My review of Annie’s Christmas by the Sea by Liz Eeles

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog blitz for the warm and festive Annie’s Christmas by the Sea, the new release by Liz Eeles!

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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.


I really enjoyed Annie’ Christmas by the Sea and I thought it was a fantastic follow up to the book published earlier this year! I loved the initial visit to Salt Bay so I was really looking forward to revisiting for this Christmas.

I loved the characters from the first visit so was delighted to see them again in this book, I love the way that they interact together and Liz has a lovely way of describing them and the locality to make you feel as you are there with them.

The book can easily be read as a stand alone, but if you are planning on reading the previous book, I’d recommend that you do them in order as what happens in book one is covered in this book.

This is the kind of book that you need to sit down with a mug of warm hot chocolate and a mince pie – delightful! A four star read from me and hoping we can go back to Salt Bay next year!!


Author Bio:

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.
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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.