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Widowed a year ago, Lynne Marshall believes she's ready to start a new chapter in life. She plans to exchange the bright lights of Manhattan for her home country of Scotland and open a country hotel with her childhood friend Jess and her fiancé Rob. Her daughter Molly will manage the home front as she starts her first year of teaching in one of the city's toughest schools.Widowed a year ago, Lynne Marshall believes she's ready to start a new chapter in life. She plans to exchange the bright lights of Manhattan for her home country of Scotland and open a country hotel with her childhood friend Jess and her fiancé Rob. Her daughter Molly will manage the home front as she starts her first year of teaching in one of the city's toughest schools. When those plans are suddenly and tragically ruined, both Lynne and Jess are left shaken--and unsure what the future holds for either of them. A weekend trip to Lynne's husband's home town in rural Vermont brings new opportunities, decisions, and a second chance at love for both Lynne and Jess... if they dare to risk their hearts again. Meanwhile Molly faces difficult choices of her own, and must decide where her heart truly lies. Out in the Country is a heartwarming novel celebrating the strength of family, friends, and second chances of all kinds. Written by USAToday bestselling author Kate Hewitt....

Title : Out In The Country
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ISBN : 15725967
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Number of Pages : 149 Pages
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Out In The Country Reviews

  • Carol Preston
    2019-02-26 23:03

    This is a sweet, short read about new beginnings after grief and loss. It's a bit 'too good to be true', but the stuff dreams are made of for those who like happy endings.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-05 06:11

    I absolutely loved this story, or should I say stories. I received this book as a free read and loved every moment taking in the life struggles of the three women it covered. Each womens story mingled around each others. Lynn with the loss of her husband and finding herself a new journey in life, Jess (her best friend) with a total life change and making a better one, and Molly (Lynns daughter)with the start of a new life and the challenges it can bring. This book flowed so well that I was disappointed when I found there was no more to read. Looks like I found me a new author to read. I highly recommend this book.

  • Brenda Roberson
    2019-02-28 03:17

    When you lose everything you wonder how you can go on. This is how Lynne and Jess feel after such crushing blows steal their joy and happiness. Lynne loses her husband when he dies unexpectedly and Jess loses her fiancé and all of the money she had put up to start an inn in Scotland. Then Lynne's in-laws sign their house over to her and she gets her friend Jess to help her open a b&b. A feel good story with many happy endings. Highly recommend.

  • Ginger
    2019-03-17 01:01

    Good book about starting over, realizing your dreams and not giving up.

  • Diane Wachter
    2019-02-26 01:13

    A NY city woman, who lost her husband 1-1/2 years ago, is looking forward to starting a new life in Scotland by opening and running a new hotel with her childhood girlfriend. When that plan falls through, she and girlfriend take themselves off to her husband's family home in Vermont. The In-laws give her the home to open a B&B, which had been her husband's dream.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-19 04:58

    A surprising story. My takeaway is the analogy of psychological pain being intensified when it is pushed down and not dealt with. Makes complete sense, but I'd never thought of it in quite the way this author puts it.

  • Jane
    2019-03-14 06:03

    This short and sweet story of life after loss is exactly that: short and sweet. You could even say it's unrealistic. But it's perfect for readers like me, who have had enough realism and long for the happy ending. The story is well written, with pleasant characters and an idyllic setting in rural Vermont. There's a twist or two in the short plot, and that kept the too-good-to-be-true novella interesting.

  • Tiffany Wacaser
    2019-02-26 05:51

    This book had a great story line which I enjoyed very much. However, there were some problems with the book, in particular the ending, that made the book much weaker.The book starts very strong with three major characters. The story focuses on two Scottish women, both in their 40's who end up starting a B&B in Vermont. The character development was sustained and believable as you watch both characters cope with grief and face challenges. Both women develop as individuals and their friendship grows in an inspiring way. The third major character is the daughter of one of the older women. We see this woman as young, idealistic, and enthusiastic about her future as a teacher in an inner city school in NYC. However, this is where the story loses its traction and value. Throughout half of the book, the story moves along about this young woman as she is confronted with the reality of challenges of teaching and has to do deal with a long distance relationship which isn't particularly nurturing or growing. However, as the book progresses, we see less of this character until she is lost completely. The story raps up with a unsatisfactory ending about the character that seems to hasty and doesn't make sense given the rest of her story. I was disappointed because the author started in a promising way. She created likable, believable characters in whom I was invested. I cared about them and wanted to see them move forward in believable ways. The book was stronger for having a third character, but lost its strength when that character's story and development was dropped without explanation or a believable story line.

