Words leave imprints in your mind like footprints in the sand...
Prague, Czech Republic
Uluru, Australia
  • Location: Nantucket Island

The Guest Cottage

The Guest Cottage

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: The perfect place to escape to? Or can paradise hide secrets you’d rather not face up to?

  • ISBN: 978-1472216021
  • Genre: Fiction, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

The perfect place to escape a cheating husband? Wendy Anderson thinks so as she rents a home for the summer for her and her daughters the ultimate escape destination. she’s not the only one with this idea however and widow Trevor Black soon joins her with his son Dylan. Double booking? Neither one is willing to give up on their holiday escape and so they have to learn to get along. Wendy and Trevor soon discover that sometimes the people you meet on your travels become good companions and sometimes more…but what does Wendy really want?

Sun-soaked weekend of the summer,  an island setting but sometimes paradise can hide pain as well as reveal hope amidst the high temperatures and isolation.

Travel Guide

An island can be one of two things – the place to escape to for  bit of piece and quiet or a small, remote and insular looking location where you die for some company, civilization and involvement in the real world again.

For Wendy and her family both are true as not long after she arrives on the island hoping for a break, she and her  daughters are forced to live with strangers with problems of their own. But the setting is rather beautiful –

“The Nantucket house was three stories high, with a two storey wing off each end. The house looked British, like something out of an old black-and-white mystery involving butlers and Bentleys..”

An ancient, thick wisteria vine dripped its violent blooms over the front door

The two families may have their problems but the warren of room inside their house are as ‘warm and welcoming as a fairy-tale’s grandmothers; lap and as rumpled’ so surely there will be some comfort here too?

This beach house gives the people thrown together there, a chance to see each other in a different light and to learn to appreciate one another.  Feelings of former partners are seen in a new settings and  the changed routine provides new hope to them all indifferent ways.

With the sand in your toes, the sea gulls flying over head and miles away from the stresses and strains of city life, Nantucket island can be both paradise and reality and that’s no bad thing.

Streetview Maps

1) MA - Nantucket Island - Brant Point Lighthouse
3) MA - Nantucket Island - Orange Street
Watch out for the traffic stopping ducks!

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