Happy Friday afternoon everyone! Today I’m delighted to be one of the opening stops on the blog tour for Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale – another lovely read that will make you smile (and look at the beautiful cover!)

the blurb

Cat has found true happiness in Merriment Bay. Will a discovery in Devon Villa change that?

Cat Devon is finally with the love of her life – and she couldn’t be happier about that. But discovering the identity of her real dad and the fact she has two half-brothers was a shock. Getting to know her new family is now a priority.

Kyra Devon is only eighteen, but she’s more mature than her mum in many ways and is coping far better with everything that’s happened. Kyra knows what she wants and unlike Cat, she’s not going to let opportunities slip away.

Mary Devon has regained her daughter and her granddaughter, but she’s grieving for her mother, and also for the loss of the love she thought she’d found. Putting on a brave face may not be the best way for Mary to get over it.

When a long-lost painting called Moonbeams Kiss is discovered in a hidden cellar beneath the floorboards in Devon Villa, a story of love, loss and treachery unfolds, bringing with it repercussions for each of the Devon women.

This is Book Two in Emily Harvale’s Merriment Bay series which is interconnected to her Wyntersleap series. Each series can be read alone, but several characters appear in both series.

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my review

Cat is loved up and happy, finally with the love of her life.  Her Mother, Mary is struggling with the death of her own Mother whilst living in Devon House with only her Granddaughter Kyra for company.  When she has a fall over a loose floorboard, and ends up on bedrest for a few days, she doesn’t expect that the accident will uncover secrets that have been hidden for many years…….Not only are the past secrets uncovered, but the result causes realisations for Cat, Mary and Kyra…….

I always enjoy Emily’s stories.  They’re fun to read, lighthearted and the perfect read for when you want to curl up and immerse yourself in village life.  Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay not only lets us check in with some of the characters from previous books, but offers us an intriguing mystery too.  I thoroughly enjoyed the plot around the lost painting, and wanted to find out what had happened as much as the characters!

The story revolves around the Devon family – Mary, Cat and Kyra but also links in with a number of other families in Merriment Bay, most importantly the Raines.  It was also good to check in with the Wynter’s and see what they were up to as well.  It’s lovely to see some of the characters so happy, and watch others falling in love unexpectedly!

I did find it confusing at times as there are quite a few characters, so I was getting a little muddled at times but I think it’s because I was trying to think back to the other books I’ve read to match it up!  It isn’t a massive issue though but just worth noting.

Overall though another lovely, heartwarming novel that will give you a ‘pick me up’ and make you smile!  Definitely check out the rest of the series too!



about the author

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 www.emilyharvale.com.

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.

Where to find Emily online: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

blog tour hosted by

Rachel’s Random Resources

Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour, and to Emily and the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review.

Hope you all have a wonderful day my lovelies.

Chelle x

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