Cottage by the Sea
Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
Perennially popular Macomber's (Any Dream Will Do, 2017) latest begins with tenderhearted giant Keaton falling in love with a girl on the beach. Years later, Annie Marlow moves to Oceanside, Washington, following a devastating landslide that wiped out her entire family. She sees beyond Keaton's crippling shyness to his good heart, but she's not ready to open hers. Instead, she looks for what she last found on a family vacation in Oceanside: peace. Yet she can't help but get involved in the lives of her agoraphobic landlord, the lovably grumpy Melody, and Britt, a young barista who shows up at Oceanside's tiny medical clinic. Keaton and his dog, Lennon, are a constant presence, coming to Annie's rescue, and the rescue of others, when needed most. Though Keaton is terrified of losing Annie, he is more angry at her for meddling with his dying father. In addition to Macomber's usual legions of readers, occasional mentions of the comforts of church and prayer make this a good crossover for Christian fiction fans. And readers looking for a gentle, sweet beach read will find that this stand-alone is a good place to get introduced to Macomber's charms.HIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY: Macomber's patented recipe of idyllic small-town life with a touch of romance is sure to result in a summer best-seller. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2018 February #1
Knocked down by tragedy, Annie settles into the summer cottage where her family once vacationed. As she connects with those around her, making friends and even tempting a romance with a soft-spoken artist, Annie learns that helping others is the best way to heal. Big promotion for romance/women's fiction star Macomber.Copyright 2018 Library Journal.
LJ Reviews 2018 July #1
Annie Marlow enjoys her life as a physician's assistant in L.A. Her weekends are filled with friends and the occasional visit with her family, and life is good. But one Thanksgiving, Annie loses everyone she holds dear in an unspeakable natural disaster. Broken and alone, she takes the advice of a friend and goes to visit one of the places where she was happy with her family: Oceanside beach in the Pacific Northwest and the little cottage by the sea that holds so many happy memories. The cottage is still there, and when she is offered a physician's assistant job at the local clinic she believes it's a sign she was meant to start over in Oceanside. Little does Annie realize that love was waiting for her to return, and that the lives of the people she soon calls family will embolden her to move beyond the hurt, toward love and a life full of possibility.