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The Cottages on Silver Beach

(Haven Point #8)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,427 ratings  ·  286 reviews
Years after betraying her, he's back in Haven Point…and ready to learn the truth.

Megan Hamilton never really liked Elliot Bailey. He turned his back on her family when they needed him the most and it almost tore them all apart. So she's shocked when Elliot arrives at her family's inn, needing a place to stay and asking questions that dredge up the past. Megan will rent hi
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by HQN Books
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Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Although this book is number eight in a series, it worked very well as a standalone novel for me. I really did not feel as if I was missing any information or any backstory on any of the characters. This book also works as a great book for summer reading! Obviously this book is a romance but it also contains a mystery as well.

Not only does Megan Hamilton own the Cottages on Silver beach but she also lives in one of them as well. Living on the premises is helpful when crisis arises or there is a
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5 Stars

Elliot Bailey is back home in Haven Point after a case left him injured and in hot water with the higher ups at FBI. He chooses to rent a lakeside cottage on Silver Beach instead of staying with his family, so he might have peace and rest, and finish his latest crime novel. Elliot blanks out on the fact that Megan Hamilton might be close since she owns the inn until he figures out she’s in the cottage right next door. He’s always found Megan attractive and unsettling which makes things
Jacob Proffitt
This is eighth in the Haven Point series and characters from the other books are strewn about like lawn darts after an explosion in a lawn dart factory. You don't really need to have read those to get the full impact of this story, but it's nice knowing the background (particularly with Elliot's mother). Not as interesting as I think Thayne meant it to be, Elliot and Megan take a jaunt into Hope's Crossing in this story, too, so we see a bunch of characters from that series show up in their happ ...more
Fans of both Haven Point as well as the Hope’s Crossing series will appreciate THE COTTAGES ON SILVER BEACH, the latest contemporary small-town romance novel by the gifted RaeAnne Thayne. It’s no secret that I love RaeAnne’s style. That doesn’t mean that I love all her books equally, but I appreciate the talent she has for making relationships work, no matter the obstacles. This gift illustrates hope, dreams coming true, and working together to make life’s moments as precious as possible. As a f ...more
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
With the the scent of pine and spruce and the picture of lake and mountains in my imagination as I read the first chapters of The Cottages on Silver Beach, I was hooked into another small town contemporary romance. I'd enjoyed the previous couple of books in the Haven Point series and so it was with anticipation I read into this story.

I liked very much Elliot Bailey the wounded FBI hero, who has carried all the expectations on his shoulders of being the eldest in the family, someone who doesn't
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is the eighth book in the Haven Point series, I’ve only read the last few, Serenity Harbor and Sugar Pine Trail. While they’re all set in the same world and you do get to briefly revisit characters from previous installments it’s definitely not necessary to read them in order, they stand just fine on their own. I always regret not starting at the first book though because these books are a true delight.

This book focuses on Megan and Elliot, she owns the local inn and he’s an FBI agent back
Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
Despite the fact that the plot of this book was not at all what I expected based upon the blurb…it was another RaeAnne Thayne winner.

Megan manages her family’s Inn while moonlighting as a Photographer and Elliot is an FBI Agent who moonlights as a True Crime writer (Yum!). They sound like opposites with absolutely nothing in common…but as the story continues we learn about just how connected these two really are.

A cold case involving Megan’s brother Luke, which Elliot’s father was unable to solv
Terri Wino
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2018
3-1/2 stars

Another satisfying entry in the Haven Point series. There were two reasons I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as some of the others in the series:

1) I didn't feel we got to know Megan and Elliot as well as characters in other books, so things felt a little forced at times. A lot of their current story seems based on things we're told happened in the past, which is fine, but it kept me from feeling a real connection between the two for most of the book.

