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Come stay awhile at Brambleberry House, a place infused with acceptance, healing and heart--as only RaeAnne Thayne can imagine it. His Second-Chance Family Julia Blair spent many happy summers at Cannon Beach and fell hard for sweet local boy Will Garrett. Now the for-rent sign at Brambleberry House seems like a wonderful omen for widowed Julia and her young children. Come stay awhile at Brambleberry House, a place infused with acceptance, healing and heart--as only RaeAnne Thayne can imagine it. His Second-Chance Family Julia Blair spent many happy summers at Cannon Beach and fell hard for sweet local boy Will Garrett. Now the for-rent sign at Brambleberry House seems like a wonderful omen for widowed Julia and her young children. She craves the warmth she once felt in Brambleberry House--and in Will's arms. But before he can embrace his first love, he'll have to lay down the burden of the past and open his heart again. A Soldier's Secret Struggling to rebuild her business and her life, Anna Galvez knows she's fortunate to have inherited Brambleberry House as her rock-solid base. When she finds a handsome new tenant in injured army pilot Harry Maxwell, Anna thinks her luck--in love, at least--might be changing. Until the lieutenant's story begins to unravel...


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Come stay awhile at Brambleberry House, a place infused with acceptance, healing and heart--as only RaeAnne Thayne can imagine it. His Second-Chance Family Julia Blair spent many happy summers at Cannon Beach and fell hard for sweet local boy Will Garrett. Now the for-rent sign at Brambleberry House seems like a wonderful omen for widowed Julia and her young children. Come stay awhile at Brambleberry House, a place infused with acceptance, healing and heart--as only RaeAnne Thayne can imagine it. His Second-Chance Family Julia Blair spent many happy summers at Cannon Beach and fell hard for sweet local boy Will Garrett. Now the for-rent sign at Brambleberry House seems like a wonderful omen for widowed Julia and her young children. She craves the warmth she once felt in Brambleberry House--and in Will's arms. But before he can embrace his first love, he'll have to lay down the burden of the past and open his heart again. A Soldier's Secret Struggling to rebuild her business and her life, Anna Galvez knows she's fortunate to have inherited Brambleberry House as her rock-solid base. When she finds a handsome new tenant in injured army pilot Harry Maxwell, Anna thinks her luck--in love, at least--might be changing. Until the lieutenant's story begins to unravel...

30 review for Brambleberry House: His Second-Chance Family / A Soldier's Secret

  1. 5 out of 5

    Terri Wino

    This book contained numbers two and three in the Women of Brambleberry House series. His Second-Chance Family was the story of Julia and Will, who were teen first loves that reconnect many years later after Will's heartbreaking loss and Julia's own troubles of loss and concern for her children. I loved the way these two characters got to know each other all over again as the people they had become from their circumstances. The story felt true and the characters felt real. A Soldier's Secret was An This book contained numbers two and three in the Women of Brambleberry House series. His Second-Chance Family was the story of Julia and Will, who were teen first loves that reconnect many years later after Will's heartbreaking loss and Julia's own troubles of loss and concern for her children. I loved the way these two characters got to know each other all over again as the people they had become from their circumstances. The story felt true and the characters felt real. A Soldier's Secret was Anna and Max's story. Anna has trust issues from past hurts and Max is keeping a secret from her that could destroy the sweet connection they're starting to develop. This story could have become very melodramatic and out there, but -- as is always the case with this author -- there's just enough angst to keep this going without zooming over the top or ending with an unbelievable redemption. These stories (and the first book of the series, The Daddy Makeover) have a sweet old lady who is deceased that is pretty much the driving force for these stories. Abigail and her dog Conan, who was inherited by two of the ladies in these stories, along with her Victorian home (Brambleberry House) are a huge part of these books and wonderful characters themselves. I continue to love this author's work for the sweet, realistic stories she writes that also just happen to have a love story in them. She creates great characters that never seem to be cookie-cutter or redundant, even though they may be similar to others in her other books. So far every book I've read by RaeAnne Thayne has felt fresh and original with characters I fell for from the outset.

