Summer at the Cape

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: HQN
Genre: Romance
Source: HQN ( Netgalley )

Goodreads: From the beloved bestselling author of Season of Wonder and The Cliff House  comes a poignant and uplifting novel about forgiveness, family and all the complications—and joy  that come with it

As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up—while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited mother, Rosemary, fourteen-year-old Cami moved to LA with her attorney father. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the terrible news that Lily has drowned saving a child’s life, her mother begs her to return home to help untangle the complicated estate issues her sister left behind.

Navigating their own strained relationship, Cami readjusts to the family and community she hasn’t known for decades, including the neighbor who stands in the way of her late sister’s dream, while Violet grieves the loss of her twin and struggles to figure out who she is now, without her other half, as the little girl Lily saved pulls her back into the orbit of the man she once loved.

With poignancy and heart, RaeAnne Thayne once again delivers her charming signature blend of warmth, wit and wisdom.

Ope’s Opinion: This is my favorite kind of romance – it had wonderful characters that you root for, the people all really cared about each other ( not just physical attraction ) and the attraction happened slowly and naturally.

Along with the romance, the story was about the family healing from the death of one of the sisters. Each one grieved in their own way, in their own timing – it was not overly sad, but the emotions were shown. The ending was exactly what I expected and wanted.

It is such a heartwarming story. RaeAnn Thayne just writes the kind of story I want to read.