Cottage by the Sea

Cottage by the Sea

A Novel

Large Print - 2018 | First large print edition
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"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."--
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, c2018
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780525631774
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Maco
Characteristics: 459 pages


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Apr 12, 2020

I hate it when I don’t love books the way others have. I was excited to read this but found it disappointing. The book was predictable and lacked depth for me. I wasn’t a fan of the writing. I noticed that the author would repeat themselves when describing how a character felt about another character or situation. The same verbiage would be used within a few paragraphs. Unfortunately, I will not be reading this again or recommending it to others.

Jan 09, 2020

I enjoyed the story, I would read it again

ArapahoeMarcia Oct 16, 2019

I enjoyed meeting these quirky characters and following their journey toward healing. Debbie Macomber writes from the heart.

RandomLibrarian Jul 25, 2019

Review excerpt: "For the first three-quarters of the book, 'Cottage by the Sea' by Debbie Macomber was the gentle, reassuring romance I needed. Near the end I struggled with the treatment of a secondary character who suffers from mental health issues enough that it soured the book a bit for me. I still enjoyed it, but that short section frustrated me enough that it disrupted the overall romance."

Jul 10, 2019

Badly written book that romanticizes stalker like behavior and bad communication. Enjoyed some aspects but mostly tolerated it.

Jun 13, 2019

Debbie Macomber doesn't disappoint!! Sweet story and worth the time to read. You know what you are going to get but still not disappointed in it.

Apr 21, 2019

This was such a sweet story. I didn’t want it to end.

Apr 11, 2019

Those of us who read Debbie Macomber always know what we're going to get when we first open the cover of her books, but we don't ever anticipate how wonderfully we are going to get what we know to expect.

The premise of 'Cottage by the Sea' started with a true, horrific and difficult topic, especially to those of us in the Seattle area, the 2014 Oso tragedy and its reverberating effects. I applaud Debbie for tackling it, and tackling it with grace and gentleness. It could not have been easy, just as it was not easy to be reminded of it for those of us so near.

'Cottage by the Sea' is the story of tender hearts guarding themselves fiercely. You will have tears.

5 stars.

Dec 20, 2018

Hard to put down read about overcoming tragedy, finding fulfillment in a career, community & love life! I fully enjoyed this book.

Nov 26, 2018

Romance.. all ends well.. light easy read.. very unrealistic.

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