The Sea Glass Cottage
Emotional and deeply satisfying. I savoured every page Sarah Morgan
New York Times Bestselling Author
Opening up to a new future
The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isnt so dreamy these days. The long work days are unfulfilling, as is her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. So when her estranged mother, Juliet, has an accident Olivia heads home to Sea...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 ...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 Juliets journey! ...more
This follows a family of strong women as they struggle to reconnect. Olivia goes back home to Cape Sanctuary ...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 ...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 ...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 and ...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
Juliet has parented Natalie's daughter Caitlin, ...more
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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...more
The book was full of secrets--some intentional, some ...more
That would be the best way to sum up this book.
Sweet but weird. Very Hallmark.
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
"The Sea Glass Cottage" by RaeAnne Thayne
March 17, 2020
Contemporary Womens Fiction
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 ...more
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 ...more
The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne is a delightful novel of healing, new beginnings and love.
Olivia "Liv" Harper left her home town of Cape Sanctuary for college and never looked back. Now settled in Seattle, she is working long hours between her regular job and her start up media business. But when Liv hears that her slightly estranged mother Juliet has been injured in a fall, she does not hesitate to rush to her side. Will spending extra time with Juliet help mend the rift ...more
Life took a different ...more