Cottage by the Sea, by Ciji Ware, is free on Kindle and from B&N, Kobo and Sony.
This looks to be a good one, and I’m on my way to go download it right now!
One woman, one man, one shared fate…A remote cottage on the wild coast of Cornwall sounded to Blythe Barton Stowe like the perfect escape from the pain and humiliation of recent events in her Hollywood life. But soon she seems to be reliving a centuries-old tragedy, and the handsome owner of the shabby manor house on the hill appears vitally entwined in her destiny.
As they unearth one shocking family secret after another, Blythe is forced to conclude that her intriguing neighbor is more than just an impecunious British gentleman bent on saving his ancestral home. And the impeccably honorable Lucas Teague begins to see Blythe as a lifeline in an otherwise bleak existence.
But is the unbridled attraction they’re experiencing a dangerous distraction, or could it be strong enough to transcend the insurmountable complexities of time and place…?
It’s been a run around Tuesday! I had my workout with Charlee this morning….sheeesh! She had me on this balancing thing, standing there, trying to keep myself from falling over…and at the same time, using weights with my arms and doing all this other stuff! I truly felt like I was rubbing my head with one hand and circling my tummy with the other hand….remember that game? It LOOKED so easy, but it was VERY HARD!
She explained to me that as we age, our sense of balance decreases…and I knew this from my years in massage therapy too….but it is amazing when you THINK you’ve got it all together and made in the shade---just how DIFFICULT it is to simply stand on one foot and lift one leg to the side without falling over. It takes core strength….and then you throw in the arms and the free weights while doing this leg thing…Let’s just say that I’m really glad there were NO webcams present! It wasn’t a pretty picture. But I learned a lot..and it is all stuff that I can do in hotel rooms while on the road.
On my drive….I just HAD to pull over and take pics of these dogwoods!
Just look at this color!! And yes, my friends, that IS a “CAROLINA BLUE” sky in the background! It was just breath taking this morning!
Here is a close up of one of the branches…the wind was pretty gusty….I wasn’t sure this phone would catch it without blur, but happily it did. Isn’t that color just WONDERFUL!??
The white dogwoods are in bloom everywhere as well. I took this shot while walking through my neighborhood yesterday afternoon. I know by the time I am back from CT & NY…..this will all be OVER and everything will be leafed out. I just had to capture it to remind myself that spring really DID happen in NC, even if I was only around for a small part of it!
And Yes, I know….I KNOW it is a bit premature, but the beautiful blue sky, and the blooming trees all told me that it is time for a bit of pampering….to slow down and enjoy this last day home before I hit the road tomorrow…so I treated myself to the first pedicure of the year---and because I’m feeling rather sassy, I went with the cranberry red metallic! Take THIS winter blahs! We are all so DONE with you!
Of course, I’m driving north, which means gorgeous pedicure will be covered up by socks and tennis shoes….but at least *I* will still know it is there!
I’m spending the day catching up on the last bit of mail order, packing, washing, puttering…and I’m hitting the road early, so you’ll probably not hear from me til possibilty tomorrow night….will I hit some antique malls for some antique quilt eye candy? Maybe! There is a place in Richmond, Virginia calling my name, and if all goes well….it’s the perfect stop for a rest and a walkabout!