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 has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast.
It’s just for a few months—that’s what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan.
As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it’s never too late—or too early—to heal family wounds and find forgiveness.
This story by RaeAnne Thayne, The Sea Glass Cottage, is complex. It features strong women. The tale felt more like a woman’s fiction read versus contemporary romance book. There was a lot of internal stuff going with each of the female characters. Children coming back home to help their injured mom. Each woman has some issues to work through as well as learning to rely on each other for help. Family was a huge theme in this novel. The secrets each lady protagonist kept was interesting once it was out in the open. They journey of moving forward, coping, and healing was beautifully done. RaeAnne Thayne made this family of women feel real. It was easy to relate to them and their issues. Regrets and mistakes of these women were shown as stepping stones to get to where they needed to be. Overall, The Sea Glass Cottage was a great read.