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Subject: has anyone read A Cottage by the Sea?
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 11:59 AM ET
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In looking at reviews it seems this book is best read after reading Island of Swans. Comments???



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Date Posted: 4/6/2011 1:03 PM ET
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Jeanne, I started it last night.  I am only 55 pages in so I'm still trying to suss it out.  I so rarely read contemporary novels I just don't have a gage.  Though the MC is slipping back into time, not physically like  Claire in Outlander.  At least that is the case so far. 

What hooked me is that the MC was born and raised in Jackson Hole, WY,  my own family connections there run very very deep. 

I read Island of the Swans, but I haven't seen the connection.  But I wasn't all that in love with Island of the Swans and I remembered very little about it.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 10:03 PM ET
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Thanks Letty, your comment saved me some money - I won't be getting Island of the Swans!

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 10:41 PM ET
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I did like Island of the Swans, but I didn't go as gaga as soem reviewers did. IIRC it could have used some editing and what not, but I'd have to go back to my original review to see what it was. Library book IMO.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 1:48 AM ET
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Jerelyn! You have roots in Jackson Hole?! Small world!! My uncle used to live there (I have relatives on his side still there.) He used to co-own the Million Dollar Bar long ago, actually (and is in the movie they filmed there). My dad just LOVED Jackson Hole and always told my brother and I to please spread his ashes over the Tetons when he died. So like good children, we flew out there in 2009 and spread his ashes over the mountains. It's GORGEOUS there. And we were in town right at the start of the antler festival (or whatever they called it) so we had a lot of fun checking out the town and scenes. Ahh, I want to go back as a vacation, on happier terms. I just fell in love and know why Dad wanted to rest there.

As to the original question (sorry for the hijack!), I have that book on my TBR for one of the challenges, so I'm also curious.

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 7:42 AM ET
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Ha Kelly, spent many a night saddled up at the Cowboy!  My family is from the Idaho side of the Tetons, as my Da called it the "proper side"  Love Jackson, but saddened to see how built up it has become out towards Wilson.  My Da rests on the proper side of the Tetons in Victor Cemetery.  Truly one of the most beautiful places in the world, either side. ;)

I finished the books just this morning.  I liked it, it was an  interesting take on the time slip theme.  Not outstanding but  good entertainment.  It was free and that is always good.

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Date Posted: 4/7/2011 9:00 AM ET
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Jackson Hole is one of my favorite places in the world.  We lived about 100 miles southwest in Idaho for a couple of years and make the trip to JH several times. I could eat at The Snake River Grill every day...well..if I could afford it!