Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor

Spring House

The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this enthralling novel of love, mystery, memories, and secrets.Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiancé, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. With the help of her fiancé’s caring best friend, it’s sure to draw much-needed to...

Details Spring House

TitleSpring House
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Reviews Spring House

  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    I would have loved to have given this book five stars but the now chapters were disproportionate to the historical chapters, there were too many and they were much too long. I much preferred the history of Diane and her story, as you will see in my full review, below.My simple words cannot explain the feeling after reading this story. I call it a story because it was more than just a book. I was so glad I took the time to savour this book and I r...
  • Marj Ward
    This is my first Mary Ellen Taylor book but not my last. I loved this book. A historical hunting lodge is inherited by the granddaughter Lucy Kincaid and is being restored under the eye of Megan Buchanan. This book has it all - romance, mystery, family history and lots of secrets. A wonderful book. I am now going to read Winter Cottage. Thanks to NetGalley, Montlake Romance and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book.
  • Ann
    I liked this story and the cover is beautiful. This books has two parallel time lines. Megan who is restoring an old family hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Claire who was the caretaker in the early 1900's. I'm not a huge historical fan and this book seems to dwell in the past a little more than I cared for. We visit the Eastern Shore quite often and it was very easy to visualize the small town setting and characters. This is bo...
  • Rhonda
    I really liked this book. Winter Cottage was my first Mary Ellen Taylor book and I really enjoyed it. What I liked about Spring House is that while we have Megan's story, we also get to know more about Lucy, Hank and Natasha. Spring House is a good telling of a story within a story. I really liked Megan and her struggle to deal with the death of her ex, being pregnant, and starting a new job. I didn't care for Scott's mother at all. I found her r...
  • Virginia Campbell
    In order to really know ourselves, and to enjoy each day and look forward to the future, we must fully embrace the past. This idea is beautifully realized in the intriguing women's fiction tale, "Spring House". Very special storyteller Mary Ellen Taylor brings forward the characters and story line from her previous work, "Winter Cottage", and adds new faces with their own compelling circumstances. Cape Hudson is a quaint old town on the beautiful...
  • Elsie Broadbent
    The follow on book from The Winter Cottage, characters reappear but the story is about Megan Buchanan, heavily pregnant, single, ( having walked away from her fiance 2 weeks before the wedding) who is restoring Spring House for her friend Lucy(Winter Cottage). The story switches between the present and the past and is fascinating. It moves between Cape Hudson and France with ease and you move along with the characters, actually caring about them....
  • Jenni Jay
    After reading Winter Cottage I could not wait to read Spring House. The history of these families, so beautifully intertwined, is fascinating. I was hooked from the first chapter. This historical romance is well written and the story captivates you to a point where you can’t put the book down.
  • Connie Fischer
    Megan Buchanan’s fiance, Scott, has recently died in a Marine helicopter accident. They had broken up just weeks before he died and she’s pregnant with his baby. His mother is angry with her blaming her for the accident and does not believe the baby she is carrying is Scott’s. A longtime resident of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Megan's family goes back for many generations. She has recently been hired to oversee the renovation of a historic ...
  • Guylou
    Some books thrill you, some books provoke you, and some books charm you. Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor is in that last category. It was a lovely story about Megan Buchanan who is hired to restore a house owned by her ancestors. During the renovation, she discovers letters and objects that belong to Claire Hedrick. In the early 1900s, Claire was separated from her three sisters and three brothers after their mother passed away and their father...
  • Sherri Lewis
    Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiance, historian Megan Buchanan is helping to restore Spring House to it's former glory and hopefully bring in some much needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history. Let me first say that this story had WAY too many characters. I spent more than half of the book confused trying to keep up with who everyone was and how they related to each other. The story was good, and I fou...
  • Linda
    Spring House can be read as a standalone; however, it is truly a continuation of Winter Cottage, with the focus on different characters. Spring House's protagonists are the very pregnant Megan in the present day and Diane (Claire's sister) in the past. Again, the author does a magnificent job of interweaving past and present. I found myself equally enthralled with both storylines. With more of Claire and Diane's siblings to learn about, I'm reall...
  • Mae
    Pleasant read - good balance to the "heavy" books I am reading right now!
  • Jani Brooks
    SPRING HOUSE - Mary Ellen TaylorJuly 2019General FictionCape Hudson, Virginia - Early 20th Century, 2018Megan Buchanan has taken an important project on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The hunting lodge, Winter Cottage, was built by her great-great-grandfather in 1901 and had been inherited recently by the grandchild of Samuel Jessop, a merchant seaman. Jessop had been named the unlikely heir when Buchanan died. Now Jessop's granddaughter, Lucy Ki...
  • Sheri
    Renovations to the Spring House in the present, take the reader traveling to the past. Our protagonist, Megan has been hired to renovate a property and as she and the owner tackle years of memories, they find out secrets from the families past.This story had the right balance of past and present, mystery, emotion, friendships, and more. A thoughtful and fun read.
  • Chasidy Kaye Jones
    Thanks to Netgalley and Montlake Romance for the ARC in exchange of an honest review. Like the main character, I am also a person that loves really old things and my heritage and oftentimes wish I could have lived long ago. I could not stop readingng this book. It was really good from beginning to end and I hope there will be a sequel. I wish my family had letters and antiques leftover from times past. I would love more than anything to have them...
