The Little Cottage in the Country

Author: Lottie Phillips

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008189935

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4137

‘A sweet and charming story.’ Kaye Temanson (NetGalley reviewer) A delightfully uplifting romantic comedy to get you in the mood for summer! Escape to the country!

A Cottage in the Country

Author: Linn B. Halton

Publisher: HarperImpulse

ISBN: 9780008146924

Category:

Page: 268

View: 960

What do you do when your best friend has an affair with your husband of twenty-five years? The father of your two children and the person you trusted with your heart? Not to mention the best years of your life ...Well, you pack your bags, grab half of the equity in the house you've both lovingly restored and run away to an idyllic little cottage in the country. Only, it's not quite so idyllic when 1) the survey comes back to reveal 'rustic charm' actually means rundown. 2) The heavens decide to open on moving day and the rain just keeps on coming. Maddie Brooks grits her teeth and hires the highly recommended 'man who can', ex-soldier, Lewis Hart. As he rips out the very shabby, and decidedly not-so-chic kitchen, reality sets in. Not only is he the most abrupt person she's ever met, but the man is a Neanderthal! As the flood waters rise, and the village is cut off, everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Hitting the big five-o is the final straw. No presents, family or friends-just infuriating Lewis, who can't leave because the flood has now cut off his exit. How on earth is she going to get through this and put her life back together? Can Maddie Brooks become that 'fifty-and-fabulous' woman of her dreams?

The Little Cottage on the Hill

A gorgeous feel good romance to escape with

Author: Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813505

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 5724

There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem… Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job… Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them. When Maddie discovers an old oil painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless… After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill? Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson who are looking to escape to the countryside and fall in love watching the seasons change. What readers are saying about The Little Cottage on the Hill: ‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A lovely story that is engaging, heart-warming and perfect for an escape.’ I am, Indeed ‘This is a warm, sweet story… The ending left me with a massive grin on my face – although that was after a few tears (both happy and sad) too.’ After the Rain ‘A charming story that I enjoyed reading every second of.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A wonderfully fun feel-good book… Beware that this book will have you binge-reading it in one sitting. It is that good. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Flew through this one just like her others! A great feel-good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A cute fluffy feel good romance with some depth… Overall great read and sweet romance.’ Books and Quirks, 5 stars ‘A funny and heart-warming story, which makes you feel sad in parts and then lifts you up again with laughter in others…’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Another great book from Emma, flew through this one just like her others! A great feel good light read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The Little House

Author: Virginia Lee Burton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618916511

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7414

A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her. A Caldecott Medal Book.

The Cottage in the Woods

Author: Katherine Coville

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385755759

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6044

For fans of Shannon Hale, Adam Gidwitz, and Michael Buckley comes a luminous new twist on a tale readers only thought they knew. . . Once upon a time, there was a girl with golden locks. But that’s just the beginning of this tale. The real story begins with a bear. Ursula is a young she-bear who has come to work as a governess at the Vaughn estate. Although she is eager to instruct her young charge, Teddy, she is also frightened, especially when inexplicable things happen in the huge house after dark. Ursula is sure she has heard footsteps in the hallways at night, and that something is following her during her walks in the Enchanted Forest. Then there is Mr. Bentley, a young bear also employed by Mr. Vaughn, whose superior disposition is enough to drive Ursula to tears . . . and yet why does he also make her heart race? As Ursula works to unravel the mysteries of the Vaughn manor, she will have to be very, very careful. After all, true love, justice, and a girl with golden locks are at stake. And in the Enchanted Forest, not every fairy tale is destined for a happily ever after.

Saving the Family Cottage

A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp Or Vacation Home

Author: Stuart Hollander,Rose Hollander,David S. Fry

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 8319

This book explains a proven method for keeping your cottage in the family for generations and avoiding family fights. Almost anyone who inherits real estate with siblings will want guidance.

A Cottage in the Country

Inspirational Hideaways

Author: Jane Eastoe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358359

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 2829

A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country – a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn hedges, a garden filled with hollyhocks and rosebushes, a cosy, flagstoned interior with a fire burning in the hearth... A Cottage in the Country presents a glorious collection of the most fascinating and picturesque small dwellings from the National Trust. From rustic workers' cottages to the inspirational homes of Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, from the prettiest thatches to solid stone follies, this inspiring book celebrates the very best of cottage life. Unlock your escapist fantasies with A Cottage in the Country, a visual delight showcasing 38 gorgeous cottages inside and out, along with the fascinating stories of their history and the lives of the people who have called them home.

Deep Country

Five Years in the Welsh Hills

Author: Neil Ansell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3115

Deep Country is Neil Ansell's account of five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales. 'I lived alone in this cottage for five years, summer and winter, with no transport, no phone. This is the story of those five years, where I lived and how I lived. It is the story of what it means to live in a place so remote that you may not see another soul for weeks on end. And it is the story of the hidden places that I came to call my own, and the wild creatures that became my society.' Neil Ansell immerses himself in the rugged British landscape, exploring nature's unspoilt wilderness and man's relationship with it. Deep Country is a celebration of rural life and the perfect read for fans of Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks, Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk orJames Rebanks' A Shepherd's Life. 'A beautiful, translucent portrayal of mid-Wales' Jay Griffiths 'Touching. Through Ansell's charming and thoroughly detailed stories of run-ins with red kites, curlews, sparrowhawks, jays and ravens, we see him lose himself . . . in the rhythms and rituals of life in the British wilderness' Financial Times 'Remarkable, fascinating' Time Out 'A gem of a book, an extraordinary tale. Ansell's rich prose will transport you to a real life Narnian world that CS Lewis would have envied. Find your deepest, most-comfortable armchair and get away from it all' Countryfile Neil Ansell spent five years living on a remote hillside in Wales, and wrote his first book, Deep Country, about the experience. Since that time, he has become an award-winning television journalist with the BBC. He has travelled in over fifty countries and has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Big Issue.

