Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Cottage by Michael Phillips

From the publisher:

Michael Phillips Continues His Sweeping Shetland Islands Saga
When Loni Ford is informed that she has inherited property in the Shetland Islands, she laughs. She wants nothing more than to sell it and be done with it. But when she arrives in the North Sea enclave, she is stunned to find that "the Cottage" is not at all what she expected, nor is David Tulloch, the man most of the islanders believe to be the rightful heir.

The locals could hardly be more surprised that the heir is a woman--and an American. Loni, in turn, finds the islanders quaint and a bit behind the times. Expecting David to be as provincial as the rest of his clan, she discovers that there is far more to the man than meets the eye. And there is something about the peaceful atmosphere of the place--and the character of its most prominent citizen--that soon gets under her skin. 

Beneath the peaceful surface, however, change is threatening the island of Whale's Reef. David's cousin Hardy Tulloch, whose claim to the inheritance now in Loni's hands was backed by oil investors, has not been deterred in his aim to control the island. But his co-conspirators have plans of their own, plans that put Loni's very life in danger.


Do you long to roam the countryside of the Shetland Islands?  Do you want to take your time strolling through the hills and country and really soak up the history?  If you are looking for that, then this is your book!  Michael Phillips lets the story flow like a quiet stream.  There are a few rocks along the way but it isn't in any rush to just tell the story.  Instead there is a weaving in and out, the language and artistry in his writing allow the reader to slow down and keep pace with the unfolding story.  You must let the story unfold to really enjoy it. 

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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