Jill and Carrie, both married with teenaged children, fall into a routine of meeting during Jill's lunch break at the local park, forging a friendship that deepens with each visit. Jill's husband still lives and breathes the coach's life, a life that leaves him little time to spare for Jill. Left on her own more and more, Jill is searching for that something that's missing in her life. Married to a successful businessman, Carrie Howell retired early from a career in real estate to spend more time with her teenage boys, and to pursue her lone passion-painting. She, too, realises something is missing. This is the story Jill tells, a story of two women pulled by a force stronger than their marriages, stronger than themselves. They give into their desires-their love-as they find something in each other that was lacking in their marriage and their life . . . they find their soul mate. A love so destined it couldn't be denied . . . stolen moments to be cherished forever. The Cottage is their story . . . Jill and Carrie . . . two women, one love.