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  • Written by: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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The Cottage

Written by: Gerri Hill
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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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Gerri’s worst but absolute best

I purchased this book without looking at the details. When I finally realized it was under five hours I was disappointed and honestly felt a little ripped off. But after listening the first five minutes I realized but I was in for a long emotional ride.if this doesn’t tug at your heart... not sure what will.
I’m not gonna give anything away on the story but if you need a good cry this might be the book for you. And as always Abbey does an awesome job.

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  • Lily
  • 2021-03-12

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
  • 2021-03-12

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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  • Ps58
  • 2022-07-25

Love lived in the soul lasts through eternity.

oh my what a gut churning kind of love story. Jill and Carrie could not imagined they would meet. They did not know how their souls would connect. It would change both their live and bring a love neither had known. I was so frustrated with Jill's husband and teenage daughter. They expected her to take the lack of interest they showed in her life and give her time to them when they were ready. oh and her mother inlaw was just completely easy to dislike. Abby Craden gave beautiful voice to the main characters and the winning voices of spouse and daughter were perfect. Not your usual love story but Gerri Hill never disappoints.

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  • Frank Beaudine
  • 2021-03-12

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
  • 2021-03-11

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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  • Bev
  • 2021-03-29

NO! NO! NO! Spoiler Alert!

I love Gerri Hill's books, but you CAN'T kill off one of the two romantic leads! especially before they've even truly gotten a life started. That is just evil. Also, I think the Marx brothers said it best when they said "WHY A DUCK?!"

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  • DAR ICE
  • 2021-03-11

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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  • Cassandra Marnoch-Taylor
  • 2022-11-30

Just…Love this story

I have the Kindle version, print version, and Audiobook. I go back to this book at least once a year since I found it many years ago. It’s one of my favorite Gerri Hill stories and one of the things I love is that it’s a standalone that stands the test of time. Like Curious Wine by Katherine v Forrest. Just gets better with time.

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  • Towanda
  • 2022-09-20

A Powerful Message

Nothing is promised for tomorrow. The storyline was sweet. It's always nice when two people can come together and find love. Carrie's dying added an extra element. A life being taken. Nothing is promised to last. Enjoy life and love while you can.

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  • Dr S
  • 2022-09-12

Beyond escapism

Story and narration exceptional. Gerri Hill’s 2007 story is deserving of Abby Craden’s narration 15 years later.
I hope lesbian romance will continue to step beyond “the happy ever after” story line. There are many beginnings of lesbian love as well as varied endings.