2) This book differed slightl
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Elliot Bailey has always had some sort of feelings for Megan Hamilton, but wasn't unable to do anything about it due to the fact that he came home one day to her dating her brother. Now, Megan Hamilton is not his biggest fan when Elliot turned his back on her family when her brother's wife went missing because Elliot thought he was responsible for
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This new addition to the Haven Point, Idaho series, a romance with a mystery that interferes with Megan Hamilton and Elliot Bailey getting involved as a couple, was a great story. Thoughtfully written, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Megan, as well as her brother, Luke, and his two young children, are struggling to move on after Luke’s wife, Elizabeth, went missing. Megan, whose heart is in her talent as a photographer, owns and runs the Inn and cottages at Haven Point. Elliot Bailey, has temporarily l ...more
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Cottages on Silver Beach is the eighth book in RaeAnne Thyne’s Haven Point series, and it’s another wonderful addition to the series. In fact, it has left me extremely eager for book nine – there is such build up for Season of Wonder, and I really cannot wait to dive into it.

The Haven Point series builds upon each prior book, introducing us to more and more of the characters, allowing us to watch the stories unfold as we get to know each individual. It is possible to read each book as a stan
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, e-arc, romance
In RaeAnne Thayne's The Cottages of Silver Beach, the 8th installment in the Haven Point contemporary romance series, this sweet love story would enchant you with a heart-warming plot line. For Megan Hamilton, she had been the innkeeper of her family's inn in Haven Point, Idaho, and had put her dreams on hold twice. First she had to help take care of her grandmother before she had died, and then with her sister-in-law's disappearance seven years ago, she gave her brother a lending hand. She had ...more
Chris Conley
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy the communities Rae Ann Thayne creates. Her characters feel like people I might know and really like.
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Elliott is back in Haven Point, staying in a cottage right next to Megan. Megan used to date Elliott’s brother before he was killed. Megan’s brother is the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Elliott starts looking into the police investigation, Megan doesn’t know whether to trust Elliott. This book has a great story with mystery, romance and family relationships
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
I really do enjoy the Haven Point series. This installment was no different for me. I enjoyed Megan and Elliot’s story. They had that weird love-hate thing going on. Neither of them realized how the other felt. Also having some familiar faces pop up is always nice. As always the setting of the small town is great. Plus here they both had these darling cottages on the lake (see name of book lol) and it made me want to go on vacation there. I can’t wait for the next book which is holiday themed!

Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Not my favourite of the series by a long shot, but I still enjoyed it reasonably. I've come to the realisation that Thayne is perhaps incapable of writing a book I truly dislike. (Though, apparently, Luke and Elizabeth's story will feature in one of the next books and I'm curious to see how she will sell me on those two. Because, I'm sorry, I just don't see that happening with what we learned in this book.)

Also, this book's summary is fairly misleading, all for dramatic!effect! I'm sure.

I liked
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: con-rom, 0618
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

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A gorgeous setting. Engaging characters. A slow burn, sweet & lovely romance. What more could you ask of a contemporary romance, right? How about an intriguing plot based on a past emotional betrayal stemming from a family disappearance?

As everyone has probably figured out by now, RaeAnne Thayne is one of my favorite authors and I tend to go all fangirl about her work. So I’ll try to rein it in here. (lol) But I have to be honest
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla, audiobooks
I think I may have enjoyed this more if I had read it rather than listened to the audio. The narration distracted me from the story. I often felt the main character was talking or arguing with herself, since there was no distinction from her voice and that of the male lead.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this story with Elliot and Megan finally getting their chance for love. Megan rents him a cottage because she need the business but she's not happy he's coming back and stirring up so many unhappy memories. Elliot needs a place to heal from a gun shot wound and think about his career with the FBI. I think I found Megan's brother's story a little more interesting than Megans is the reason I didn't love this story. This is book 8 in the Haven Point series and RaeAnne Thayne has delivered a ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!! Great story!! Can't wait for the next book in the series to release!! Love this author's books!! ...more
Cecelia Kelsey
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I could think when I finished the book was WOW! It just had me on the first page and I resented when I had to stop to eat or sleep! Megan watched with mixed emotions when she saw that it was Elliot Bailey moving into the cottage next door. She knew he was coming and where he was staying because she had taken the online reservation. Elliot believed her brother, Luke, guilty in his wife's disappearance. She had absolute faith that he did not.

