Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin

Coming Home to Maple Cottage

This utterly addictive new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin will make you smile until your cheeks hurt, sob tears of pure joy and fall head over heels in love with a totally unforgettable romance… Isla Rosewood is creating a new life for herself and her sweet nephew Elliot in their cosy, yellow-brick family cottage, brimming with special memories. Living in Sandcastle Bay was never part of Isla’s plan but, after her brother Matthew...

Details Coming Home to Maple Cottage

TitleComing Home to Maple Cottage
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Coming Home to Maple Cottage

  • Melisa
    Oh my heart is so full after finishing this third installment of the Sandcastle Bay series. I am absolutely satisfied and pleased with where Isla, Leo and Elliott end up - this family made my heart melt! Best book in the series!First of all, cover love! I adore all of Holly Martin’s cover art and this is no exception. There is something about a happy cover that makes me want to jump right in. This third book (which could also be read as a stand...
  • Berit☀️✨
    This is a beautiful and touching love story that will leave you with a big smile on your face!I was so excited to once again return to Sandcastle Bay... this is the third book in this wonderful series and I’d have to say my favorite so far (I am just hoping there’s more!).... this book could absolutely be read as a standalone, however I’d strongly encourage you to read the entire series.... I think part of what made this book so special is ...
  • Finitha Jose
    I have ambiguous feelings on this one. The writing style of Holly Martin immediately attracted me. Her language literally flows out of the page but the simple and predictable plot line was disheartening. A talented writer like her could have taken something a bit more daring. 'Coming Home to Maple Cottage' is the third novel in the Sandcastle Bay series but can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the other two in the series but was not at all...
  • Shalini
    There is a saying "Save the best for last" and Holly Martin has done just that. A fabulous book from start to finish. A book which captured me with its words. A book where my heart overfilled with love and hope. A book which I simply adored. I always have liked Holly Martin's books, but I always thought they were too sweet. They needed layers and the author has given me just that in spades. She has made the characters and scenes so interesting th...
  • Nicola Clough
    I've always loved Holly's book but this one has to be the best by fair it was simply brilliant and just couldn't put it down at all as so good. Every page brought a new twist and turn and you wanted to keep reading to see what happened. It's full of heartbreak and romance and laughter and doing what is right for you and your family. Amazingly well written and cannot praise Holly enough and would love to have a follow on to this story. The charact...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    This is the book that I have been waiting for, we finally get to see if Isla and Leo will get together, and if she will ever say yes to one of his repeated proposals. We also get to discover whether Isla will finally be able to adopt Elliot officially, who is a wonderful 5 year old boy. Having read the previous too books in this series I had been eagerly awaiting the answers to all of that and to see what the outcomes would be, and felt right at ...
  • Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
    All reviews can be found on my blog at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.comOh Elliot, what a boy! My poor ovaries! That boy is my favourite character for sure – his personality is like sunshine on a rainy day. I just want to cuddle him!! If you’ve read any of the books in the series, you’ll know exactly what I am talking about! I have absolutely no idea how I managed to miss the second book, but I did. However, despite only having read th...
  • Alison
    Holly Martin … I don’t really need to say anything else. I have read the majority of her books and have yet to find one I didn’t like, that is an understatement reallly because I have adored them all.All you need to do is put the kettle on, make a cup of tea, get cosy in the armchair with a warm cardi and slippers and then not move until you have finished reading the book, it truly is that simple to gain pure enjoyment.Holly usually manages...
  • Nessa
    Having read and loved The Holiday Cottage by the Sea #1 and The Cottage on Sunshine Beach #2, I could not wait to read Holly's newest book Coming Home to Maple Cottage #3 as I knew it would be a wonderful read and I wasn't wrong.I loved being able to return to the Sandcastle Bay, and to meet up with previous characters Tori, Aidan, Melody, Jamie, Emily and Aunt Agath to discover how they were all getting on and what was new with each of them, but...
  • Els
    Family is all you need. Even though they can be annoying at times, they can also give you that one little push in the right direction.In the previous books we have seen Tori and Melody finding their way to happiness. That left us only with Isla and YESSSS, all eyes are on her this time. Love should be beautiful, but sometimes life does not make it easy and when the past starts to interfere as well, it'll be a ballroom blitz. I will give away some...
  • Karen Whittard
    This book oozes romance, beauty, love, friendship, family, happily ever afters and so much Christmas magic and sparkle that it had me reaching for the tissues as the thing that I wanted to happen at the end of this book series reaches it finale and I really really really hope that this isn’t that last book in the series i absolutly adored this book. It is the perfect book for this Christmas period and I absolutely loved every gorgeous moment of...
  • Stacey
    I cannot tell you enough how excited I was to read this book. I absolutely adore Autumn and whilst we have a lot of Christmas/Winter novels, we don't have a lot of novels set in Autumn out there. So when Holly Martin (one of my fave novelists) announced her next one was set in the season, I was delighted and could not wait. The mention of the fireworks, baking cakes etc got me excited and this book certainly sets your mood!When I started getting ...
  • Gaele
    Some four years ago during the weekend of her nephew Ethan’s christening, Isla and Leo acted on the electric attraction between them, and at the celebration Isla overheard Leo speaking to another woman and decided that she was (as she had feared) just one in a long list: the night and emotions between them ignored in favor of the ‘reputation’ that her brother’s best friend took over. Now, after Matthew’s death the year before, and Isla...
  • Silke
