Monday, May 13, 2019

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman ~ A Stuck In Books Giveaway


From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box comes the perfect summer escape about the restorative power of family tradition, small-town community and the feel of sand between your toes.

Adie Lou Kruger’s ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Creaky Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home—complete with its own set of rules for relaxing—that she’s inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she’s facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She’s determined not to let her husband’s affair with a grad student reduce her to a cliché, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn’t love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.

But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isn’t quite the efficient home-reno experience she’s seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuck’s contentious preservation society, costly surprises and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon. One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the magic in every sunset and sandcastle.




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11 comments:

  1. I have not, but i'm always looking to read books by new authors!

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  2. I havent but this book has been on my tbr awhile it sounds so good

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  3. Yes, I read The Recipe Box and enjoyed it very much.

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  4. This is a new author to me..so no. I have not read any other books by Viola Shipman. I intend to rectify that situation as soon as possible. This book sounds very promising

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  5. I like the cover too. New author for me. Thanks for the review

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  6. I don't believe so. Looking forward to. Thank you

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  7. not yet - it sounds like a good summer read

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