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Cottage by the Sea

By Debbie Macomber
  • ISBN Code: : 0399181261
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in an uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. “Romantic, warm, and a breeze to read—one of Macomber’s best.”—Kirkus Reviews Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart—and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven—and the man—she’s come to call home. In this heartwarming tale, Annie finds that the surest way to fix what is damaged within is to help others rise above their pain and find a way to heal. Praise for Cottage by the Sea “Macomber never disappoints. Tears and laughter abound in this story of loss and healing that will wrap you up and pull you in; readers will finish it in one sitting.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Macomber’s story of tragedy and triumph is emotionally engaging from the outset and ends with a satisfying conclusion. Readers will be most taken by the characters, particularly Annie, a heartwarming lead who bolsters the novel.”—Publishers Weekly

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101654929
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: miss-rumphius.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Coming Home to Maple Cottage

By Holly Martin
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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 1786816024
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: coming-home-to-maple-cottage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This utterly addictive new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin will make you smile until your cheeks hurt, sob tears of pure joy and fall head over heels in love with a totally unforgettable romance… Isla Rosewood is creating a new life for herself and her sweet nephew Elliot in their cosy, yellow-brick family cottage, brimming with special memories. Living in Sandcastle Bay was never part of Isla’s plan but, after her brother Matthew’s tragic accident, her whole world changed as she unexpectedly became a mother to the little boy she adores so much. Leo Jackson was always known as Matthew’s fun-loving and wild best friend. But now Matthew is gone, it’s time to put his colourful past behind him. His role as Elliot’s godfather is the most important thing to him. And even though Leo and Isla are two very different people, they both want to give Elliot the childhood he deserves. As the three of them enjoy time together watching fireworks, baking cakes and collecting conkers, Isla begins to see a softer side to charming Leo, with his twinkling eyes and mischievous sense of humour. And, despite herself, she begins to fall for him. But does Leo feel the same way? Isla knows their situation is complicated but is it too complicated for true love… or will the year end with a happy new beginning for them all? A glorious, feel-good romance that will make you want to snuggle up under a warm blanket with a hot chocolate and the one you love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you. What readers are saying about Coming Home to Maple Cottage: ‘LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!... This book was so engaging with characters I absolutely loved… I was truly disappointed to discover that I was near to the end... An absolutely magical book.’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars ‘A fabulous book… If you’re looking for a book that will make your heart beat faster… this is it! If you want a book where you can lose yourself for a couple of days… this is it!... I honestly don’t know what else to say about this book apart from “read it now”!! Highly recommended without any hesitation!! 5++++++ stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Simply brilliant and just couldn't put it down at all… Every page brought a new twist and turn and you wanted to keep reading to see what happened… It's full of heartbreak and romance and laughter… worth far more than five stars and can't recommend it enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘5 stars. Such a gorgeous story… will have you smiling, laughing and crying, so prepare for an emotional ride. A lovely Christmassy read for this holiday season!... I can’t get enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A glorious and uplifting read that leaves you feeling as if you've been wrapped up in a big warm hug. I smiled from start to finish.’ Stacy is Reading ‘This is the book that I have been waiting for… I found myself welling up with tears towards the end… I was enchanted by this book from the moment I started reading it… one fabulous story… A beautifully told story that I really wish didn't end…’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘Wow another fantastic read from Holly Martin. I loved this book from start to finish… A fantastic read.’ Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Full of laughter, tears and happiness… just the perfect read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every page brought a new twist and turn and you wanted to keep reading to see what happened. It's full of heartbreak, romance, laughter.’ Rikki-Doodlebug's Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘So magical… I fell in love with the location… plenty of giggles to be had throughout reading this book… just too funny for words.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book oozes romance, beauty, love, friendship, family, happily ever afters and so much Christmas magic and sparkle that it had me reaching for the tissues… I absolutely adored this book. It is the perfect book for this Christmas period and I absolutely loved every gorgeous moment of this beautiful book. Simply superb.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Too satisfying for words… My heartstrings were literally being pulled to extreme lengths… had me crying with laughter…’ Jezzabell Girl and Friends, 5 stars ‘A wonderful book, ideal for curling up with… an uplifting, heartfelt, love story.’ BeeReader, 5 stars ‘This enchanting story is overflowing with friendship, romance, love, family and fun. It will have you making your way through a box of tissues as you read. I laughed, I cried, I was completely in love.’ Momo Book Diary, 5 stars

A Year by the Sea

By Joan Anderson
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307777901
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: a-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The basis for the major motion picture of the same name. An entrancing memoir of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take pleasure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an "unfinished woman" was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.

Between Friends

By Debbie Macomber
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 0369720881
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 616
  • Pdf File: between-friends.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story of a remarkable friendship—told in a remarkable way. A story in which every woman will recognize herself…and her best friend Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds become best friends in the turbulent 1960s, but their circumstances and choices—and their mistakes—take them in opposite directions. Lesley stays in their hometown. She marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, never enough money, and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City. But they always remain friends. Through the years and across the miles, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other—every grief and joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life.

