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The Summer Cottage
The Summer Cottage | Viola Shipman
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Advance Praise for THE SUMMER COTTAGE Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel. New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box comes the perfect summer escape about the restorative power of family tradition, small-town community and the feel of sand between your toes Adie Lou Krugers ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer homecomplete with its own set of rules for relaxingthat shes inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact shes facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. Shes determined not to let her husbands affair with a grad student reduce her to a clich, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesnt love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms. But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isnt quite the efficient home-reno experience shes seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatucks contentious preservation society, costly surprises and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon. One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the magic in every sunset and sandcastle.
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C.Perone
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I love Viola Shipman's books - and this was no exception. The stories attached to family history are always such fun to explore.

Nute Agreed! 2w
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C.Perone
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I'm freezing and I miss sitting outside; so I'll read about summer and pretend I'm there

cherinium I would also love to sit outside. Missing my front porch time. 1mo
C.Perone @cherinium There's nothing like front porch time 1mo
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amiekreger
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A great summer read that takes place in Michigan.

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MellieAntoinette
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Adding to the love for this one! It‘s the cover!

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Brewychock48
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This book was so beautiful. I loved the characters, so much feeling put into them.
The story was very interesting, beautiful.
A great summer, beach read. I highly recommend this book.

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MindyK59
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I loved this book! It was the perfect summer read for me. I have never read a book by this author before but I look forward to reading the others. I highly recommend this enjoyable story.

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Areader2
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My new pool and reading spot!

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SilversReviews
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A summer MUST read!!

Her family's cottage about to be sold?

Adie Lou couldn‘t do it...The Summer Cottage had too many memories.

If you need a positive, uplifting read, THE SUMMER COTTAGE should be your next read.

It is a huge, emotional hug....LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. 5/5

FULL REVIEW HERE: http://tinyurl.com/y5b3obgj

tammysue I enjoyed this one too! Great review Elizabeth! 💞 5mo
SilversReviews @whatshesreadingnow Thank you. ♥️ Have you read the author‘s other books? 5mo
tammysue No. I‘ll pick up her next new release for sure and may read The Recipe Box. It sounds pretty good. 5mo
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SilversReviews @whatshesreadingnow The books are all good, but THE RECIPE BOX was my favorite before THE SUMMER COTTAGE. 😊 5mo
tammysue It‘s nice finding an author you really enjoy! And that‘s good to know, thanks! ;) 5mo
SilversReviews @whatshesreadingnow I do enjoy this author's books. 5mo
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FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 27.

The writing and story line made me want to jump into the pages and to be at the cottage so I could be part of the love and warmth the characters had for each other, the cozy feel of the small town, and the love Adie Lou had for THE SUMMER COTTAGE.

If you need a positive, uplifting read, THE SUMMER COTTAGE should be your next read.

It is a huge, emotional hug....LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. 5/5

Crazeedi Happy birthday! I dont have an address or I would have sent you a card! I hope you have a wonderful day 6mo
Crazeedi Oh and thanks for another book for my stack! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Loved this book, too! Loaned it to my mom while she was here visiting 😊 6mo
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SilversReviews @Crazeedi Thank you...such a sweet thought. 6mo
SilversReviews @Crazeedi You DO need to add this book to the stack...it is so positive. Thanks for commenting. 6mo
SilversReviews @ValerieAndBooks Have you read his other books? They are so good also. Thanks for commenting. 6mo
ValerieAndBooks I have not, but definitely plan to now 😊! 6mo
SilversReviews @ValerieAndBooks I think you will love them. Thanks for commenting back. 6mo
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What are YOU reading?

I am reading and loving THE SUMMER COTTAGE by Viola Shipman.

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#graydonhousebooks

Elizabeth2 Blowback by Brad Thor. I think I‘ll finish it this weekend. 🙂 6mo
DebReads4fun A Single Light by Tosca Lee 6mo
SilversReviews @Elizabeth2 Great...thanks for sharing and commenting. 6mo
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SilversReviews @DebReads4fun Hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for commenting and sharing. 6mo
k.reads.5 I finished A Woman Is No Man (excellent) and am starting The Night Before by Wendy Walker! 6mo
SilversReviews @pl.2886 I don‘t know A Woman Is No Man, but I have read The Night Before and enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for commenting and for sharing your reads. 6mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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I enjoyed this funny and touching story about a divorced mother of a college kid who decides to convert her Lake Michigan family cottage into a B&B (and, yes, finds love again). Its locale brought back memories of vacations “Up North” — and some were at B&Bs— when we used to live in Michigan.

I was surprised this author is actually a pen name for Wade Rouse.

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ValerieAndBooks
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Reading by the pool 😎

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ValerieAndBooks
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Wow! I won this summer reads prize pack sponsored by the publisher Graydon House. Looking forward to spending time by our pool with these. Just wish it‘d warm up for real! I‘m thinking I‘ll probably read the tagged book first. Your thoughts/recommendations?

TheSpineView Congrats! 7mo
BarbaraBB You won all these books? Incredible! Lucky you! 7mo
Reggie Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations 7mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 7mo
Suet624 That's awesome!!! Congrats.
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LeahBergen Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Amazing! And we‘re finally getting sun today! 7mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, it is like a rude awakening to find yourself back in your own reality and not in the lovely place you've been visiting. And you can't wait to go back. (More in comments)

TheHeartlandBookFairy This is why people read books in one sitting! Viola Shipman's The Summer Cottage is one of those magical books! I have thoroughly enjoyed each of VS's previous books but this one is the Grand slam winner. Reading about a town with which I am very familiar is always a wonderful trait but this look would have been a ⭐ book for me even without that. The beauty of the writing, the intimacy of the story, the wisdom in the life lessons! 7mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy And the shear genius of including the Barbie in one "scene" ???? I love this book so much (I want to go back and reread it already!)!!! 7mo
RaimeyGallant Great pic! 7mo
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