Friday, June 30, 2023



Carrie Anderson recently lost her sister Claire when they were on their way to a wedding and were in a car accident, Claire did not survive.  Carrie blames herself even though it was not her fault.  She can’t get past the grief she has from losing her sister, Claire, and is very depressed.  She knows that the only place she can heal is at the little village of Loch Cameron.  She spent so many summers there with her sister Claire, and their great aunt Maud, when they were young.  Carrie arrives at the beautiful little white cottage on the Loch in hopes that just being there is what she needs to process her grief.  When she takes a stroll to the local village store she meets Rory McRae who is an ex-Navy Officer and now is a chef.  Rory owns a farm-to-table restaurant, when he tells Carrie he is understaffed, she immediately jumps at the opportunity to help him out.  This could be exactly what she needs to heal.  While at the cottage Carrie finds an old diary belonging to her Aunt Maud.  As she reads through the pages written by her aunt after World War Two, she discovers an old faded photograph of a baby boy. Carrie finds healing through the discovery of the diary and linking the past to the present.

The Diary from the Cottage by the Loch written by author Kennedy Kerr was an amazing and enthralling story of the past meets the present.  Healing the heart after losing those close to you and finding hope in a new relationship.  Sometimes going back is exactly what is needed to move forward.  I loved this wonderful story from cover to cover.  I always love visiting the quaint village of Loch Cameron.  Everything is still so lovely there, from the villagers to the tiny white cottage, to the beautiful views of the sea.  I was mesmerized and swept away to the Loch as I flipped through the pages.  This unputdownable cozy read was exactly what I needed.  If you are in need of an escape to the Scottish sea then this is definitely the book for you.   This is the third installment of the Loch Cameron Series but can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 
Author:  Kennedy Kerr
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: June 28, 2023
Pages: 278
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Sitting in the purple heather, Carrie carefully opens the tattered cover of the journal, the gold-edged pages catching the sunlight shimmering off the surface of the loch. The handwriting is unmistakable. The words inside will shatter everything she thought she knew about her family…

Carrie Anderson searches under the flowerpot by the bright blue door and finds the keys to the little whitewashed cottage. Still recovering from the heart-wrenching loss of her beautiful sister, Carrie hopes that staying on the edge of the glittering loch, where the siblings used to spend summers with their great-aunt Maud, will help her heal from her grief.

On a trip to the tiny village store, Carrie literally bumps into ex-Navy officer turned chef 
Rory McRae. Tall and broad shouldered, at first Rory is infuriatingly distant, but his enthusiasm for his farm-to-table restaurant lights up his rich brown eyes. When he tells Carrie that he’s understaffed, she is quick to offer help. She soon finds Rory’s warm smile and playful jokes are a balm to her heart. Suddenly, Carrie begins to feel less alone.

But then she discovers a diary her aunt Maud kept as a young woman after World War Two. The faded sepia photograph of a baby boy tucked into the back reveals a heartbreaking secret about her family she can scarcely believe. Opening up to Rory, could the discovery of a long-lost relative finally heal the loneliness that has been plaguing Carrie’s heart? 
Or will the secrets the diary unravels destroy her hope for a new future in Loch Cameron?


Kennedy Kerr is a British fiction author. She adores beaches, lochs and stone circles, and loves writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. She has a very cuddly cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping: Kennedy aspires to having Twinkle’s nap schedule one day.

Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it. Her favourite foods include (but are not limited to) Indian food, Victoria sponge, breakfast pastries with coffee and sushi. The only thing she’s not particularly keen on is artichoke, and she’d eat it, anyway.

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