    Coming Home to Maple Cottage is the 3the installment in the Sandcastle Bay Series. If you are curious about the first books be sure to check out my reviews for The Holiday Cottage by the Sea and The Cottage on Sunshine Beach.  Before diving in to this particular installment in the series I really need to point out how lovely the Sandcastle Bay series is. If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you might know that I am a huge ...
  • Fiona Wilson
    This was a book which had me shouting and washing the characters would get their act together and stop messing about.This is the third book in this series but it also does well as a standalone.Isla and Leo are in a difficult situation which is made even worse by the appearance of someone from the past who is out to make trouble. This part of the story turns a lighthearted read into something far more. I read this almost in one sitting as I was so...
  • Donna Maguire
    1970-01-01 adored this story, it was everything I want from this kind of book – I love this author’s books and this one had excellent characterisation and interaction from the main characters.The story flows very well and I loved the plot line. This is the third book in the Sandcastle Bay series but I thought it read fine as a stand alone. Sandcastle Bay is definitely a place I wish I could visit!5 stars from me...
  • Meg Dean
    WOW! That was an emotional rollercoaster ride!!!I love this series and I hope this isn't the end of it...of course I always say that about Holly Martin's books don't I? If you want a lovely series of #ChickLit books...Sandcastle Bay fits the bill nicely!
  • Vickie Richens
    Love her books, downloaded it and read it on the plane journey, what to read on the plane home
  • Steph Lawrence
    An utterly gorgeous book. This story has all you want and need in a modern romantic novel, it gets a bit steamy at times too!A picture-perfect setting, the small English seaside town called Sandcastle Bay.The story isn’t just about Isla and Leo, but also her friends and family, his family and some of the villagers. Aunt Agatha was making me chuckle again. Some of the things Elliot came out with made me laugh, especially in front of Aunt Agatha ...
  • Emma Crowley
    Coming Home to Maple Cottage is the concluding book in the Sandcastle Bay series by Holly Martin. This really has been such a brilliant series of interconnected love stories from Holly packed full of warmth, love, affection, friendship, community spirit and lots of laugh out loud moments which add such light and shade to each couple's story. I can't say which story I preferred the most because truly each one was unique and special in their own li...
  • Julie Morris
    Anyone who has read a book by Holly Martin before knows what to expect and the lovely cover of the book gives more clues that this is a warm romantic read, perfect for these lengthening autumn evenings when all you want to do is draw the curtains and hunker down with a mug of hot chocolate and a cosy read.The book is set in the friendly little seaside town of Sandcastle Bay. However, this idyll has only become home again to Isla Rosewood followin...
  • Robin Taylor
    Please see all of my reviews on my blog at rating 4.5 StarsWhat an endearing read! How can you not love a story where three people just need to be made into a family? Isla Rosewood has left a glamorous life in London to become mother to her orphaned nephew. She tragically lost her brother Matthew and is now guardian to five-year-old Elliot. When Elliot was born, Leo Jackson, Matthew's best friend, was made hi...
  • Elaine
    I've loved the earlier books in this series so was really anticipating this one - and I wasn't disappointed! Mind you, with this talented author, I really didn't expect anything but the best. What a fantastic addition to the series it is, I just didn't want to put it down. From the very start I was whisked back to Sandcastle Bay with all its fascinating and fantastic characters and I didn't want to leave until all the turmoil had been resolved.Th...
  • Sherry
    ***I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Holly Martin.***Coming Home to Maple Cottage, by Holly Martin, is the third in the Sandcastle Bay series. Isla is trying to sort out her new life since her brother Matthew’s death. She needs a job and is trying to finalize her nephew Elliot’s adoption. Together, Leo and Isla have become best friends and parents to Elliot. Their feelin...
  • Simona
    *Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*This story blew me away!!! GORGEOUS and AMAZING!But let me start at the beginning. The story follows Isla Rosewood, who is looking after her nephew Elliot, ever since his father Matthew died. Matthew was Isla’s brother and she wants to look after the boy now. Elliot’s mother walked away years ago and has no interest in the boy. Elliot is five years old now and so adorable. Leo J...
  • Maryline M's Bookshelf
    This review was first published at M's BookshelfWhat a beautiful, moving, and addictive novel by Holly Martin, yet again. Holly has yet to write a book I don't love. I absolutely adore reading her books. Somehow though, 'Coming Home to Maple Cottage' had an extra spark I didn't even realize her books needed. Because even though I really loved reading the first 2 books in this series (and the series before this one), 'Maple Cottage' digs a bit dee...
  • Emma Star Crossed Reviews
    This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I have been eagerly awaiting this book since this series began back in April. Isla and Leo are so obviously perfect for each other and ...
  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin is a romantic feel-good novel in the genre of Debbie Macomber. It is a series but each book tells the story of a particular character therefore you don't have to read them in order.Isla Rosewood's life is upturned when her brother passes away suddenly and she becomes guardian along with her brother's best friend Lou Jackson to his young son Elliot. Isla leaves London, her work and her boyfriend to head...
  • Tara
    Coming Home To Maple Cottage is the final book in the latest series by Holly Martin - and definitely the one I’ve been waiting for.I bought the first two but simply couldn’t wait to find out Isla and Leo’s story so turned to NetGalley to get an early fix.The story is just as good as I hoped it would be; a rollercoaster of a tale full of heart and humour - and exactly what I’ve come to expect from Holly, who writes with such wonderful warm...
  • Sheila
    I decided to take a break from chillers and thrillers and try a different genre. I jumped in with this one not realising it was the third book, but that didn't seem to matter. It was a very enjoyable read and a delightful story. When Isla Rosewood's brother Matthew dies, Isla leaves London and her career behind to travel to Sandcastle Bay and take custody of her four-year-old nephew, Elliot. Leo Jackson is her "friend" and he's a one-night-stand ...