The Sea Glass Cottage
Emotional and deeply satisfying. I savoured every page Sarah Morgan
New York Times Bestselling Author
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 h...more
… she had seemed jumpier than a bag full of frogs.
Don’t make any jokes, but I really did fall and couldn’t get back up.
We’re all afraid, Olivia… You can’t make it through life without it. The trick is figuring out that the thing you need is just on the other side of that fear. The only way you can reach it is by going right through the center of it.
While the premise of the story was interesting and topical, I struggled with this book and not that the writing wasn’t up t ...more
Olivia Harper is at a point in her life that it’s becoming obvious the hopeful future she thought she would have isn’t coming about. When Olivia finds out that her mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident she takes the opportunity to take a step back from her own life and h ...more
If you are a fan of Thayne, then you will be familiar with some of the characters and certainly the community of Cape Sanctuary. Here we find Olivia, a serious and successful programmer who moved away from Cape Sanctuary years before. Her past there holds tragedy ...more
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 p ...more
This follows a family of strong women as they struggle to reconnect. Olivia goes back home to Cape Sanctuary ...more
This is a story of healing between the Harper women, dealing with past tragedy, but also about finding love for both Juliet and Olivia. I do love a story of unrequited romance, and friends turning into more, so I loved both Olivia and Juliet’s journey! Ca ...more
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Olivia Harper witnesses a crime in Seattle where she lives, and berates herself for not being brave enough to help the woman attacke ...more
The Sea Glass Cottage is my first book by RaeAnne Thayne and I have no idea why this author wasn't on my radar before. This book is everything I could ever want in a romance complete with love, laughter, and some tears. I loved the viewpoint switches between Liv, her niece Caitlin, and her mom Juliet and having them all added a lot to the story. Thayne has clearly been doing this writing thing for a while, and her writing is smooth and flows perfectly throughout. There were so many parts th ...more
Olivia was called back home because her mom,Juliet, had fallen off a ladder and needed help at home. Also Juliet owns a garden store and needed Olivia to step in and help out with that. Little did she know that her teenage crush,Cooper, would be there as well. Juliet was also raising her teenage granddaughter, Caitlin,who is also brooding after finding out a few things.
Juliet is in love with her best friend Henry, who had been married to her best fri ...more
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 loo ...more
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 wit ...more
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 ...more
The story is as sweet as the cover of The Sea Glass Cottage. The cover designer did an amazing job, as I wanted to climb right into Cape Sanctuary. As far as I can tell this is a standalone novel, and does tie up all loose ends. Although, it could be a duology with Cooper's sister's story (I think her name is Melody, or maybe...Melanie). Olivia works a busy day job, and on the side is building up her own social media firm in Seattle. When her mother has a fa ...more
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 a ...more
This is the story of three generations of women in the same family that have not been close at all over the past few years, but are thrown back together when the family matriarch Juliet has extensive injuries on the job. Juliet has been raising her teenage granddaughter Caitlin since Caitlin's mother died. But when Juliet's activities are restricted so she can heal after her accident and surgery, Juliet's other daughter Olivia comes back home from Seattle to manage the family business and t ...more
The three main protagonists -- Olivia, her mother Juliet, and her niece Caitlin -- all have their own secret (for lack of a better word) that they're hiding from each other. This lack of communication, of course, leads to misunderstanding and hurt feelings. I could understand the behavior of a teenager like Caitlin, but with two su ...more
This was a five star book that I HIGHLY recommend.
Juliet has parented Natalie's daughter Caitlin, contin ...more
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 ...more
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 fam ...more
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 s ...more
The book was full of secrets--some intentional, some not ...more
Life took a different t ...more