Friday, December 9, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Review: All is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza

10th Annual

Today on the holiday bash I'm reviewing RaeAnne Thayne's really special novel, All is Bright. Fans of her Hopes Crossing series will recognize some of the costars right away and if you're a fan from the beginning you may remember the star who had a costarring role in her mother and father's novel. I hope when you read my review you'll go out and get your own copy or get one for a gift for that romance lover on your list. And don't forget to enter the 2 #giveaways sponsored by Harlequin.
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ISBN-13: 978-1335933997
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 09-20-2022
Length: 352pp
Hopes Crossing #8
Source: Publisher for Review


Return to Hope’s Crossing this Christmas in New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s latest heartwarming story of matchmaking at the holidays!

Sage McKnight is an ambitious young architect working at her father’s firm who takes on her most challenging client in Mason Tucker. The former pro baseball player is still healing from the physical and emotional scars after a plane crash left him a wheelchair-using single dad, and he’s determined not to let anyone breach his emotional defenses. Sage knows her work on Mason’s new home in Hope’s Crossing is her best work yet, and she won’t let her grumpy client prevent her from showcasing her work personally.

With Sage’s gift for taking broken things and making them better, the matchmaking talent of the quirky locals and a generous sprinkling of Christmas cheer, Mason doesn’t stand a chance against the power of this magical holiday season.

My Review:

All Is Bright
Hopes Crossing #8
RaeAnn Thayne

All is Bright is a heartwarming holiday tale about love, loss and forgiveness. It takes place in RaeAnn’s iconic Colorado town of Hopes Crossing at Christmastime and not only does it star two very deserving couples, in this series installation it’s also a fantastic catch-up for fans from Hope Crossing tales from the past. The first set of stars is Sage and Mason, fans first met Sage back in Sweet Laurel Falls and now she’s all grown up and a successful architect who inconveniently falls in love with Mason an ill-tempered wheelchair wielding ex jock who has much to live for but can’t see beyond his pain. Then we have Taryn Thorne who plays costar in Hopes Crossing #2 Woodrose Mountain as an injured teen and Charlie Beaumont who needs to learn to forgive himself.  Peppered with several special needs and mobility challenged characters readers will get a genuine real life feel to this fictional town and residents, as well as an uplifting tale full of both tragedies and joys brought to life for the audience by RaeAnn’s introspective and compassionate storytelling. Fans of this series, this author or the writings of Robyn Carr or Debbie MacComber will love this novel.

Sage McKnight is home for the holidays to spend some precious time with her family and to oversee the final phase of the Wolf Ridge renovation for former baseball star Mason Tucker. Mason is a handsome, micromanaging grumpy pain in her rump but she empathizes with his situation and admires his dedication to his daughter. She really wants to showcase the renovation for her foundation Homes for All, raising awareness for those with mobility challenges but Mason is having none of it. Now she has to figure out how to change his mind while keeping her attraction to him under wraps.

Mason Tucker’s world came crashing down two years ago when he nearly died in the helicopter crash that killed his pregnant wife and pilot and ended his major league baseball career. After months of torturous rehab Mason still has limited mobility and sometimes wonders why he was spared but knowing it was to keep his young daughter Grace from being an orphan. He decides it would be best to move himself and Grace to a property he bought years in Hope’s Crossing Colorado, but the house will need to be totally renovated to be accessible to him so he hires, Sage McKnight, a sassy beautiful architect to do the job and as is amazed and a bit horrified that she has managed to awaken feelings in him he thought died with his wife.

About the author:
New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at


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