To me, poetry is meant to touch the soul and tug our heartstrings. It’s meant to reflect ourselves in ways we’re otherwise blind to. It’s meant to move, and be moved, and linger. It’s meant to arouse emotions that cannot be put into words—to dissolve our inner narrator around the core of our beings until all that’s left is what we feel.
Michele Lee’s Sefton’s novella “Her Coastal Cottage: Where Truth and Love Rise” was all this and more.
This story unraveled me. Never before have I read a story of this size in such a gentle poetic style. I needed to savor each word! It was like awakening into a bright world of long-form storytelling, in which the style contributed to the story as much as the words themselves.
Every page is a poetic work of art, carefully crafted with intention. The story itself has everything I could have hoped for in a seaside romance—heartbreak and healing, transformation and acceptance. Michele’s gift for vibrancy also made it easy to be swept away into her characters’ lives. I was moved to tears several times, both with heartache and excitement as her main character fought for the cottage of her dreams.
Michele’s talent shines through “Her Coastal Cottage” and perfectly reflects her kind and gentle heart. This will be one story that comes with me on vacations for years to come! It’s the perfect length for a dreamy, lazy afternoon read and touches the soul from the very first page.
Mmm. I’m still reveling in the beauty of this story!