Memories of the Cottage by the Sea
‘I loved this… Heart-warming’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was hooked… Amazing’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Stunning… Touched my heart’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful… I loved this’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely could not bring myself to put it down’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
As she inhales the salty sea air, Charlotte glimpses the island on the horizon. Seeing it after all these years still sends a shiver down her spine. Should she be returning to this place?
When teacher Charlotte Kingston is sent to close a school on an isolated Scilly Isle, it is her first time on the island since summer holidays spent there with her grandparents. But with a newly broken heart, she’s desperate to travel as far from her life on the mainland as possible.
Not long after she arrives, two visiting children find themselves in need of a place to stay when their grandmother falls ill. When Charlotte agrees to take care of the boys, she suddenly has a reason to keep the school open a little longer. With a renewed sense of purpose, Charlotte begins to connect with the local islanders who tell her more about her family.
Intrigued, Charlotte decides to decode her grandmother’s old letters from the Second World War. They reveal a story of a forbidden love that defied the darkness of war, and of a beautiful, brave young man who would risk everything for his country, even if meant losing the woman he loved…
Just as Charlotte realises the secret will change her life forever, the children’s handsome, enigmatic stepfather, Ash, arrives to take care of them. But Charlotte doesn’t trust him – he left the boys once before, why wouldn’t he do it again? But as the tension grows between them, Charlotte feels an attraction developing, too. And although she can’t stop thinking about Ash, and his soft, full lips, she’s afraid to open her heart again.
But rereading her grandmother’s story, Charlotte realises there is courage and redemption among the pages. Is this a sign that everyone deserves a second chance, maybe even Ash? And, if she is brave enough to let him in, will she be able to put her fractured heart back together once and for all?
An absolutely beautiful, emotional and unforgettable read, perfect for fans of twisting family dramas, and for those who enjoy the novels of Debbie Macomber, Fiona Valpy and Nancy Thayer.
What readers are saying about Memories of the Cottage by the Sea:
‘WOW!!!! Clear your schedules and grab the tissues as you will need them!!!… Devastatingly heartbreaking and beautiful… I was utterly glued to the pages and I could not bring myself to put it down… just when I thought I had run out of tears they started pouring out again. Will stay with me for a long time… An absolutely gorgeous, heartbreaking beautiful book!!!… Stunning… I LOVED it.’ Bookworm 86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was hooked from the first page!… Amazing… If there were 6 stars available, I’d give it 6!’ @karen_loves_reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful… I loved this… I absolutely could not bring myself to put it down once I began reading.’ Pageturners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Stunning… Touched my heart… Wonderful.’ Cindy L Spear ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Amazing… Could not stop reading this.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Gorgeous… A perfect beach read.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