Reading a book by RayAnne Thayne is like coming home
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
There was something about this book, it's sort of a quiet romance. For much of the book it doesn't seem like anything is happening, yet you know that isn't true. Elliott and Megan talk and there is a lot to talk about, but they don't talk about the important thing, how each had a crush at the other. When it finally came out I was glad that they realized what the other thought.

I also find myself intrigued by Megan's brother and what happened to him. Looks like we will find out in the next book.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know when I pick up a RaeAnne Thayne book that I am going to love the story. The Cottages on Silver Beach does it (again) for me! My take on the background of the story (and I have read all the Haven Point books but this is from a standalone point of view) is that Elliot Bailey is severely misunderstood – by his family, by his friends, and by just about everyone who has known or currently knows him. He “goes back home” to Haven Point, and shows up at Megan Hamilton’s inn, for an extended stay. ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It's not bad ... but The Cottages on Silver Beach , Thayne's eight novel in her Haven Point series is not my favorite. The biggest problems for me are twofold. First, the romance is insipid. Second, I'm more interested in the 'mystery' of Megan's missing (presumed murdered, but no body has been found) sister-in-law.

Neither Elliott nor Megan are interesting character for me. I struggled to understand Elliott's emotionally repressed character. His family seems to be open and loving. The only re
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved stepping into RaeAnne Thayne's world. This is currently the eighth book in the Haven Point series. If you are familiar with the series, or the Hope's Crossing series, readers will find many of the characters from previous novels. If you aren't familiar with either series, it's absolutely fine, this can be read as a standalone.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the novel, is the close community that exists in the small town of Haven Point. The families all know each other and are frien
Books and Spoons
The Haven Point series has become one of those saga's that I get excited just knowing there is a book from it waiting for me at my TBR list. The stories are well written with a smooth flow and are filled with intriguing characters, living in the small town, love for family and friends, and the sweetest, kindest, most tender, and clean romance stories that always manages to make me smile and sigh. The Cottages on Silver Beach is an uplifting story about forgiveness, daring to open your heart to l ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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THE COTTAGES ON SILVER BEACH by RaeAnne Thayne is the eighth book in the Haven Point series. It works well as a standalone novel if you haven’t read the others in the series. I guarantee, however, that after reading this book, you will want to go back to read the others.
Elliot Bailey is an FBI agent who moonlights as a writer. After an injury has him sidelined with the FBI, he returns to his hometown to recover. This is also his chance to do some research
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: raeanne-thayne
Megan Hamilton thought her life was perfect. She was part owner of the family inn and loved her photography. She also rented out the inns cottages. She was living in one of them until the inn is rebuilt from the fire. She has just rented the cottage beside hers to Elliott Bailey. When they were growing up Megan's brother Luke and Elliot were best friends. Then Luke's wife disappeared seven years ago. Their marriage had been rocky and Elizabeth suffered from severe post-partum depression. Suddenl ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This is the first book I read by this author. And even though it happens to be book number 8 from the Haven Point series, I really liked that you could read it as a stand alone.
I thought the writing was really good and the characters were likable. I could definitely feel the chemistry between Megan and Elliot. Megan had such a bad childhood but I like how even though her past was bad, she is a very good and sweet person. And Elliot is a very serious guy but he's a good person as well. He alway
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Thayne is quickly becoming high on my must-read authors. Her writings are easy to read and enjoyable. The romance is sweet and a perfect second chance at love story.

Elliot has seemed to always love Megan but it was never the right time. Well now they are grown and he gets a second chance to winning Megan over.

This is the 8th in the series and you don’t need to have read any of the others to read this one but once you do you will want to back track into r
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