The Cottage in Maple Hill
“Inspiration doesn’t always come to you, child. Sometimes, you have to go out and find it.”
Liza Blackburn had long ago given up on being an artist as life took precedence over dreams. When her beloved grandmother passes away, she leaves Liza a generous, life-changing inheritance. Except it comes with a catch. One that takes her out of her comfort zone and drops her in a remote cottage in rural Ohio. She has one goal–survive the year and get back home.
Derrick Lowe’s life was simple, and he liked it that way. The last thing he wanted was the complication of the hot mess granddaughter of his adopted grandmother moving in next door. When she does, he pushes his wants to the side and embraces his sense of duty. It was only a year after all.
But a lot can change in a year. Through road trips and art shows, movie nights and sleigh riding, Liza and Derrick steadily find that home is relative and some complications are worth it. But is it enough to make her stay?