Christmas Secrets by the Sea

Christmas Secrets by the Sea

Sometimes you don?t get the Christmas presents you imagined? 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 as his owner. When Tansy?s n Sometimes you don?t get the Christmas presents you imagined? Tansy Merriweather is down on her l...

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Title:Christmas Secrets by the Sea
Author:Jane Lovering
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:Seasons by the Sea #1
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  • Anita
    Dec 31, 2018
    I have read a few of Jane Lovering's books now and I always enjoy the way she uses one liners and non sequiturs to ground her characters and bring them into three dimensional life. This story, deals with Tansy and Davin, two people thrown together by circumstance on a film set on the s...
  • Jo Barton
    Dec 27, 2018
    Christmas Secrets by the Sea has all the right ingredients for a fabulously festive read, a kind hearted heroine, down on her luck, an aloof TV star with a hidden heart of gold, two daft dogs, a rusty old camper van and a dilapidated, but cosy, seaside cottage, which, when all are st...
  • Anne
    Dec 10, 2018
    I?ve often said that my Christmas wouldn?t be complete without a book from Jane Lovering ? and with this lovely read, it most certainly is. It?s one of those books you could happily read at any time of the year, set at Christmas but not overflowing with tinsel and lights, full ...
  • Renee
    Dec 13, 2018
    Thank you so much to Farrago and Netgalley for the eARC of this book! Tansy has left her life in London behind and set out to the rough coast of Dorset. She soon gets adopted by a very rough looking little dog. When looking for work, she gets a tip about a tv production (run by an ac...
  • Sinead
    Jan 16, 2019
    A really heartwarming and engaging read! As an Irish person I loved the fact that the male lead was played by a traveller. So refreshing and different in these type of books. The character was not your typical one dimension portrayal of travellers. Instead it showed him with much depth...
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Dec 20, 2018
    "Christmas Secrets by the Sea" is just the kind of book I like to read during the holiday season. Christmas is present but it isn't thrown in your face and there is a lot going on besides just cute romance. In the beginning of the book, the reader is introduced to Tansy and a scraggly ...
  • Stephanie Dagg
    Feb 28, 2019
    You don?t get a lot of Christmassy seaside books as it isn?t generally the place to be in the northern hemisphere with icy gales and lashing rain. So the very title of this book is an invitation to find out more about what is probably going to be a ?different sort? of romcom. ...
  • Rhoda Baxter
    Nov 24, 2018
    I'm a fan of Jane's books, so when I saw an ARC was available, I snapped it up and read it straight away. Tansy is living in a camper van (in winter!) and is currently parked up somewhere near the Dorset coast. Something has happened to her in the past and she's mostly trying not to t...
  • Sascha
    Dec 17, 2018
    If you?re looking for a Christmas romance, this may not be the one for you as Christmas is pretty much an after-thought especially for the heroine, Tansy, who has had a very rough year. However, this book goes beyond fluff and shows two people who meet at the right point in their ...
  • Maria
    Dec 06, 2018
    "Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review" What an entertaining, wonderful story. I was immediately absorbed by these two broken people ? Davin and Tansy ? and their initial mutual hostility was really well written. Our aloof hero, Davin, is a great addition ...
  • Amanda
    Dec 10, 2018
    This was a fun to read holiday romance. A fast read, but by no means without substance or depth. I found the main characters to be realistic and believable, likeable but with flaws. There are also a couple dogs in the story, which help round out the plot and move it along in spots. I e...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 24, 2018
    I really liked this book. I've read a couple of Jane Lovering's other books and they are always a bit of a different type of romance. In general, I find British romance to be "slower" than American romance. This isn't a bad thing. What I'm trying to say is that the British romance auth...
  • Kaye
    Dec 01, 2018
    Tansy is living in a van, and licking her wounds after the loss of her company and fiance. Ashamed and tired, she just wants to get away from it all. While walking the beach she sees a pretty whippet being chased by a shaggy mutt, and closely followed by a gorgeous man in a weird coat....
  • Alison
    Nov 26, 2018
    Tansy Merriwether has pretty much hit rock bottom, in the last year she has lost her successful cupcake business, her business partner/ lover, her home and her money. Now she's living in a decrepit caravan on a Dorset beach. When she befriends the single mother who runs an isolated caf...
