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.

Published: September 2020

A feel good read for Christmas
"Another wonderful book from Emily. It's just full of good Christmas cheer, which we all really need especially this year. The characters are a loveable lot and you feel as if you've known them all your life. There's a sense of feeling you're part of their everyday lives and you are part of Seahorse Harbour yourself."

"This book is not only full of fun and drama but there are also some twists and turns with the book that will really surprise you. Emily Harvale has done it again with this brilliant festive treat that will really get you in the spirit of Christmas."
Brilliant as usual
"Emily’s books never disappoint & this one is no exception, the characters draw you into the books from page one. Keep up the good work"