A Cottage by the Sea
"Do not start unless you want to be up all night!...Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, you'll believe in the ability of love to transcend time and place and the wonder of Ciji Ware's writing. Superb!" —Romantic Times (Gold Medal review)
One woman, one man, one shared fate...
A remote cottage on the wild coast of Cornwall sounded to Blythe Barton Stowe like the...more
I hung on through the anti-feminist "you stole my man, ho" opener, replete with every negative cliche a romance novel can take. I really don't enjoy having the first ten pages hit you over the head with how beautiful/famous/wealthy/tragic the main character is. THIS book hits you with ALL FOUR.
I read books like this to go on vacation in my mind. To go to a place where people don't have to work lousy jobs for low pay to eke out an existence. This author had a ...more
Re-issue with a few minor adjustments by author - 2010
This was a free offer from Amazon and after a brief look I thought I’d give this a try. This is a new to me author and overall, I enjoyed the story.
The beginning was somewhat slow and I found myself lightly skimming. Both the H/h are very likable characters, however, in the beginning, I failed to connect with this couple and found myself lightly skimming. A plot twist involving brief spells of time-travel and a mystery ...more
I . . . loved this book! Loved it!! It has so many elements that appeal to me in a story. First off, the fabulous setting of Cornwall in a stone cottage overlooking the sea. I could picture that cottage and surroundings as if I were watching a movie. *Sigh*, such beautifully descriptive writing! Add in a woman who is trying to re-invent the rest of her life after a nasty ever-so-public hollywood divorce and a lonely widower in the manor house just a little way up the path. A kindly housekeeper, ...more
Let me tell you how Blythe got to this genealogy tree. First of all, her scumbag husband cheated on her, with her own sister! The present day story opens with Blythe divorcing her hu ...more
After a brutal and highly publicized divorce, Blythe Barton Stowe thinks ...more
I read this quite some time ago, now. I found it rather by accident, meandering through Barnes & Noble. The title caught my eye, and I pulled it from the shelf. Upon reading the synopsis, I discovered that the book takes place not far from my home, in Dorset...and I was immediately pulled in.
I am a sucker for books that take place in England especially.
The spectacular descriptions of the countryside and the people encountered, is wonderful. The story ...more
A Cottage by the Sea is about a woman running way from her present, discovering a connection to her ancestors, all the while attempting to come to terms with her past and finding true love along the way.
Blythe is a Hollywood production design ...more
Ciji wrote her characters with great thoroughness and I admire that..I loved Blythe she was a strong and spunky ch ...more
Fortunately the story got to Cornwall just before the sample ended. I wa ...more
Several times "English Phrases" were translated for the American, phrases that, being English I've never heard in my life! There was something about "bill of quality", but what they REALLY meant was an estimate...I think? and 'sacked' from school, what IS that?!
Then things were 'translated' for the English locals that are well used and well known sayings that have been for YEARS! My grandparents used them AND THEY WERE SCOTTISH!...I actually got annoyed that the English persons weren't ...more
Overall, I seemed to be rolling my eyes more often than not when reading this book. The cultural references were CHEESY AS HELL, and by the end I was desperate for Blythe to stop using her " ...more
Blythe Barton Stowe needs to escape from the ...more
My awesome blogging friend Jen @ Jenny Loves to Read, sent me a copy a LONG time ago because I expressed interest in the book after she reviewed it.
I am drawn to all things Cornwall...I swear one of my ancestors is from this area!
Kaye@Pudgy Penguin listed this as one of her favorite reads for 2010 and I made up a challenge for myself to read some of my favorite bloggers favorite books!
It was C in my 52 Weeks 52 Books Alphabetical challenge!
This book had me from the first chapter, when Blythe and her lawyer were riding to the court for her divorce proceedings to the last. I got teary eyed when she drank herself into a stupor the first night in Cornwall and laughed when she met Luke the next day.
The parrell story (the one with Blythe, Kit, Ennis and Garrett) really tugged at my heartstr ...more
The modern part of the story had a better romance but it dragged on with plenty of sexual encou ...more
Blythe Barton is divorcing her Hollywood Director husband of eleven years after discovering him in bed with her very own sister. On the final hearing of their divorce, Blythe boards a plane to an area of England, Cornish that her grandmother had spoken so of so fondly for all of her life. She stays at a little cottage by the sea, owned b ...more
I was entranced from the first page, between author Ciji Ware's enchanting writing and a heroine that I not only really liked but could relate ...more
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