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The Sea Glass Cottage

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  403 ratings  ·  166 reviews

Emotional and deeply satisfying. I savoured every page Sarah Morgan

New York Times Bestselling Author

The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isnt 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

Published March 17th 2020 by HQN Books
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
4.5 Stars: Olivia Harper lives and works in Seattle. She has a very strained relationship with her mother and her niece. She is also dealing with a bout with PTSD from an episode when she was in a coffee shop and the barista was attacked by a man and she froze and did nothing. She has taken time off work to recover when she gets a call from her best friend in Cape Sanctuary. Her mother has fallen off a ladder and has a broken hip. She needs someone to run the family business and Olivia hops in ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enchanting, heartwarming, and touching!

The Sea Glass Cottage is a heartfelt, beguiling story that sweeps you away to the idyllic town of Cape Sanctuary and immerses you into the lives of the Harper family as they confront the past, accept the things they cannot change, repair fractured relationships, take chances, and embrace the future.

The writing is polished and expressive. The characterization is spot on with a whole slew of characters that are relatable, multi-layered, and genuine. And the
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If youre looking for a comfort food type of read right now you have to give this book a try! RT books provide me with the greatest escape and they always leave me feeling hopeful in the end and I think we all need a little hope right now. This one just came out yesterday but she has an extensive backlist of books as well and I can definitely recommend quite a few if anyone is interested.

This follows a family of strong women as they struggle to reconnect. Olivia goes back home to Cape Sanctuary
Robin Loves Reading
Olivia might have been estranged from her mother Juliet, but when Juliet is hurt, Olivia packs up and goes to tend for her. With Olivia's life already being a bit off-balance, the timing certainly isn't good. Now, not only does Olivia wish for Juliet to make a full recovery, it is really hoped that the two can overcome their difficult past.

The Sea Glass Cottage quickly turns into quite a sensitive story, especially when Olivia is dealing with her niece Caitlin, who lost her mother to drugs and
Olivia daughter of Juliet, is called home when Juliet falls and breaks a hip. They have already known hard challenging times as Olivia's dad was killed in the line of duty in a fire. Her sister Natalie died of an overdose. When Juliet had so much to deal with Olivia took back stage and so there is a sticky mother-daughter relationship. Plus Olivia with some good reason has fears that are holding her back on making new choices around her work.

Juliet has parented Natalie's daughter Caitlin,
Donna Hines
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Life can change in an instant!
In this case Olivia is estranged from her mother when she gets that horrible call her mom is in the hospitable.
She's been struggling in life and this was probably the last thing she needed but yet it was her mom and regardless of their rocky pasts she had to help.
So she heads to the off for what was to be a few months stay to the gorgeous Cape Sanctuary.
A sudden flood of negative memories come flooding in concerning her mother but also her older sister Natalie who
Feb 29, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: romance, contemporary, arc
An ARC was provided to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've been avoiding writing this review, mostly because I just don't know what to say about this novel.

Listen. I love inter-generational stories. Give me all the stories about daughters, mothers, and grandmothers, and all the tension and secrets and identity crises between them. (I just realized the trend for these stories is usually an all-female trio, when a male, non-binary, or mixed cast of
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Thayne certainly has a winner with The Sea Glass Cottage. She has delved into many different types of relationships in this book. She explores mother/daughter, big sister's best friend, man/woman best friend, women's best friend, extended family and man/woman (just to name a few-ha!). She has somehow taken what appears above to be a royal mess and blended them all into a message of love and forgiveness that certainly resonated with me.
The book was full of secrets--some intentional, some
Cyndi Becker
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can hardly believe that The Sea Glass Cottage is my first RaeAnne Thayne read. And you guessed it, it won't be my last. I enjoyed this story so very much. There's so much heart in it with forgiveness, family love, overcoming fear, and taking chances all prominent themes unfolding throughout.

Centered on Olivia Harper, her mother Juliet, and her niece Caitlin, we see three generations of Harper women putting aside their differences to be there for each other. But it is a bumpy road and when
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply beautiful. The book encapsulated me with its warmth and mystery from the very first scene until the end, bringing with it a delicious happiness at having read a beautiful story of three women, strong yet vulnerable in the secrets they hid. RaeAnne Thayne was one awesome author who could bring joy into my heart at these times to stress.

Olivia was away from home since 12 years, but a call about her mother Juliet's accident brought her back to Cape Sanctuary and Sea Glass Cottage, where her
I'm a sucker for cozy and generational stories. Reading: The Sea Glass Cottage felt like reading one of my other fave authors. Debbie Macomb, whose stories give you all the feels The Sea Glass Cottage has.
Olivia Harper is a entrepreneur that lives and makes a living in Seattle. She's been trying to keep it together, especially because she's dealing with PTSD. A while ago she was in a coffeehouse and a barista got brutally attacked. It weighs so heavily in her mind because she froze when
A sweet story full of love and perfect escapism. Full review coming to and reposted here.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A heartwarming story of family, secrets, forgiveness and second chances. I loved every minute of the story and hated to see it end.
WTF Are You Reading?
Things ended nicely. Especially once the secrets were out. Although there was not nearly enough time between said secrets and revelations and the end of the book. The overlapping father, aunt turned stepmother thing that happened with Caitlin Cooper and Olivia. Sweet but weird.
That would be the best way to sum up this book.
Sweet but weird. Very Hallmark.
Dana Wright
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne was a beautifully written book. Three women of three generations all under one roof trying to make The Sea Glass Cottage a wonderful place to live. I loved how the whole story came together with so much happiness at the end. So many descriptive comments in the story. Read the story you will love the story.
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
***I received a copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

RaeAnny Thayne has written a lovely novel about three generations of women who struggle with their pasts and family relationships. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed this light and quick read. This is a story of healing, sharing, honesty, family, and love. It was a little too soap opera-like for my taste, which is why I knocked off a star on my review, otherwise, it's a good, happy
Nancy Carty Lepri
I have reviewed this title for the New York Journal of Books site where it will be posted the evening before the release date.

