The Path to Sunshine Cove

The Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

Expected publication:  March 30, 2021 – HQN

E-galley courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley


With a past like hers, Jessica Clayton feels safer in a life spent on the road. She’s made a career out of helping others downsize—because she’s learned the hard way that the less “stuff,” the better, a policy she applies equally to her relationships. But a new client is taking Jess back to Cape Sanctuary, a town she once called home…and that her little sister, Rachel, still does. The years apart haven’t made a dent in the guilt Jess still carries after a handgun took the lives of both their parents and changed everything between them.

While Jess couldn’t wait to put the miles between her and Cape Sanctuary, Rachel put down roots, content for the world—and her sister—to think she has a picture-perfect life. But with the demands of her youngest child’s disability, Rachel’s marriage has begun to fray at the seams. She needs her sister now more than ever, yet she’s learned from painful experience that Jessica doesn’t do family, and she shouldn’t count on her now.

Against her judgment, Jess finds herself becoming attached—to her sister and her family, even to her client’s interfering son, Nate—and it’s time to put everything on the line. Does she continue running from her painful past, or stay put and make room for the love and joy that come along with it? (publisher)

My take:  RaeAnne Thayne’s latest novel is a stand alone story about two sisters overcoming a horrific event that set their lives on different trajectories. When they end up in the same town Jess and Rachel are dealing with life on their own terms. Rachel is a social media influencer whose life isn’t quite as perfect as her Instagram posts would lead people to believe. Jess arrived in town to help a client declutter her large home. She didn’t expect the client’s son to make her question everything she’d done for years to protect her feelings. The Path to Sunshine Cove is a touching story of learning to rethink what’s important in life. I think fans of RaeAnne Thayne and stories about sisters will enjoy it as much as I did.


17 thoughts on “The Path to Sunshine Cove

    • Except for my blog I’m off most social media. I felt bad for her anxiety – but I think she represents a lot of people who are posting as she was – giving a perfect view of her life. That’s pressure imho. Good to see you enjoyed the book as well!


  1. I never miss reading RaeAnne’s books. She has a wonderful way of telling a story. And I am looking forward to getting my hands on this one. I will be one of the first persons to get a copy when my library get’s it on their shelves.


  2. I haven’t read anything by this author, although her name appears regularly on all the platforms I use. I like the mix of intrigue, family saga and romance which seems to be in the storyline, and I could definitely do with having Jessie stop by to help declutter my place. I really thought that lockdown would help me focus, but all I keep doing is moving stuff from one place to another!

    Nice review and a great looking and sounding book. have a peaceful weekend 🙂

    Yvonne Xx


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