Thursday, June 29, 2023

BLOG TOUR - The Diary from the Cottage by the Loch



Sitting in the purple heather, Carrie carefully opens the tattered cover of the journal, the gold-edged pages catching the sunlight shimmering off the surface of the loch. The handwriting is unmistakable. The words inside will shatter everything she thought she knew about her family…

Carrie Anderson searches under the flowerpot by the bright blue door and finds the keys to the little whitewashed cottage. Still recovering from the heart-wrenching loss of her beautiful sister, Carrie hopes that staying on the edge of the glittering loch, where the siblings used to spend summers with their great-aunt Maud, will help her heal from her grief.

On a trip to the tiny village store, Carrie literally bumps into ex-Navy officer turned chef 
Rory McRae. Tall and broad shouldered, at first Rory is infuriatingly distant, but his enthusiasm for his farm-to-table restaurant lights up his rich brown eyes. When he tells Carrie that he’s understaffed, she is quick to offer help. She soon finds Rory’s warm smile and playful jokes are a balm to her heart. Suddenly, Carrie begins to feel less alone.

But then she discovers a diary her aunt Maud kept as a young woman after World War Two. The faded sepia photograph of a baby boy tucked into the back reveals a heartbreaking secret about her family she can scarcely believe. Opening up to Rory, could the discovery of a long-lost relative finally heal the loneliness that has been plaguing Carrie’s heart? 
Or will the secrets the diary unravels destroy her hope for a new future in Loch Cameron?

Get ready to fall in love with the Scottish Highlands in this stunning, heartbreaking and uplifting read by USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Kerr. For fans of Susanne O’Leary, Debbie Macomber and Pamela Kelley.


Title:  The Diary from 
the Cottage by the Loch
Author:  Kennedy Kerr
Series:  Loch Cameron #3
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction; Romance 
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:  278
Date of Publication:   June 28, 2023
My Rating:   4 Stars 

With a tragic loss and a recent discovery, Carrie Anderson revisits a cottage from her past. She has many good memories where she and her sister spent the summers with their great aunt Maud. While staying in the tiny village, Carrie takes on a job working for an aloof restaurant owner. Her suddenly new job and her desire to learn more about her great-aunt definitely keep Carrie busy. 

While at the cottage Carrie discovers a diary that was penned by a young woman during WWII. Perhaps by means of this diary Carrie will discover long-held secrets of the past. Meanwhile, Carrie is also trying to find her future. 

What a touching story in this excellent third book in the Loch Cameron series. Although each book can be read as a stand-alone! The stories are so warm and inviting and they all come highly recommended. This story delivers powerful messages of healing, hope and love. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

Kennedy Kerr is a USA Today Bestselling fiction author. She adores beaches, lochs and stone circles, and loves writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. She has a very cuddly cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping: Kennedy aspires to having Twinkle's nap schedule one day.

Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it. Her favourite foods include (but are not limited to) Indian food, Victoria sponge, breakfast pastries with coffee and sushi. The only thing she's not particularly keen on is artichoke, and she'd eat it, anyway.

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