Feature – The Cottage Next Door by by Georgia Bockoven

THE COTTAGE NEXT DOOR – On sale July 14, 2015

About the book

What should have been the best day in Diana Wagnor’s twenty-nine years easily turns into the worst when her job is downsized, she discovers her fiancé in bed with her best friend, and watches her cherished grandmother’s house burn to the ground.

Clearly it’s time to start over and get out of Topeka, Kansas, where she’s spent her whole life. But what should she do? And how does she ever trust herself in another relationship when her one indisputable skill seems to be picking the wrong man?

Diana finds her answers at the cottage next door to the beach house with the help of a tall, sculptured, soft-spoken Californian, and a heart-shaped piece of sea glass.

The heart that she had planned to make into a necklace would have been a constant subtle reminder of the past. Letting go meant she believed, however tentatively, in her future. There might not be a new love to spend her years with, but there were friends and family and sharing and laughter.

She leaned her head against the seat cushion and stared at the mountains that rimmed the eastern edge of the long fertile San Joaquin Valley. Her thoughts drifted to the shiny new faces that would greet her in two weeks. From now on all of her energy would be focused on her fifth graders. She would encourage them to dream, and help them to fulfill their dreams.

The bus made a quick stop at a roadside restaurant. Three people got off, and one, a young soldier missing a leg, struggled to get on. Passengers greeted him as he made his way down the aisle, some thanked him for his service and sacrifice, others merely dipped their heads in acknowledgement. One white-haired man stood and saluted.

The young soldier nodded and smiled, his eyes betraying a deep weariness. Finally he reached the young woman’s seat and stopped to catch his breath from his journey down the aisle. A girl, barely five, sitting two rows behind them, asked her mother about the flash of blue light—lasting less time than it takes to blink—that she saw pass between the soldier and the woman. Her mother told her it was her imagination, and went back to reading her magazine.

In Santa Cruz, the wisp of magic tucked into the sea glass settled into its new home, giving comfort to a series of owners and their infrequent renters. What happened to them wasn’t so dramatic that anyone sought explanations or passed on stories that would make the cottage itself a destination. Instead, the questions that found answers, and the broken hearts that were healed, were credited to time and circumstance and luck.


About the author
Georgia Bockoven is an award-winning author who began writing fiction after a successful career as a freelance journalist and photographer. Her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. The mother of two, she resides in northern California with her husband, John.

Where to find the author

Where to find the book
Barnes and Noble

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2 Responses to Feature – The Cottage Next Door by by Georgia Bockoven

  1. Tasty Book Tours says:

    Thank you for hosting THE COTTAGE NEXT DOOR


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