Date: 26th March 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Litte Bird Publicity via NetGalley
The Cliff House is a really wonderful read – I think my favorite from this author. It abounds with love and family and care for the wider community.
Stella is a middle school teacher, a “mother” to her two nieces and a beloved foster mother to many another child. But… she is only forty and she hankers for her own child.
Her two nieces are now grown women, a credit to her and themselves – yet some things are not yet sorted. Bea is a great mother to Mari, born of a marriage to a rock star, that has long since ended and she is so ready to move on. Daisy is a talented financial advisor and accountant, but a little tight and buttoned up. She carries some secrets and surprises though.
The story explores the issues of the importance of foster care, and for each of the women a second chance at becoming firstly more themselves and secondly a relationship for each of them that promises to be very fulfilling.
It was a story I just kept reading, there is an adorable dog or two, women who care about each other and men who each have their strengths and abilities to be there for the women they have come to love. A secret here and there, past mistake, some tension and loss, and some big hearted giving.
This stand alone book is RaeAnne Thayne’s first ever book in hardcover and it is certainly worthy of it.