chick-lit · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Wedding Bells in Merriment Bay – Emily Harvale ★★★★

Blurb; Change is in the air as wedding bells ring out in Merriment Bay.
Cat’s determined to propose to Amias. Well, it is a leap year so it’s fine for women to do the asking, and besides, it took him eighteen years to tell her how he felt. She’s not going to wait for him to pop the question. All she needs to do is find the perfect time and place.
Kyra’s fallen for Francis Raine, who seems happy to flirt and exchange banter but hasn’t actually asked her out. Does he reciprocate her feelings, or is he this way with every girl he meets? There’s only one way to find out. She’ll ask him on a date … as soon as he returns to Merriment Bay.
Mary’s leaving Devon Villa after a lifetime spent in the house. She’s never lived alone so it’s both an exciting and a terrifying prospect. But change is good, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s time she tried a few other new things too.
The Devon women want to move on to the next chapters in their lives. And as Viola Devon used to say before she died, “The only one who can write your own life story as you want it, is you.” Although Viola’s didn’t work out too well. Will Cat, Kyra, and Mary have better luck with theirs?

My Review; I’ve read a lot by Emily Harvale and I love them. They’re shortish stories that you can just lose yourself into. Cute little towns with great communities full of stories. This was no different. This is book three in the Merriment Bay series but reads well as a standalone.

This book is full of romance, proposals, marriages and babies. All of it! We get several happy endings in this story instead of one. There may be a lot going on in Merriment Bay but they’re not all trying to beat each other or battle it out. They’re all supporting each other and just want their happy endings. I’ve fallen in love with Merriment Bay. Full of happy stories, friendship, family and love.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. They’re all stories that make you smile and feel like your part of the town and the characters are your friends. Beautiful.

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chick-lit · romance · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* A Wedding at Wynter House – Emily Harvale ★★★★

Blurb; Not everyone at Wynter House is thrilled about this wedding.
Secrets have been revealed and new relationships begun. Now it’s time to look to the future. Neva and Rafe are in love and so are Adam and Hazel. Jo’s love life leaves a lot to be desired, although Gavin could remedy that.
But Rafe’s grandmother, Olivia still hopes that something will tear Rafe and Neva apart. Hazel’s new assignment means nursing someone back to health … and there’s history between them. And Jo’s receiving texts from her ex-fiancé.
Then Rafe’s first wife, Pippa – the woman who broke his heart, unexpectedly arrives. And she’s even more beautiful and irresistible than Rafe remembers.
When everyone is looking to the future, will the past prove to be too strong?
There will be a wedding at Wynter House … but who will be the bride and groom?

My Review; This is book three in the Wyntersleap series and interlinks with her merriment bay series. I’ve come into the series a bit late, so I wasn’t familiar with the characters or the town. I did however find it was okay as a standalone.

This story has it all. A dead body is found… Old flames. New romances. Exs. Adventure. New beginnings. Weddings and some engagements. Plenty of celebrations. It’s a shortish read and one I really enjoyed. I love the little town, the community and Wynter house. A perfect read with the best ending of all.

I will have to go back and read the previous books of this to see what happened before and link it all together. This is a light, easy read and it was just what I needed. A well deserved four stars from me.

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chick-lit · Comedy · romance

Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★

Blurb; The trip of a lifetime!
Rosie Lewis has her life together.

A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021.

That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he’s had an affair.

Heartbroken and devastated, Rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass (or three) of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.

Now, Rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, nothing could go wrong, could it…?

My Review; I have always been a huge fan of Rebeccas writing. You may have seen not long ago I reviewed Aria’s Travelling Book Shop written by the same author which was amazing. However, that was the book which came after this one.

I am very disappointed in myself as I read them in the wrong order so I already knew the outcome from reading the second book first. Boo. My fault. Don’t make the same mistake as me read them in order.

This book focuses on Rosie, recently going through a divorce. This is her new start and adventure with her travelling tea shop. Along the way two men emerge. Ollie & Max… Max is another traveller and loves to wind Rosie up and is very kind. Ollie is an online friend, but everything is not as it seems. Who will she choose? Ollie or Max?

A beautiful story. Where it all began… Leads perfectly into book two (Aria’s Travelling Book Shop). Beautifully written. We get to see how Rosie and Aria became best friends. I’d love to see more in this series. It’s different, interesting. An escape. Parts had me laughing out loud. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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