SETTING: Apple Valley, California. The Cottage on the Corner is a charming, sweet romance. The setting is a small town, called Apple Valley. The book was very well written with a pace that you can gather the charm of the book into your heart and mind without being pushed into another direction. The author did a very good job of giving the reader time to absorb what was happening instead of rush, rush, rush.
We have a hero and a heroine, both with hurtful pasts who have moved to Apple Valley to begin their lives over again. They have both know each other for years but now they have been put together just from circumstances that befell them. This put them in a position where they had to reflect back and rethink their lives. I found the characters to be nice people even the less likable ones. I just wanted a few bad ones thrown in, instead of everyone being so nice. Life isn't like that. That is the only flaw I found on my part. I guess every story, no matter how sweet and charming needs a couple villains.
If you want to get away from the everyday hum drum, this book is a slow paced, sweet romance that will give you a chance to escape.
Charlotte Garrison's second chance is falling into place just like she's carefully planned. A few more sales of her heavenly sweets and she'll be able to turn the empty shop on Main Street into her own bakery - a plan much more sensible than ever again risking her heart. But when a rambunctious three-year-old girl lands on town deputy Max Stanford's doorstep, Charlotte finds helping the good-looking deputy care for her is sparking the most impossible dreams...Max has never been much for settling down. But while he finds out if little Zuzu is really his daughter, Charlotte's warmth and caring makes him want to prove he's worthy of her trust. And as they struggle to come to terms with their pasts, Max will do whatever it takes to show Charlotte home is where dreams come true - and he and Zuzu are all the love and home she'll ever need.