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Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne ~ a Review

by MK French

Jessica Clayton spent life on the road, making a career out of helping others downsize. A new client is in Cape Sanctuary, where her younger sister still lives with her husband and children. Rachel's marriage is stressed, but she knows better than to lean on Jessica for help. As for Jessica, she's starting to get attached to others in spite of herself and will have to figure out what she really wants to do. 

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Path to Sunshine Cove
March 2021; HQN, 978-1335665430
audio, ebook, print (336 pages); romance
Jess and her sister Rachel had parents who were poor role models, so Jess tried to make it so she didn't have relationships at all and Rachel tried to rely on only herself. Neither are particularly healthy outlooks on life. Jess went from job to job to job, rarely even visiting her sister's family, all of her energy spent on her business helping people declutter their homes in anticipation of moving or downsizing. This way, there weren't any emotional attachments or chance of disappointment. Rachel turned into an Instagram influencer, one of those Mommy bloggers who makes everything from scratch and has to look perfect while taking care of three children under seven. On top of that, her youngest has autism, with sensory issues, little ability to speak despite nearly being three, and having tantrums whenever frustrated.

Neither lifestyle is sustainable. Jess makes attachments in spite of herself, enjoying her client's company and having an attraction to her son. Rachel is close to her breaking point, and it's only Jess pointing that out which makes her realize it. Confronting each others' fears means that the sisters aren't as awkward around each other, and are able to let go of the pain they had grown up with and internalized. It's only by embracing family and important people in their lives that they can move on. This is most dramatic for Jess, until we reach our happily ever after at the end.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and a golden retriever. 

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