  2. 4 out of 5

    CD {Boulder Blvd}

    I didn't pay attention and this is actually a reprint of two books published in 2008. Plus it's also books #2 and #3 in the series. There is a prior book which while reading the first story in this book, I thought there had to be one - so I looked it up. Should have done that in the first place! (Picture V-8 palm to forehead). I think some of the gaps in the background were explained in book #1 and it would have helped the character development, etc. Definitely felt like I got dropped into the m I didn't pay attention and this is actually a reprint of two books published in 2008. Plus it's also books #2 and #3 in the series. There is a prior book which while reading the first story in this book, I thought there had to be one - so I looked it up. Should have done that in the first place! (Picture V-8 palm to forehead). I think some of the gaps in the background were explained in book #1 and it would have helped the character development, etc. Definitely felt like I got dropped into the middle of the story. I found both books to be a little too slow, a little too boring and a little too cliche. Nothing critically wrong, just nothing special. In fact there was a big gap in time for me between reading the two stories as I couldn't get my interest up. I did find in book #3 that it was definitely a little too contrived that the best friends are conveniently gone while Anna is going through the emotional impact of the trial. I also found that with the exception of one scene that all the info relating to the trial of her employee's fraud to be "all tell" and "no show". And Max not telling Anna who he really was before he slept with her was a big negative. Hard to support that type of stupidity in your leading male character. This was really more like a 2.5 stars rounded up...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    This was so schmaltzy that I could have used it to make a million matzo balls.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    Both stories about Brambleberry House were an enjoyable read. My favorite was the spirit of Aunt Abigail. The love that flowed through he house and those in it was awesome. Curl up with a nice cup of coffee and enjoy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chanel Sharp

