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Serenity Harbor

(Haven Point #6)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,215 ratings  ·  279 reviews
In the town of Haven Point, love can be just a wish — and one magical kiss — away…

Computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. As far as she can see, he’s arrogant, entitled and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. But Kat is, especially if it brings her closer to her goal
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by HQN Books
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Nicole Holloway I've read a few books by Raeanne Thayne, and never in any kind of order. They can definitely be read as stand alone books (in my opinion) however, eac…moreI've read a few books by Raeanne Thayne, and never in any kind of order. They can definitely be read as stand alone books (in my opinion) however, each book references a person or couple in passing that relate to other books in the series. It might be easier to understand in that sense, but it's never necessary to the plot. In fact, I've been reading all the books about the Caine family, which span two series (Haven Point and Hope's Crossing) and I haven't had any problems!(less)

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Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne is a 2017 HQN publication.

RaeAnne Thayne has written another sweet, touching, and inspirational story that is sure to warm your heart!!

Katrina Bailey is not the same woman she was when she left home with her former boyfriend on a trip to Columbia. But, as she returns for her sister’s wedding, she has a hard time convincing her mother and best friend she is no longer the flighty, flirtatious girl she once was. She's changed and intends to prove it.

But, a chanc
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Katrina Bailey is an English teacher living in Columbia. She wants to adopt a local child but lacks the money for all the paperwork. Kat travels to Haven Point, Idaho for her sister’s wedding. She grew up in this town and plans to stay with her family for a few weeks.

While in Idaho, Kat sees a six year old boy having a meltdown in a grocery store. She distracts and soothes the child who is named Milo. His brother Bowie observes the interaction and is impressed with Kat’s skills. Bowie has been
Sep 08, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf, romance
DNF @48%

I've never read RaeAnne Thayne before but I don't think this book was a good choice as a start for me.

I’m not in the mood for a “romance” where they just push each other away because they have too much going on in their lives or previously made plans. Don’t most people have a lot going on? Somehow when you find the right one you can’t help but fit them in and then tackle life together.

A copy was kindly provided by HQN Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne is #6 in her Haven Point series. However it can very easily be read as a stand alone. I hadn't read any other one in the series and I slotted into it no trouble. I am sure those who have read previous books though will enjoy what surely are cameos from previous couples who now have their happily ever after.

I really enjoyed this small town contemporary romance. When you place an adorable six year old into the mix you have me hooked every time. Milo is Bowie's bro
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arc-books
3.25 stars

Serenity Harbor , the 6th book from Haven Point features schoolteacher Katrina Bailey (the youngest Bailey sibling, sister of Wyn and Marshall from book #4 and #5) and computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan. In between the two there is also a sweet six-years-old autistic boy, Milo, who is Bowie's half younger brother. Bo doesn't know that Milo existed but when he gets guardianship Bo is determined not to take care of him

Milo is pretty much the catalyst for Katrina and Bo's relatio
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Serenity Harbor is the sixth book in Thayne’s Haven Point series and this was my first experience with the author. I had no issues jumping in at this point as it looks like each book focuses on different residents of the same town, so while this one was about Katrina and Bowie, characters from the previous books made an appearance. I really like when authors build a series this way and I wish I had the time to go back and read from the beginni
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Serenity Harbor is the sixth book in the Haven Point series, yet it can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. I enjoyed it as a standalone novel and had no issues falling in love with the characters and the town. In fact, I now plan to go and read the prior books in the series, as I wish to know more about the characters and the romances that are already in existence. Moreover, I already have book seven sitting on my Kindle, ready to be read extremely soon.

The tale of Serenity Harbor is, in all hone
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book I got to read by RaeAnne Thayne. Being a fan of small town romance fan, I immediately clicked accept for this review and I am glad I did because I absolutely loved it! This is the 6th installment in the series but it can be read as standalone.