  • Jeannie Zelos
    Dec 10, 2018
    Christmas Secrets by the Sea, Jane Lovering Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Humour, romance I've read several of Jane's stories now, and she has a style of writing I really like. I'm cautious when a book is styled as ?humour? as so many are just that forced, ...
  • Mandy
    Dec 13, 2018
    I love Christmas-themed novels and I?ve read (and enjoyed!) quite a few of Jane?s books, so I knew I was in for a treat. Tansy has lost everything this past year, and finds herself living in a clapped-out van on the coast. Her luck starts to improve when she lands a television l...
  • Rachel Simson
    Dec 27, 2018
    I didn?t get far with this book. The sentences are really long and over-descriptive, and because of this I struggled to concentrate on the story and get involved in it. ...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    Nov 29, 2018
    This was a very enjoyable story set right on the beach in Dorset. I loved Brian, the scruffy abandoned dog that Tansy took in and looked after and the beautiful whippet, Seelie, that he was in love with! Tansy is living in a camper van on the dunes in Dorset after having lost her th...
  • Cecelia
    Jan 14, 2019
    actual rating: 2.5 stars I basically only read romance novels lounging on the beach in the middle of summer or curled up on my couch leading up to Christmas. This book was both a Christmas "snowmance" and a beach read!!! There's just something about reading Christmas books tha...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Dec 15, 2018
    Tansy's not having the best days of her life ? she's running from a lost business and a broken heart, and a whole lot of guilt, shame and disappointment, when she is 'found' by a scruffy dog and a couple of situations that lead one into the other. Tansy ends up working an odd job for...
  • Karen Whittard
    Dec 10, 2018
    Not come across this author before. But I highly enjoyed this book. it's heartwarming, engaging, entertaining. And full of all the Christmas sparkle and spirit without being fluffy or over the top. All characters were great, both two legged and four legged I look forward to reading o...
  • Nicki K.
    Nov 29, 2018
    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After losing her business and home to her scheming ex, Tansy Merriweather finds herself living out of a van on a beach in Dorset. While she has no intention of staying long, she knows she doesn...
  • Sally Coles
    Feb 21, 2019
    Tansy has lost everything, her smart job, flat and boyfriend and has ended up penniless in a camper van on a beach in Dorset...... her only friend Brian the scruffy dog who is determined to adopt her! As there is a TV company on location down there she manages to get some casual work.....
  • Berit☀️✨
    Dec 16, 2018
    A heartwarming and heartwrenching read full of emotion and hope! This is not a light fluffy Christmas story, this is a book full of emotion and struggle that will take you on a wonderful journey... as you all know I adore a fun festive story, but this book took hold of my heart and ...
  • Kim
    Dec 12, 2018
    Not much Christmas in this book. Maybe this should just be called Secrets By the Sea and not be pushed into the snowmance category. I'm not entirely sure how I felt about this book. Tansy was a very annoying character and Davin wasn't much better. The book may have been a better rea...
  • Nessa
    Dec 01, 2018
    One of the reasons I chose to read this book is because I thoroughly enjoyed the author's previous book 'Little Teashop of Horrors' and the other reason is I thought it'd be Christmas themed, but to be honest there wasn't much of a Christmas feel to it at all nor much festivities. ...
  • Marianne
    Dec 13, 2018
    Although Christmas arrives at the end of the book, the majority of this novel is set in the run up to the festive season so it is not an out and out Christmas read. You could read it at any time without feeling that you are reading it 'out of season'. I particularly enjoyed how the two...
  • Elissa
    Jan 03, 2019
    Rescued from Drowning This book deals with agony and loss and rejection and homelessness and abandonment--and is screamingly funny. Allowing that bad things happen to good people, nonetheless I was laughing out loud long before I was through reading the first chapter. The truly ser...
  • Ankita
    Dec 29, 2018
    4 STARS!? I seriously didn't expect THIS. I thought it was going to be some fluffy romance type and not so much deep. But i was completely wrong and i am very happy for it now that i have read it. So moving on from me. This book is so much more than some sea romance despite wha...
  • Rekha Rao
    Dec 08, 2018
    The story was charming, heart-warming and at times, heart-wrenching. Davin is a famous model-turned-actor and has a lot of secrets in life. Tansy's also been through a lot and has been carrying her grief, bundled tightly. And though they don't gel well initially, as time passes by, the...