Amazon.com.br:Avaliações de clientes: The Cottage of Curiosities: The most heartwarming, feel-good fiction book of 2021 from the top 10 bestselling author of 59 Memory Lane! (Pengelly Series, Book 2) (English Edition)
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Having read 59 Memory Lane I was eager to meet the characters again. Celia didn’t disappoint. I felt like I was saying hello to old friends. Of course there are some new characters that keep the story fresh and what interesting people Celia weaves into her stories. Grace, who gradually lets go and gets enfolded into the spirit of Pengelly. And James who is struggling with memory loss, which Celia treats in a very sympathetic way, just as she does the blossoming relationship between these two older characters. It was lovely to experience the more gentle and warm love of an older couple. You don’t have to have read 59 Memory Lane to enjoy this book, but you will learn more about May and Grace’s ‘gift’ if you do. I just hope that this is a trilogy and I can go back to Pengelly again.
A complete load of unbelievable drivel. The plot hinges on the ability of the main protagonist being able to access other peoples’ memories and to give them back to those who have lost them. What is more, the birth mother she is seeking steals memories in order to reverse the aging process. Enabling her to have given birth at the age of 57 and live to 110. Yeah. Right..... Repetitive, tedious and written in a style reminiscent of a child. Just don’t waste your time.
I enjoyed the first book set in Pengelly (59 Memory Lane), and although I realised there was more to explore, I wasn't prepared for the treasures within the pages of The Cottage of Curiosities. Celia Anderson is a master at pulling the reader in and uses the lightest of touches to bring her characters to life. This is a story about finding where you belong, reconciling the past, love, and relationships. Add in some intrigue, secrets, a village by the sea and you have the ingredients for a heart-warming story. And speaking of ingredients - Celia has thoughtfully added some of the recipes she mentions, at the end of the book. So after reading, you can still keep a taste of Pengelly life. Wonderful!
This is just the tonic to take you away from these worrying times.
A while ago i began reading 59 Memory Lane but did,nt for some reason click to it. I wrote a review saying this. However i decided to give it another go recently and getting into the story i thoroughly enjoyed it and so, bought the second one in the set. So glad i did because they are lovel. I easily pictured the cobbled street where the story was set and could imagine the sight of the Cornish beach and sea which they looked out on. The characters were all so likeable and I am so pleasd that Tristram and Julia married. Will there be a follow to this book? I would love to think so as i am sure there is plenty of material to keep the series going. I shall watch out for hopefully another installment.
Missing my book clubs I was searching for something to hold my attention and had the good feel factor. I came across 59 Memory Lane and I was enchanted.The weird world we are inhabiting was left behind.The winter rains were shut out by a cosy shawl, a lamp and a dawn good story. The plot flows, the characters are individuals who interact beautifully and the scenery abounds. Before I had even finished the first book I bought book two. Sometimes a sequel disappoints - not this one! I don't have knicknacks but I do have a memory box and I have always made one for each member of my family. How lovely it would be to give back memories. An excellent novel
A easy story that follows on from 59 Memory Lane. The story gently tells of one woman's search for information of her mother. Her adoptive father gives her the bombshell news of her adoption and a letter from her birth mother on his deathbed Grace travels to a small village in Cornwall in search of answers and not only does she get some answers her actions reveal many secrets relating many years ago to other inhabitants of this village. It also treads gently about topics such as early dementia and same self marriages. Well written
I loved how this story unfolds. How a mother makes the big sacrifice to give her new born daughter up for adoption, but never forgetting her. Then how the daughter, Grace, finds out who her birth mother is and sets about finding out out all she can about her. She moves to a small Cornish village, where her mother had lived and finds friends, love, a family and also her father. A really lovely read.
Wonderful characters. A great read. Lots of intimate information to help you get inside each person. You feel they are real and would expect to find them all living in this Cornish village. The sad realisation when I had finished this book and the prequel 59 Memory Lane was not getting to interact with the characters again. I was looking forward to catch up and read what they had been up to when it dawned on me the story had ended. But I am sure there is more to tell.
The idea behind this novel was excellent but sadly it very quickly became cliched. I guessed the ending early on and the characters were also very two dimensional. Instead of chic-lit, it is pensioner's lit. All twinkling, handsome pensioners! I think many would really like it but I'm sad it didn't have more backbone and substance considering the original idea behind it. I'm sorry not to give it a better review because the writer has a good imagination and writing a novel is no mean feat. I'm probably not the market she is aiming for.
Like it's predecessor 59, Memory Lane this Book brings back many of the folk who live in a quaint seaside village , and who's permanent residents love to help one another out ! Grace joins them after finding out it's where her Birth Mother came from , and she embarked on a journey of memories , love plus new formed friendships