Coming to Merriment Bay Part 3 by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Friday all!

It is a nice long weekend here in the US! It is also raining in Southern California, it’s nice to have some comfy cozy excuse to stay inside reading weather! I am loving this series of Novellas, but I have to say it’s hard to write these reviews without spoiling anything, because this is definitely a series that needs to be read in order!

Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Three: Christmas

Part Three of this heartwarming four-part serial about finding the strength to put the past behind you and to reach out for a future filled with happiness and love.

Cat and Kyra have finally traced the man in the photo they found in Viola’s trunk – thanks to Amias. But Bailey Mitchell lives thousands of miles away and is almost ninety-eight, so meeting him in person is never going to happen. Which is just as well. Exchanging Christmas cards and chatting on social media leads to revelations Cat had not expected.

At least Christmas is looking promising. It may be freezing outside but things have definitely thawed between Cat and her mum, Mary. They’re actually getting on, especially now that Mary is dating Jeremy Stone, the builder working on Viola’s house.

Cat’s also hopeful that Viola’s situation may improve. And when a surprise visitor brings more than just well wishes, Cat’s Christmas takes a delightful turn.

With the festivities in full swing, and snow falling on Merriment Bay, the future’s looking bright. Christmas is a time for miracles and Cat believes she may get one of her own this year if she’s prepared to put the past behind her and open her heart to Love once more.

My Thoughts

Emily Harvale has written another delightful cozy series. This is the third book in the Merriment Bay series, this series without a doubt needs to be read in order. There sure was a lot of drama, angst, and holiday cheer packed in this little book. Cat is such a likable character, but the girl is so fickle and frustrating. Her daughter Kyra has her head screwed on much better than mom, she seems to be the voice of reason. It was nice to see Cat and her mother Mary resolve some long festering issues. We do find out who the mysterious letter writer is, but there are some geographical problems with that. There still is a lot of will they? Won’t they? When it comes to Cat and Amias. I absolutely love these characters and I’m sad that there is only one more book in the series, but I’m eager to see how everything is resolved. A fabulously festive feel good story!

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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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