death of his wife, Luke suddenly discovers his feelings for Madi have changed. There were a couple of heated kisses that they backed away from before realizing their feelings for each other were reciprocated. I loved the final push that brought them together.

The epilogue was terrific.

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