A rich and powerful romance set in two eras. A gripping story of fiercely protected secrets, courage, betrayal, redemption, and true love.

Christie Ryan’s carefully constructed life turns upside-down with the inheritance of an abandoned cottage in an Australian seaside village. A damaged painting and discovery of old love letters draws her into the heart wrenching world of Thomas and Martha in a fifty-year-old mystery. A mystery she is determined to solve.

Martin Blake is a reclusive artist, happiest on a surfboard or with his dog, Randall. The appearance of Christie at his house seeking help with the painting is unwelcome. Her questions about the past are too close to home for him to answer, besides, she is clearly a rich, city girl with no plans to stay in town.

As the secrets unravel, so does Christie’s safe world. Those secrets might lead to happiness, but with nothing to go home to, and no reason to believe she can stay, the happy ending may not be hers.

The Stationmaster’s Cottage

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)



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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 23 x 15 x 2.5 cm

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4 reviews for The Stationmaster’s Cottage

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mrs Helen Sibbritt

    WOW this is such an awesome story a debut for MS Nefri Clark and a total winner amazing story a time slip set in the late 1960’s and present time, a story of family secrets true love and lost love. My advice make yourself comfortable and sit back with this one because you are not going to want to put it down.

    Make-up artist Christie Ryan is just about to leave on a romantic getaway with her fiancé Dereck when she gets a message that her estranged grandmother has passed away and that the funeral will be held in the small coastal town of River’s End and against Dereck’s wishes she goes off to attend the funeral. Christie’s childhood was a tough one losing her parents when she was young and then being bought up by her stern unloving grandmother but she needs to say goodbye never realizing what a nest of secrets and mystery that she has left Christie to uncover in this beautiful town.

    Martin Blake has lived in River’s End his entire life he is an artist who comes across as a bit harsh but that is not so when he sees this woman at the funeral of someone that he classes as enemy and there are very good reasons why he does he is maddened but he is also drawn to this beautiful woman and when they are pushed together because of a painting and some letters well let’s just say they are in for an up and down journey.

    There are two love stories in this one two beautiful love stories I might add that will bring you to tears as it did me this debut is beautifully written the characters are rich and engaging and the emotions fly off the pages the setting is amazing and the secrets that are uncovered by Christie will make your heart pound and getting angry with some people. Yes this is a story that I highly recommend so many emotions so much joy in the end the best. Congrats MS Nefri Clark on a fabulous debut.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsty W.

    A beautiful story of lost love. Heart warming as well as heart breaking this book is a crazy roller-coaster of emotions!!
    Intriguing Epilogue which captivated my interest and continued to throughout the book
    Loved the way the author mingled past and present as to reduce any confusion there may have been otherwise and to fill in any gaps
    Excellent descriptions that paint a picture with words
    Filled with mystery, heartbreak, loss, betrayal, surprises, romance, lost love and true love
    Handful of grammatical errors but they don’t affect the story
    This work is as good as if not better than Nicholas Sparks!!
    Highly recommend this book to fans of romance, Nicholas Sparks, mystery or just anyone looking for a stunning read. Would love to read more from this highly talented author xx

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Gerhardt Griffiths

    5 big fat Stars, but seriously, The Stationmaster’s Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark deserves so many more.

    Wow. Superb. Beautiful. Outstanding.

    This just might be my favourite read of 2017.

    The day I started reading this I was sitting at a picnic table which overlooked the beautiful foreshore of Wollongong. In between reading I was hoping to gaze at the scenery and also watch what was going on around me but the rolling waves , the stunning mountain vista, people enjoying their barbecue lunches, all was completely forgotten. My eyes only focused on the words and my ears were deaf to sound so engrossed was I in reading this beautiful story.
    The Stationmaster’s Cottage is a gripping tale of family secrets, a mysterious painting, love letters, two different time periods, two gorgeous love stories, a stunning coastal town, all which make for an extraordinary story.
    Loved this book so much…it’s a must read.
    I’ll be sure to keep a lookout for more from this author.

    Highly, highly recommended.

  4. Alexia Janie Evanson

    “The Stationmaster’s Cottage” by Phillipa Nefri Clark is my first read from this author and I loved the story so much that I couldn’t put the book down. Christie Ryan is a famous makeup artist and she is engaged to Derek. They don’t see each other very often so Derek booked a trip for them to go away. On the day of their departure Christie finds out her Grandmother passed away. She tells her fiance that she must go to her funeral and Derek wasn’t too happy about it, but re-booked her to fly out of River’s End after the funeral. Derek is very controlling and didn’t like to be ignored.

    When Christie arrives in River’s End she finds that her estranged Grandmother left her a cottage. The house was in disarray, but something drew Christie to the house, and as it turns out there is a mystery surrounding her Grandmother’s sister. Martin Blake comes in to help out Christie, and they both find themselves attracted to each other. There is one problem. Martin and his family are tied into the mystery.

    There is so much to this story, and I don’t want to give anything away by writing more. Please pick up this book. You will not be disappointed.

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