The Guest Cottage

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The Guest Cottage

Sophie and Trevor end up renting the same house and decide to take it on a trial basis. Trevor gets close to Sophie's son Jonah and vice versa with Sophie and Trevor's son Leo. As they spend more time in the house feelings come to light and not only that but revelations as well that might break them or bring them together as a family.

Sophie is a great mother, always caring about her kids, being respectful about their dad even though she's going through a divorce. Going away to the cottage was a vacation and she certainly did find herself again. Trevor came to the cottage to get away and help his son, since his wife died he's been in limbo.

Both families had things they had to work out and it was great to see. As the book goes on each person gets stronger and talks about what's been bothering them and what the future will be like.

Out of all the relationships I loved Sophie's and Leo's the best. They understood each other in a way no one else could and when Sophie helped Leo with a problem he was having I smiled and cried. Each person in this book brings the story to life. I had a great time reading this and couldn't put it down.

The Guest Cottage is not only a book about finding yourself but it's about strength and love as well. Leo is just a sweetheart and I truly loved him, he might have his problems but he's talented and once he gets to know someone he opens up great. The author did a great job pulling me into their world, I could picture Sophie and Leo at the Piano, Jonah's anger when his mother was kissed, the joy Sophie's kids felt when their grandmother came to visit, it was all there and it was amazing. By the time I finished this book I wanted to rent myself a cottage and just hide away from the world for a little bit.


Book Blurb for The Guest Cottage

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house—and must soon decide where their hearts truly lie.

Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do. She knows her role in life: supportive wife of a successful architect and calm, capable mother of two. But on a warm summer night, as the house grows quiet around her and her children fall asleep, she wonders what’s missing from her life. When her husband echoes that lonely question, announcing that he’s leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what’s next. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.

Also minus one is Trevor Black, a software entrepreneur who has recently lost his wife. Trevor is the last person to imagine himself, age thirty and on his own, raising a little boy like Leo—smart and sweet, but grappling constantly with his mother’s death, growing more and more closed off. Hoping a quiet summer on the Nantucket coast will help him reconnect with Leo, Trevor rents a guest house on the beautiful island from his friend Ivan Swenson.

Best-laid plans run awry when Sophie and Trevor realize they’ve mistakenly rented the same house. Still, determined to make this a summer their kids will always remember, the two agree to share the Swensons’ Nantucket house. But as the summer unfolds and the families grow close, Sophie and Trevor must ask themselves if the guest cottage is all they want to share.

Inspiring and true to life, The Guest Cottage is Nancy Thayer at her finest, inscribing in graceful, knowing prose matters of the heart and the meaning of family.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2015 4.00