    We would like to say beforehand that if you like one or both these books that we are more than happy for you. That said we had some complaints, but since that goes into spoiler territory we will start with the good. This is two books in one from The Women of Brambleberry House. The second and third, and no we have not read the first, but it does not feel like you need to. The similarities between all of them are what in our opinion we bound to be the good point. The settings were well writing. To We would like to say beforehand that if you like one or both these books that we are more than happy for you. That said we had some complaints, but since that goes into spoiler territory we will start with the good. This is two books in one from The Women of Brambleberry House. The second and third, and no we have not read the first, but it does not feel like you need to. The similarities between all of them are what in our opinion we bound to be the good point. The settings were well writing. To the point, we felt that we were actually there and that mom liked being there. (To the point she was thinking of packing her bags and moving.) The characters were well fleshed out and the stories had some great thought behind. The last thing we both loved was the dog. He had a human quality, which my mom can completely understand as someone who constantly anthropomorphizes me, that we both loved and respected. Okay, so we told you all the good stuff, now, if we may? We have some stuff to air. (view spoiler)[ Mom would like to say that she has nothing against RaeAnne Thayne or anyone who read this book. So let's start with the first book. His-Second Chance Family. A mom and her two twins move back to the coast and find the Brambleberry house has an apartment space for rent. The mom/heroine Julia Blair used to come here for vacation and new the old woman who owned the house. She decided's to rent it. Along the way, she makes friends with the two landlords, who use to know the old lady, Abigail. She also meets her old crush Will, our hero. Mom feels she should say every female in the house things Abigail's ghost still and is trying to hook everyone up. The dog, Conan, is in on it and helping. (The author sets it up so it seems like Abigail's ghost is there.) What the problem. The story does not pace well, for the type of story it is trying to tell. Will had family who died and he can't get over it. The books do really well for the first two thirds with the pacing. Then it just jumps off a cliff to wrap everything up. Will get over his grief by realizing Abigail want's him with Julia and boom problem solved. With the amount of emotion this character had, it just seemed to "easy"? (Mom does not know if that is the word.) It was to the point that once mom finished the first book she was not interested in finishing the second. (This book was a challenge so she felt she had to, otherwise, in all honesty, she would not have.) The second book, A Solider's Secret, was a little better. Mom forgot to mention that Will was a hard character to see someone falling in love with, well with Harry, the hero of this book, it seemed more believable. Anyway. Anna, our heroine in this book, is looking for a tenant and ends up with our hero Harry. (Anna is one of the landladies.) Harry is a wounded soldier who has come to Brambleberry House for some recovery time. Harry is also keeping a secret he is Abigails nephew and has come to see if Anna swindled Brambleberry house from Abigail before she died. At the same time, Anna is dealing with a coworker who scammed her and her clients out of some serious cash. This, in turn, has left Anna with some trust issues. We would like to say the pacing in this one also has problems with one of the same ones being that the climax comes to fast. Thow the resolve is a little easier to understand. It makes little more sense with Harry connection with Abigail and the all telling letter. At the same time, mom felt the story suffered from one or two weird plot point. First of Harry seems unlikeable in the beginning due to is pin-ball reasons for why he is spying on Anna. Second why did Conan stop Harry from speaking? Why? Why would Abigail not want Harry to tell Anna the truth? (Honestly Mom can think up couple reasons plot and author wise why this may have been, but at the end it just doesn't make sense.) Lastly Anna seemed to get to mad to fast. Mom is not promoting lying, but not ever one has to tell the whole truth to a stranger. Though Anna does get brownie point at the end when she calms down and thinks it out. (hide spoiler)] Mom would like to read another book RaeAnne Thayne, she felt over all RaeAnne Thayne had great potential to be an author mom might like. (It just felt like she need more pages to tell her story.) As for these two stories the climaxing of plot/ bad pacing lead to the books not feeling like a complete read. If you like them great, but mom and I do not think these books are our cup of tea.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This book contains two related stories: His Second Chance Family and A Soldier’s Secret, that are books 2 and 3 in the series. The house has been left to two women by the former owner, Abigail, and they rent out part of the house to help cover the costs and maintenance of the property. Julia has returned to Cannon Beach where she spent many happy summers to take a teaching job and take care of her two children. She is surprised to find her summer romance boyfriend of many years ago, Will, workin This book contains two related stories: His Second Chance Family and A Soldier’s Secret, that are books 2 and 3 in the series. The house has been left to two women by the former owner, Abigail, and they rent out part of the house to help cover the costs and maintenance of the property. Julia has returned to Cannon Beach where she spent many happy summers to take a teaching job and take care of her two children. She is surprised to find her summer romance boyfriend of many years ago, Will, working as a carpenter on the house. He is still broken by the loss of his wife and child, but slowly Julia and Will begin to find a way back to each other, with the help of the house, Abigail’s dog, and possibly Abigail’s ghost. The second story in the book involves Anna, one of the new owners and a soldier who comes to rent part of the house. She does not know that Max is hiding the fact that he is family to Abigail and has been sent by his mother to spy and find out why he did not inherit the property while he recovers from his injuries from a helicopter crash. He is trying to figure out where to go with his life as his military career may be over. Once again Abigail’s spirit and her dog play a role in getting Anna and Max together but his secret may make everything fall apart.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    I have yet to read a book by RaeAnne Thayne that I did not love and Brambleberry House is no exception. In His Second-Chance Family Will Garrett is wallowing in grief over the loss of his wife and daughter. Though it has been two years, his heart is encased in concrete that noone can break through. Julia Blair arrives at Brambleberry House with her two children to escape her grief and start over. Read the book and find out how Will and Julia are able to help each other. In A Soldier's Secret Harr I have yet to read a book by RaeAnne Thayne that I did not love and Brambleberry House is no exception. In His Second-Chance Family Will Garrett is wallowing in grief over the loss of his wife and daughter. Though it has been two years, his heart is encased in concrete that noone can break through. Julia Blair arrives at Brambleberry House with her two children to escape her grief and start over. Read the book and find out how Will and Julia are able to help each other. In A Soldier's Secret Harry Maxwell temporarily moves into Brambleberry House for some detective work of his own. What he didn't count on was his attraction to Anna Galvez, one of the co-owners. I loved both of these stories and hated for the book to end.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tammi Kendall

