Viola Shipman is the pen name of American author Wade Rouse, who writes women’s fiction novels. Wade chose his grandmother’s name in order to honour her, as he uses her heirlooms and stories in order to inspire his writing. Wade received his B.A. from Drury University and his Master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. He splits his time between Michigan and Palm Springs, California.

Viola Shipman debuted in 2016 with the novel The Summer Cottage. Below is a list of Viola Shipman’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Heirloom Books

The Charm Bracelet (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hope Chest (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Recipe Box (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Summer Cottage (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heirloom Garden (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Viola Shipman Synopsis: The Summer Cottage is a standalone novel by Viola Shipman. Adie Lou Kruger’s ex never understood why her parents had so much affection for their so-called “Cozy Cottage,” the charming, ramshackle summer home – complete with its own set of rules for relaxing – that she’s inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she’s facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope. She’s determined not to let her husband’s affair with a grad student make her into a cliché, or to waste one more minute in a soul-crushing career, so it becomes clear what Adie Lou must do: rebuild her life and restore her cottage shingle by shingle, on her terms.

But converting the beloved, weather-beaten structure into a bed-and-breakfast isn’t quite the efficient home-reno experience she’s seen on TV. Pushback from Saugatuck’s contentious preservation society, costly surprises and demanding guests were not part of the plan. But as the cottage comes back to life, Adie Lou does, too, finding support in unexpected places and a new love story on the horizon. One cottage rule at a time, Adie Lou reclaims her own strength, history and joy by rediscovering the magic in all the sunsets and sandcastles.

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