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Cottage by the Sea
by Robin Jones Gunn


Overview - From bestselling and award-winning author Robin Jones Gunn--a poignant novel about a woman who must care for her ill and elderly father, hoping to mend both his health and their relationship.

A daughter's gift of time, a father's silent wish.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From bestselling and award-winning author Robin Jones Gunn--a poignant novel about a woman who must care for her ill and elderly father, hoping to mend both his health and their relationship.

A daughter's gift of time, a father's silent wish.

Erin Bryce and her best friend, Sharlene, count the day they start their wedding planning business as a very happy day. So much so that they name their company The Happiest Day to reflect the fulfillment of their long-held dream as well as their clients' longing for a wedding celebration to match the exhilaration of being in love. As a bonus, the two women utilize their business to help Erin's son Jordan and his fiancee, Sierra, plan a grand wedding.

But the two friends aren't prepared for the cloud moving in to cover the sunny, successful start of their business. Erin's father, who lives in a small coastal Oregon community with his brusque, downright odd second wife, Delores, develops a medical problem that puts him in the hospital. Erin responds by rushing from Southern California to her father's--and oh, yeah, Delores's--cottage by the sea.

What greets Erin when she arrives sends her tumbling down a bewildering path to a different kind of happiest day. Her journey tosses her through highs and lows of hurt and healing, betrayal and renewal, wrong assumptions righted, and the brightest future one could ever hope for. All just around the corner, at the cottage by the sea.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781416583455
  • ISBN-10: 1416583459
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 261
  • Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.56 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Christian - General
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-05-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sierra Jensen, from Gunn’s series of young adult novels (and the companion Christy Miller series), makes a cameo as the new daughter-in-law of Erin Bryce, who has just started a California wedding-planning business with her best friend Sharlene. Erin’s best-laid plans are interrupted, however, when her father suffers a stroke and is abandoned by his new wife. Erin goes to Oregon to care for her father at his beloved cottage by the sea, where she deals with feelings of betrayal, loss, and responsibility while discovering that people’s motivations, including her own, might not be what they first seem. Erin’s faith is nicely incorporated as a character trait without seeming preachy, and the stoke victim’s frustration at not having control over his body and speech is touchingly portrayed. Unfortunately, a heavy-handed narrative lacking focus or details keeps the plot and characters from developing to full potential. (July)

 
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