Release Date ~ July 17, 2018
About This Book
Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager.
Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart—and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer.
Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven—and the man—she’s come to call home.
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber is by far one of the best books I've read from her. I was intrigued by the synopsis and was hooked after only reading the first page. It is captivating and engaging; heartbreaking as well as heartwarming. I cried my way through sections of it, laughed through others and overall cherished the wonder of such a deeply moving, beautiful story.
I'm adding this book to my favorite's bookshelf and I will be re-visiting it time and again. This is the highest praise I can give a book and author - the feeling as if their book is a dear friend of mine and one I will cherish throughout my lifetime.
5 + Stars
Mrs. Macomber, thank you for sharing your gift with the world.
It's a brighter place because you are in it!
I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Ms. Macomber, Ballentine Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.