Christmas at Aunt Elsies by Emily Harvale **Book Review** @rararesources

Hello lovely book friends!

Can you believe that Christmas is in 47 days? We are in full swing of Christmas reading season and I am definitely here for it! Another great Christmas story from one of my favorite authors!🎄

Christmas at Aunt Elsie’s

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

A snowy small town Romance. It’s Christmas time in Seahorse Bay: Twinklimg lights, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and festive joy. Lottie has lost her parents, been dumped, fired from her job and it’s Christmas time *Bah humbug* Needing A place to stay for the holidays Lottie and her faithful spaniel Merry Head to Seahorse Bay to stay with her aunt Elsie. What follows is a story of secrets, mystery, Romance, and festive cheer.

This is the second book in this standalone series, can absolutely be read without reading the previous book. Emily did a wonderful job of weaving in little Tibbetts from the previous story. Lottie was a wonderful character and I really wanted her to find her way out of the dark. It was nice to see hot vet Asher again, was good to see that he might actually get his HEA. Aunt Elsie once again added color and charm to the story. So grab your favorite blanket, a tasty hot drink and curl up with this engaging story.

This book in emojis ❄️ 🐶 ☕️

*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio –

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not 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. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

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