Discover this sweet, heartwarming small-town tale of starting over and second chances, perfect for fans of Virgin River!
Veterinarian Sophie Jones sends her daughter Tabby off on the chance of a lifetime – a fully paid sports scholarship in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve always been a team of two, and as an empty nester, Sophie surprises everyone by taking up the offer of a job as the new vet in a Highland village hundreds of miles from the only place she’s ever known.
The small town of Applemore has a big heart – from the coffeeshop where village gossip is shared over sweet treats from the local bakery and the cute white-painted hotel that serves lunch overlooking the white sands and azure seas of Applemore Bay. Sophie throws herself into village life, making friends across the generations. There’s just one person who doesn’t seem too happy to have her living in the cottage by the shore…
Divorced artist Ben Lewis is content, living alone in an old farmhouse overlooking the wild Highland beach – even if his grown-up daughter teases him that he’s turned into a grouch. He spends his days collecting driftwood, which he crafts into huge, beautiful works of art, and he loves the peace that comes with his daily walks by the sea.
But when a friend is in trouble, he finds himself caught up in village life – and maybe being part of the community isn’t so bad, especially when Sophie’s around…
Escape to the Scottish Highlands with this delightful small-town tale of friendship, family, and taking chances
from the bestselling author of The Winter Cottage, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Susan Mallery, and Robyn Carr.
Author’s note: The Cottage by the Shore is a standalone novel set in Applemore Bay – if you’ve read The Winter Cottage, The Highland Flower Farm, Midsummer House, or Christmas at Applemore, you’ll recognize some familiar friendly faces, but you don’t need to have read them to enjoy it… but you’ll want to go on and read them all!