  • Sue
    2019-03-09 03:07

    This novella, set in the US, starts well, in my view. Recently widowed, middle-aged Lynne plans to return to her roots in Scotland, working in a hotel with her friend Jess. She has said her goodbyes when disaster strikes, and the whole project is cancelled. Meanwhile, Lynne's daughter Molly starts teaching at a difficult secondary school, and finds it much tougher than she expected. And when they go to visit Lynne's retired in-laws, they have an unexpected but exciting suggestion for Lynne's future...The writing is good, although there were many places where we were told what people were thinking, or just read a summary of what happened rather than seeing the scenes - it felt as if it were rather rushed through. There was a lot of potential for more subplots, but they didn't materialise - instead it turned into a mild romance for Lynne, Jess and Molly, all of whom meet new people, and all of whom still have feelings for their former boyfriend or husband. It was a bit complicated remembering who was whom, at times, and it rather weakened the rest of the story having so many growing relationships.Still, it made pleasant enough reading. The romances are very low-key, and the writing is entirely family-friendly. The characters are a bit flat, but then that's to be expected in such a short book. Free for my Kindle, it made undemanding breakfast-time reading.

  • Fiona Marsden
    2019-03-25 04:10

    This is a three in oner. A novella length story that manages to introduce quite a broad range of characters and surprisingly the ensemble cast are painted with quite a detailed brush. A real gift, but one Kate Hewitt excels in. Our primary heroine is Lynne, a recently widowed New Yorker, she has come to the point where she wants something more, something new. At first she thinks it might be returning to her birthplace of Scotland to set up a Hotel with her childhood friend Jess and her fiancé. Only Jess's plans fall through and another option opens up for the old friends in Vermont.Lynne's daughter Molly is also going through a transitional stage in her life. She is beginning her teaching career at a tough inner city school in New York. There she meets the cynical Luke who guides her through her first weeks and makes her wonder if her long term boyfriend Jason is the right man for her after all.Meanwhile in Vermont. Lynne and Jess find themselves becoming part of the community and making new friends and even perhaps new loves. But they first have to come to terms with the past.This is a sweet and engaging read full of interesting and likeable characters. We see the ups and downs as the characters brave their new world and make decisions about the future.

  • Ellen
    2019-03-22 22:51

    Cozy romance. Jessica, friend Lynn and Lynne's daughter Molly each have confusing issues going on with men who want to be in their lives. Set in a cozy Vermont village where Jessica and Lynne are trying to turn Lynne's inlaws home into a bed and breakfast. Lots of mentions of tasty scones.

  • Gail
    2019-03-01 22:05

    Lynn is the main character of this book though it had many main characters in it. Lynn's best friend, Jess, her daughter, Molly, the guys John, Mark and Jason all of whom are pursuing the women in a dual setting of NYC and a small town in Vermont. Lynn & Jess are from Scotland, but Lynn has lived in NYC since she married 20 plus years, but her husband is deceased and her in-laws want her to open a Bed & Breakfast in their home in Vermont. Lynn has plans to join Jess back in Scotland to open an Inn there, but suddenly the plans fall through and Jess comes to America to get back on her feet after being jilted by her fiancé. Molly is just starting her job as a high school teacher, but finds it very frustrating. So many complications, but all ends well, just maybe not like I thought they would.

