I’m thrilled to share the beautiful cover for The Summer Cottage, which will publish on April 23! I’m just as thrilled to share that USA Today had the exclusive reveal of the cover over Labor Day weekend! The novel is set in Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan, and I think the cover image captures the beauty of living in a summer cottage and along the lake. More than anything, I wanted the cover to reflect peace, hope and inspiration in these trying times. Click the link to read all about the novel and the inspiration behind it!

Exclusive cover reveal: “The Summer Cottage” by Viola Shipman

I think Adie Lou’s journey to finding happiness will resonate deeply with you, especially considering that as we age we too often realize we have lost our childhood joy and that playing by adult rules is not always the best path to happiness. Mostly, the novel is about rediscovering our own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the beauty of our family memories and history as well as the magic in every sunset and sandcastle.

The novel was inspired by my summers growing up at my grandparents’ log cabin on the water, where the only rules were to be happy. My grandparents taught me that even the tiniest of cottages could feel like mansions if they were only filled with love. There are special places all of us return to in order to reunite with family and rekindle romance. The Summer Cottage celebrates those memories.

Truly hope you love the cover as much as the novel! And pre-order from your favorite bookstore TODAY!