Happy happy Tuesday all!  Today I’ve got a review for you of New Beginnings at Wynter House, the second book in the Wyntersleap series by Emily Harvale.  This is an enjoyable, light hearted romantic comed that will make you smile.

the blurb

The New Year brings unexpected revelations at Wynter House.

Neva Grey’s Christmas brought several surprises. Now a shocking secret has life-changing consequences for the Wynters, as the New Year brings revelations … and relatives to Wynter House.

It also brings Hazel Smart and Amelia Goodbody. And it’s not just Adam and Rafe Wynter who are pleased Hazel and Amelia have come to stay. Olivia Wynter will enjoy bossing nurse Hazel around and she also makes it clear Amelia – who is handling the marketing for Rafe’s new business venture – is far more suited to be her grandson’s girlfriend than Neva will ever be.

Whilst Amelia is ensconced at Wynter House, Neva is busy with her new hair and beauty salon in Merriment Bay. Perhaps she should enlist her niece, Sasha’s help because just when she thought she had found the love of her life, old secrets, ghosts from the past, and new arrivals might shatter all her dreams.

At least she has her best friend, Jo Duncan to lean on. But newly single, Jo is determined to have some fun, both at Wynter House and in Merriment Bay. And so is Adam Wynter.

This is book two in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.

Where to buy: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my review

I haven’t read Book 1 in the Wyntersleap series so it was my first introduction to the characters.

The blurb tells you everything you need to know, so I’m not going to go over it! What I will say is that we meet a host of interesting and funny characters which, if you haven’t read book 1, you will adore (or detest!) by the end of this book!

I did find it slightly confusing at the beginning as the book begins as if you already know the characters (assuming you have read book 1) but after a while it all became clear and certainly didn’t put me off.

Neva and Rafe are adorable in their new found ‘in love’ status!  Sasha is a hilarious kid who literally says what she thinks – and I adored her!  Adam is a typical non-committing male – just wanted to flirt with any pretty woman that moves – although we do see a different side to him in this.  Olivia is something else – definitely a woman I would NOT get on with!!  And the rest of the characters are either amazing or despicable!!

By the end of the book I really felt like I knew the characters and was there with them – I most definitely wanted to be at Wynter House (although perhaps not when Olivia was home!).

This is definitely the sort of book you want to curl up with when you want a cosy, enjoyable and light hearted read that will uplift you, make you happy and put a smile on your face.  There are moment that will make you chuckle, moments that will make your roll your eyes and moments where you will genuinely be concerned for the characters.  This is a brilliant and enjoyable read….and will most certainly make you want to read the others in the series!  Definitely recommended by me.



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

tour hosted by

Rachel’s Random Resources

Huge 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.

Have a wonderful day my lovelies!

Chelle x

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