"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Cottage by Michael Phillips
Once again, a timeless treasure has continued the saga of the "Secrets of the Shetlands" by Michael Phillips.
Here is a little bit from the publisher:
"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."
I read the first book in the series and was totally delighted; it had been some time since I read any of Mr. Phillips books. Of course, I love all stories that take place in Scotland or Ireland and this second book was no exception. I already felt like I knew the characters and Mr. Phillips continued to embellish his characters in a rich and deep way. This story transports its readers to the place.
I loved it, but it left me wanting more; I hope his next book comes out soon.
I would highly recommend this series to everyone. I rate it a Diamond Rating and will look for this series to continue. This is a series I will keep for my family and others who love historical Christian Fiction.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing. No review, positive or otherwise, was required; all opinions are my own.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.