Adie Lou Kruger has so many fond memories of her days at her family's cottage on Lake Michigan but she finds herself in the midst of a divorce and pressure being placed upon her to sell the property to settle her recently deceased parents estate. Adie Lou finds that she can't part with the property that easily and sets a course to renovate the Cottage and her life in the process as she tries to leave her old life behind and start new.
The Summer Cottage follows the journey that Adie Lou and the Cottage itself take. There are many wonderful nostalgic pieces to the novel and it truly does make you wish for a summer on the lake. Without giving away any spoilers, I did struggle with some portions of the storyline that dealt with unearthing historic items from the home, as I felt those were a little outside of the plot line, and there were times that I felt the book didn't flow as well as some of the previous books that I have read by Viola Shipman. That being said, I did enjoy the cottage rules and how those were incorporated into the book. Adie Lou is a very memorable character and it was interesting to watch her evolve and grow over the course of the novel.
I received this book courtesy of Graydon House through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.