* Review * SEASON OF WONDER by RaeAnne Thayne

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* Review * SEASON OF WONDER by RaeAnne ThayneSeason of Wonder by RaeAnne Thayne
Series: Haven Point
Published by HQN Books on September 25, 2018
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It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?

Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible.

Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.

As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…


Small-town life at it’s best! With another book in the ever-popular Haven Point series by RaeAnne Thayne, we meet a new family that is moving to town and trying to settle in after leaving big city life and problems. The family was quick to grab my attention and the turmoil that starts to flow keeps it. Small town life can be a blessing or a curse depending on how well you want to fit in and how many secrets you are hoping don’t come out! An enjoyable addition to the series.

When tragedy strikes Dani Capelli’s relatively young life yet again, she finds the need to bury her head in the sand and start anew. With her two daughters, this New York native sets out to start over in Haven Point, Idaho with the wonderful position she’s been given taking over some of the town veterinarian’s duties as he eases into retirement. One rebellious teenager and one clingy six year old make for an interesting mix in this new town.

Deputy sheriff Ruben Morales obiously knows the Capelli’s because Dani is working with his dad at the clinic, but he’s not sure what to make of them yet. She seems to keep herself separate from the town a lot even though she’s supposed to be settling in. When her teenage daughter starts getting into trouble, Ruben is the one to step up with a helping hand. There’s more to this family than meets the eye, and he’s really starting to like them, so he’s making it his mission to make sure they see what a great place Haven Point can be … especially around Christmas!


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