The Cottage Book Summary and Study Guide

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Zebra, Aug 2001, 6.50, 351 pp.
ISBN: 0821771302

    Caleb Wilder knows he is a fool to fly a Cessna during a thunderstorm in the North Georgia Mountains, but he has no choice, as he must find his runaway teenage son Danny. Cale realizes his adopted child is hurting ever since his mom died a year and a half ago and Danny is seeking solace by trying to find his biological father.
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    Cale is lucky to be alive when his small craft crashes near Dawson's Hollow where healer Miranda Sinclair and her friend Ruby McCoy rescue him. As they attend to more than just healing his body, the women try to mend his soul and that of Danny. Miranda and Cale fall in love, but a deep secret from her past ties them together on the one hand, yet probably prevents any future together.

    THE COTTAGE is a deep relationship drama that digs inside the heart and soul of the key cast members. The tale centers on seeking panaceas in the past to heal the wounds of the present, but the answers may not provide the comfort Danny desires. The characters make the tale a delight for sub-genre fans, as the audience will feel Danny's pain, Cale's worries, and Miranda's nurturing everyone but herself. Any one who attains pleasure from reading a perceptive contemporary tale will want to visit Sandra Steffon's THE COTTAGE.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   wrecked transport makes love Struggling with whom?    -   Son Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   small businessman Sex makes him    -   confused    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   doctor/medical


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   40% Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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