Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

Cottage by the Sea

A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in a brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager.Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she m...

Details Cottage by the Sea

TitleCottage by the Sea
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
PublisherBallantine Books
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews Cottage by the Sea

  • Carrie
    Debbie Macomber has quickly become for me an author that when picking up one of her books I have some pretty high expectations having enjoyed the previous titles I’ve read. Thankfully when finished with this new novel I can say that she completely met all my expectations and gave me a bit more.Cottage by the Sea begins by introducing Annie Marlow as young and carefree with a bright future ahead of her. But for Annie things come crashing down in...
  • Susan
    Cottage by the SeaDebbie MacomberWow, all I can say is, this story blew me away! Keep the tissues close by as you are reading COTTAGE BY THE SEA by Debbie Macomber. She will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Annie after so much heartache! What an awesome story. All of Debbie's characters feel gen...
  • Chris Carroll
    Awesome story of loss and love. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When you pick up a book by a favorite author like Debbie Macomber, you tend to know what you’re going to get. Similar themes and that warm sweet romance that we love.However, this book was something so much more than that. It literally grabbed me from the beginning and never let me go. I feel like I was either crying or smiling throughout the entire story.We all have heartbreak in our li...
  • Suzanne
    I absolutely tore through this book and got it all read in one day, which shows how quickly it got and kept my attention. After a devastating tragedy, Annie moves to her childhood family vacation cottage, where she begins to heal. Really all of the characters in the story are scarred by their pasts in one way or another, and this was a sweet story of connection and friendship. The romance was there, certainly, but the several friendships (includi...
  • Beth
    Cottage by the Sea was a great, clean, heart-warming, hometown story with more than one romance. I love how Macomber takes a bunch of emotionally scarred people and brings them together to make a family. Amazing protagnosit!I received this ARC copy of Cottage by the Sea from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Books. This is my honest and voluntary review. Cottage by the Sea is set for July 17, 2018.My Rating: 5 starsWritten by: Debbie Mac...
  • Dawn Wells
    Great novel about survival, hope, love and healing. The best part of this book is the young woman’s discovery of helping others is how to heal, grow and move on. The romance is a plus.
  • Madeline ❤️ Romance Bibliophile ❤️
    ♥♥ 4 Healing Stars ♥♥After unspeakable tragedy, Annie is left reeling and trying to find a way through her grief. She's been barely making it through everyday life for over a year when she decides to get out her haze and find her "happy place". Remembering her childhood vacations to a cottage in a sleepy beach town, she decides to see if she can find meaning in her life again there. Annie insinuates into her new town and slowly ingrains ...
  • Mary
    A Day with Debbie Macomber at a Venue in Orlando. There were door prizes and I was lucky to win one of them. In the bag was a hank of Universal yarn, a container of The Republic of Tea, a jigsaw puzzle that will be on the market next year, an ARC of her latest book, Cottage By The Sea. Which I just finished reading yesterday. This book took me by surprise! It was so good, I could not put it down. Debbie has another chance to make a series out of ...
  • Lori
    Totally enjoyable read. Lovable and flawed characters. Misfits that fit together well. Book is just in time for summer, feel good weather. Annie has dreams and a great group of close friends. As a typical 20-something, she doesn’t necessarily appreciate what she has till it’s gone. Shocking turn of events, leads her back to her happy place and a lovable, cast of characters. Macomber doing what she does best. Thanks to NetGalley and the Publis...
  • Gail
    I received a free kindle copy from Net Galley for my honest review.A heartwarming story of loss and trying to cope with a terrible tragedy. An emotional read. The strory will touch your heart from the very beginning.
  • Jennifer Ritter
    Cottage by the Sea is another heartfelt tale from prolific American novelist of more than 200 books, Debbie Macomber. Physicians assistant Annie Marlow has suffered an unfathomable loss, her entire immediate family wiped out in a tragic act of nature. Left behind with immense grief and feelings of guilt and remorse, Annie left her home and position in sunny Southern California to return to her hometown of Seattle. There she would be close by for ...
  • Danielle Urban
    Debbie Macomber has created a perfect read in, Cottage by the Sea. It was heart lifting, inspiring, and emotionally charged. Anyone who wanted a sweet, yet clean romance will find it here. I love how the writer engaged me into her character’s roles and lives. Their troubles come tumbling after just like the waves that crashed the beach shore. Sometimes they just needed to embrace their struggles and fears, before they could move forward. Love, ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    The author grabbed my attention right from the beginning, and what a beginning, have the tissues handy.Trying to find peace, going to a happy spot, this is what brings Annie Marlow back to Oceanside, and an entirely new start on her shattered life.I loved these characters and they all seemed so real, and they meld together beautifully, hurting yes, but so much compassion for those less fortunate.I do have to admit, I couldn’t put this one down,...
  • Diane Saul
    Annie Marlow has suffered an incredible tragedy. She has lost her entire family to a mudslide. For the last 17 months she has been in a deep depression, just going thru the motions. She goes away to the beach where her family spent time every summer and experiences a feeling of peace for the first time since the tragedy. She decides to move there.This is a story about loss, healing, friendship and romance. In the end this is mostly a story about ...
  • Laura
    Cottage by the Sea is another winner by Debbie Macomber. The story starts out with Annie as a teenager with her brother and parents at Oceanside. A place they go for a week every summer. You are also introduced to Keaton who sees Annie and is instantly drawn to her. Keaton is very large, over 6 1/2 feet tall and is very shy. It takes a while but Keaton finally gets up the nerve to talk to her even though he doesn't talk much. As per usual, the bo...
