• Publication date: 13/12/2018
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781788421201
  • eBook ISBN: 9781788421225
Seasons by the Sea 1

Christmas Secrets by the Sea

Jane Lovering

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Christmas by the sea – that sounds romantic, right?

Tansy Merriweather is down on her luck. She’s lost her business and her relationship, and instead of a glamorous London apartment, her home is now a campervan on a Dorset beach. And as if things couldn’t get any worse, a scruffy dog called Brian with a taste for sardines has adopted her.

When Tansy’s new-found friends at the cafe in the bay help her find a job as a location scout for a new TV show, things start looking up. However, when she finds herself babysitting the show’s grouchy star, Davin O’Riordan, she’s not sure she wants to stay around. But when Brian forges a touching romance with Davin’s elegant whippet Seelie, Tansy begins to see another side to Davin.

As Christmas approaches, secrets emerge and Tansy and Davin discover a bond between them. But how will they cope with the storms headed their way – and can they save the cafe from closing?

What readers are saying about the series:

Jane Lovering has that ability to choose exactly the right words and images to make you laugh, with a wonderful touch of the ridiculous, then moving seamlessly to a scene of such poignancy that it catches your breath.”

Excellent characterisation (people and dogs!), well worked plot, great descriptive passages, and of course, Jane’s hilarious signature one-liners.”

“It’s a wonderful story, fully of whimsy and gentle humour, a terrific story and wonderful characters, all wrapped up in a very satisfying ending.”

“…total sense of place, unforced humour, slow-burning romance. Jane Lovering’s writing is very strong”

It is very difficult to explain just how wonderful this book is. The power of her words and her descriptive prowess to put it bluntly is amazing… the emotional impact it has had on me will be long lasting.”

“I enjoyed every word in this novel, once again Jane didn’t disappoint with her unique, inimitable writing. Warm, witty, funny characters with interesting histories, set against a beautifully descriptive narrative of a wintery beach landscape. A lot of laugh-out-loud one-liners, it’s a book I have to read again, only slower this time so I can absorb every word.”

What a heart-warming and emotional ride this book was! I loved it! The cast of characters were so enjoyable and realistic.”