The Summer Cottage

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  • 9781525834233
  • 9781488036590
Advance Praise for THE SUMMER COTTAGE

“Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel.” — New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank

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 Cozy 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.
  • Graydon House Books; April 2019
  • ISBN 9781488036590
  • Title: The Summer Cottage
  • Author: Viola Shipman
  • Imprint: Graydon House
Subject categories
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  • 9781525834233
  • 9781488036590

In The Press

"Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel...[It] brings us the astounding importance of home and underscores the importance of a loving family and of having a generous heart. Grab a glass of sweet tea and enjoy! Cheers from my porch to yours!" - New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank

"The Charm Bracelet is a keeper, a novel like a rare jewel that will be passed down one generation to the next and from one book club member to the next until everyone has read this heartfelt, intergenerational story of love and forgiveness." -Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

"Shipman's charming story of finding peace in oneself, listening to your heart, and remembering all those who came before you will be welcomed by fans of Cecelia Ahern and Debbie Macomber." -Library Journal on THE CHARM BRACELET

"Rich in character and story, The Charm Bracelet is utterly charming!" -Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author

"It's packed with gorgeous scenery, time-honored wisdom, and all kinds of charm." -Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author on THE CHARM BRACELET

"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide." -Library Journal on THE HOPE CHEST

"Filled with cherished memories and treasured recipes, The Recipe Box is a touching tribute to the women and food that unite us and connect our past to the present." -Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author on THE RECIPE BOX

"Shipman's charming stories remind us how family recipe collections link generations and spark our fondest memories. Treasure them!" -Julee Rosso, author of The Silver Palate Cookbook on THE RECIPE BOX

""An easy, delightful novel." -Good Housekeeping on THE RECIPE BOX

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  • 9781525834233
  • 9781488036590