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The Cottage on the Corner (Apple Valley #2)

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In Apple Valley, Washington, true friends are never far, neighbors can help heal the loneliest hearts--and longed-for dreams can unexpectedly become real . . .

Charlotte Garrison's second chance is falling into place just like she's carefully planned. A few more sales of her heavenly sweets and she'll be able to turn the empty shop on Main Street into her own bakery--a plan
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2014)
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Pamela
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it
The Cottage on the Corner is the second book in the Apple Valley series. It is a well written and well edited small town romance novel.

The plot is simple. The Hero and heroine have painful pasts and have moved to the small town of Apple Valley to start new lives. They have been friendly acquaintances for years, but circumstances happen that throw them together, forcing them to reevaluate their lives and relationship. I think that the plot would have been more interesting with a suspenseful back
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Susan
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
THE COTTAGE ON THE CORNER is a wonderful story of friends, family, romance and second chances. Shirlee's writing style flows smoothly and this is a very easy story to get lost in. The small town setting and the characters made this a sweet read, but not a sappy read. Shirlee McCoy is a very descriptive writer and while reading THE COTTAGE ON THE CORNER I felt like I was right there in Apple Valley. I wanted to get the low down on all the local gossip. I was instantly caught up in Charlotte and M ...more
Katie Fink
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Teresa Corbin
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love is in the Air, if only Trust

So sad this book is over before we learn paternity of Zuzü, this story had me grabbing my iPad in the middle of the night, sitting in the dark to see what happened next. I love a good spin on love!
Dee Schwinn
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book. The characters of Charlotte and Max were good and the social issues were timely. The author also gives a good picture of small town live.
PJ
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charlotte bakes goods and begins seeing Max a police officer in the community of Apple Valley. Max's former girlfriend had dropped off his daughter ZuZu. Sweet story.
Alyssa
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kathy Warren
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this sweet series based in Apple Valley.
Josephine
Oct 06, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf
I wasn't a fan of Charlotte. I understand how she felt seeing her friends get married, but her attitude came across shrew-like and selfish. I also felt like some of the dialogue was quite stilted and I wasn't engaged by how the first couple of chapters played out. This was a DNF for me and I won't be continuing with the series.
Mary Brown
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte Garrison has moved to Apple Valley, Washington, to open a bakery and live a quiet, solitary life. She moved there after her husband dies and she is devastated. Not because her husband died but because of her husband’s betrayal. He had a whole different life, complete with a wife and children, that Charlotte knew nothing about. She moves with the hopes of putting her past behind her and living her life alone, so that no one else can hurt her. She has friends and neighbors that she is c ...more
Nikki  Peterson
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I requested this from NetGalley I didn't know The Cottage on the Corner was the second in the series. It just sounded interesting so I asked for it. I am happy to say that even though I didn't get the time to get to the first one you can still read this one and not feel lost. You know, you read something and figure out about half way through they are talking about something that happened in previous books of the series and you are screwed. Because now you have no freaking clue what is going ...more
Rhonda
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 STARS

I like Apple Valley. This is the second book in the series. It starts right after The House on Main Street. Actually the epilogue of the House on Main street is the first chapter of The Cottage on the Corner. They can stand alone but I liked them both.

Zuzu is a cute new character. She is three. She tugs at your heart, and made me smile a lot.

Town deputy Max Stanford is single and plans to never marry and have kids. He dates a lot but is always up front about not being serious.

Charlotte Ga
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Kathy
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte’s almost ready to open her bakery in a vacant shop in town—right according to her plan. More preferable than risking her heart again. Max is a deputy in town, and definitely not prepared for the three-ear old, ZuZu, his ex drops off on his doorstep to care for while she goes off to Vegas in search of a much needed job. To make matters worse, Max is not really sure his ex will ever return to pick up ZuZu. Somehow, Charlotte and Max get roped in together caring for ZuZu, which leads them ...more
Kim
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, net-galley
A really charming book set in Apple Valley. It was very much like Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove in style and enjoyment factor.

