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Historical Romance Author

The Secret Cottage by Kate Ellington. Book. Romance.
Sea Glass And Fireflies. Kate Ellington. Romance. Novel. Star Island.

An heir, a maiden and a love that transcends time.

Seaside days and starlit nights give love a second chance.

November 18, 2024

I loved the characters in this story! Such good character development by the author. And as someone who grew up in NH, I really enjoyed the references to the NH seacoast. A feel good romance, easy to escape in!

~ pharrington

This was a sweet and cute romance, and I enjoyed it from cover to cover. There’s just something about Ellington’s writing style, that pulls you along, even though there isn’t a lot of tension in the story itself. I was hoping from the moment they met that Robert and Isabel would end up together. Getting to see both of their stories just made me more convinced they were made for each other, even though there were a few stumbling blocks in the way of their potential HEA. The story is woven together well, and I enjoyed that it doesn’t solely focus on love/courtship. Getting to see the dynamics with their families/friends, and the complications that can arise when things like expectations are thrown into the mix added a nice depth. If you enjoy sweet historical romances, you’re going to love this one!


I love a happily-ever-after, and Sea Glass and Fireflies doesn’t disappoint. You’ll fall in love with Kate Ellington’s characters and cheerlead for them as the story progresses. She paints a realistic picture of early 20th century life for Elsie and Charles. An entertaining look at love, betrayal, and second chances.

~ Annalia Russo

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