Return to 59 Memory Lane with a new novel from the Kindle Top Ten bestselling author, Celia Anderson!’A brilliantly original and enchanting tale’ Sun
‘Wonderful characters make this a great read’ Good Housekeeping
'Truly unique…unforgettable’ Woman’s Weekly
Grace Clarke is shocked to learn at the age of fifty-four that she’s adopted – it feels as though her whole life has been a lie. But it also explains a lot of things for Grace too. Including the gift that has plagued Grace since childhood – the ability to feel other people’s memories.
Could this gift be something she shared with the woman who abandoned her – the mysterious May Rosevere?
And as Grace travels to the small coastal village of Pengelly to find the answers she craves, she feels her gift growing stronger. As though May is somehow calling her long-lost daughter home…
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Having read and adored 59 Memory Lane I could not wait for this return to Pengally. I do think if you haven’t read 59 Memory Lane you should read it first (a) because its wonderful and b) it will give some clarity to this story. Celia Anderson is brilliant; her writing is gorgeous and the way she tells these stories, brings her characters to life is wonderful. With ‘The Cottage of Curiosities’ we have a lovely tale of self discovery, love, hope and acceptance. Friendships and relationships play such important roles within this story. We meet Grace who is searching for information on her biological parents, and finds herself heading to the coastal village of Pengelly. Here she effortlessly fits into the community, making friends as she uncovers the truth about where she came from. All of that on top of managing and utilising an extremely special, maybe magical, skill to help those she gets close to. An absolutely heart-warming and uplifting book, a real curl up, get cosy kind of read. I cannot recommend this enough.
Celia Anderson provides the perfect treat by bringing us back to Pengally, this time with Grace, May's daughter, at the lead. Grace has inherited an ability, but how can she come to know more about it when she's only just learned of her past? A delightful read that'll take you all the way to Pengally and make you not want to leave.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading 59 Memory Lane and was so looking forward to this. Have to say, I wasn’t disappointed at all. It’s utterly FABULOUS, FANTASTIC ETC. At the age of 54 Grace is shocked to find out she was adopted and this makes her feel like she’s been living a lie her whole life. This news, makes her think that it might explain a lot of things, such as the gift, which has worries/plagued her all her life. She sets out to find out about the woman who she thinks abandoned her - May Rosevere. Thinking the gift may be linked to her, or maybe she had it too, that’s why she’s maybe inherited it. Travelling to the village of Pengelly, she feels like her mother is calling her home through this gift. Highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed.
A wonderful tale of love, hope and friendship. The story follows Grace in her search for her birth mother and takes her to the village of Pengelly where she makes friends and explores the reasons for being adopted. Along the way she hones a talent inherited from her mother to help her new friends. A truly heart-warming and uplifting book.
With thanks to netgalley and ceila Anderson for an early copy in return for an honest review. Having just finished 59 memory lane before starting The cottage of curiosities what amazing books I feel as if I've been in some kind of vortex for the last few days reading these two books back to back totally OUTSTANDING is one word that comes to mind The wonderful intriguing life of may Julia grace and Emily I really want to give nothing away it's been happy sad mystical and totally intriguing. This is one of the best ever book I've read. I can't praise this book enough and deserves more stars than I can actually give it A Total delight to read can't wait to read this author's next book.
An amazing story. I do think you need to read 59 Memory Lane first. I am glad Grace found happiness and love and peace and knew the truth who her addoptive father was. I did not guess who it was. A very well written book. I loved the idea of the guest house. Also how people knew May had taken things. It is a brilliant book.Also the parts how Tamsin felt as a 7 year old were very well writen