Coming Home to the Cottage by the Sea
As Olivia watches the island grow larger on the horizon, she wonders if returning to this place was the right decision…
When Olivia Elliott decides to spend the summer on the remote Morwen Island where she grew up, she can’t help but wonder if returning home is a good idea. After all, she still remembers the heartbreak she left behind on those shores many years ago.
Back on the island, Olivia soon adjusts to life as an islander and rents a cottage for the summer. But, before long, she runs into her first love, Jory Trethewey, a handsome local boatbuilder who never left the remote community. And despite the fact she can still recall their painful breakup, Olivia finds she now can’t stop thinking about him…
When Jory offers to help Olivia fix up the cottage, the two begin to spend more time together. And as they renovate, they realise the house has its own secrets and they decide to put the past behind them and investigate its history.
Soon they uncover a story dating back to the Second World War, of a wounded airman who washed ashore on the island in the dead of night, and of the woman who fell in love with him, and risked everything to save his life…
As Olivia tries to find out what happened to the young woman and her airman, she finds herself frustrated by the lack of answers. What became of their story? Did risking everything for love work out for them? And, if it did, should she follow in the lovers’ footsteps, and finally trust her heart?
A totally 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.
Praise for Rebecca Alexander’s Island Cottage series:
‘Oh my goodness… Wish 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 spectacular… best I’ve read… will pull at your heartstrings.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful… It really made me smile… took me back to a special place. Wonderful.’ @surfchicksarah ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Utterly captivating… Delightful 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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