The Summer Cottage

The Summer Cottage

From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box comes the perfect summer escape about the restorative power of family tradition, small-town community and the feel of sand between your toes. Adie Lou Kruger?s ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Creaky Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home?complete with its own set From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box comes the perfect summer escape about the res...

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Title:The Summer Cottage
Author:Viola Shipman
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B07CSWM671
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:386 pages pages

The Summer Cottage Reviews

  • Sue
    Oct 26, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

  • Julie Barrett
    Oct 29, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

  • Jody
    Dec 26, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

  • Kathy
    Apr 07, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

  • Debbie
    Apr 21, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of a review. I thought this book was good but not really great. It didnt leave me feeling hopeful about life and love that I get after most books like this. I dont know why I didn't get into this book as much as others the author has written...

    Four and a half stars: An inspirational feel good read about a woman who finds a new beginning in her family history. Adie Lou is feeling lost. Her marriage is ending, her parents passed on, her son is in college, and she is trapped in a job she doesn?t love. Her soon to be ex hu...

    The Summer Cottage Viola Shipman There are very few men authors who can speak to my feminine soul but Wade Rouse aka Viola Shipman is one of them, maybe when he sits down to write a story using his grandmother?s name as his pseudonym a bit of her soul touches him or maybe he?s ...

  • Anne
    Oct 31, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

  • Kristin
    May 05, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

  • Gail
    Mar 01, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

  • Diane
    Oct 29, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

  • Heidi
    Apr 27, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of a review. I thought this book was good but not really great. It didnt leave me feeling hopeful about life and love that I get after most books like this. I dont know why I didn't get into this book as much as others the author has written...

    Four and a half stars: An inspirational feel good read about a woman who finds a new beginning in her family history. Adie Lou is feeling lost. Her marriage is ending, her parents passed on, her son is in college, and she is trapped in a job she doesn?t love. Her soon to be ex hu...

  • Brenda
    May 13, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

  • Janet
    Feb 11, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    Apr 16, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    Apr 16, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

  • Angela
    May 21, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of a review. I thought this book was good but not really great. It didnt leave me feeling hopeful about life and love that I get after most books like this. I dont know why I didn't get into this book as much as others the author has written...

    Four and a half stars: An inspirational feel good read about a woman who finds a new beginning in her family history. Adie Lou is feeling lost. Her marriage is ending, her parents passed on, her son is in college, and she is trapped in a job she doesn?t love. Her soon to be ex hu...

    The Summer Cottage Viola Shipman There are very few men authors who can speak to my feminine soul but Wade Rouse aka Viola Shipman is one of them, maybe when he sits down to write a story using his grandmother?s name as his pseudonym a bit of her soul touches him or maybe he?s ...

    Reclaiming Your Truth This is a beautiful story of a woman who lost her true identity through her marriage, job, and perceived societal expectations. The descriptions of the Lake Michigan bluffs, shoreline, beaches, etc., are breathtaking. My biggest reservation is that the main cha...

    A most enjoyable read. A story filled with laughter, warmth of heart and a desire to holiday in a Bed and Breakfast cottage. This book takes you on a wonderful journey of a small coastal town life and the creation of a coastal Bed and Breakfast. I loved every page, could not put it dow...

  • Jeanne Adamek
    Apr 28, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

  • Chasidy Kaye Jones
    Feb 28, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of a review. I thought this book was good but not really great. It didnt leave me feeling hopeful about life and love that I get after most books like this. I dont know why I didn't get into this book as much as others the author has written...

  • Leah
    May 06, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of a review. I thought this book was good but not really great. It didnt leave me feeling hopeful about life and love that I get after most books like this. I dont know why I didn't get into this book as much as others the author has written...

    Four and a half stars: An inspirational feel good read about a woman who finds a new beginning in her family history. Adie Lou is feeling lost. Her marriage is ending, her parents passed on, her son is in college, and she is trapped in a job she doesn?t love. Her soon to be ex hu...

    The Summer Cottage Viola Shipman There are very few men authors who can speak to my feminine soul but Wade Rouse aka Viola Shipman is one of them, maybe when he sits down to write a story using his grandmother?s name as his pseudonym a bit of her soul touches him or maybe he?s ...

    Reclaiming Your Truth This is a beautiful story of a woman who lost her true identity through her marriage, job, and perceived societal expectations. The descriptions of the Lake Michigan bluffs, shoreline, beaches, etc., are breathtaking. My biggest reservation is that the main cha...

    A most enjoyable read. A story filled with laughter, warmth of heart and a desire to holiday in a Bed and Breakfast cottage. This book takes you on a wonderful journey of a small coastal town life and the creation of a coastal Bed and Breakfast. I loved every page, could not put it dow...

    This was wonderful. The setting was beautiful. It takes place in a small Michigan town on Lake Michigan. The house and its renovations were interesting. I enjoyed the flashbacks to previous summers spent there. I like the traditions of the house, too. The rules were delightful. The rel...

  • Debi Lantzer
    Apr 02, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

  • Sherri Thacker
    Apr 29, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

  • Jennie
    May 02, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Apr 24, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

  • Holly  B
    May 09, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

  • Kendall
    Feb 15, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

  • Bkwmlee
    Apr 30, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

  • Donna Hines
    Oct 21, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    May 08, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

  • Reading Mama
    Apr 14, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

  • BookGypsy
    Dec 31, 2018

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

  • Linda A.
    Apr 30, 2019

    Rule#1: Leave Your Troubles at the Door. Rule#3 Nap Often. Rule#13 Everyone Must Be Present for Sunset. A charming story bursting with sunsets and love. Viola Shipman Rights such delightful books filled with engaging characters and good vibes. Stories about The importance of family...

