Dreams of the Cottage by the Sea

Rebecca Alexander

Publication Date: 04 April 2023

As the waves crash against the boat, Nicole wonders if the island will be as magical as she remembers… Will it offer her the new beginning she’s been searching for?

When Nicole finds herself in need of a new start, she instantly thinks of Morwen Island. She remembers the beautiful, remote place from her student days and, as she thinks of its cobbled streets and salty sea air, she wonders if this might be the place where she can begin again…

As she settles into island life, Nicole begins to feel like her old self. And when a knock on her cottage door brings handsome local Josh, who she remembers from her time on the island, she is instantly attracted to his charming smile. With their shared passion for the island’s wildlife, they spend more time together, and soon Nicole finds it hard to ignore her growing feelings. But is her fragile heart ready to embrace the possibility of love once more?

When Josh suggests they investigate the supposedly haunted old house where Nicole lived as a student, she is forced to put her feelings for him to one side. She recalls the past heartache she felt there all too well and, as she looks up at the crumbling old building, she wonders whether the locals are right. Does the house still have secrets to hide?

As she explores, Nicole learns about the women who lived there during the Second World War, a long-forgotten family secret, and a loss that will break her heart…

As Nicole pieces together what really happened during the war, she feels a stronger pull to the island than ever before. Will she be able to uncover what became of the women who lived in the old house? And, if she does, will she learn from their story, and open her heart to a new life with her one true love on Morwen Island?

An absolutely heartbreaking and unputdownable read, perfect for fans of gripping family dramas, and for those who enjoy the novels of Debbie Macomber, Fiona Valpy and Nancy Thayer.

What readers are saying about Rebecca Alexander:

Oh my goodnessWish I could give the book more than five stars.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Outstanding. I’ll be sorry to not have it to read tonight, but couldn’t put the book down!’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely spectacularbest I’ve read… will pull at your heartstrings.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BeautifulIt really made me smile… took me back to a special place. Wonderful.’ @surfchicksarah ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Utterly captivatingDelightful beyond words!Rain ‘N’ Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A feel good book to read on a rainy day (or anytime!). I loved it.’ Niki’s Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was fully immersed in this from the start… fascinating.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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