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The Summer Cottage

(2019)
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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 Kruger's ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home - complete with its own set of rules for relaxing - that she's inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she's 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. She's determined not to let her husband's affair with a grad student reduce her to a cliche, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn't 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 isn't quite the efficient home-reno experience she's seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuck's 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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"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." - Dorothea Benton Frank

"Rich in character and story...Utterly charming!" - Debbie Macomber


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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Summer Cottage (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-4328-6461-0 / 978-1-4328-6461-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-5258-3152-6 / 978-1-5258-3152-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-5258-3423-1 / 978-1-5258-3423-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-982647-15-9 / 978-1-982647-15-5
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
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April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Summer Cottage: Library Edition
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-982647-14-0 / 978-1-982647-14-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-982647-16-7 / 978-1-982647-16-2
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Cottage
Author(s): Viola Shipman
Publisher: Graydon House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA