Cottage by the Sea

Cottage by the Sea

A Novel

Paperback - 2012
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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 fiancée, 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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Howard Books, c2012
Edition: 1st Howard Books trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781416583455
Branch Call Number: FIC GUN
Characteristics: 261 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Jan 01, 2013

First book I've read of Robin Jones Gunn and plan on reading many, many more.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book...very sensitive storyline...thanks Robin!

wearejoyful Aug 24, 2012

This newest book by Robin Jones Gunn was well written and tackled a tough subject: aging parents and neglecting important relationships not intentionally but because life gets busy. She shows how relationships are truly what matters most in life. Well done.

Aug 23, 2012

This book explores a troubled father-daughter relationship. I loved the setting of the little cottage by the sea. The main character's feelings about it change as she finds her perceptions about people deepening, as well.

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