Serenity Harbor is a story of Katrina Bailey, a school teacher and Bowie Callahan, computer tech genius. Bowie's six year old brother Milo works as faith and gets th
Jacob Proffitt
This is sixth in a series, and other couples from previous books pop in and out like weasels in a hen-house. Including Kat's sibling and friends and neighbors and doctor and, uh, yeah, it's a lot. You get that in the small-town setting and it isn't a bad thing, but it's better if you actually know the people so you don't get so impatient about their intrusions.

I have to say this is my least favorite in the series, so far. Which doesn't make it bad, but I was a bit impatient with the story. I'm p
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book. Kat has returned to Haven Point for her sister's wedding a changed woman. Before she left, she was known for being a bit flighty and for flirty relationships that didn't last. She gave up her job as a teacher to follow her boyfriend to South America and ended up broke and abandoned. She pulled herself together, found a job teaching English and volunteering at an orphanage. There she met four-year-old Gabi, a special needs child that stole her heart. Her goal now is to adopt Gabi and b ...more
Terri Wino
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: year-2017
What can I say about this book that I haven't already said about her others? I just really enjoy this author's stories and characters. When I need a heartwarming tale to give me a break from all the dark, suspenseful thrillers I read, RaeAnne Thayne is my go-to storyteller.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Haven Point and blended families.
Rated 3.5 - SERENITY HARBOR by RaeAnne Thayne touches the heart with an unusual blended family created by need, then vitalized by love. Book six of the HAVEN POINT series reunites fans with many of their favorite characters, including a wedding celebration for one of them.

Teacher Katrina Bailey returns home for her sister’s wedding, but her heart remains in Colombia where a little girl awaits her return. Katrina is in the final stages of adopting Gabi, a four-year-old girl with Down syndrome. Ye
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This newest addition in the Haven Point series is written with pure heart. The title says it all. What better location than Serenity Harbor for Bowie Callahan to live with his newly discovered six-year-old half-brother, Milo. Hiring Katrina as his nanny for the next three weeks so that he can get used to a new life with his brother turns out to be a godsend in more ways than one. Balancing work and family is quite the challenge for him. I loved this book and know in my heart that this is very ne ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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Serenity Harbor is the latest addition in the Haven Point series and it was a heartfelt story. The center of the story surrounds an autistic boy who needs care, and the situation it creates for his computer tech half- brother and a compassionate school teacher. Katrina Bailey is back home for her sister Wynona’s wedding and encounters a harried Bowie Callahan dealing with his brother Milo at the supermarket. She settles the young boy and seeing how she did it astounds Bowie that he offers her a
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful story! This is another great story by RaeAnne Thayne set in the town of Haven Point. I will tell you what one of the things that makes it so great is the real story of a little boy named Milo who has autism and his brother, the wonderful Bowie, who works for the new tech company in town and is looking for a helper for his brother. Enter Katrina, who is in town for a wedding and used to be a teacher. After being hurt by another guy, she has another plan for her fut ...more
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Serenity Harbor is an easy reading book. The charisma and attraction between Katrina and Bowie create an atmosphere of anticipation and hope. The connection between Katrina, Milo and Gabi were an excellent way to tie the characters together in an unusual way. I enjoyed reading the book, especially since it was cold outside. The end of the book is heartwarming.
The Blonde Bookworm
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Serenity Harbor was a fun and romantic read. It is the sixth book in the Haven Point series, but it can be read on its own as well. I didn't read the any of the books before Serenity Harbor but I still enjoyed the story just as much and it made me want to go back and read the previous books. I loved the characters and the mix of friendship, romance, and family. There was definitely a lot of romance, but it flowed well with the story and didn't feel too over the top.

As much as I loved the charac
Bree Hill
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The Haven Point series continues to get better and better. Serenity Harbor was what I expected and needed. Lighthearted, inspirational, fun and sweet. This one definitely felt a tad more angsty with the pushing away of the love interest than some of the others I’ve read in the series but I enjoyed it. Thayne has a way of creating characters that just steal your breath from you, real seeming people you find yourself rooting for and love that she makes her characters really work for.
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kat comes home to Haven Point for her big sisters wedding. She's only home for a month, she's sworn off men, she has to get back to Columbia... then she meets Bowie and Milo.... and her life changes forever. The relationship between Kat and Milo melted my heart.
This is a definite must read from RaeAnne Thayne!!
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was my first time reading RaeAnn Thayne and visiting the world of Haven Point. What a delightful little place Haven Point is! I am so glad I decided to give this a try even though it is well into the series. I had no issues following along as any necessary backstory needed was given.

