Review: The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne


Release date: March 26, 2019

Publisher: HQN

Genre: Women’s Fiction


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 they’d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them—a secret that will change their family forever. 

Bea thought she’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 she’s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Bea’s ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely upside down. 

Then there’s Daisy—sensible, rational, financially prudent Daisy. She’s never taken a risk in her life—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. 


A few years ago I became a huge fan of Thayne’s contemporary romance series, Haven Point, so when I saw she was releasing a new book with more of a women’s fiction feel I was SO interested. There is still some of her trademark sweet romance here, but it definitely explores the dynamics of the women in the Davenport family while the romance plays a much smaller role giving it a more mature vibe.

This is told via multiple viewpoints, you hear from Stella, Daisy, Bea and even Gabe, who is Daisy’s love interest. I liked hearing a males POV, I’ve not read any in Thayne’s other books and she did a great job bringing a man to life. While the relationships between the women were at the forefront of the story, each of them were also involved romantically and it was nice to see a bunch of different relationships at various stages grow and develop instead of just focusing on one. All of the characters were authentic and relatable in some way and had really interesting histories and careers, they were an intriguing bunch and really well developed.

There were some secrets sprinkled around throughout the storyline that added a fun layer and also kept me on my toes in a light mystery sort of way. From the gorgeous cover to the sweet epilogue, I was enthralled with every single page of this one. Fans of Thayne will be pleased and if you enjoy books by authors like Sarah Morgan and Jenny Hale check this one out!

The Cliff House in three words: Captivating, Endearing and Uplifting.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to Little Bird Publicity for my review copy.

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