Christmas at Sea Pines Cottageby Sally Smith O'Rourke
With its rough gray shingles and weathered slate roof, Sea Pines cottage seems, at first glance, past its prime. But inside this remote fisherman's house, a driftwood fire crackles in the fireplace, brightly colored rugs cover the floor, and cozy cushions dot the worn, welcoming furniture. A young man named Robert has retreated after the war, planning to spend his… See more details below
With its rough gray shingles and weathered slate roof, Sea Pines cottage seems, at first glance, past its prime. But inside this remote fisherman's house, a driftwood fire crackles in the fireplace, brightly colored rugs cover the floor, and cozy cushions dot the worn, welcoming furniture. A young man named Robert has retreated after the war, planning to spend his days writing, tending to the local lighthouse, and nursing his injuries. For company, he adopts a young Golden Retriever puppy named Meteor.
Robert and Meteor spend months in quiet companionship, until the day Robert rescues a young woman from a storm at sea. Strong-willed and intelligent, Laura sees past Robert's injuries to the proud, passionate man beneath, and--with some matchmaking help from Meteor--they begin a new life together at the cottage. But even Meteor's tireless devotion can't protect his cherished family from all of life's unexpected challenges--hurdles that will teach each of them lessons of courage, faith, friendship, and the enduring love that can sustain us through life's coldest seasons. . .
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I read this book in a day. I loved the fact that it was thur the dogs eyes. Had to share it with my sisters.
Life as seen through the eyes of a golden retriever is endearing and has lessons for us humans. I not only read it but then gave three copies as gifts to friends and family.
Bought this book for the holiday season. It was cheap, about a hundred and fifty pages, and sounded cute. Based on the synopsis, I expected a quirky love story taking place throught a christmas season, and had mixed feelings about the actual story spanning several years. For such a short novel, there was simply not enough time to recount all the happenings of some 16 years...from the beginning I was put off by the lack of character development and back-story. In the chapters that followed, things moved just a bit too quickly. This would have been a great love story had it been elaborated on and given the detail it deserved. All in all, this was a sweet story told from the perspective of a dog which seemed unique and was interesting enough. I would recommend this for a flight or long wait at the doctor's office perhaps...cute, quick read.