Fox and I

By Catherine Raven
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735243301
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: fox-and-i.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WINNER of the 2022 E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing PEN America Award A solitary woman’s inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox, a new window into the natural world, and the introduction of a remarkable literary talent. Catherine Raven left home at fifteen, fleeing an abusive, disdainful father and an indifferent mother. More comfortable in nature than among people, she worked as a National Park ranger, eventually earning a PhD in biology. She built a house on an isolated plot of land in Montana, teaching remotely and leading field classes. One day, she realized that the mangy-looking fox who had been appearing on her property was now showing up every day at 4:15 p.m. She had never had a regular visitor before. How do you even talk to a fox? So, she brought out her camping chair, sat as close to him as she dared, and began reading to him from The Little Prince. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphize animals, but as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself—and he became her friend. But friends cannot always save each other from the uncontained forces of nature. Fox and I is a poignant and dramatic tale of friendship, transformation, and coping with inevitable loss—and of how that loss can become meaningful. It is also the introduction of an original, imaginative, stunning literary voice.

How to Disappear

By Akiko Busch
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101980435
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: how-to-disappear.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is time to reevaluate the merits of the inconspicuous life, to search out some antidote to continuous exposure, and to reconsider the value of going unseen, undetected, or overlooked in this new world. Might invisibility be regarded not simply as refuge, but as a condition with its own meaning and power? The impulse to escape notice is not about complacent isolation or senseless conformity, but about maintaining identity, autonomy, and voice. In our networked and image-saturated lives, the notion of disappearing has never been more alluring. Today, we are relentlessly encouraged, even conditioned, to reveal, share, and promote ourselves. The pressure to be public comes not just from our peers, but from vast and pervasive technology companies that want to profit from patterns in our behavior. A lifelong student and observer of the natural world, Busch sets out to explore her own uneasiness with this arrangement, and what she senses is a widespread desire for a less scrutinized way of life—for invisibility. Writing in rich painterly detail about her own life, her family, and some of the world’s most exotic and remote places, she savors the pleasures of being unseen. Discovering and dramatizing a wonderful range of ways of disappearing, from virtual reality goggles that trick the wearer into believing her body has disappeared to the way Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway finds a sense of affiliation with the world around her as she ages, Busch deliberates on subjects new and old with equal sensitivity and incisiveness. How to Disappear is a unique and exhilarating accomplishment, overturning the dangerous modern assumption that somehow fame and visibility equate to success and happiness. Busch presents a field guide to invisibility, reacquainting us with the merits of remaining inconspicuous, and finding genuine alternatives to a life of perpetual exposure. Accessing timeless truths in order to speak to our most urgent contemporary problems, she inspires us to develop a deeper appreciation for personal privacy in a vast and intrusive world.

Second Chances at Cherry Tree Cottage

By Jo Bartlett
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  • Publisher : Boldwood Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1801620032
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: second-chances-at-cherry-tree-cottage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the top 10 bestselling author of The Cornish Midwife When Scarlett West’s useless husband, Luke walks out one day and never returns, she’s left to try and make a new life for herself and her four-year-old daughter, Ava. But with debts mounting, there’s only one place she can go... Returning home to the village where she grew up, Scarlett starts to slowly rebuild her life. Their cottage is beautiful, Scarlett has a new job and also the support of her family and friends. Maybe this is the second chance she so desperately needs? And then there’s Cameron Ellis, Scarlett’s gorgeous new boss. Everyone thinks Scarlett and Cameron are perfect for each other, and as Scarlett spends more and more time with him, she begins to think that maybe he could be part of their new future, too. That is until Luke returns, desperate to get his family back.... From Jo Bartlett, the bestselling author of The Cornish Midwives Series, perfect for fans of Jessica Redland, Holly Martin and Christie Barlow. This title was previously published as The Little Village on the Hill

Sunrise by the Sea

By Jenny Colgan
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062911333
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: sunrise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns to the setting of her beloved Little Beach Street Bakery series for a timely and heartfelt novel set in a Cornish seaside village. Marisa Rossi can’t understand why everyone else is getting on with their lives as she still struggles to get over the death of her beloved grandfather, back home in Italy. Everyone loses grandparents, right? Why is she taking it so badly? Retreating further and further from normal life, she moves to the end of the earth—the remote tidal island of Mount Polbearne, at the foot of Cornwall, hoping for peace and solitude, whilst carrying on her job as a registrar, dealing with births, weddings, and deaths, even as she feels life is passing her by. Unfortunately—or fortunately?—the solitude she craves proves elusive. Between her noisy Russian piano-teaching neighbor, the bustle and community spirit of the tiny village struggling back to life after the quarantine, and the pressing need to help save the local bakery, can Marisa find her joy again at the end of the world?

