Sugar Pine Trail: a Review





Fans of the wildly popular Haven Point series won’t want to miss SUGAR PINE TRAIL (HQN Books; on-sale October 2017), the latest novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne. In this heartwarming holiday romance, unexpected attraction between two polar opposites might just make for the best match yet.
Haven Point librarian Julia Winston has spent most of her life taking care of other people. Now she’s 32 years old and feeling restless for the first time, banging around a big empty house with no one to share it with. In an effort to break free from her life of quiet complacency, Julia finds herself making a list of all the things she wants to do while she still has the chance—including getting a puppy, learning to ski, and kissing someone under the mistletoe. That someone, however, is most certainly not Jamie Caine, a military pilot who is temporarily renting a room in Julia’s home. Wary of Jamie’s blinding good looks and his reputation as the town’s resident heartbreaker, Julia puts up all her charm defenses, while the handsome pilot tries his best to steer clear of his mousy landlady (who, he has to admit, has some pretty stunning eyes).
But when Julia suddenly finds herself taking care of two young brothers in need, she and Jamie will come together to make an unforgettable holiday for the boys. Along the way, Jamie will learn that Julia has more spunk than she lets on, and Julia will realize that Jamie has more depth than she gave him credit for. Together, this unlikely pair will discover they have more in common than they ever imagined—all while fighting a powerful attraction that becomes more andmore difficult to deny.
Set against a backdrop of mistletoe, lakeside lights, and Haven Point’s stunning snowy mountains, SUGAR PINE TRAIL makes for perfect winter reading this holiday season.


This is my second book in the Haven Point Series.  I read Serenity Harbor earlier in the year.  One of the things I have loved about these books is how Haven Point isn’t just the setting, it becomes a character in the book as well, and one that we get to revisit time and time again.

I love how Raeanne intertwines the characters in the town in the books, yet they are all completely stand alone novels. I jumped into the series in book 6, and I don’t feel as though I missed a beat.  Granted, I want to go back and read all of the other Haven Point books to get to know the town even better than I do.

Sugar Pine Trail focuses on the town librarian who falls for one of the towns infamous brothers, who apparently appear in many of the Haven Point books.  So I guess now I really need to settle myself deeper into the town of Haven Point.  See you later, I’m going to take that house on the water right there………


Thank you to Little Bird Publishing for sending me a copy of Sugar Pine Trail in exchange for my review.


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