A Very Modest Cottage

Author: Tereasa Surratt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781588167972

Category: House & Home

Page: 173

View: 8535

The amazing story of the charming little cottage that could—and the woman who rescued it "Tereasa's journey of renovation and resurrection proves that any one of us can make a difference when it comes to preservation." –James Peters, President, Landmarks Illinois When Tereasa Surratt decided to restore a dilapidated old cabin to its original state AND move it 245 miles from Illinois to Wisconsin, everyone said she was crazy. But she saw potential where others saw junk, and knew that with hope and a hammer there is always a way. To her, this cottage was not just a building, but a precious piece of her childhood and hometown that she was determined to keep alive. A Very Modest Cottage follows Tereasa’s adventures as she rescues this gone-to-ruin cabin and gives it new life as a guest cottage on the edge of the woods overlooking a peaceful lake. Moreover, she achieved her goal on a budget of around $300. Part how-to guide, part scrapbook, and completely inspiring, this special memoir shows how even the simplest architecture can have a powerful emotional affect...and that when you roll up your sleeves and work to make a dream come true, anything is possible.

The Magic Cottage

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330469169

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3663

"We thought we’d found our haven, a cottage deep in the heart of the forest. Charming, maybe a little run down, but so peaceful. That was the first part of the Magic. Midge’s painting and my music soared to new heights of creativity. That was another part of the Magic. Our love for each other – well, that became the supreme Magic. But the cottage had an alternative side. The Bad Magic." "What happened to us there was horrendous beyond belief. The healings, the crazy sect who wanted our home for themselves, the hideous creatures that crawled from the nether regions, and the bats – oh God, the bats! Even now those terrible things seem impossible to me. Yet they happened..." ‘Beautifully orchestrated crescendo of suspense... Herbert had brought the shivers back to the genre.’ Washington Post

Little House on the Prairie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781405264143

Category: Children's stories

Page: 243

View: 3779

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. The sun-kissed prairie stretches out around the Ingalls family, smiling its welcome after their long, hard journey across America. But looks can be deceiving and they soon find that they must share the land with wild bears and Indians. Will there be enough land for all of them? Little House on the Prairie is the sequel to Little House in the Big Woods and On the Banks of Plum Creek. Beautifully bound in this gift book edition from the Egmont Heritage range, Little House is now even more of a book to be cherished and shared.

Cottage

America's Favorite Home Inside and Out

Author: M. Caren Connolly,Louis Wasserman

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561589838

Category: Design

Page: 202

View: 4366

A photographic celebration of the romance, simplicity, and appeal of cottages showcases twenty-four cottages from across the country and explores the design elements that epitomize a harmonious cottage-living experience. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

In a Cottage In a Wood: The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Woman Next Door

Author: Cass Green

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008248966

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9045

Her dream home will become her worst nightmare... A USA Today and Sunday Times top ten bestseller. This is the dark and twisty psychological thriller from the No.1 ebook bestselling author of The Woman Next Door.

The Summer Cottage

Author: Susan Kietzman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1617735493

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1761

When her terminally ill mother requests that the family reunite at their summer cottage for the Fourth of July, Helen and her siblings revisit their long-ago decisions and assumptions and face new choices that could shatter their fragile kinship.

Perfect English Cottage

Author: Ros Byam Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849757300

Category:

Page: 192

View: 4522

Perfect English Cottage explores 18 inspirational homes that celebrate the best of cottage style in the English countryside. The classic English country cottage is both an icon and an archetype. Dozing beneath a heavy thatch and with roses round the door, it seems to epitomize all that is desirable about life in the countryside and to offer the perfect antidote to the stress of the urban grind. Cottages come in all shapes, and there are as many ways of furnishing, decorating, and organizing the space in them as there are people who inhabit them. Perfect English Cottage explores all types of cottage, and the decorating and design solutions that ensure they are as attractive inside as out, as well as practical and comfortable to live in. The defining feature of a cottage tends to be its proportions. Generally, the older a cottage is, the lower its ceilings, and the smaller its rooms and windows are likely to be. Thus, maximizing space and light is a recurring theme that links the very different interiors featured in this book. Perfect English Cottage is divided into chapters according to style: Romance, Character, Holiday, Simplicity and Elegance. At the end of each chapter there is an invaluable review picking up on ideas and inspiration from the featured homes. At the end of the book there is also a comprehensive directory of sources to help you achieve the English Cottage look in your own home - wherever you may live.

A Cottage in the Country

Inspirational Hideaways

Author: Jane Eastoe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358359

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 2015

A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country – a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn hedges, a garden filled with hollyhocks and rosebushes, a cosy, flagstoned interior with a fire burning in the hearth... A Cottage in the Country presents a glorious collection of the most fascinating and picturesque small dwellings from the National Trust. From rustic workers' cottages to the inspirational homes of Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, from the prettiest thatches to solid stone follies, this inspiring book celebrates the very best of cottage life. Unlock your escapist fantasies with A Cottage in the Country, a visual delight showcasing 38 gorgeous cottages inside and out, along with the fascinating stories of their history and the lives of the people who have called them home.

Cottage at Bantry Bay

Author: Hilda Van Stockum

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 239

View: 4748

This book, written in 1938, offers a vivid picture of an Ireland that has all but disappeared. The O'Sullivan family invite the reader to share their many homely adventures. Michael and Brigid brave the wilds and gypsies on an errand for their injured father and come home with a new friend; twins Liam and Francie keep everyone hopping; Mother and Father draw the family together with story-telling, warmth and humor. Then Michael and Brigid find a treasure which changes the course of things for all. Illustrated by the author.