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RaeAnne Thayne

Autor/a de Dancing in the Moonlight

154+ obres 5,596 Membres 259 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

RaeAnne Thayne graduated from college with a degree in journalism. She soon became a reporter for the local newspaper and quickly moved up to editor. She developed a love of romances and sold her first book in 1995. She has also won several awards and honors including: three-time Rita nominee, 2012 mostra'n més Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and 2010 RT Reviewers Choice for best Silhouette Special Edition. Her titles include: Light the Stars, A Cold Creek Secret, A Thunder Canyon Christmas, and Fortune's Woman. In 2014 her title Starstruck, as part of the book Together for Christmas, made Harlequin's Hot Romance List. RaeAnne is also the author of the Haven Point Series. The fifth book in the series, Snowfall on Haven Point, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de RaeAnne Thayne

Dancing in the Moonlight (2006) 428 exemplars
Blackberry Summer (2011) 207 exemplars
Snow Angel Cove (2014) 173 exemplars
The Cliff House (2019) 170 exemplars
Season of Wonder (2018) 159 exemplars
Sugar Pine Trail (2017) 146 exemplars
Woodrose Mountain (2011) 146 exemplars
Sweet Laurel Falls (2012) 140 exemplars
Snowfall on Haven Point (2016) 134 exemplars
Evergreen Springs (2015) 133 exemplars
Serenity Harbor (2017) 120 exemplars
Currant Creek Valley (Hqn) (2013) 120 exemplars
Riverbend Road (2016) 120 exemplars
The Sea Glass Cottage (2020) 119 exemplars
Willowleaf Lane (2013) 113 exemplars
Redemption Bay (2015) 111 exemplars
Wild Iris Ridge (2014) 109 exemplars
Christmas at Holiday House (2020) 107 exemplars
Coming Home for Christmas (2019) 94 exemplars
Light the Stars (2006) 92 exemplars
The Path to Sunshine Cove (2021) 85 exemplars
Summer at the Cape (2022) 80 exemplars
Sleigh bells ring (2021) 78 exemplars
A Little Bit Country [and] Blackberry Summer (2015) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
A Cold Creek Baby (2010) 65 exemplars
A Cold Creek Reunion (2012) 45 exemplars
Christmas in Cold Creek (2011) 43 exemplars
A Cold Creek Noel (2012) 38 exemplars
A Soldier's Secret (2008) 34 exemplars
His Second-Chance Family (2008) 32 exemplars
A Soldier's Return (2019) 32 exemplars
A Cold Creek Christmas Surprise (2013) 29 exemplars
A Brambleberry Summer (2021) 28 exemplars
The Holiday Gift (2016) 27 exemplars
The Christmas Ranch (2014) 24 exemplars
The Cafe at Beach End (2023) 24 exemplars
Christmas at the Shelter Inn (2023) 22 exemplars
A Mother's Love (3-in-1) (2008) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
In Too Deep (Loveswept #833) (1997) 12 exemplars
Freefall (2003) 12 exemplars
Fireworks (Loveswept, No 862) (1997) 10 exemplars
A Haven Point Beginning (2020) 9 exemplars
Wild Streak (Loveswept) (1996) 8 exemplars
The Mating Game (Loveswept) (1996) 8 exemplars
Starstruck (2006) 6 exemplars
A Cold Creek Noel [with bonus story 'A Very Crimson Christmas'] (2017) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Café at Beach End (2023) 3 exemplars
All I Want For Christmas (2016) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Kärlekens vägar 1 exemplars
Outlaw Hartes (2015) 1 exemplars
Harlequin Special Edition July 2021 Box Set 1 of 2 (2021) — Autor — 1 exemplars
L'Enfant blessé (2003) 1 exemplars
Christmas Holiday 1 exemplars
Serenity Harbor 1 exemplars
A Christmas Song 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Together for Christmas [4-in-1] (2014) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
Never Let Go [with bonus book: 'A Soldier's Secret'] (2013) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions59 exemplars
Safe Harbor [with bonus book: ’A Cold Creek Homecoming'] (2014) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
A Sweet Life: Box Set (2014) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
A Love Beyond Words [with bonus story 'Shelter from the Storm'] (2016) — Autor, algunes edicions19 exemplars
The Ghost Groom (Texas Titan Romances) (2018) — Pròleg — 2 exemplars
So spielt das Herz (4-in-1) (2015) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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On par with the romantic women's fiction genre. The main characters consistently fret over a relationship that is obviously going to work out just fine. The setting in a senior living center adds some humor and variety.
bookappeal | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 1, 2023 |
I received this book for free, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

She disliked the holidays anyway and she especially disliked being here, filled with memories and ghosts and regret.

