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A Cottage by the Sea
     

A Cottage by the Sea

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by Ciji Ware
 

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"Do not start unless you want to be up all night!...Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, you'll believe in the ability of love to transcend time and place and the wonder of Ciji Ware's writing. Superb!" —Romantic Times (Gold Medal review)

One woman, one man, one shared fate...

A remote cottage on the wild coast of Cornwall

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Cottage by the Sea 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
Author Ciji Ware has been an Emmy-winning television producer, reporter, writer, and radio host. Also a Harvard graduate, she has written several fiction and non-fiction books. She enjoys Scottish history and is a dancing enthusiast. Other titles include: Island of the Swans, Wicked Company, Midnight on Julia Street, A Light on the Veranda, and A Race to Splendor. She resides in San Francisco, California with her husband. After a brutal and highly publicized divorce, Blythe Barton Stowe thinks the remote cottage on the Cornwall coast is just what she needs to get over the humiliation, shock, and pain of her husband's affair with her sister, not to mention the press in Hollywood hounding her. But once in Cornwall, Blythe seems to find a strange connection to her long ago ancestors, and appears to be reliving a centuries-old tragedy. It also looks as if the handsome owner of the manor house on the hill is entwined in her destiny. Blythe finds herself not only determined to help Lucas Trevelyan Teague save his ancestral home, but to uncover the mysteries of their past. Lucas has been shrouded in painful loss as well, and begins to see Blythe as a lifeline from his bleak existence. Is their unbridled passion and new love enough to conquer the past tragedies, and is it enough to transcend the complexities of time and place? I cannot throw enough positive adjectives at this book to give it justice. And I cannot even begin to fathom how much research it must have taken to write such a stellar work of fiction, crossing language and lifestyle barriers between the States and England, not to mention landscape, environment, gardening, psychology, history and supernatural research. Also to notably mention the varying array of secondary characters which brilliantly added to the story immensely: Chloe, Richard, Valerie, and Mr. and Mrs. Quiller, plus the ghosts of the past: Kris, Ennis, Blythe, and Garret. This is a book for everyone. From supernatural and history buffs to romance lovers and garden experts, this book will capture you beginning to end. Written in an eloquent and poetic format, this powerful story relays a harrowing tale of overcoming pain and loss to righting the wrongs in history. Often bringing the reader to a varying degree of emotions, one will find themselves, laughing, weeping, and sighing. The setting was downright astounding and never will you root for a hero and heroine so emphatically. The perfect book to read while sitting by the fire with a box of tissues and a cup of tea. Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
A solid read! Some parts were silly and far fetched in regards to DNA and time travel, but otherwise worth reading. I loved the main character and her story held my interest. A good love story with a twist in the past!
Dmesa More than 1 year ago
I found the story to be interesting and engaging. However it was very similar to The Winter Sea, both in location and in general plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out good but once they began having sex--over and over and over again--it became quite predictable and mundane. (Yawn...)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. Finished in two days! Could not put it down. Loved the characters and the unexpected turn of events.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First Ciji Ware book I've read and I loved it. The story is much greater than the title would lead you to expect. Well-defined, believable characters; lovely setting; surprising and interesting historical links with mysteries to be solved. Seemed a bit long about 80% of the way through, but worth the time to get to the conclusion. Planning to read Ware's Race to Splendor soon -- hope it's as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Liked so many of the characters and their individual stories. This story is much more then a romance. It is about relationships between families and reads nicely.
kmarie8 More than 1 year ago
I did not enjoy this book. I thought the character interactions were kind of predictable, laughable and unbelievable. The characters continually said stereotypical phrases. The ending was nice, but too predictable...
trishamil More than 1 year ago
Really not my type of book. I felt the writing style was very bad. Way too many adjectives, almost using them as fillers. For me that was distracting. Sorry
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I started out writing a long scathing rant because I was disappointed with the book and felt like I wasted my money. I've read enough books that I know the style of writing I like and don't like and I simply didn't like this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really disappointing! Could have been written by Susanna Kearsley. All the same themes and background. even the characters appear to be Susanna's.
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cindykor1957 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful romantic story, both in the past and the present!
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bongie More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book, couldn't put it down. I don't think my book club would like it but such a good read and well written. 
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I truly enjoyed this story, that while had an interesting romance, also delved into the depths of family relationships. I rather liked her writing style, and i didn't find her use of adjectives the least offensive. Her main character's inner voice of her Grandmother added quite colorful insight into the mind of Blythe. Most times many heroines in this genre annoy me, but i really liked Blythe and her story. The romance was well done, written so that even my mother would read it without blushing. All around, enjoyable and i finished the book within a day or two, since I couldn't wait to see what happened to tie everyone together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, if a little unbelievable for a "time travel" story that I usually like.
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