Summer by the sea – a time to spread your wings, right?
Leah has come to Dorset to collect seaweed samples for a nutrition research project. She's trying to leave behind a disastrous family life, and is haunted by the death of her best friend, Claire, on whom she relied for advice.
Here she meets Brendon, an Australian come to search for his mysteriously-vanished-from-the-family great grandfather. Brendon has discovered a fear of British seagulls, particularly Roger, a hand-reared bird which has taken a liking to Leah. As Leah and Brendon form a summer friendship, their pasts catch up with them. But together they help each other to see beyond the narrow confines and mistakes of the past.
The Seasons by the Sea series combines laugh-out-loud humour with damaged people redeemed by love.
What readers are saying about the series:
“Jane Lovering has that ability to choose exactly the right words and images to make you laugh, with a wonderful touch of the ridiculous, then moving seamlessly to a scene of such poignancy that it catches your breath.”
“Excellent characterisation (people and dogs!), well worked plot, great descriptive passages, and of course, Jane’s hilarious signature one-liners.”
“It’s a wonderful story, fully of whimsy and gentle humour, a terrific story and wonderful characters, all wrapped up in a very satisfying ending.”
“…total sense of place, unforced humour, slow-burning romance. Jane Lovering’s writing is very strong”
“It is very difficult to explain just how wonderful this book is. The power of her words and her descriptive prowess to put it bluntly is amazing… the emotional impact it has had on me will be long lasting.”
“I enjoyed every word in this novel, once again Jane didn’t disappoint with her unique, inimitable writing. Warm, witty, funny characters with interesting histories, set against a beautifully descriptive narrative of a wintery beach landscape. A lot of laugh-out-loud one-liners, it's a book I have to read again, only slower this time so I can absorb every word.”
“What a heart-warming and emotional ride this book was! I loved it! The cast of characters were so enjoyable and realistic.”