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Summary

Jill and Carrie - both married with teenage children - meet one day during Jill's lunch break at a local park. Soon a friendship is forged. A friendship that deepens with each visit.

Jill's husband still lives and breathes the coach's life, a life that leaves him little time to spare for Jill. Left on her own more and more, Jill finds herself searching for the indefinable something that has been missing all her life.

Married to a successful businessman, Carrie Howell retired early from a career in real estate to spend more time with her teenage boys and to pursue her lone passion - painting. She, too, has felt for some time that something is missing from her world.

The Cottage is the story of two women pulled by a force stronger than their marriages, stronger than themselves. The story of Jill and Carrie. Two women. One love.

©2007 Gerri Hill (P)2021 Tantor

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tear jerker

I loved this book
audible was just as good .
I recommend to everyone

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  • Lily
  • 12-03-21

Beautiful love story

It seems like I read this book so many years ago. I read it in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. Same thing with the audio, this book just captivates you and you want to keep listening. Yes, I cried but I'll probably listen to it again and yes, I recommend it. Abby did wonderful as usual. I agree with those who say Abby should narrate every audio book, she's simply the best!

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  • Michael Thelander
  • 12-03-21

Just.......

Usually this combo is 100% win. This one really misses the mark. Main character is kind of a horrible person aside from the budding relationship. Very short. There was a lot of room for more depth in this story but it just didn’t deliver. AC did a great job as always but that’s really not enough to save this short fairly disturbing look at this woman’s life

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  • Frank Beaudine
  • 12-03-21

Matters of the Heart

I have enjoyed many of Gerri Hill’s books and this one is so touching. In fact, this one may even be better when read again. If. You get this story bring some tissues. Highly recommend.

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  • lkbmerlin
  • 11-03-21

It broke my heart and I can’t wait to listen to it again

Wow... What a beautifully written story. Gerri Hill quickly became a favorite with the Stars at Night, then several other books later I couldn’t wait for the release of the Cottage. Definitely not a “typical” love story but with well developed characters and Queen Abby Craden breathing life with her narration, it was so breathtakingly beautiful. The ending broke my heart but sometimes that’s what love does, and it was worth every minute.

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  • DAR ICE
  • 11-03-21

I'm not going to cry.

yep, a very nicely done tear jerker. if anyone can make my eyes leak it's Gerry Hill and Abby Craden.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-22

Omg

This book broke my whole heart in half. I love Gerri Hill! I love her writing. I also adore Abby Craden and her storytelling skills!

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  • Rosie Palomino
  • 26-03-22

Wonderful story

Oh wow, I’ve never cried so much with a book. Was not expecting that. Loved the story!

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  • Jennifer Anne Graham
  • 10-03-22

wow

what a story. I'm a huge gerri hill fan and love all her books but this one was a surprise. be ready to cry. a realistic tale of love and also life struggles.

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  • 49060-Michigan
  • 06-10-21

One I will listen to again

There are books that you listen to and ones that touch your heart with a deeper meaning…this is one I will listen to again for not only has it touched my heart but given me answers for my next chapter in this life at 65…

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  • Christy
  • 20-08-21

Happy and Sad

love the story would read it again even though I cried at the end. write more