  • Kathy Jund
    5 stars Book 2 - Eastern Shore of VirginiaMegan Buchanan has been presented with the restoration project of her life, (two restorations in fact)to be completed in a very short time..she is up to the job..(she knows she is)..well she'd feel more confident if she wasn't eight months pregnant. Soon to be a single mom, and not one to set down roots she faces change at every turn, besides she also wants her hands on a third project in this sea-side vi...
  • Cardmaker
    Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiance, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia's Eastern Shore. With the help of her fiance's caring best friend, it's sure to draw much-needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history.However, it's Spring House, the caretaker's cottage on the groun...
  • Kelly
    This is the story of Megan and Diane, two strong women, born generations apart, but whose lives converge. Megan Buchanan is in Cape Hudson working on the restoration on a landmark building once owned by her great-great -grandfather. Megan will uncover some intriguing history along the way in the form of some letters written between sisters years before, which is discovers during the restoration. She is instantly drawn to the young woman in the le...
  • Trude
    I really loved this book!! This is the first book by Mary Ellen Taylor that I have read, but I am a huge fan of her alter ego Mary Burton and her romantic suspense so I was excited to have the chance to read an early copy of this book! Part historical fiction, part contemporary fiction,and part mystery with a touch of romance Spring House is a captivating look at the history of a family. Ms Taylor moves us seamlessly through generations and acros...
  • Pammy
    Ok peeps....SPRING HOUSE is a MUST READ!!!! This book deserves TEN stars on a five star scale. If your looking for the PERFECT beach, summer, lake anytime read, spring house is it!!! Winter Cottage was my first read from Mary Ellen Taylor and I equally LOVED that book too. They do NOT have to be read in order, it’s nice to do so, because you’d learn a lot, but, you won’t be lost reading Spring House first. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! T...
  • Meagan Bulisco
    I loved Winter Cottage and the historical pieces made me feel happy living in there for the time I read it. Spring House left a little to be desired in the connection department. I felt like Megan should have mourned her losses a bit more and maybe connected to Rick on a deeper level than pure lust. Every time he came around it seemed she was immediately turned on but that’s all there really was to it. Now Gilbert and Dianne’s relationship de...
  • Kimber
    Wonderful follow-up......to WINTER COTTAGE! Oh, how clever this writing is. While SPRING HOUSE can be read as a stand-alone book, it is so much more interesting if you read W.C. first. Yes, there are a number of characters to keep track of but it is well worth it. You will be treated to a number of twists and turns, and I found myself not being able to put this book down because there was just no way I could not find out what the next chapter hel...
  • Helen Shipley
    Engaging enoughI enjoyed this and the setting. I liked the interweaving if stories of different generations of people, linked by shared ancestors and shared stories that were waiting to be discovered. I'm fascinated by history and how we and the world have come to be where we are. As an amateur historian genealogist, I identified with the uncovering of the past through a house and it's contents. I think many of us would love to do the same.Being ...
  • Managed By Books
    Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiancé, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. With the help of her fiancé’s caring best friend, it’s sure to draw much-needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history.However, it’s Spring House, the caretaker’s cottage ...
  • Doris
    Series: Winter Cottage" "Spring House"Following from The Winter Cottage more history is revealed about the Hendrick and Jessup and Buchanan families from the early 1900s through to today on the eastern shore of Virginia. Along the way, many loose ends are resolved while love shows its many forms. Although there is a mystery and some danger, this is a soft and fulfilling story of family and enduring love. I really enjoyed these 2 book series. Love...
  • Pam
    Spring House is by Mary Ellen Taylor. This is the sequel to Winter Cottage. The book is excellent. The descriptions of the house and the land make you feel like you are really there. The characters are very realistic and become your friends Samuel Jessup had died. He was the last Jessup son and Adele’s brother-in-law. He had inherited Winter Cottage; but refused to live in it, preferring Spring House instead. Now, it had gone to Lucy Kincaid. L...
  • Bridget
    Spring House is a beautiful story as is the cover for the book!The lives of those from the past entwined gorgeously with those of the present, thanks to the lovely writing by the author, Mary Ellen Taylor. Although I haven't read Winter Cottage, the first book in this series, I still really enjoyed reading Spring House. This family mystery was full of great characters, some of whom I loved and others I wanted to hate but they managed to redeem th...
  • Lisa Richardson
    Spring House is Mary Ellen Taylor’s follow up to Winter Cottage and she does a wonderful job moving between generations with both Megan Buchanan’s story in present day Cape Hudson and Diane Hendricks’ story moving between Cape Hudson and France during WWII. Ms Taylor also writes Romantic Suspense/Thrillers with truly evil characters and she throws one into the mix quite well in this story as well as a domineering pseudo mother-in-law….ple...
  • Heather
    I adored every second of this book. It didn't take me long to feel like I was among friends, helping to restore Spring House, and trying to uncover Diane's story. It was a little bit of everything I love about books. There was a little bit of romance, a little bit of history, and a little bit of intrigue, all wrapped up in a beautifully written story that spanned decades. I get a little nervous when I read books that bounce around from one time p...
  • Dawn Peterson
    Must read thisI read winter cottage in the winter and obsessively checked the release date for this book. I then made myself wait a little longer. When I find books/authors I like to this extent I feel very lucky. So many of the books being put out on shelves and e-readers are just carbon copies of others that I get frustrated. Winter Cottage and Spring House are books that I will own and re-read several times. I'm now anxiously awaiting for the ...