"The Sea Glass Cottage" by RaeAnne Thayne
March 17, 2020
Contemporary Womens Fiction
384 pages

Olivia Harper lives and works in Seattle, putting in grueling hours at her job as well as on her start-up website business, Harper Media. One day when she is in a local coffee shop, the waitress gets accosted. Frightened, Olivia hides under the booth, unable to
Donna Repsher
Let me start by stating that I generally love RaeAnne Thayne's novels, especially her Haven Point series, and I wish I could the same about The Sea Glass Cottage, but, for a number of reasons, I simply cannot, and the best I can do is give it a 2-star rating.

I can usually read a novel of this length is one or two nights, but it took me a week to get through this one because I found that page after page after page, nothing of any significance happened. Olivia, the heroine, and I use that term
gwendalyn _books_
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sea Glass Cottage
A Novel
by RaeAnne Thayne


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Sea Glass Cottage is a complex, memorable story about family, and secrets. Where healing and forgiveness is depicted in a thought provoking storyline.

Olivia Harper is returning Cape Sanctuary after her mother falls from a ladder and sustaining serious injuries. Juliet Harper
Tammy Morse
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RaeAnne is one of the many favorite authors I have. When I was reading this I couldn't put the book down. It was a page turner with emotional parts that seemed to bring a family that fell apart back together. After loosing a dad because of a fire call and then a sister to an addiction. Olivia Harper felt like she had lost her mother because mom had to work at the Harper Hill & Garden shop Olivia felt like she had to be the perfect child. Help out around the house and she felt like she lost ...more
Thank you Harlequin Books for allowing me to participate in The Sea Glass Cottage Blog Tour! I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first RaeAnne Thayne novel but definitely not my last!

This book was all female, mostly all of the time. There were many female characters, Liv, her niece and her mother, with whom she has a stressed relationship with. Sometimes, I would think this would be too much drama going on, but I think RaeAnne Thayne did a phenomenal job
Guylou (Two Dogs and a Book)
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-tbr
The Sea Glass Cottage

I had the pleasure to read this book over the weekend and it totally charmed me. This is the story of three generations of strong-willed women who must come to terms with deep hurts caused by family secrets and find a way to forgive each other. Everyone has regrets but pride gets in the way of finding a resolution. It will take a few major events to start the conversations which will bring healing and forgiveness in this family.

The book is beautifully written, and the love relationships come
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Olivia Harper is doing well for herself. She has a job she is really good at and she has even started her own company, helping small companies with their social media. When a traumatic event changes her life in Seattle, it's at the same time she gets a call to return home to California to help her mother. Olivia left Cape Sanctuary and didn't want to return. But it seems now, she doesn't have a choice, she has to go back and face the demons she left behind and confront the past that is before ...more
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne has Olivia Harper returning Cape Sanctuary after her mother falls from a ladder and sustaining serious injuries. Juliet Harper likes to be independent, but her surgery will have her out of commission for a couple of months. Plus, Juliet will need assistance raising her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Caitlin and running the family business, Harper Hill Home & Garden. Juliet is hoping to repair the deep void between herself and Olivia during this time. ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Sea Glass Cottage is a beautiful small town story full of family, friendships, heartaches, healing and love.
I found the characters to be loveable and realistic. I laughed with them and even cried with them.
I highly recommend this wonderful story.
I recieved an ARC and this is my honest opinion.
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne. Very enjoyable romantic story. All the characters are relatable and likeable and it was easy to get involved into their stories. Happy ending for all. Otis provided emotional therapy for more than one person, a special little one.

Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
mindful.librarian ☀️
(free review copy) a wonderful diversion and world to lose myself in when the ACTUAL world is imploding
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally enjoy books by this author, but I was on the fence about this one. Olivia returns home to take care of her injured mother and help out at the nursery she owns. Not only does her mother not seem to appreciate it, she seems to want to push her away. Then theres Caitlin, her niece, who is nothing but hostile to her. All while dealing with these two, she finds herself starting a relationship with Cooper, her deceased sisters best friend.

Every one of these people are harboring secrets. I
Gwessie Tee
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful read I look forward to reading more by this author, it's been a while since I managed to read one of her books, I enjoyed the twists and turns of their journeys kept me hooked.
Terri Steffes
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

When Olivia Harper learns her estranged mothers been in an accident, she packs up her life and heads home to the beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. While she claims it will only be for a few months, painful memories come flooding back: her older sisters spiral into addiction, her mothers enabling, and the overdose that left her niece an orphan. As Olivia balances her own needs with those of her
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