What a beautiful story! I was in love with this one from start to finish. It’s an emotional story that pulled at my heart strings and made me smile!
Cami, our main character, has just lost her sister. She moves back home to Cape Sanctuary to help her mother and sister handle the death of her sister. While she navigates the loss of her sister and the difficult decisions that come with handling an estate, she finds herself dealing with the complicated emotions of an old flame as well.
This story takes place in a beach setting, and I really loved it. The descriptive writing brought me right to the edge of the water with the characters. While it’s an emotional read with some heavier topics of grief and loss, there’s also such an uplifting aspect to it, so I am comfortable calling this a beach read. Add this to your beach tote and read it with your toes in the sand!
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From the beloved bestselling author of Season of Wonder and The Cliff House comes a poignant and uplifting novel about forgiveness, family and all the complications—and joy — that come with it
As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up—while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited mother, Rosemary, fourteen-year-old Cami moved to LA with her attorney father. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the terrible news that Lily has drowned saving a child’s life, her mother begs her to return home to help untangle the complicated estate issues her sister left behind.
Navigating their own strained relationship, Cami readjusts to the family and community she hasn’t known for decades, including the neighbor who stands in the way of her late sister’s dream, while Violet grieves the loss of her twin and struggles to figure out who she is now, without her other half, as the little girl Lily saved pulls her back into the orbit of the man she once loved.
With poignancy and heart, RaeAnne Thayne once again delivers her charming signature blend of warmth, wit and wisdom.
Just the Facts:
Summer at the Cape by RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: HQN Books
Pub Date: April 12, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.