A distant relative. A blizzard. A Christmas of surprises.
Lottie Short isn’t looking forward to Christmas. Her boyfriend has dumped her and she’s also lost her job. Lottie and her beloved spaniel, Merry, are facing the festive season – and a bleak future, alone.
But a Christmas card and round-robin letter give Lottie hope. And as the first snowflakes fall, she’s on her way to the tiny seaside village of Seahorse Harbour to visit her distant aunt. She’ll stay in a cosy B&B and get some bracing, sea air. That might lift her spirits.
What she doesn’t plan for is a blizzard, her aunt taking a fall, or the dramas unfolding all around her. But at least there’s a warm welcome at Aunt Elsie’s cottage … and a roaring log fire in the village pub.
That’s not all that might bring a rosy glow to Lottie’s cheeks. Asher Bryant, the local vet is pretty hot, and Lottie also hits it off with another visitor to Seahorse Harbour. This festive season might be better than she hoped.
And when Lottie gets more than one surprise this Christmas, perhaps she and Merry won’t be spending the New Year on their own.
This is book 2 in my series of standalone novels set in the tiny, seaside village of Seahorse Harbour.
Whilst this is the second book featured in the seaside village of Seahorse Harbour, it easily reads as a standalone.
I loved Lottie and Merry as soon as we are introduced to them. Lottie is someone, if real, I know we would hit it off and be great friends. Being an owner of a spaniel, for me an English Springer Spaniel, I especially loved this furry companion who brings some humour in their actions and Merry certainly has bags of personality.
Having read the first book set in the seaside village, it was great to catch up with some of the characters whilst meeting new ones. Through Lottie there is lots of new friendships blossoming as well as a few hot looking men on the scene, although most seem to be taken! It’s hard not to try and visualise some of these male characters and be whisked away into fantasy land. Sadly as with all good things they come to an end and you end up coming back down to earth with a bump.
Christmas At Aunt Elsie’s is a lovely read set at the coldest time of the year. Whilst it might be cold outside, this is a story that will warm your heart and leave you feeling all cosy inside. Filled full of new friendships, romance and some surprises in store, this is yet another wonderful book by an author who is a firm favourite of mine.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of the blog tour and for a reader’s copy of the book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
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