Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: HQN Books
Source: Samantha at Harper Collins
Goodreads: 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.
Ope’s Opinion: When you start reading this story, you may want a small post-it note just in the beginning. There are a lot of wonderful characters to remember. It only takes a little while before you realize who is connected, but a little note could be helpful.
RaeAnne Thayne made me want to move to Cape Sanctuary to be friends with these people! The town and the people seemed so real, with normal issues to deal with and with friends who were willing to help.
The romances ( there were a few ) were perfectly slow moving ( as I like them ). The ending is what you want and what you expect from a romance.