The Girl in the Cottage by the Sea

Rebecca Alexander

Amber gazes towards the shining sea from the doorway of Beehive Cottage, clutching the old book in her hands. Its yellowed pages tell the tale of another woman who lost everything, but found hope and healing here. Can broken-hearted Amber find a second chance too?

Devastated when her wedding is called off and an injury ruins her career as a violinist, Amber escapes to her parents’ holiday home on a beautiful windswept island. The charming cottage is falling apart, and Amber loses herself in the renovations. But then she meets Kai, a young boy who is seriously ill, and who loves music. Amber is determined to help him, and as she teaches him to play, she can feel herself coming back to life.

Inspired by Kai and the stories she discovers about the cottage’s past, Amber’s passion for music re-ignites. And she can’t help but feel sparks fly between her and red-haired builder Ben, too. But will their budding romance be crushed under the judgment of the islanders, who are protective of Ben and wary of newcomer Amber? Or will the discovery of a wartime romance that blossomed in the cottage despite all the odds inspire Amber to fight for her own love story?

Then Kai needs urgent treatment, and Ben and Amber bond as they work together to plan a fundraising concert. But when a terrible accident takes place, will Amber sacrifice her dreams to save the little boy’s life? And can she find love at Beehive Cottage, like the woman who lived there in decades past? Or, when it seems his heart belongs to a local island girl, will Amber lose Ben, and her chance for happiness?

This book can be enjoyed as a standalone.

An absolutely heartbreaking, uplifting and unforgettable read that will whisk you away to a wild island on the British coast. Perfect for anyone who loves Debbie Macomber, Fiona Valpy and Trisha Ashley.

Praise for Rebecca Alexander’s Island Cottage series:

WOW!!!! Clear your schedules and grab the tissues as you will need them!!!… Devastatingly heartbreaking and beautiful… I was utterly glued to the pages… I was carrying my phone to read it on kindle every chance that I got… I had tears absolutely streaming down my face… This is one of those books that will stay with me for a long timeAbsolutely amazing!!! I LOVED it.’ Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartbreaking and inspiring… left me teary-eyed and unable to stop reading. This was a rapid read for me… Absolutely lovedFelt every emotion as I turned each page… I was pulled in from the very first pagePhenomenalfeels like home and family. I highly recommend it.’ Page Turners ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Outstanding… A masterpiece!… My absolute favourite!… Stunning… pulls fiercely on the heartstringsBeautifulCaptured my heart… will stay with me for a long time… Unforgettable.’ Cindy L Spears ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved everything about this! HeartbreakingI could not stop reading… Beautiful, heartwarmingMy new favourite.’ @shortbookthyme ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was hooked from the first page!AmazingIf there were 6 stars available, I’d give it 6!@karen_loves_reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WonderfulI loved every minute… It felt like I was really there. I didn’t want this book to end.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

Grabbed me from the beginning… kept me reading until late into the night!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

Wow!… It really touched my heart in so many waysWonderful.’ Cindy L Spear ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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