I read the first book, The Inheritance, and enjoyed it. Reading The Cottage was like visiting old friends and just enjoying their company. Michael Phillips has a way of drawing you into a story that makes it seem real—as though you could just pick up the phone and call Loni or David or any of the other characters.
I loved the way Mr. Phillips gently addressed social issues within the story, he educated the reader on Scottish history, he addressed church politics, he counseled the reader in inner healing, and left no doubt that Jesus is indeed the answer. All this was woven into the story in a very natural and even necessary manner. I loved this book. It was full of wisdom. Yes, I am hungry to find out just how the third book resolves issues, but there was no frustrating cliffhanger—just a drawing into the next book in the series. Transition without frustration... a great way to end this second book in the series. You can be sure I'll be reading the next one when it comes out!
No inappropriate language, innuendos, intimacy.
There was a tiny bit of violence, but it was not described in detail.
Safe for a teen, but 405 pages, probably more suitable for an adult.
About The Cottage by Michael Phillips