  • Jess
    Twelve years ago, Keaton was mesmerized by the girl on the beach with the long braid. Having been teased and tortured for his size, he was used to brushing it off; however, when she decides to stand up for him, he vows to talk to her the next time she comes back. Summer after summer he waits, but she never returns.After the tragic accident that causes Annie to lose all of her immediate family, her therapist and cousin suggest that she finds her h...
  • Samantha
    I just love Debbie Macomber books, you can always count on her for a sweet sweet story that renews your belief in love and romance.In Cottage By the Sea, Annie was living the carefree lifestyle in LA, doing whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted to. Then tragedy struck, over Thanksgiving weekend, her family was gathering at there home near Seattle when a mudslide wiped out her parents home. Annie lost her parents, her brother and his wife, and ...
  • Kim
    Annie Marlowe loses her family, tragically and unexpectedly early one Thanksgiving morning. She lives with survivors guilt until one day her cousin encourages her to make a move, any move toward healing herself by visiting her "happy place". She remembers an ocean side cottage she and her family visited summers during her teenaged years. She visits the sleepy seaside town, finds a job and moves in to the cottage her family once stayed at. She enc...
  • Beth
    What do you do when your whole family is killed in a freak accident and you are haunted by the last conversation you had with them? You seek comfort in the one place you had happy memories, Oceanside. Annie goes back to the little cottage by the sea to help herself heal from her terrible loss. Along the way she meets some very quirky characters that become her best friends and neighbors. This cottage and the new friends help her move on and pursu...
  • Mary Lou Hoffman
    COTTAGE BY THE SEA is a stand-alone contemporary romance.Debbie Macomber is on my list of all-time favorite authors. It’s not Christmas unless I watch Mrs. Miracle on Hallmark Channel. While I have read many, many books from Debbie Macomber, I haven’t reviewed all that many. Why? I started reading them long before I had a blog or knew anything about reviews from anywhere but big publications. I didn’t know that *I* could write a review and ...
  • Denise Hershberger
    Another sweet story from Macomber! I really liked how Annie ended up in the Cottage by the Sea. It was just such a wonderful way for her to begin to find healing. I also really liked Keaton. I especially loved all the ways he found to show Annie love even before he might have categorized it as true love. Mellie ended up being so much more than a side character. I really appreciated reading about a unique situation of a person who was literally te...
  • Anita
    After Annie loses her entire family in a mudslide, she decides to move back to the place where she lived happily with them. It’s a tiny cottage across the street from a beach in a small town. She starts making new friends, including a mysterious painter, and a woman suffering from agoraphobia (a fear of open and public places.) She learns that helping others helps herself heal.This was a beautiful story of a woman affected by tragedy who learne...
  • Sherri Lewis
    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest reviewAnnie chooses to spend Thanksgiving with friends instead of family, and her decision alters the course of her life. She suffers a deep depression and it isn't until she moves to Oceanside, the town that she grew up visiting with her family in the summer, that things start to look up for her. She makes a new life for herself, finds the perfect job and even falls in l...
  • Heike
    Medical Assistant Annie loses her family in a tragic accident and tries to find solace in the town where she spent her childhood family holidays. She finds friends and love, helps several people in the small town and is well liked by everybody. However, her loss was so horrible that she thinks about it for 50% of the book, and her love is a stalker and later on a stubborn prick. It’s a sweet romance if not for the pre-occupation of the female p...
  • Leslie
    I wanted a nice beach read, nothing cheesy or full of sex and I knew Debbie Macomber’s style was exactly what I wanted. And she by far exceeded by expectations!There’s always a sad twist, and this was one of the saddest I’ve read. Main character, Annie, has experienced great loss at a time in her life when she was living and loving life. She’s lost, unable to move on from the tragedy. But a set of coincidences precipitate a move and new j...
  • Janet
    This is a true Debbie Macomber novel.You learn to care about the characters and are sad when they are sad and happy when they are happy.There is some hands truths in this book but I enjoyed it.I feel there are a lot of lessons about friendship in this book and how hard and rewarding they can be. Always a bonus when a dog is included.
  • Lis Carey
    Annie Marlow, living in Los Angeles and working a s a physician's assistant, has plans with her cousin and some friends for Thanksgiving day. When her mother calls just a few days before wanting her to come home for Thanksgiving instead, Annie stands her ground, and refuses to change her plans at the last minute. For a variety of reasons, I am cheering her on at this point, but I also know that this is a precursor to major guilt.Early on Thanksgi...
  • Mary
    Excerpt: “Still, the cottage by the sea was the one place she could remember where she’d been completely happy. She didn’t know if she’d ever find that sense of peace again, but Annie was determined to try.”In search of peace, Annie Marlow packs her bags and moves to the tiny beach town of Oceanside. As a physician’s assistant, Annie could have chosen from a vast array of locations, but she was searching for peace and a place to rebui...
  • Doreen Prentiss Gabriellini
    ‘Cottage by the Sea’ by Debbie Macomber is a wonderful and heartwarming book. Exactly what Debbie Macomber fans have come to expect. This book captured my attention from the first chapter and I finished reading it in one day!Debbie Macomber is a master of character development. The characters in this book are wonderful. You feel like they are your friends, co-workers and neighbors. You wish you could meet them in person. The setting is wonder...
  • Lisa Hudson
    BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY!Debbie Macomber’s Cottage by the Sea is a beautiful love story! After a terrible tragedy strikes, Annie decides to move to the one place that has always made her feel peaceful. At Oceanside, she develops deep friendships with three most most unlikely people. She also manages to discover the the thing she fears most is also the thing the thing her friend Keaton fears most. Can they trust their heart to another person after h...