I've never read books by RaeAnne Thayne before, but I've heard a lot of
good reviews of her work. When I spotted THE CLIFF HOUSE for review, I immediately requested
a copy. The story, plot, characters, writing did not disappoint. I was in
for a treat with this beautiful story about giving yourself a second
chance and breaking down your self imposed barriers.
THE CLIFF HOUSE is about a
family of three women and the men and children in their lives. Stella is
the unexpected matriarch at age 40, and Daisy and Beatriz are her
nieces who she brings up as her own. as she is only about 40 when we
meet her in the story. Some unexpected, unsavory things from their
past have made the girls wary and guarded of having personal lives for
themselves. They are trying to be as okay as possible with their
professional endeavors and each other's support.
Stella, on the other hand, wants more of what she's been doing ever
since she took the girls' guardianship. All three are too soon forced to
face and stand up for their personal desires and goals. With the entry
of some lovely, strong patient men in their lives they are forced to own
up to and make some much-delayed decisions. They gradually come
into their own, open their hearts and go after what they want.
THE CLIFF HOUSE is a warm,
beautiful story about family, friendship, personal sacrifices and love in
all these forms. It gives a strong message without being obvious about
it which is what I loved most about it. If you enjoy Sarah Morgan you
will definitely enjoy this.
Three womenâ€”two sisters and their auntâ€”and the cliff
house on the northern California coast that served as a
beacon to them allâ€¦
After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz
Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the
beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never
knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they
had everything theyâ€™d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea
grown, itâ€™s time for Stella to reveal the secret sheâ€™s been
keeping from themâ€”a secret that will change their family
Bea thought sheâ€™d sown all her wild oats when she got
pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky
and not destined to last, but it gave Bea her wonderful,
mature, now eleven-year-old daughter, Marisol. But just as
sheâ€™s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend,
Beaâ€™s ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely
Then thereâ€™s Daisyâ€”sensible, rational, financially prudent
Daisy. Sheâ€™s never taken a risk in her lifeâ€”until she meets
a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew
about life, love and the power of taking chances.
In this heartwarming story, Stella, Bea and Daisy will
discover that the path to true happiness is filled with
twists and turns, but love always leads them back home.