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The summer cottage / Viola Shipman.

Shipman, Viola, (author.).


"Adie Lou Kruger's ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home--complete with its own set of rules for relaxing--that she's inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she's facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She's determined not to let her husband's affair with a grad student reduce her to a cliché, or to waste one more minute in a career she doesn't love, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isn't quite the efficient home-reno experience she's seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuck's contentious preservation society, costly surprises and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon. One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the magic in every sunset and sandcastle"--inside cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781525834233
  • ISBN: 1525834231
  • Physical Description: 416 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a reader's guide.
Includes an excerpt from The heirloom garden.
Subject: Empty nesters > Fiction.
Divorced women > Fiction.
Cottages > Remodeling > Fiction.
Bed and breakfast accommodations > Michigan > Fiction.
Michigan, Lake > Fiction.
Saugatuck (Mich.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 20 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Reynolds County Library District.


  • 0 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Reynolds County Library - Bunker Library F SHI (Text) 3247100421970 Adult Fiction Available -
Reynolds County Library - Centerville Branch F SHI (Text) 3247100103476 Adult Fiction Available -

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