    Welcome to Brambleberry house! This is two wonderful stories in one book. in the first story we find a widowed woman with twins move back to the house she remembers visiting as a child. she falls back in love with the guy who first captured her heart as a teenager. She helps him cope with losing fist wife and daughter in a car crash. In the second story we have Max and Anna. max moves into the house under disguise to see if the two women who had inherited his aunts house are gold diggers. He soo Welcome to Brambleberry house! This is two wonderful stories in one book. in the first story we find a widowed woman with twins move back to the house she remembers visiting as a child. she falls back in love with the guy who first captured her heart as a teenager. She helps him cope with losing fist wife and daughter in a car crash. In the second story we have Max and Anna. max moves into the house under disguise to see if the two women who had inherited his aunts house are gold diggers. He soon finds out how wrong he is. I highly recommend this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Karen Geurts

    His second chance family was a good story. Julia and Will were meant for each other, even though it took some time to overcome their past losses. They made it work. I love the HEA. A soldier's secret was a great story. I loved Anna and Max's story. They work together beautifully. There were some struggles, but they overcame them. I think Abigail and Conan were my favorite characters. His second chance family was a good story. Julia and Will were meant for each other, even though it took some time to overcome their past losses. They made it work. I love the HEA. A soldier's secret was a great story. I loved Anna and Max's story. They work together beautifully. There were some struggles, but they overcame them. I think Abigail and Conan were my favorite characters.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janeiowa

    Includes this story about a widow with 7 yr old twins and a widower she knew years ago during a summer at Cannon Beach and a story called Soldier's Scret. Both involve Brambleberry House and the two women who inherited it. I'm reviewing Soldier's Secret as a separate Kindle title. Includes this story about a widow with 7 yr old twins and a widower she knew years ago during a summer at Cannon Beach and a story called Soldier's Scret. Both involve Brambleberry House and the two women who inherited it. I'm reviewing Soldier's Secret as a separate Kindle title.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Judy

    Great read! As always Raeanne Thane has managed to captivate the many different emotions of love and friendships. I have to pace myself to not read a series all at once, but she manages to pull you in as if you are there inside each story!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Van Camp

    Loved this , glad I picked it up. Light hearted and a breeze. Great story.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne Dembenski

    Sweet Tale Loved this book. Julia and Anna's stories are so different yet give you a look at how love can be found in the most unexpected way Sweet Tale Loved this book. Julia and Anna's stories are so different yet give you a look at how love can be found in the most unexpected way

  14. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    Brambleberry house I loved this story about love, friendship and a ghost. The writer makes you feel what the characters feel. This is a good book to read on the beach.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mum

    A pair to complete the series! Enjoyable.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Katie Bishop

    love this book this is my second time reading it and I just love the twins and the dog but the love everyone has for a person they all once knew is breathtaking

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    This was obviously an earlier book/books from RaeAnne Thayne as her later books are much improved. These two stories were "ok" but the conflicts got wrapped up way way too quickly. This was obviously an earlier book/books from RaeAnne Thayne as her later books are much improved. These two stories were "ok" but the conflicts got wrapped up way way too quickly.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Two great stories. Love this author.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Renaudin

    Sweet romance rayanne thayne does romance very well. She tells stories with much heart and loads of soul. Very good read. Enjoy.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Suze

    BRAMBLEBERRY HOUSE A house with a ghost (with an agenda)- a dog to help carry out her plans and two unsuspecting friends. This is a wonderful whimsical romance book - loved it!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Holly Guptill-Symonds

    Very short and sweet story. Love lost. Love found. Healing and friendship. Perfect weekend read. 📖

  22. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Great characters and great story. Will and Julia are so lovable and Brambleberry House is wonderful. Love the series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Booker

    Really enjoy this series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    What's not to love? A perfect blend of characters - broken hearts, downcast souls, children, and a dog that is a little to human. ❤️ What's not to love? A perfect blend of characters - broken hearts, downcast souls, children, and a dog that is a little to human. ❤️