Charlotte is the local baker and she supplies local events with plates of cookies, cakes and scones- all presented with pretty teapots full of flowers so that her baking is an event on it's own. She is saving to open her own shop in the town and you can just imagine the baking heaven that it will be. Apple Valley folklore says that her special chocolate cupcakes have men p
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Psusan
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Cottage on the Corner is an enjoyable sweet summertime read. It is a heartwarming story with endearing characters that feel more like neighbors than characters in a book. I even felt a bit bad for the one who was breaking into Charlotte’s home. Wow, like that has never happened before.

There is much I liked about this story. I enjoyed the journey of Max, Zuzu (what a name for an adorable kid!) and Charlotte. I liked the way the relationship progressed between Max and Charlotte. The focus on t
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Lorelle Mac ~ WattleTree Lane
Charlotte has inherited a cottage and has renovated the kitchen for her cake baking. She has her eye on an empty shop in Main Street for her own bakery. In the meantime she has plenty of orders to supply cakes and cookies for functions, meetings and customers.
Max Stanford is a local policeman who dates but doesn't get close. When his ex dumps her three year old daughter on him to care for while she chases her own needs, he goes to Charlotte for babysitting help. The ex says Zuzu is his and while
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Cathy Geha
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
It takes a village to raise a child…and Apple Valley is just the place Max is lucky to be when Zuzu lands on his doorstep. A toddler is not something any single bachelor cop unready to settle down would want thrust into his life so he calls on Charlotte the first day to help out. Charlotte has her own schedule to keep baking tasty treats then delivering them to her customers, but she does her best that first day with Zuzu.

Both Max and Charlotte have a backstory that must be dealt with before th
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Romantic Reads and Such
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The characters are lively with realistic problems and feelings. The town is quintessential small-town America, where everyone knows your name and pokes their nose in your business. I found myself engaged right along with Max and Charlotte as they dealt with their fears and troubles, growing and changing as they evaluated what they wanted for themselves and their lives.

Full review available at http://romanticreadsandsuch.wordpress...

Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Peggy
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
~Received For An Honest Review~


An absolute sweet read! You feel connected to the characters as well as feeling you are part of the plot. Well written and easy to follow. First time reviewing for this author and was impressed! Loved how this story just takes places and it all comes together so smoothly!
Ann
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This love story between max and Charlotte is typical of small towns and interested neighbors. The best complication is Zuzu, Max's 4 year old little girl who is dropped off by his ex in the middle of the night. Can't wait for the next installment in this slightly Christian romance that is a delight to read.
Eclectic Book Life
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was a pleasant small american town romance story. The characters were likable and made me want to read the book in a day. I would have liked a few more resolutions with some of the minor characters but being part of a series I am presuming they will be resolved as the books progress.
Barbara Van Zandt
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
the title caught my eye and then the story got me. it was fast reading and I'd ordered the 1st one[ something] on main street from Amazon. I really enjoyed this story and I had a hard time putting the book down.
Ruth
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Those looking for a sweet clean romance with just enough sizzle to keep things interesting should enjoy this book. Full review after August 6 at http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2014...
Mary Baker
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought the plot of this novel was not as compact as it might have been. It wasn't as interesting as some of Ms. McCoy's other books I have read.
Julie Levenhagen
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2014, series
I really liked this and would have given it 4 stars but for the jarringly abrupt ending. Regardless, I'll definitely be picking up the next Apple Valley book next summer.
Lyndsey
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Slightly ridiculous and over the top in some aspects of the storyline, but amusing and entertaining none the less. Very unique story of family, friendship and love.
Alisha
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
loved ZuZu
Sadie
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5*
Good story, very readable. The plot would have been a lot more convincing if it had been spread out over weeks rather than days, however.
Dorothy Morawsky
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very good, easy to read book. Its nice to read a good new author.
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