After she receives a text that just says “Help” from her younger sister, Natalie knows she needs to go back home. McKenna has been put on bed rest for the rest of her pregnancy and with an aunt that is recovering from a leg injury, Natalie is needed to help McKenna with her two little girls and the family's business, the Shelter Inn. Ever since Natalie's mom and older brother died and their father abandoned them, Natalie has been a nomad traveling the world, finding it too painful to be at home with all the memories. Now, this Christmas season, she's going to have to confront those painful feelings and the growing ones for her brother's bestfriend who keeps finding ways to rescue her.

If she wasn’t careful, she might find herself falling head over heels for Griffin.

Christmas at Shelter Inn was a story that definitely delivered the festive atmosphere but it also definitely dropped trauma after trauma; I'm talking the old tv show Party of Five trauma levels. Any and all content and trigger warnings for what felt more like book club fiction (if your book club is full of holiday masochists) than romance. Natalie left home because of a painful childhood of having her mother die of breast cancer when she was sixteen, having her father take off to Alaska because of his grief and basically abandoning his three kids to their mother's aunt, and an older brother that became an alcoholic because of his grief and ultimately died in an avalanche. If you're not satisfied with that barrel of laughs, the love interest for Natalie, Griffin, is semi-shunned in town because his alcoholic father killed not only himself but four teens in a drunk driver incident and is divorced after he and his ex-wife went through the death of their baby being stillborn.

She laughed and he thought how lovely she was, there in the wintry moonlight.

So, yes, these two have a lot of baggage and emotional trauma to work through but Natalie gets the load of page time with Griffin's side not really coming in until the latter half of the story. Weaved around all these trauma issues are elements of that festive atmosphere I mentioned, shopping at a Christmas Market, watching a choir sing carols, snowy walks, the joy of putting up inflatable decorations, and hot chocolate and cookies. It was cozy atmosphere with holy god that's traumatic, especially when you add in the fear of miscarriage because her sister experienced two prior ones, Natalie thinking her sister's husband is wanting to abandon his family, Natalie's friendship issues with Griffin's younger sister who also dated her deceased older brother, and then Natalie's father showing back up to spend Christmas with them.

He looked down at her, his blue eyes suddenly warm. For one glittery, breathless moment, he looked as if he wanted to kiss her. He might have even leaned down slightly before he seemed to check the movement and step away.

I found the romance to be fairly weak without much depth, as the focus was more on Natalie's issues. Around the midway point, they kiss (only a few kisses for steam here) but Natalie doesn't see a reason to invest in the relationship because she can't wait to leave home and the pain it causes her to be here. Griffin does have povs but they're mostly him thinking about how to put a stop to his grandma trying to set him up with Natalie but also thinking he's attracted to Natalie. The second half becomes Natalie coming to terms with the past (catching her father kiss someone that threw her and me into a tailspin) and accepting that she has feelings for Griffin. The last fifteen percent has both saying they love each other but I can't say I bought into it, there was no real building blocks for their relationship.

People did change, she thought as they returned to the party. Maybe she had changed. Maybe the perfect life she had created for herself no longer met her needs as it once had. Maybe, just maybe, she was ready for something else—if she could find the courage to reach for it.

Along with the ending I love you, there's a snowstorm that creates some havoc, a situation that leads to our doctor Griffin being able to finally work through his pain of losing his child, and an epilogue that shows a future happily ever after. The romance felt a distance second place to the issues Natalie had to work through and there wasn't enough depth to the main couple's relationship for me. However, if you're looking for the combo of festive atmosphere and trauma (they could be out there!) consider this the snow globe of trauma you'd want to be in.
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WhiskeyintheJar | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 27, 2023 |
Nat’s sister sends her a text, Help!, and Nat comes running. McKenna is in the late stages of her pregnancy and is on doctored ordered bed rest. Nat is going to help with her two young nieces while the dad is working overtime. She also needs to assist her aunt with running the Shelter Inn, a place for senior living. On her way there in a rental car, Nat slides off the road in a storm. She is rescued by a handsome man who turns out to be a doctor as well as an old family friend. And then we get into the best part of the story. Old secrets, past hurts, past and current attractions, reconnecting with family, and more all are seamlessly woven into this delightful and heartwarming Christmas story. The characters are well developed and real, complete with good facets and some flaws. The story unfolds with beguiling aspects, keeping up readers’ interest. This well written tale is good Christmas entertainment.… (més)
Maydacat | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 20, 2023 |
RaeAnne Thayne certainly knows how to create stories with small-town charm and engaging characters. She has done it again with her book, Christmas at the Shelter Inn. The characters were well-drawn with just enough angst to tug at your heartstrings and make the story interesting. Natalie and Griffin were wonderful main characters, and they were surrounded by many delightful secondary ones, including Natalie’s nieces, Griffin’s grandmother, and a whole host of senior citizens at the Shelter Inn. This is a tale of family, forgiveness, and second chances. If you love small-town heartwarming Christmas stories, you’ll enjoy this one.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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swissgranny | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Oct 27, 2023 |



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