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The summer cottage, Viola Shipman

Label
The summer cottage
Title
The summer cottage
Statement of responsibility
Viola Shipman
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 cliché, 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"--Provided by publisher
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Review
Creaky Cottage has been in Adie Lou's family for generations, and it's always been her happy place. When she's divorced by her cheating husband, she leaves her fancy house and job in Chicago and heads to the summer cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan. Encouraged by her 19-year-old son, Evan, she decides to make Creaky Cottage into a year-round B&B, in the process reconnecting with old summertime friends. Set in an idyllic small town and populated by charming, lovable characters, Shipman's (The Hope Chest) novel offers a soothing alternative to the chaotic world around us. Adie Lou's goodness in thought and deed feels authentic, and her quirks make her realistic. Her friends, family, and B&B customers are also full of good intentions blended with enough sass to remain saccharine-free. The challenges in turning the cottage into a paying venture do conveniently lead to amazingly positive results, but who could begrudge these characters their happy ending? VERDICT Share this wholesome story with fans of Ann B. Ross, Lynne Hinton, Meg Waite Clayton, or readers looking for a contemporary novel focused on personal empowerment. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/19.] --Stacey Hayman (Reviewed 04/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 3, p82)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764095
Cataloging source
IG$
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Shipman, Viola
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H5788
LC item number
S55 2019b
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Empty nesters
  • Divorced women
  • Cottages
  • Bed and breakfast accommodations
  • Domestic fiction
  • Michigan, Lake
  • Saugatuck (Mich.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The summer cottage, Viola Shipman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes a reader's guide
  • Includes an excerpt from The heirloom garden
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781525834233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097681826
  • (OCoLC)on1097681826
  • 669687
Label
The summer cottage, Viola Shipman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes a reader's guide
  • Includes an excerpt from The heirloom garden
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781525834233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097681826
  • (OCoLC)on1097681826
  • 669687

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