The Cottage by the Loch
The shimmering blue-green of the loch stretches out below the window of the whitewashed cottage. Zelda gazes out at the breath-taking view before looking down again at the tattered letter in her hands, her heart aching at the words she just read. This secret will change everything…
Zelda Hicks is utterly heartbroken after the loss of her mother. It was always the two of them against the world, and now Zelda feels totally adrift. Maybe an escape to the Scottish village of Loch Cameron, with it’s beautiful, rolling hills of heather, will help Zelda heal from her grief…
On a walk around the loch one bright morning, she comes across a tiny cottage nestled on the edge of the forest. The elderly owner, Gretchen Ross, invites her in for buttery shortbread, and soon the women are laughing like old friends. Zelda feels an instant connection to Gretchen, and the knot of loneliness in her chest begins to unravel for the first time in months. After learning that Gretchen might lose the cottage that has been in her family forever, Zelda vows to help her.
She didn’t bargain on butting heads with handsome, blue-eyed Hal Cameron in the process. A stickler for tradition, Hal doesn’t know what to make of Zelda’s big city ideas. Yet Zelda can’t seem to forget Hal’s shy smile and she soon learns they might have more in common than she first thought.
But when Zelda discovers a bundle of old letters stashed in an antique wardrobe at the cottage, they lead her back to the mysterious Hal and a secret the community has covered up for decades. Now Zelda has no idea whether she can trust the man she was falling for… After all her efforts, can she save the cottage, or will uncovering the truth force her to leave Loch Cameron for good?
Fans of Susanne O’Leary, Debbie Macomber and Pamela Kelley will adore this page-turning read set in the Scottish Highlands about family secrets and starting over, from USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Kerr.
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