The Cottage on the Corner by Shirlee McCoy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Cottage on the Corner is the second book in the Apple Valley series. It is a well written and well edited small town romance novel.
The plot is simple. The Hero and heroine have painful pasts and have moved to the small town of Apple Valley to start new lives. They have been friendly acquaintances for years, but circumstances happen that throw them together, forcing them to reevaluate their lives and relationship. I think that the plot would have been more interesting with a suspenseful back story.
The characters are adequately developed. Everyone is quite nice, even the more difficult characters. Once again, a more negative character to act as the antagonist would have added interest.
The Cottage on the Corner is a sweet, low key romance; a nice escapist read.
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.
Due to be released in August, 2014.