This book focused on Katrina Bailey and Bowie Callahan and I loved them both. Katrina has just come back to town from some time in Columbia for her sister's wedding and has definitely matured while on he
Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
I am really enjoying the Haven Point series by RaeAnne Thayne. They all have been very enjoyable with all the elements one would expect of a small town romance written by one of the best.

Although Serenity Harbor wasn’t my favorite of the series, please don’t let that stop you from picking up this series or this book.

High Points:

-I love this setting and was thrilled to be back in Haven Point and to catch up with all of my favorite characters. The town is just perfect and delivers all the feels.
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the Haven Pointe series by RaeAnne Thayne. This book in the series was very heartwarming. We are introduced to Bowie Callahan a self-made millionaire who had a childhood that wasn't ideal. He is a computer-tech genius and is one of the brains behind Caine Tech Industries. He has recently moved to Serenity Harbor and soon after he received news that his estranged mother, Stella, had passed away and left behind a 6-year-old son, Bowie's half-brother. Bowie was shocked as he didn't have comm ...more
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed my first trip to Haven Point with Riverbend Road. I liked it so much that I went back again to experience Snowfall on Haven Point. So when this one popped up at Serenity Harbor, it seemed like a great time to go back!

I haven’t managed to go back and read the first four books in the series, but I’ll probably get around to it sooner or later – this is a nice place with terrific people. It also feels like it’s right next door to Robyn Carr’s T
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Katrina Bailey was an elementary school teacher but took a leave from her job to follow her boyfriend to South America. When things didn't work out, she found herself stranded there. She started teaching English in Colombia and met a child with Down Syndrome in an orphanage. The two bonded and Kat was trying to adopt the little girl. She planned to return to Haven Point with her. Kat has to return to Haven Point without Gabi to tend to her maid of honor duties for her sister, Wynona's, wedding. ...more
Tammi Kendall
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Thaynes latest Harbor Point novel was so worth the wait.
I loved the story line of Bowie and Katrina. I rooted for them from the beginning. i also loved how Katrina was doing everything thing to adopt that little girl. My favorite character was Milo though. As a mom of an autistic son I really could relate to his character. I read the first 8 chapters the first night. the only reason I put the book down was the fact I had to be up in 3 hours for work. I then rushed home to try and finish the
Carrie Sprys
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
RaeAnne Thayne's latest Haven Point novel is a wonderfully engaging story. It combines second chances along with the challenges of creating a blended family, which together truly warm the reader's heart. I found myself rooting for the main characters' happy ending almost immediately and found a renewed sense of optimism at the story's close. I cannot recommend this author enough. Her novels always provide complex characters who meet challenges head on with the support of family and a great commu ...more
Kathi Levine
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you have read previous Haven Point novels, this is the best yet! If you haven't, this is the perfect time to start. Characters from previous books return as new characters are introduced.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
SERENITY HARBOR by RaeAnne Thayne is the sixth book in the Haven Point Series but can easily be read as a standalone novel.

Katrina Bailey has returned home to Haven Point for one month only for her sister's wedding. Having learned the hard way that romance is not all it is cracked up to be, Katrina knows that her hometown and the memories here are no longer what matters to her and that her future lies down a different path. But when she spots a little boy who needs her, he will change everythin
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

This was fine, but I didn't connect to the characters very much, which is kind of essential for me with this series. I thought Katrina's complete U-turn concerning everything in life could've been done better and I had no particular affinity for Bo, what with him being the newly introduced character.

I thought Milo was sweet and liked reading about his progress and interactions with Kat. Though, as is usually the case with the Haven Point books, everything was honestly just a little too
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