Angel and the Neville Next Door: Friendship, Love and Second Chances

· Sunshine Bay Book 3 · Littleford House Books

About this ebook

What do you get when you add a woman going through a divorce, a cat named Angel, a dog named Neville, and a man who just wants to be left alone for the holidays? A delightful holiday romance that will brighten your day and warm your heart.


A year after a difficult marital separation, fifty-six-year-old Helen wants to escape town and spend her holiday away from everyone who knows her or her ex-husband.

When her friend Sylvia calls from Sunshine Bay to ask her to cat-sit Angel, Helen jumps at the chance for a peaceful holiday away from everything she has known.

All is well until she meets the neighbors: Neville, a devilish Westie determined to escape his yard to pursue Angel, and Joe, Neville’s grumpy, reluctant dog-sitter, who makes Helen’s heart beat a little faster whenever he’s around.

Joe is spending the holidays alone this year except for his son’s West Highland terrier, Neville, a dog that hasn’t met an obstacle he can’t dig under or squeeze through.

Neville’s antics are interfering with Joe’s ability to get his work done. Worse, Neville has attracted the attention of the new neighbor, Helen, a bewitching woman Joe is finding hard to ignore.

The more Helen and Joe try to keep Neville happy and out of trouble, the more sparks fly between them. Will the pair solve the problem of Neville and be able to have the peaceful holiday they both crave? Or with Neville's help, will they see they belong together? 

If you like a story of friendship, love, and second chances in the second half of life, this one may be for you. 

Angel and the Neville Next Door is the third in the Sunshine Bay Series featuring Angel the cat.

Other books are:

Love’s Fresh Start

Come Home to Love

And if you like Winter holiday books try:

Christmas Trees and Mistletoe

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About the author

Jeanine Lauren is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories about friendship, love and second chances in the second half of life, because let's face it, the second half is the most interesting.

Though Jeanine has been writing most of her life, many (okay, almost all) of her words have been for her day jobs, term papers, volunteer work, or used to make endless 'to do' lists she rarely looks at.

In 2019, Jeanine finally published the first book in her Sunshine Bay series -Love's Fresh Start - followed by three more so far, and is now writing as fast as she can, trying to make up for lost time.

To find out when Jeanine's next books are coming out, head over to her website at and join her mailing list.

Jeanine lives in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada not far from the fictional town of Sunshine Bay where most of her characters live.

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