Christmas Surprises at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett – Blog Tour

Thank to Sarah Bennett, Boldwood Books and Netgalley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.


Christmas is a time for love, laughter, families and friends, and in Mermaids Point, everyone is getting ready for the festive season.

For Nerissa and Tom, this will be their first Christmas as a couple, but making sure they have time for each other, whilst blending their families, will take some careful planning. What festive traditions will they make their own?

Laurie and Jake are flat out running Laurie’s seafront café, packaging up orders of mince pies, sausage rolls and other delectable Christmas goodies, as well as finding time for Jake’s journalism.  But when Jake’s mum offers them an unexpected gift, their plans are turned upside down.

Alex can’t help but be charmed by beautiful and talented Ivy, but he’s still recovering from his ex-wife’s betrayal and has a secret life he’s not ready to share with anyone yet. But as the Christmas spirit starts weaving its magic, Alex may find himself ready for love sooner than he imagines.

For Andrew, nothing is more important than family. As friends and family gather beneath his roof it’s a time for reflection about what the future might hold.

As far as Nick is concerned, pop sensation Aurora Storm is the ‘one that got away’. After they shared a brief holiday fling, he has been thinking about her ever since. Is Christmas the perfect time to finally reach out to her, or is love at first sight just in fairy-tales?

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My Thoughts

I am so excited to get the chance to do a visit to Mermaids Point in the winter and over Christmas.  This time in the form of a novella which felt like I’d made an overnight visit rather than a longer one – perfect for some quick escapism from my bed on a cold night.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I love Mermaids Point.  As with all her communities and settings, Sarah has once again created a place where the reader feels welcome and part of the community.  It feels like a place that I visit regularly and I know inside out. 

What I love about this instalment is that it revisits Nerissa and Laurie form previous books in the linked series and delves a little into newer characters which fills me with hope that there are more Mermaids Point books to come next year (I’ve heard there are 2 more).  It’s a great bridge and a good introduction to the characters for readers new to Mermaids Point.

I love the setting although I could feel the bitter winds and cold.  I could almost taste the cakes and drinks at Laurie’s café. 

Gorgeous characters with their entwined vignettes, a wonderful setting and whole dollop of community make Christmas Surprises a fab little escape from reality.  I highly recommend this series.     

Author Bio – Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including

those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is

happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the

high seas.

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