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Tiny House on the Hill

(A Tiny House Novel #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Home is where the heart fits . . .

Summer Murray is ready to shake things up. She doesn’t want to work in risk management. She doesn’t want to live in Hartford, Connecticut. So she plans a grand adventure: she’s going to throw out all the stuff she doesn’t want and travel the country in her very own tiny house house shaped like a train caboose. Just Summer, her chihuahua-da
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Published August 15th 2017 by Lyrical Pres
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Cherry London
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Summer or Clarisse as she prefers is a bit childish and selfish in her attitude, she dithers too much and seems to be afraid of commitments. Ten long years had gone and still she can’t let go, she is rash and her plans are not well thought out, I think she needs to grow up real fast because a guy ain't gonna wait around forever. It took awhile but I think the message got through, that you need to think of others for a change and not just about yourself, for a while there I thought she was going ...more
Robin Tobin (On the back porch reading)
The tiny house details were interesting... But the story and characters were only so-so....
Celia Bonaduce was a new read for me. I had not ever read this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the main character in Tiny House on the Hill. I thought her neighbor was funny especially when she was - well you will have to wait to read all about it.

Summer Murray is so done with her job and her living arrangements. None of her plans have anything to do with risk management which was the occupation she ended up with. She wants to move on and find adventures with her dog named Shorti
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
One day, Clarissa (Summer) Murray finds herself at a cross roads in her life (instigated by the accidental shrinking of a cashmere jumper of all things!) and decides to quit her risk management job, downsize her life, and hit the road with her dog, Shortie, in a caboose shaped Tiny House, with grand plans to make and sell home-made purses at craft markets across the country.

Just before Summer embarks upon her adventure she is contacted by her irascible Grandmother Queenie, who demands she return
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Confesso di essere una di quelle persone che ultimamente sono state affascinate dal fenomeno delle minicase, così, quando ho visto che sarebbe stato pubblicato un romance in cui la protagonista va a vivere in una minicasa, non ho proprio resistito. Anche perché mi sono quasi innamorata della copertina...
Allora, la parte del libro in cui si discute di tutto ciò che riguarda le minicase è davvero buona; la storia non è male, anche se i due candidati al cuore della protagonista potevano essere cara
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tiny House on the Hill (A Tiny House Novel #1) by Celia Bonaduce

Summer leaves her job in Connecticut, buys a tiny house (shaped like a caboose) and plans on traveling the country. She and her tiny dog Shortie are ready for adventure. Then her grandmother calls asking her to come to Washington (State) and help her with her bakery. Reluctantly she decides to go and help. Summer now must face come to terms with her past, if she wants to move on in the future.

A fast paced exciting read. I liked Summ
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.

I really enjoyed this cute book. Well written with a good storyline and likeable characters.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Tiny House on the Hill by Celia Bonaduce is A Tiny House Novel. Clarisse “Summer” Murray is twenty-eight years old and has decided to make some big changes. Summer has quit her job, sold her condo, and commissioned a tiny house in the shape of a caboose. After shrinking a cashmere sweater in the wash and discovering she cannot unshrink it, Summer explores felting. She is going to felt sweaters, make them into purses, and sell them at craft shows while traveling around the continental United Stat ...more
Taylor Segen
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Let's call it a 2.5. It would have been a 3, which is actually a good rating for me for books that are escapism. I love the concept of basing these books on tiny house living and the author is pretty forthright about the problems, primarily how areas are lagging in zoning to allow this lifestyle. But while this is educational she is dangerously off the mark in other areas leaving me to wonder if she is irresponsible, unethical or ignorant. She displays all 3 concerning the care of a dachshund or ...more
Jill Bjorklund
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was ok
I didn't care much for the main character, Summer. She was 28 but acted like a 15 year old wondering if every guy she met liked her or wanted to take her out or kiss her. It was very annoying.

She was self absorbed & oblivious to other people's feelings. Sometimes when a character starts out that way, they usually redeem themselves in the end but not in this case. At least, not to my satisfaction.
Susan James
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lured by tiny houses? Come Inside

Summer needs to reinvent herself and she’s sure that a Tiny house is the wave of her future. I love eccentric characters and the tiny house just adds to the fun. I am a big fan of Celia Bonaduce’s writing and Tiny House on the Hill doesn’t disappoint. I look forward to the next one.
Viktoria  Davis
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good quick read

I enjoyed this book, with its tangled relationships. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to relate to Summer - both because I’m not at all obsessed with tiny houses and because I’m not someone who runs away from problems. However, I found her charming (if slightly annoying).
Lyndsay Williams
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rekindled love in the Pacific northwest...

This was a cute story. It would make a perfect Hallmark movie! I loved that she put the recipes from the book at the end, so I can try them! I will definitely read the next book.
Ann Wehr
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very cute, easy read
Autumn Doerr
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Summer Murray does shake things up and you'll want to know how. It's the perfect Fall book. ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Tiny houses

There is a lot of adjustment to be made to downsize into a tiny house. This tale is an insight into that adjustment. Nice.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story. Hard to put down.
charmaine White
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Nice Read

A nice comfortable read.Interesting but a little slow for my taste.Not enough action.. But I'll try another one of her books.
Julie Howlett
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute, feel good read! Plan on reading the other two in this trilogy. Sometimes you just need a quick, feel good read when there’s crazy stuff going on in the world!
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Summer plans on a grand adventure. She begins downsizing before move.
Grandma calls and tells her she must return to Cat's Paw (where she spent all her summers growing up).
As she goes back into her past, she finds her future.

1st in a new series - A Tiny House Series
I have been fascinated with tiny houses since I saw them.
Ashley Stout
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
At first, I had a hard time getting into the book; it took me about 50 pages. However, the story was interesting right from the start, and I loved that it was about tiny homes!

I ended up enjoying the book and would read another book by this author in the future.
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Celia Bonaduce has the coolest day job – a field producer on HGTV’s House Hunters. Her credits include other HGTV shows, including Tiny House Hunters, Where Are They Now and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

If you’re sensing a theme – a love of houses – so did she. After her mother moved into a tiny house of her own, it seemed like a new book series revolving around what it’s like to live in a

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