Author: Liz Eeles

Blog Tour Review: Annie’s Christmas by the Sea

Posted 7 October 2017 by Emma Poulloura in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Annie’s Christmas by the Sea

I received this book for free From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Annie’s Christmas by the SeaAnnie's Christmas by the Sea by Liz Eeles
Series: Salt Bay #2
Published by Bookouture on 6th October 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Love & Romance, Music
Pages: 345
Format: eARC
Source: From Netgalley
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On the beautiful coast of Cornwall lies the idyllic Salt Bay, where Christmas is the perfect time for bringing family and friends together…

Annie Trebarwith is happily settled in Salt Bay with her beloved great-aunt Alice and gorgeous boyfriend Josh Pasco. Snow is in the air, and Christmas is just around the corner.

But when the father she’s never met, aging rock god Barry, turns up with the half-sister Annie didn’t know existed, life suddenly gets complicated. Barry and Storm are soon clashing with the entire village, and their antics are even driving a wedge between Annie and Josh.

Can Annie prevent her new family ruining the festivities and repair things with Josh in time for a cosy Christmas? Or will their relationship end up as frosty as the Salt Bay air?

Annie’s Christmas by the Sea is a hilarious and heart-warming story about family, friends and the magic of Christmas, perfect for fans of Lily Graham, Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley.

Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour. I love Christmas so I was very excited when an opportunity to take part in this tour came up. I didn’t realise that this was the second book in the series. While this did irritate me as I like to read things in order if you don’t have that issue there is enough information for you to understand what is going. I personally kept feeling like I had missed something so if you can I would recommend reading the books in order.

You dive right into the story which I really enjoyed. Sometimes being thrown into the deep end is quite fun. Annie has happily living her life in Salt Bay when her long last father and her half sister show up. To say this is a shock to Annie is an understatement.

Salt Bay sounds really pretty. Annie spends a lot of time at the top of the cliffs looking out to sea. This spot sounds so beautiful. It made me long for a trip to the seaside.

This was a lovely story about love, life and family. It is a real warm, festive story. Liz had me hankering for a roast after the Christmas dinner scene.

I really enjoyed Liz’s writing style. There were some really funny parts of this story as well as some really emotional scenes.  Liz had me really feeling what the characters in this book were feeling. Not only when they were at there lowest but also at their highest. There is a real skill to writing these emotions and Liz does it perfectly. I cannot wait to read more from Liz.

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About Liz Eeles

Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist.

Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result.

Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.

Emma Poulloura

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 Christmas Challenge
  • 2017 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2017 Netgalley