RaeAnne Thayne’s ‘Snowfall On Haven Point’ Is Full of Promise and Possibilities [REVIEW]
January 25, 2017 1 Comment
When a single mother moves to Haven Point to start over with her two children after the death of her husband, her past follows her with horrifying consequences, possibly scarring her heart forever. Will her heart ever mend and ultimately grow strong enough to love again? And how will she react when she meets a man who is perfect for her in almost every way? Find out in RaeAnne Thayne’s Snowfall On Haven Point.
Sheriff Marshall Bailey is a force to be reckoned with. Tall, handsome, strong and just, his mere presence demands respect. But when he is injured in a hit and run, he suddenly finds himself stuck at home, unable to work, going stir crazy as he tries to figure out why someone would want him dead.
Meanwhile, Marshall’s sister Wyn asks her friend Andie to look in on her wounded brother since she will be attending classes in another town. After all, Marshall and Andie are neighbors! So Wyn can’t imagine that calling in the favor should be any hardship.
A new widow and a busy working mom, Andie begrudgingly says she’ll do it, even if the brooding sheriff is a grouch. Feeling more than a little obligated to her friend, she figures it is the least she can do. Still, the hunky sheriff makes her more than a little nervous.
Initially, the interactions between the cranky lawman and the hesitant mom don’t go well. Marshall doesn’t exactly make the ideal patient, and he doesn’t know why his sister had to have a virtual stranger check in on him. As the two get to know one another, they begin a tentative friendship that seems like it could develop into something more. If only he was looking for romance and she was willing to overlook the one thing about him that has her holding back…
Snowfall On Haven Point is a sweet, tender novel about two people who must learn to find beauty in chaos and be courageous enough to build something new in the midst of ruin. This is a story populated by people readers will come to truly care about, laugh with, and love. The main characters are strong and independent, yet somewhat flawed, and thus they really come alive on the page. The secondary characters, like Andie’s two children and Marshall’s mom and sister, only serve to add heart to this tale about second chances.
Reminiscent of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove stories, Thayne’s Haven Point is another fictional community we would love to visit and lose ourselves in. The setting is beautiful, and I particularly loved the Lights on the Lake festival, where everyone gathers to watch a parade of boats drift across the water. This is a story that is atmospheric and charming, and it is easy to lose yourself in its pages, wanting to stay in this locale for some time.
The story is infused with lots of emotion, humor and even a dash of danger. These elements lend verisimilitude to the tale, and make it one readers will want to savor. Full of promise and possibilities, this is a rich tapestry that engages us on all levels, and which ultimately makes us believe in happy endings, even in the wake of tragedy. If you’re looking for a story that will immerse you in small town life and reminds you to open your heart to all the joys life has to offer, you’re in for a treat with RaeAnne Thayne’s Snowfall On Haven Point.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RaeAnne Thayne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Riverbend Road, Evergreen Springs, Redemption Bay, and Snow Angel Cove. Since her first book published in 1995, she has published more than 40 titles.
She has also received many honors, including six RITA Award nominations from the Romance Writers of America, a Pioneer of Romance Award and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews, and an Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers.
Prior to working as a full time novelist, she spent 15 years in journalism working as a newspaper reporter and editor. But even then, she’d spent every free moment conjuring up romantic tales in her head and couldn’t wait to put their stories down on paper.