The Cottage at Glass Beach

By Heather Barbieri
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062107984
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 818
  • Pdf File: the-cottage-at-glass-beach.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Heather Barbieri follows her acclaimed Gaelic-tinged drama The Lace Makers of Glenmara with the resonant tale of a woman who, in the wake of scandal, flees to a remote Maine island to reconnect with her past—and to come to terms with the childhood tragedy that has haunted her for a lifetime. Set on the rugged New England coast, Barbieri’s The Cottage at Glass Beach strikes the perfect balance between high lit and mainstream women’s fiction, infusing a potent and unforgettable love story with unforgettable characters that will remain with you long after the final chapter. Richly evocative, Barbieri’s narrative of intimacy, struggle, and redemption will call out to readers of Joanne Harris, Alice Hoffman, and other modern masters of drama.

The Cottage of Curiosities (Pengelly Series, Book 2)

By Celia Anderson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0008305447
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 319
  • Pdf File: the-cottage-of-curiosities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Come home to 59 Memory Lane with a new novel from the top Kindle and USA Today bestselling author Celia Anderson!

Summer at Coastguard Cottages

By Jennifer Bohnet
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008262713
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: summer-at-coastguard-cottages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘A wonderful summer read’ Stardust Book Reviews Escape to the seaside this summer with Jennifer Bohnet’s fabulously feel-good beach read! A summer of secrets!

Falling for Her (Short Story)

By Debbie Macomber
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0804181217
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: falling-for-her.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series follows Jo Marie as she makes her home in Cedar Cove, running the charming Rose Harbor Inn. Now, in this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber tells a whole new side of the story as handyman Mark Taylor grapples with his true feelings for Jo Marie. Mark Taylor came to Cedar Cove to leave his painful past behind him, and has spent the last few years keeping mostly to himself. But when he meets Jo Marie Rose, his world is turned upside down. She’s hired him to do carpentry projects around the inn, but for Mark, spending time with Jo Marie is a risk—to both his long-buried secrets and his carefully guarded heart. Then one day, he breaks his leg in his workshop and must turn to Jo Marie for help. And though he tries to keep his distance, Mark can’t deny how he feels drawn to Jo Marie—and how deeply he is falling for her. Includes an excerpt from Silver Linings, the next novel in Debbie Macomber’s heartwarming Rose Harbor series.

Return to the Beach House

By Georgia Bockoven
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062195255
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 897
  • Pdf File: return-to-the-beach-house.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over the course of one year, in a charming cottage by the sea, eight people will discover love and remembrance, reconciliation and reunion, beginnings and endings in this unforgettable sequel to Georgia Bockoven’s The Beach House and Another Summer. Alison arrives at the beach house in June to spend a month with her restless grandson before he leaves for his freshman year in college. Over a decade before, Alison lost her beloved husband, and has faced life alone ever since. Now she discovers a new life, and possible new love. August brings together four college friends facing a milestone. Across summer’s final days, they share laughter, tears, and love—revealing long-held secrets and creating new and even more powerful bonds. World-class wildlife photographer, Matthew, and award-winning war photographer, Lindsey, arrive at the beach house in January, each harboring the very real fear that it will mark the end of their decade-long love affair. Alone in the house’s warm peace, they will be forced to truly look at who they are and what they want, discovering surprising truths that will change their lives forever.

Confederate Sheet Music

By E. Lawrence Abel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476606382
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: confederate-sheet-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During the American Civil War, songs united and inspired people on both sides. The North had a well-established music publishing industry when the war broke out, but the South had no such industry. The importance of music as an expression of the South’s beliefs was obvious; as one music publisher said, “The South must not only fight her own battles but sing her own songs and dance to music composed by her own children.” Southern entrepreneurs quickly rose to the challenge. This reference book is distinguished by three major differences from previously published works. First, it lists sheet music that is no longer extant (and listed nowhere else). Second, it gives complete lyrics for all extant songs, a rich source for researchers. And third, a brief historical background has been provided for many of the songs. Each entry provides as much of the following as possible (staying faithful to the typography of each title page): the title as published, names of all lyricists, composers and publishers; dates of publication; cities of publication; and if applicable, the names of catalogs or magazines in which the song appeared. Music published in Southern cities under Federal occupation is excluded.

When First They Met (Short Story)

By Debbie Macomber
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345539362
  • Total of Pages : 17
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: when-first-they-met.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series have won thousands of fans, thanks to her signature blend of heartfelt romance, delightful humor, and warm wisdom. Now, in this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber shares a sneak peek into her new series set in Cedar Cove, which features Jo Marie, before she becomes the owner of the beloved Rose Harbor Inn. From the moment Jo Marie sits next to Paul inside the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium, she feels a spark. Paul’s striking blue eyes and kind smile tell her that he’s someone special—different from any man she’s met before. When they strike up a conversation, Jo Marie and Paul realize how much they have in common, yet there’s one thing keeping them from a fairy-tale ending: Paul is in the military and will ship out of Seattle within the next six weeks. As Jo Marie wonders if she should once again open her heart, she decides that, no matter the stakes, she can’t forgo her chance at true love. Includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home.