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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-06-18

Sweet and touching story

Very well written and emotional story about two straight women whose infatuation turns into a sweet romance and a wonderful love story with a dramatic ending. The characters Jill and Kerry were very well defined and both characters were written as married women which added to the drama of the storyline. The overall experience of this story was fantastic and kept this listeners undivided attention throughout the story. Highly recommended.

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  • dj
  • 2021-05-26

Awesome but a tearjerker

I love Gerri Hill's books, that being said, this is the first sad ending that I have listened to. I suspected it would end sadly as I got into listening. Abby Craden did a tremendous job handling the emotions and voices.
My biggest takeaway is that this is a story of redemption, of finding out how to find happiness and leaving angst behind.

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  • Julie Porter
  • 2021-04-23

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Abby does it again- narration is great. Gerri brings a story that tears at your heart strings.

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  • MMFF
  • 2021-04-02

No spoilers, but this definitely goes on the read again list

This novel is an emotional love story between two women who meet unexpectedly one day in a park. It doesn’t take long before they share their lives—bit by bit—without drama or pretense. Their trust and mutual respect for one another grows into a lasting love. Gerri Hill, you had me at chapter 2. I was so moved by this sweet, honest romance, you led me through smiles and tears and back again! Abby Craden was at her best with this one. She added even more richness and depth to the two well developed main characters. This is a keeper!

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 2021-03-30

Soul Mates

The first time Jill and Carrie meet it’s as if they have already met. Both are married with teenagers and husbands who are totally immersed in their careers. As their relationship grows and deepens, they open themselves to the possibilities. Abby Craden is once again flawless. Tissues required.