Coming Home to Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Wednesday everybody!

Today I have another review from the queen of the Cozi romance. This time a review for the beginning to a new serial I am super excited for !!🎉

Coming Home to Merriment Bay

Part One: A Reunion

Merriment Bay series

After eighteen years apart, reclusive Cat Devon still recognises her mum’s handwriting. Plucking up the courage to open the letter, its contents send Cat racing to Merriment Bay, the seaside village where she grew up.

On arrival, Cat and her teenage daughter, Kyra are shocked to find the situation is worse than expected. But despite everything, Cat considers herself to be an optimist at heart and Kyra takes after her. Looking on the bright side may not improve the situation, but it definitely can’t make it worse.

When clearing out the house that, even now, Cat fondly thinks of as home, she stumbles upon more than just memories in the battered leather trunk in Granny Viola’s bedroom. She discovers a faded photo of an RAF pilot, a pile of unopened letters, and a mystery waiting to be solved. Who is the man in the – clearly treasured – photo? Cat didn’t know her grandad. Could this be him? A man even her mum never met.

Cat and Kyra are intent on finding out. But that’s not all Cat’s determined to do. It’s time she came to terms with the issues in her past, and made peace with her mum and her gran. All the while avoiding bumping into the one man she never quite got over … and keeping a few secrets of her own.

My Thoughts

Merriment Bay is a charming seaside small town and the setting of Emelie Harvale’s latest Serial. Not going to lie I was a little bitter when there weren’t going to be any more Lily Pond Books, but all might now be forgiven. Merriment Bay is just as delightful and I am excited to get to know an entire new cast of characters(Buttt I wouldn’t be opposed to another Lily Pond book, just saying).

Cat has not been home for almost 18 years. So she is less than thrilled to see a letter from her estranged mother, especially when it is interrupting her daughter‘s 18th birthday celebration. The contents of the letter causes Cat and her daughter Kyra to pack up their things and head to the one place Cat never thought she was going back to, Merriment Bay. This book hooked me from the very first page. I had to know what had been keeping Cat away for so long. I loved every single character in this book especially Cat and Kyra, and I can’t wait to get to know them better. There were quite a few revelations in this book along with some new secrets. I cannot wait to dive into the next book in this series, fortunately it is already on my Kindle!

This book in emojis: 👩‍👧 🌊 🏖 💔

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Author Bio

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

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