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Review: Blackberry Summer

Hott Synopsis

“Fun and excitement are coming your way.”

When you’re putting your faith in a fortune cookie, assume your life has hit a new low.

That’s exactly where Claire Bradford’s faith is placed when she’s walking into her bead shop one morning and can think of nothing except how she’s going to finally make her business go. Then she realizes that she’s been robbed. She doesnt even hesitate to call in her best friend’s little brother – town troublemaker turned chief of police – Riley McKnight.

This can’t be right. The fortune cookie said ‘fun and exciting’. There is just no way.

Then things get worse.

Hott Review

I really enjoyed this book! The hope and love that was shown not only by Claire but also the other residents of this small town brought tears to my eyes. I genuinely loved watching the characters heal – physically and mentally – through the trauma.

This was was first book by RaeAnne Thayne but it definitely won’t be my last.

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Rating: A
Steam: Adult — there is some steamy kissing and imagery that wouldn’t be appropriate for a younger teen or the sheltered


This book was not on my to-read list.

Well, not until I saw a review done my Sherry on Goodreads. Like Sherry I had been going through a period of a readers’ slump and just could not find anything that really pulled me in. In fact I had several half finished books just waiting for me to finish them.

Reading Sherry’s review actually got me excited about a book and I quickly picked it up and gulped it down.

Thank you very much, Sherry!!

My Review

My Review

Author Bio:

I’m not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer.

Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged.

After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist.

Through it all — through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor — I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love.

I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try — their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 30 books later, I’ve come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the “that’s-it!” feeling I get when a story is flowing.

I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains.

Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can’t imagine my life any other way.

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