  • Leah
    2019-03-03 04:57

    Really cute story, loved the setting of the small town b&b. The storylines of Lynne and Jess were done pretty well. My main issue was the book with the way Molly got totally fucked. Molly absolutely did not deserve the ending given to her and I was annoyed by it. When I finished the book I was like...what ? Really? Molly started her first year teaching at a hard school and was having difficulties. She met a guy named Luke and they liked each other but both were in relationships. Her long distance bf who BARELY EVER CALLED HER AND DIDNT GIVE A SHIT suddenly proposes and she didnt know what to do. Her solution to all this is to QUIT TEACHING AND MOVE TO BE CLOSER TO THAT BOYFRIEND THAT SHE DIDNT EVEN WANT TO MARRY. WTF ????????/

  • Becky
    2019-03-21 04:50

    A "warm, fuzzy", feel good story which I need every now and then. Its a story of love, forgiveness, family and friendship. All tied together regarding three women. It is actually, three little stories in one regarding these women. A quick, pleasurable read. The only part of the book I didn't care for, is it was sometimes too quick and you were swept into the future to fast. I would have liked hearing more about Molly's days of teaching and her experiences. I would have liked to read more about the town in Vermont and the Inn. Otherwise, it was a fun story. One to wrap up with a blanket, a hot cup of tea by a roaring fire.

  • Elaine
    2019-03-16 21:59

    A relatively young widow decides to start a new life in her late husband's hometown in Vermont.Her decision is a difficult one to make as she must leave her old life and above all her daughter and best friend in New York. Fate has it that her plans become reality and she finds herself at home in that small Vermont town. I love stories about women who take a grip on their lives and with lots of courage and determinationopen themselves up to new experiences.A very easy reading story with lots of human emotions. I advise reading it as it gives the reader good feelings and a happy ending.

  • Victoria Simcox
    2019-02-24 23:50

    Lynne Marshall’s plans are abruptly and unfortunately changed. Jess, her friend from her youth and her were in pursuit of starting up a hotel in a cozy town in Scotland. When something terrible happens, they have no idea what will lie ahead for them. New prospects come about when they travel to Vermont. Will they get another chance at love? Are they ready to take the chances for it? This is a gratifying tale, rejoicing in the gift of intimate relationships and hope, when hope seems gone. Kate Hewitt is a delightful author who knits a fascinating tale that will have you enthralled throughout it. The narrative is refreshing and honorable with aspects of courage and faith throughout it.

  • Paul Triegaardt
    2019-03-08 02:56

    I enjoyed reading my first Kate Hewitt book, finding the book resonates with me as I'm around the same age as Jess and Lynne. While both of these ladies have tragic life experiences they seem to find light in the dark tunnel and hope is never far away. While reading this novel I kept thinking that this was actually a trilogy of sorts because in my opinion this novels lends itself to at least 3 follow ons. Jess, Lynne and Molly's' stories could really continue if Kate wanted. Unfortunately Kate brings the whole book to an abrupt end in the last couple of pages. Saddened I want the story to have continued. Still easy reading, no spelling mistakes etc.

  • Michele
    2019-02-25 22:59

    This was a great book about a recent widow (Lynne) who moves from NYC to her deceased husband's home town in Vermont to turn the family home into a bed & breakfast. Other characters the reader gets to know are Lynne's daughter, Molly, and her friend from Scotland, Jess, as well as her in-laws & other friends. What I liked about the book was that, despite sadness and heartache, it was an uplifting read without profanity or sex. My only criticism is that I wanted to know more about the characters; they were not developed as much as I would have liked. It also seemed like the sort of story that would be great for a series.

  • Lynn
    2019-03-27 01:18

    Lynne and Jessica were ready to join forces and purchase a hotel in Scotland. Lynne would be moving from New York City while Jessica was already in Edinburgh. But the financial backer took the money and ran. Jessica's financee also ran. So Lynne invited Jessica to come visit since Jessica had quit her job sold her flat and lost her boyfriend. They headed to Vermont to visit Lynne's late husband parents. An idea formed when her in-laws decided to move to a small bungalow and offered the house to Lynne to ope a B&B. that's when all the fun and trouble start.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-27 22:14

    A book that captures a little of everything in just a very positive way. Three women each dealing with something different in their lives and how they over came and moved on. A book about love, lose, friendship, new beginnings and lost loves. The book moves quickly. What I liked most about this book was it is one of those books that all generations can read and each can take from it what they want from their age perspective. At times I just wished I was at the inn reading this book. I definitely will be on the lookout for another book by Kate Hewitt, since I like her writing style.

