The Cottage on Juniper Ridge
By Sheila Roberts
(Mira Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780778314547, 377pp.)
Publication Date: February 2014
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How to Change Your Life...
Can a "book" change your life? Yes, when it's "Simplicity, " Muriel Sterling's guide to plain living. In fact, it inspires Jen Heath to leave her stressful, overcommitted life in Seattle and move to Icicle Falls, where she rents a lovely little cottage on Juniper Ridge. And where she can enjoy simple pleasures--like joining the local book club--and "complicated" ones, like falling in love with her sexy landlord, Garrett Armstrong.
Her sister Toni is ready for a change, too. She has a teenage daughter who's constantly texting her friends, a husband who's more involved with his computer than he is with her, and a son who's consumed by video games. Toni wants her family to grow closer--to return to a simpler way of life.
Other women in town, like Stacy Thomas, are also inspired to unload their excess stuff "and" some of the extra responsibilities they've taken on.
But as they all discover, sometimes life simply happens. It doesn't always happen simply