Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review of Cottage by The Sea by Robin Jones Gunn

Erin Bryce and her best friend, Sharlene, count the day they start their wedding planning business as a very happy day. So much so that they name their company The Happiest Day to reflect the fulfillment of their long-held dream as well as their clients’ longing for a wedding celebration to match the exhilaration of being in love. As a bonus, the two women utilize their business to help Erin’s son Jordan and his fiancĂ©e, Sierra, plan a grand wedding.

But the two friends aren’t prepared for the cloud moving in to cover the sunny, successful start of their business. Erin’s father, who lives in a small coastal Oregon community with his brusque, downright odd second wife, Delores, develops a medical problem that puts him in the hospital. Erin responds by rushing from Southern California to her father’s—and oh, yeah, Delores’s—cottage by the sea.

What greets Erin when she arrives sends her tumbling down a bewildering path to a different kind of happiest day. Her journey tosses her through highs and lows of hurt and healing, betrayal and renewal, wrong assumptions righted, and the brightest future one could ever hope for. All just around the corner, at the cottage by the sea.

My Review

I was a little disappointed with Robin's new book. I really enjoyed the Sisterchicks novels that she wrote and thought that Cottage By The Sea was going to be just as good. It was very slow and just not my kind of book. I had a very hard time getting into this book!

About the Author

Robin Jones Gunn is the author of more than seventy novels, which have sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, including three Christy Award winners and a Gold Medallion Award finalist


  1. a good review Mary,,I dont want to win this one.

  2. Mary, I like your honest review. I haven't read any of Robin's books, and this one looked like a good one. Maybe I would find it entertaining? ;)

  3. I love Robins books.I have been wanting to read this one.Thanks for your review.I will still read it,I may like it.Thanks.