  • Stefani
    2019-03-04 05:19

    I was browsing my Kindle for something to read and the cover of Out In The County by Kate Hewitt really stood out. Sadly that was pretty much all there was to it….a very nice and eye catching cover. The start seemed promising and I was amazed at the story of three strong women. Plus it’s set in NYC and Vermont. And that’s pretty much where the things I liked about this book end. The end was disappointing. I thought: wait a second that’s it? I definitely expected more from this book.Rating - 2 starsWho would I recommend it to - I cannot recommend a book I gave a 2 star rating to

  • Pam
    2019-03-14 04:00

    This is the first book I've read by Kate Hewitt and I enjoyed it. For me the setting is important. I loved the town and the in laws home. The B &B was fun to follow, all the changes and help from local people. I liked the characters and found them and their stories interesting. I would add a suggestion for some of the recipes. I love to read stories where food is an intricate part of the story and then read the recipes at the end. I have ended up trying a number of them.

  • Andree Sanborn
    2019-02-26 03:12

    This is a Hallmark movie waiting to be made if there ever was one. It is simplistic, a fast read, and way too heavy on fragrant scones just out of the oven and steaming mugs of tea (or coffee). There are too many stereotyped, and erroneous, descriptions of Vermont. Yet despite all of this, I never stopped reading it. I just wish I had and wish I had begun a more substantial book. This book was free for my Kindle through BookBub.

  • Loretta
    2019-03-03 04:58

    This was a free book from Book Bub. The formatting was extremely distracting on my Kindle Fire. There were no breaks in the paragraphs when scenes would change. I would be reading and all of a sudden I'm reading about a different character in a totally different setting; it created a knee-jerk feeling. I suspect this is not an author issue but it created a frustrating reading experience. The story was definitely a 'chick-flick' type of story with some predictability.

  • Bev Walkling
    2019-03-24 00:15

    This book was quite a sweet read, free from excessive descriptions of sexual interactions. I would have scored it higher except for one thing that really annoyed me. There weren't many chapter breaks in the story but within chapters the author would suddenly mid-page switch to telling the story of another character in the book. It stopped me very time to think about what was going on. More chapter breaks would have been preferred.

  • TroyDye
    2019-03-23 05:07

    Out In The Country by Kate HewittNot exactly a romance novel, this is more of a starting over story - stories. Each of the three focused characters in this novel come to the end of a road, and bravely begin again. The primary character is a New York City fortieth widow who returns to the hometown of he deceased husband, and struggles to turn a large house into a bed and breakfast.

  • Misfits farm
    2019-03-17 00:05

    A wonderful story of hope when life has thrown it's worst at you- in different ways for different people. There is life after death, tragedy, financial ruin, heartbreak and illness. An uplifting tale of a widow, her daughter, her friends and her inlaws, who all have to deal with the cards they have been dealt in differing ways. Sometimes a friend can help, but at other times she may have her hands full of her own troubles. If you want to believe in human goodness then this is the novel for you.

  • P Karr
    2019-03-26 22:11

    Out in the Country by Kate Hewitt is all about second chances. Middle aged and single, middle aged and widowed, or young and impressionable, we all need one more chance at getting the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. Get engrossed in the rustic charm of Vermont as you follow the lives of three women who couldn’t be more different, but who are joined by the heart.I liked this book..was a nice surprise..

  • Allyson Yancey mccalister
    2019-03-20 02:16

    LOVED THIS STORY!!!!From the beginning I fell in love with the people in this story, each one became more and more real and believable. I found my self actually careing what they went though, hoping for the best, agonizing with each set back, cheering when victory came. I have not gotten this emotionally involved in a story since I was a child. Kate Hewitt is a wonderful story teller. The emotion were so real I had to remind my self that this is fiction. This is a GOODREAD!

  • Coy Lee Stroud
    2019-03-05 00:17

    Relationships that flourish.I gave this book four stars because of the relationships. I love to read about the interactions between nice people people who reach out to each other with good intentions. Especially ones of different ages and stages of life, both family and friends. If you do too you will love this book.