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Blog Tour – Book Review Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s by Emily Harvale @rararesources

Hello dear readers, hope you are coping well as you can wherever you are in the world. Today’s #bookreview is for Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s by Emily Harvale. Happy Reading and Discovering new stories and authors

Title – Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s
Author – Emily Harvale
Publications Date – 30th September 2020
Genre – Romance / women’s fiction
Location set in – England
Standalone Second book in the Seahorse Harbour series


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 new series of standalone novels set in the tiny, seaside village of Seahorse Harbour.

My thoughts

Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s is a story set around Christmas time, as the title suggests :))

The story follows Charlotte who on an impulse decides to visit her aunt, her deceased maternal uncle’s wife in a seaside town. It is the build up to Christmas time, with nothing much going in her life personally and professionally, Lottie decides to spend a week away from home.
She however gets more than she bargained or even wished for.

Soon as she arrives in Seahorse Harbour it’s promising not only to be a white Christmas but also little miracles for her. It is a Christmas story after all.

The characters are easygoing and fun. The story keeps you engaged and gives the reader a good time expected from any crazy, long lost family Christmas. This story has some sweet, crazy, happy and romantic moments which made it enjoyable for me.

Grab a copy for a relaxed, fun reading time to set you up in a festive mood.


Reviewed by Bee

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