Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

My Thoughts:

What I Loved:  The mysteries surrounding the story were amazing!  I wanted to know all the answers.  I love when a book jumps back and forth in time to tell the story and this one did it so well.

How I Felt: I was surprised as I uncovered answers to secrets.  There were a few things I was able to guess, but some that definately caught me unaware. I connected with some characters more than others, but really loved a few.
To Read or Not To Read: This is a good story with some family secrets to unravel.  It’s worth the read and there’s a sequel if you love it!


What’s this book about, anyway?

Lucy, after the death of her mother, travels from Nashville to Cape Hudson with her dog, and her car.  She knows her mother was born and raised in Cape Hudson, but that’s it.  She’s hoping to find out who her father is (her mom never told her) and who her mother was when she lived here.
What she gets – a house from a will of a woman she has never heard of and an executor that would prefer to take the house off her hands.  This house is really more of an estate with acres of land, a light house, and an additional smaller home on the property. With no real home or family to go back to, she chooses to stay and try it out.


Some of my favorite parts surround a young girl repeatedly sneaking into the house for a safe place to stay. The interaction between the two is adorable and fun. The big mysteries start to have answers when Lucy discovers some old videos tucked away in the house featuring her mother interviewing an old woman. She begins to unravel her past and the secrets of her new home, Winter Cottage.


Footnotes:

#wintercottage #maryellentaylor #shejustlovesbooks #book series

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