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July 13, 2014

THE COTTAGE ON THE CORNER by Shirlee McCoy

Another Apple Clip ArtTHE COTTAGE ON THE CORNER
An Apple Valley Novel
Book Two
by
Shirlee McCoy

The Cottage on the Corner (Apple Valley, #2)

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SUMMARY
(from Amazon)
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.
  • Series: An Apple Valley Novel
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420132377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420132373
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AUTHOR
The second of five children, Shirlee McCoy spent her childhood making up stories and acting them out with her sisters. Together with their menagerie of stuffed animals, they overpowered bad guys, righted wrongs, and made the world a better place. When she wasn’t engaged in imaginative play, she lost myself in the lives and adventures of Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and Trixie Belden. It wasn’t long before she discovered her mother’s gothic romances and became an ardent fan of romantic suspense.
Today she's a busy mom of five. When she's not homeschooling her children or trying to keep up with endless piles of laundry, she still enjoys losing herself in a good book. And she still loves making up stories. Armed with a laptop, ten fingers, and her God‑given imagination, she overpowers bad guys, rights wrongs, and makes the world a better place for her characters. 

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REVIEW
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.  I think 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 was just wanting 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.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE COTTAGE ON THE CORNER from the author, Shirlee McCoy and NightOwlReviews for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.
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LINKS
http://bemiown.blogspot.com
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