Summer At Lake Haven by RaeAnne Thayne | Book Review

A few years ago, I got really sucked into RaeAnne Thayne’s Haven Point series. I binge read book after book from the series and got used to the format which basically was Christmas set book, spring/summer set book and repeat. So, when I saw Summer At Lake Haven was coming up and I guess wrapping the series, I was so excited for it. Unfortunately, I did not account for picking it up at a time when I wasn’t in a good headspace to read books. So, straight up, my frame of mind and body impacted my impression of this book.

Summer At Lake Haven is Samantha Fremont’s story, finally. Samantha and her mother Linda have been side characters in pretty much all of the previous Haven Point books. Unfortunately, Samantha’s mother, Linda, has died. And so, Samantha is living in her mother’s old house and also running the boutique. She starts to make decisions for herself without the influence of her mother’s voice. One of those decisions is adopting a dog. Anyways, the house next door to Samantha ends up being rented for the summer by single father Ian Somerhill.

When Ian’s children fall off the dock, Samantha ends up rescuing them. This ends up opening the door between Samantha and Ian. Oh and did I mention that Ian is British? He’s a professor who specializes in salmon. Also, Ian’s sister is about to become a permanent Haven Point resident and is getting married, so another reason for Ian to be in Haven Point over the summer.

I think that Summer At Lake Haven was just not the book for me. Maybe I have outgrown Haven Point? Maybe it is just that I associate this book with being ill. Usually I would read Thayne’s books in a single day but this one took me over two weeks to get through. I was not at all invested in the romance between Samantha and Ian. And that was rough because I wanted to be invested, I wanted to care more. Overall though, I think if you are a fan of Haven Point, you should give this book a shot – particularly for series closure. You may end up enjoying it so much more than I did.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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