The Cottage on Lighthouse Lane
by Davis Bunn
Series: Miramar Bay #5
Published by Kensington Books
Publication Date April 27, 2021
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Sometimes life flips the script . . .
Billy Walker is a North Carolina boy whose Hollywood star is beginning to shine. His rough past is in the rear view. Now seeing the world from the back seat of a limousine, Billy has no regrets about what he had to do, and the choices he made, to get there. But all it takes is one death-defying moment for Billy’s world to shift. When an on-set accident leaves him shaken, plagued by haunting dreams, he’s in desperate need of a rest cure. Given keys to a getaway cottage on Lighthouse Lane in Miramar Bay, he’ll regroup, relax, and recover. Yet as Billy’s dreams grow darker and more fearful, his only promise for light is in a stunning, mysterious, and uniquely gifted stranger . . .
And your next act is rewritten . . .
Mimi has never forgotten her tragic childhood in eastern Ukraine. Violence, a vanished family, abandonment, and a hard-won struggle to escape. Miramar Bay couldn’t be a more beautiful or unexpected refuge. In yoga and dance, and imbued with a talent to read the unrestful visions of others, Mimi has a seemingly divine ability to comfort. She may be everything Billy desires, but Mimi knows what Billy needs. He must confront his troubling past—and not just in his dreams. As their connection deepens, Billy finds himself falling in love, and waking up to something he’s never felt before. But when the real world comes calling again, how can he say goodbye to a woman who’s changing his life one illuminating sunrise at a time?
Poignant, powerful, and surprising, The Cottage on Lighthouse Bay is a love story for every wounded heart that hoped for a second chance.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Billy’s acting technique! It was fascinating to be inside his head as he went through various scenes – including one where he was falling in love. It would have been great to see the movie he made!
Mimi was a little harder for me to appreciate. Most likely because of how she held herself aloof from everyone around her. As the story unfolded, I discovered the reason behind her withdrawal and it made sense. She was very kind and did much for others.
Most of the story was slow and melancholy; however, there was some intrigue and a surprising adventure at the end.
While listed as a Christian story, I would not consider it to fall under this genre. There are a handful of mentions of Mimi going to the church and she has a sense of believing in God yet that is pretty much the extent of the Christian element. There is, however, quite an emphasis on her “gift,” which could be considered spiritual or even mystical. Those who have read Christian fiction by this author should be aware The Cottage on Lighthouse Lane does not have a similar spiritual message.