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Sweet Laurel Falls (Hope's Crossing Series #3)

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    check it oput!

    this is the third installment of this series by raeann thayne. this series started with an auto accident that has had a profound impact on several families. this family has lost a daughter, and the single mom just can't get past it. enter a lost love that never knew he had a daughter. the tender treatment of a love that never died, has the future looking brighter for the people involved. this is a must read if you truly love romances!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Sweet Laurel Falls by RaeAnne Thayne ISBN: 9780373776702 Maur

    Sweet Laurel Falls by RaeAnne Thayne
    ISBN: 9780373776702
    Maura McKnight-Parker wanted a vacation from Christmas.
    She runs a book/coffeehouse and is open to book clubs to meet.
    Hope's Crossing is the type of town that belongs in a snowglobe. Everything is in place and it looks so magical especially when it snows.
    The straw that broke the camel's back is when her grown daughter, Sage brings her father into the bookstore on the night of the Christmas party. Maura has had a tough year, she buried her younger daughter.
    They head to her office and she admits that Jackson Lunge is her bio father. She had tried to contact him when he went away to college. She's not seen him in twenty years and it's been quite a shock to her system.
    He's now an architect and he does lectures at college and that's where Sage had a conversation with him.
    He now plans to stick around for a few weeks to get to spend time with his daughter as it's the slow time of the year for him. He also sees his father at the bookstore, being mean and rude and when he sees him he becomes ill and falls.
    Harry agrees to be attended by EMT's and the hospital. Jackson thinks things would go back to normal if he just left.
    They each daydream about their sensual sex life as teens, the places they shared their lifes together.
    When a crises hits someone in town the angel of hope pays a call, either by giving them cash or a much needed gift, or food.
    The angel is about to be uncovered as Jackson has seen the person in action.
    Tempers flare as Sage informs them both she is taking a semester off from college. He has a plan that might work for them all and it's accepted.
    It helps them all out but it brings them all closer to one another. He's going to bid on the new town project, open an office in town and Sage can work there til the next semester to even see if she likes that type of career.
    Sage is hiding major secrets and her parents both have feelings for one another but won't even 'go there'. They each have enough going on in their lives to not further complicate matters...
    There are more turmoils ahead that can ruin many others lifes.
    Love the butterfly envelope and the significance...
    Love this series and can't wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2014

    Stories from Hope's Crossing, Colorado continue with Maura, who

    Stories from Hope's Crossing, Colorado continue with Maura, who lost her youngest daughter to a car crash just a short time ago. Now her 19 year old daughter has returned for vacation from college, with Jackson Lange, Maura's first love.  Jackson has just found out that he is Sage's father, but Maura had never told him about her.  Sage has her own secret as Maura and Jackson try to reconcile their problem pasts.  Life is also complicated by Sage's new found grandfather, Harry Lange, the most hated man in Hope's Crossing.

    I really enjoy these light romances that always have lots of serious situations and thoughts within the stories.  One thought that stuck out in this book for me was:
    "It was a philosophical point he would have to ask Reverend Wilson next time he saw him on the golf course. Hypothetically, of course.  If people helped others because they craved that feeling of satisfaction and delight, was it really selfless?  How could an act be considered altruistic if, in a roundabout fashion, somebody was just fulfilling a need inside themselves by helping someone else?" 

    This story also deals with grief, forgiveness and reconciliation.  I've come to feel that the characters are good friends and neighbors.  Looking forward to reading about more of the citizens of Hope's Crossing in the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014


    Joy. Book three is Joy, finding it after such sorrow and loss. Finding and re-inventing family after
    the loss. What a wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Already reviewed paperback version on Sunday. Sent an e-mail...

    Did not allow preview, tried to correct beginning sentence. This is third book in series, I had typed second and asked if you could correct it or if you could e-mail me back the review for me to correct but no one has answered the e-mail. Not sure why you are asking me to review two books in both hardback and paperback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    The second book in the latest series from RaeAnne Thayne

    My mother always said "No mother ever wants to outlive her own child". As Blackberry Summer ends, Sweet Laurel Falls begins a few months after the car accident that killed Layla Parker, the younger daughter of Maura McKnight-Parker. Maura, her daughter Sage, and the other people of Hope's Crossing are still coming to terms after the accident. Sage arrives home from college with the answer to a question that she was unable to answer, "Who is my Father" She meets Jackson Lange (a reknown architect, Maura's first love who left town without knowing Maura was pregnant). As the pieces fall into place, both Sage and Jackson return to Hope's Crossing. Jackson has to confront and deal with his father Harry Lange who stole his son's inheritance, Maura who never told him that he was a father, and his new feelings for Sage. As the storyline becomes more dramatic, decisions are made that will effect them all. The grief of Layla's death and the return of Jackson spark a feeling of hope for Maura and their future. The mystery of the Angel of Hope is finally solved. In an earlier review of Blackberry Summer, I mentioned that I read the books out of sequence. I would recommend reading each book in order. There are many characters that interact and it is easier to have the books flow from one to the other rather than having no idea who the characters are, their relationships, or their history. I have enjoyed each and every book. So happy when I see another book being published by RaeAnne Thayne.

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    Posted September 30, 2012

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    Posted October 5, 2012

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