    This was my first book by Viola Shipman and was super fun to read over Valentine's week!! The Summer Cottage is a touching and moving story about Ade-Lou finding herself after a painful divorce and the death of her parents. Ade-Lou decides to literally quit her job and leave her ...

    This was an on time book. I unexpectedly lost my daughter a year ago and this took me on the getaway that I needed this week. I would love to really have a B&B like the Summer Cottage to go to and spend the year. So many lessons to learn. I felt like I was living in the cottage and...

    3.5 stars Viola Shipman is actually the pen name for male author Wade Rouse, who writes under his grandmother?s name as a way to honor not just her, but also all of the elders in his family. In addition to the pen name, all his novels are inspired by both of his grandmothers? he...

    Sometimes a book comes out to a time when the reader is able to appreciate it and what it says. This is one of those books for me. I would have never appreciated and loved reading this story in my 20s, 30s or even parts of my 40s. At those times I needed exciting--something totally dif...

    Enjoyed the cottage to B & B plot line and all the humor and smiles that went with it. Review up soon! ...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    Viola Shipman?s latest release is out! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books!! First, let?s just say how awesome the cover is! It screams ... summer, relaxation, beauty!!! This is a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to stay a week or a weekend at The Summer Cottage. A...

    The Hope Chest was my first introduction into the wonderful world of author Viola Shipman. The Summer Cottage, the latest is even more lovely and inspiring. Adie Lou Kruger spent her summers as a child at her grandparent's summer home called Creaky Cottage, and then as a married adu...

    A woman's life is on the brink of disaster facing divorce after quitting her job now embarks on a new journey -converting the inherited lakeside home into a bed and breakfast hot spot. This entire story brings me back to the famous verse," I once was lost but now I'm found." It has t...

    At first, this seemed like just another chick lit novel- romantic, light and frothy, with easy characters and a simple story line. I'm happy to say that it turned out to be MUCH more than that! The main character, Adie Lou, is renovating her family's very old summer cottage on Lake Mic...

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman Love the idea of this book and was very close to doing something similiar when my mother passed away and left her estate to the children. I was 1 of the 5 but others wanted to sell the houses and land. Adie Lou always wanted it to become a quilt re...

    This book just was not for me. It was very uninteresting and very predictable. Adie Lou decides instead of selling the family's beach house that she will turn it into a bed and breakfast. She gets enough money from her divorce to do renovations and turns the cottage into a beautiful pl...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. From the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box...

    The Summer Cottage is about love, family, regrets, and new beginnings. Adie Lou leaves Chicago behind along with her arrogant ex-husband who left her for a younger woman, to flip her family's old cottage into a Bed & Breakfast. Little does Adie Lou know how much it's going to take ...

    From the author of The Charm Bracelet, one of my favorite books. Adie Lou has had enough. She is determined to turn her families run down cottage into a bed and breakfast. She won't let her middle age or her husbands affair with a much younger girl get in the way of things. As the the ...

    If you were transported to the setting of your current read, where would you end up? Are there any fictional worlds you wish you could go to?? - - - I read The Summer Cottage over the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis is in the comments, and I've included my revie...

    I won this book on a Goodreads first reads giveaway. While I thought this was a cute book, I'm sorry to say I don't really think it was my cup of tea. I realize this was supposed to be a feel good story and it is...but at the same time every is just way too perfect. While I th...

    4.5 stars. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman is a marvelous novel of self-discovery, healing and new beginnings. Following her divorce, Adeleine "Adie Lou" Kruger unexpectedly decides to return to her family's beloved summer cottage in Saugatuck, MI. With big plans to renovat...

    The very best books are those into which you can completely disappear as the world around you fades away and your existence is entirely within the pages of the book! And when something finally pulls you out of the magical rabbit hole into which you have fallen down, its like a rude awa...

    Author, Viola Shipman is very familiar to me.In March of 2016, I had the opportunity to read The Charm Bracelet. Next, I read The Hope Chest in July of 2017. Finally, I read The Recipe Box in March of 2018. When I saw The Summer Cottage available to read and review on NetGall...

    This will be the perfect book to read as Summer 2019 begins. It's about starting over despite adverse circumstances and its about love and family. The setting is beautiful Saugatuck Michigan, one of the resort towns along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Adie Lou is facing mid...

    The Summer Cottage by author Viola Shipman is another tender story about family, love, regrets, and starting over. I loved this story as it seems I love all the previous books such as The Bracelet and the Recipe Box. This story is set in Michigan on the shores of Saugatuck. Adie Lou re...

    I received an ARC from Net Galley. The Summer Cottage continues Viola Shipman's style of bringing the reader into her family. If you have ever vacationed in the same town for generations, or purchased a lake home, you know the memories that are built on traditions. In the Summer Cottag...

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of a review. I thought this book was good but not really great. It didnt leave me feeling hopeful about life and love that I get after most books like this. I dont know why I didn't get into this book as much as others the author has written...

    Four and a half stars: An inspirational feel good read about a woman who finds a new beginning in her family history. Adie Lou is feeling lost. Her marriage is ending, her parents passed on, her son is in college, and she is trapped in a job she doesn?t love. Her soon to be ex hu...

    The Summer Cottage Viola Shipman There are very few men authors who can speak to my feminine soul but Wade Rouse aka Viola Shipman is one of them, maybe when he sits down to write a story using his grandmother?s name as his pseudonym a bit of her soul touches him or maybe he?s ...

    Reclaiming Your Truth This is a beautiful story of a woman who lost her true identity through her marriage, job, and perceived societal expectations. The descriptions of the Lake Michigan bluffs, shoreline, beaches, etc., are breathtaking. My biggest reservation is that the main cha...