Book review: Christmas Secrets By the Sea by Jane Lovering (@janelovering)

Christmas Secrets by the SeaChristmas Secrets by the Sea by Jane Lovering
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 think about it. She’s been adopted by a smelly dog called Brian. I love the idea of Brian, but I don’t think I’d like to meet him in real life. Not unless he’s been thoroughly washed first.

Davin is an up and coming Irish actor who is in Dorset filming a thing about life guards. He’s quite grumpy. Tansy ends up having to ‘babysit’ Davin – as in get him away from set for a day so that he and his co-star don’t end up killing each other. Davin has secrets of his own. He also has a dog called Seelie … whom Brian seems to be in love with.

Davin is lovely and unusually emotionally intelligent. Tansy is just the right amount of prickly. There’s a lot of weather in this book – wet, mainly. There’s also a nice little foray into Christmas Steepleton (as featured in The Boys of Christmas, which I love dearly).

All in all, another great read from Jane Lovering.
Usual disclaimer – I know Jane in real life, but I was a fan of her books well before I met her. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher (thank you!).

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