I’ve recently read not one but two books by author Kathy Nickerson. Although they are not historicals like I usually feature here, I enjoyed her writing style so much that I wanted to share her books with you.
First, a quick glimpse about Kathy:
Kathy Nickerson is an author, speaker, and eternal optimist who has been living happily-ever-after with her country doctor husband for more than forty years. They are the parents of four children who grew up to become their best friends and who have given them fourteen grandchildren, so far. She writes about the struggles of life from a perspective of one who believes that all things will ultimately work together for good for those who love God.
Her latest novels are The Secret of Serendipity and Rose Hill Cottage. You can learn more about her writing and her reputation as an Eternal Optimist at her website. Sign up for her free newsletter and get a copy of Three Secrets to a Happy Life at www.kathynick.com
Here are my reviews of her latest two books:
Rose Hill Cottage is a novel as sweet and beguiling as its name. Author Kathy Nickerson has penned a memorable story of a novelist who decides to escape her grief by spending a summer at a cabin in Missouri. Her intent, she tells everyone, is to pen her next novel. But the truth is, she is reeling from the sudden death of her husband.
This novel is filled with characters who make you smile and warm your heart. From the young woman who works at the local gas station/ Quick Mart, to the mysterious elderly woman who shares the cottage rental, these friends endeared themselves to this reader. An unexpected twist at the end left me hoping for a sequel to Rose Hill Cottage.
The Secret of Serendipity is a lovely, whimsical read! Aimed at middle readers yet thoroughly enjoyed by this adult reader, I wish I’d had a chance to read this book when I was 11 or so. But as life would have it, it was not yet written. 🙂 Lovable characters and many young readers will relate to moving to a new town and leaving a best friend behind like the main character of Kara Jane. Buy this book for a child, or for yourself. You will be sad when The Secret of Serendipty ends!
Amazon link to Rose Hill Cottage here
Amazon link to The Secret of Serendipity here