Saturday, March 2, 2024

BLOG TOUR - A Gift from the Cottage by the Loch


Turning to face the glittering loch, Bel clasps the worn notepaper tightly in her hand. Will these hastily scrawled words, written decades ago, destroy the new life in the Highlands she’s risked her heart for?

Bel Tipton catches her husband cheating on her, the devastating betrayal sends her running to her sister Sally in the beautiful village of Loch Cameron. Bel needs Sally’s warm laugh and sage advice now more than ever, and she knows curling up with her on the sofa and gossiping late into the night will make her feel whole again.

Bel did not expect her rented cottage overlooking the loch to come with handsome gardener 
Christian McDougal,and she’s determined to be unmoved by his flirty smile and broad shoulders. The last thing she needs is another man she can’t trust. But when Bel sees an empty storefront on the high street for rent, it’s Christian who notices how her eyes light up. He encourages her to set up a business in the village and she realises he’s everything her ex was not.

Then Bel hears a rumour in town that Christian is not all he seems. And, clearing out her store, she finds a collection of letters tied with a worn blue ribbon stashed on a high shelf in the back room. The letters reveal a devastating secret that shook the village generations ago, and Christian’s family are at the heart of it…

Will trusting Christian with her already fragile heart mean Bel loses everything once again? Or is Christian and the village of Loch Cameron the gift she needs to turn her life around?

Fans of Susanne O’Leary, Debbie Macomber and Pamela Kelley will be utterly swept away by this gripping page-turner about family secrets from USA Today bestseller Kennedy Kerr.


Title:  A Gift from the 
Cottage by the Loch
Author:  Kennedy Kerr
Series:  Loch Cameron Book #4
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction; Romance 
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:  246
Date of Publication:   February 28, 2024 
My Rating:   5 Stars 


Bel has had the Day From Hell. Her life is falling apart. She has lost her job of eight years and she caught her husband red-handed having an affair. On the same day. And it wasn’t even noon yet.

Bel left as soon as she could. She had to go somewhere so she headed north. After hours of driving, she ended up in the small village of Loch Cameron in Scotland, and to her sister Sally.

Having visited the village before, Bel had appreciated the calm serenity it held. She feels that now, especially since life as she knew it was over. She had hoped to stay with Sally and her wife Bess, but due to renovations, Bel will be staying in a small cottage that is owned by the elderly, Gretchen. The cottage is beautiful and Bel starts to relax almost immediately.

Meanwhile, her partner keeps trying to contact her. However, having been unhappy for years, Bel is determined to ignore him and begins to think about which direction her life will go in. Bel's relationship with Sally isn't the greatest, but Bel needs her. More than that, Bel truly misses their father, someone she had a very special relationship with.

This fourth book in the Loch Cameron series is just so sweet. I loved Bel and her desire to start anew. There were other enjoyable characters in this book, like the gardener, Christian. Then there are recurring characters from previous books in the series, which gives it a very homey feel. Not sure whose story is next in this delightful series, but I am eager to continue.

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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