Cottonwood Farm: a romance

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Cottonwood Farm: a romance

By: Dor'y Nicolas


About the Book

On a farm near a small town in southern Minnesota, Jonah and Mary live with the three youngest of their seven children. Kary, now seventeen, is smart, ambitious, and pretty, but not much for dating. That reserve is shaken when the older, handsome Jake is hired by her father to paint their house.  Though they get off to a shaky start, resistance grows into interest, friendship, and finally a pure love based on trust, honesty, respect, and of course, physical attraction.  Nevertheless, challenges arise, and they find themselves pulled in different directions. Are Kary and Jake destined to part as friends, or will they be able to rekindle the flame they once had?  It all happens on Cottonwood Farm.

About the Author

 Dor'y Nicolas was born in Comfrey, MN, in 1946 and grew up on a farm with her eight siblings.  She earned her BA in English from Mankato State University and a BA in Visual Arts from California State University in Sacramento. In Minnesota, she worked as a high school English teacher and then as an assistant editor with the Mankato Free Press. In 1971, she won first place in the Minnesota Associated Press Newswriting Contest in the Outstate Spot News category for a four-part series on the last big peace March in Washington, DC. 

Since moving to California, she has been a dancer, a quilter, and an artist, focusing on sculpture and ceramics.  She has loved art and writing for as long as she has been old enough to do either.

Dor'y is the mother of a son and a daughter and currently lives in Stockton, CA.


(2023, paperback, 232 pages)

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  • 5
    Cottonwood Farm

    Posted by Maura on Dec 18th 2023

    I love this book! The story was very lively and kept your interest. It's a sweet love tale. I also really like the cover as it depicts an actual farm. Would love to read more from Dor'y in the future!

  • 5
    Cottonwood Farm

    Posted by Dede Brushaber on Dec 4th 2023

    THIS IS why we call it the Heartland. If you grew up in the Heartland of the USA read this book for nostalgia, romance, problem solving and laughter. If you did not grow up in the Heartland, read this book to get to know us. I loved it. Sequel please?

  • 4
    Cottonwood Farm

    Posted by Diane Deutsch on Jul 18th 2023

    Really enjoyed this book! Fun read, brought memories of growing up on a farm near a small town. Hoping there will be a sequel or more books by this author coming up.

  • 5
    Farm Life Nostalgia

    Posted by Genny on Jul 4th 2023

    As I read this book, I recalled many fond memories of my experiences of growing up on a family farm in Minnesota. Enjoyable, easy reading. Kudos to the author!

  • 5
    Fascinating novel

    Posted by Karolin B. on Jun 1st 2023

    A truly enchanting and engaging novel which, from beginning to end, never lost my interest. I became so very involved with the characters, their heartwarming feelings for each other, their challenges in life, their anxieties, their motivations, their decisions, their incredible ways of coping with the ups and downs of life, and especially and above all, their love for each other. I very much enjoyed this enticing, absolutely spellbinding story. I hope there will be a sequel. Maybe a movie!

  • 5

    Posted by Judy S on May 31st 2023

    Great storytelling! The characters and their dialogue kept my attention throughout. The ending came too quickly for me though. I wanted it to continue. Hopefully there will be a sequel!

  • 5
    Cottonwood Farm

    Posted by Robin DeCoite on May 23rd 2023

    Our world needs a little romance, now more than ever. This novel treats us to a love story that is honest, pure, and loving. Her writing style drew me right into the story with the way she develops her characters and describes their environment with honest humor and resolve. I have never read a book that does that so well. I was emotionally involved in such a good way. I want a sequel. I want to follow these characters through more twists and turns. Their unexpected love does not disappoint.

  • 5

    Posted by BRS on May 18th 2023

    This book flows well and captures the meaning of trust and the chemistry of love. The setting and the characters were special to me as they reminded me of experiences I had growing up.

  • 5
    Minnesota Nice Story

    Posted by RFK on May 8th 2023

    I really enjoyed the setting….1960s Midwest farm country life was well portrayed. I highly the book. Even Oprah would like it. ?