This is my first time reading Mary Burton's alter persona, Mary Ellen Taylor. This "softer" side of Mary is nice. A very good change from the thrillers. Although, my favorite will be the thrillers. I enjoyed this book a lot that I will have to check out other books from this persona.
The duo storylines were good. Yet, I was more partial to the past time period of 1988 and Claire. Instantly, the emotional connection that I formed with Claire was strong. Whereas; with Lucy, it took a bit longer for me to warm up to her. However, as the story progressed and I learned her story, I did feel for her. The more I read; the more invested I became in the story as well as the characters. Thus, making this an easy and quick read. Mary Ellen Taylor pens a heart warming story that will touch readers in the heart with Winter Cottage!
A Note From the Publisher
A Southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state of Virginia is evident in her contemporary women’s fiction. She firmly believes that stories create connections. Mary Ellen also writes suspense under the name Mary Burton, and her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. When Mary Ellen’s not writing, she enjoys spending her time cooking and baking, as well as hiking and spoiling her three miniature dachshunds. For more information about Mary Ellen Taylor and her novels, check out www.MaryEllenTaylor.com.