Thursday, November 10, 2016

Book Review

The Cottage, by Michall Phillips, book 2 in The Secrets of the Shetlands series.

I just finished this book.  

This book is set (mostly) in the Shetland Islands, off the coast of Scotland.  I like how the author wrote the 'local's speech into the book.  As I read the words, I could 'hear' the brogue coming out. 

Loni, the main character, inherits an island, and lots to go with it.  There is a lot of responsibility along with the inheritance.  Loni has lots of questions, like, will the islanders accept her, and, can she figure out who she is, and if she even wants this inheritance.

All of the characters are well written.  Watching Loni grow throughout the book, is good to see.  How she deals with some 'not so nice' characters is interesting to see.  It takes the whole book for Loni to 'find' herself, and make her decisions.  If there is a 3rd book in this series, then I want to read it. 

Knowing that there is a book 1 in the series, makes me want to read it.  This book is a stand alone book, so, I don't think I missed a thing by reading it without reading the first book. 

*I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review, from Bethany House.


  1. He is one of my favorite authors!

  2. I've not read anything by Michael Phillips in a long time. I've put Book 1 on my list.

  3. Sounds like a good read. I often find authors I like and am seldom disappointed when reading more in a series.


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