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Good Words About Cottage for Sale

"This sweetly meandering tale of love will have you wanting your own cottage, to fill with books and friends!"
~ Susan Hermann Loomis, author of On Rue Tatin


"Whouley's gentle memoir…deftly explores the themes of independence, pride of place and loss…"
~ The New York Times

"It was with deep pleasure that I followed Kate Whouley on this fine adventure of domestic wildness."
~ David Gessner, author of Return of the Osprey


"…an almost Holy Grail quest… highly entertaining."
~ The Wall Street Journal

I read Cottage for Sale in one sitting! Whouley's saga of buying and moving a cottage is also a parallel story of independence and can-do spirit that will make you cheer."
~ Cindy Crosby, author of By Willoway Brook

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"That Whouley is a natural born storyteller is evident from the first page of her book."
~ The Cape Codder

"In taking readers through the her cottage's move across Cape Cod to be joined to her home, Whouley…guides us through her own life--a life rich in family, friends (including one of American literature's most interesting cats), challenges, and personal growth and satisfaction…as beautifully written as any novel and as revealing and rewarding as the best memoirs."

"100% original and 100% enjoyable."
~ Book-of-the-Month Club News

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"…there is so much here you will want to read it twice… a cast of characters that range from interesting to eccentric, a series of misadventures that might have come from a comic novel, and a narrative style that makes you keep turning the pages. It's one of those books in which the author has taken something personal and made it universal."
~ Booklist

"… a delightful one-sitting read."
~ The AAA Easy BookClub

"…an engaging saga that should appeal to anyone who has actually accomplished such a project, or simply longed to do so."
~ Foreword Magazine

"…a pitch-perfect description of both small town life and personal anticipation…told in a voice of such good humor and thoughtful humanity… It is not simply about the marriage of a small house and smaller cottage, but about the hope we all find in home. I loved Cottage For Sale."
~ Anna Quindlen, Book-of-the-Month Club News

"… a tale with universal appeal, one that explores human nature and human endeavor with honesty and compassion."
~ Barnstable Patriot