  25. 4 out of 5

    Averill Blatchford

    Great book(s)! Just what I needed at this time. Who doesn’t like happy endings? Keep up the good work.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Brambleberry House is by RaeAnne Thayne. It is a wonderful two books in one. Both books revolve around wonderful Brambleberry house which was bequeathed to Anna Galvez and Sage Benedetto by Abigail Dandridge. Now the girls were looking to rent parts of it out. His Second Chance Family is about Will Garrett and Julia Blair. Julia has come back to Cannon Beach to start anew. Her daughter has just finished treatment for leukemia and had a bone barrow transfusion from her twin brother. While Maddie Brambleberry House is by RaeAnne Thayne. It is a wonderful two books in one. Both books revolve around wonderful Brambleberry house which was bequeathed to Anna Galvez and Sage Benedetto by Abigail Dandridge. Now the girls were looking to rent parts of it out. His Second Chance Family is about Will Garrett and Julia Blair. Julia has come back to Cannon Beach to start anew. Her daughter has just finished treatment for leukemia and had a bone barrow transfusion from her twin brother. While Maddie was undergoing treatment, Julia’s husband had left and was killed in an accident. Now the widow had taken a job teaching at Cannon Beach and was looking for a place to rent. When she came to the street her parents had rented a cottage on every summer, she found Abigail’s house had a for rent sign out. She was delighted. Abigail had made her feel more than welcome during those summers and she needed Abigail’s love even more now. To her shock, she found Will Garrett, her first love, working on the house. He told her Abigail had died and she would have to see Sage or Anna about the apartment. Julia was disturbed to find Will rude and unfriendly to her. Why was he like that? Could she live here knowing he was just down the street? Would the ladies give her the apartment with two children in tow? One ray of sunshine was Conan, Abigail’s dog, who was still there and who took to the children right away. A Soldier’s Secret is the second book. It is about Max and Anna. Sage has married and moved out of the house. Julia and Will are engaged and Julia will soon move out. Now Anna has Sage’s apartment to rent out. Luckily a soldier who is recuperating from injuries received in Afghanistan needed a place to stay for a few months. At least that was one headache she didn’t have now. However, the manager of her second book store in nearby Lincoln City had been embezzling from her and was on trial. He was trying to make it look like she was involved which endangered all her belongings. She was at the trial every day and it was weighing heavily on her. Conan takes to the soldier immediately and as she gets to know him, so does Anna. Will the secret he carries completely break her? Will it destroy the feelings between them?

  27. 5 out of 5

    JoAnn M

    Two stories in one book about the women of Brambleberry House. "His Second-Chance Family" finds single mom Julia Blair returning to Cannon Beach, where she spent her teenage summers, and had a little romance with local boy Will Garrett. Will is now a widower with a broken heart, having lost his wife and young daughter in an accident. With Julia's frail daughter bringing back memories of his, can Will move forward to get his second chance at love? I loved the parts with the nudges from the late f Two stories in one book about the women of Brambleberry House. "His Second-Chance Family" finds single mom Julia Blair returning to Cannon Beach, where she spent her teenage summers, and had a little romance with local boy Will Garrett. Will is now a widower with a broken heart, having lost his wife and young daughter in an accident. With Julia's frail daughter bringing back memories of his, can Will move forward to get his second chance at love? I loved the parts with the nudges from the late former owner of Brambleberry House (yep, a ghostly matchmaker) and her dog. I had read "A Soldier's Secret" previously and liked it a lot, which led me to seek out more stories in this series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Maureen Hubley

    A wonderful story of second chances.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Two warm, lovely stories of people who have been injured by life and, with the help of a ghost and her dog, find the peace and love they deserve. The setting is perfect, the characters are fully delineated and the slow building love warms you through. You should read The Daddy Makeover first so you don't miss any of this wonderful series. Two warm, lovely stories of people who have been injured by life and, with the help of a ghost and her dog, find the peace and love they deserve. The setting is perfect, the characters are fully delineated and the slow building love warms you through. You should read The Daddy Makeover first so you don't miss any of this wonderful series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ann Boytim

    Two good stories in one book Brambleberry House used to belong to Abigail and she left it to two women who became very good friends. Abigail's dog seems to be her "medium" and Abigails ghost seems to move through the house. Abigail had plans for everyone involved in her life and means to make sure those plans are carried out. Two good stories in one book Brambleberry House used to belong to Abigail and she left it to two women who became very good friends. Abigail's dog seems to be her "medium" and Abigails ghost seems to move through the house. Abigail had plans for everyone involved in her life and means to make sure those plans are carried out.

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