Morning my lovelies and happy Friday!! Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for Photographing Kate by Elle Sweet, Book 3 in the Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance series. This is another sweet romance where those in their fifties get a second chance at life and happiness……
book blurb & Info
After Kate’s husband of over twenty years is sentenced for embezzling and fraud, she loses everything and needs to start over. She decides to visit Moonshire Bay to regroup at the urging of her friend, Claire, who owns the diner there.
Knowing she needs a way to support herself, she rekindles her passion for photography and starts to think maybe staying in Moonshire Bay is her best chance at happiness.
Zach is the town attorney and a confirmed bachelor. After a scarring experience with love and almost marriage in his younger days, he vowed never to get any closer to a woman than a casual relationship.
When Zach meets Kate, the wounded look that lingers behind her smile grabs him and he wants to know her better, but Kate was burned by her lawyer ex-husband. Even if she wanted a relationship it wouldn’t be with a member of that profession.
Zach tricks Kate in order to get to know her better. When she finds out, will she understand and forgive him or will it push her father away?
Published on 15th July 2020 in digital format
Kate’s been through a rough time. Her Husband of over 20 years has just been locked up for fraud and embezzlement, they’re getting divorced and she’s lost almost everything. After her best friend Claire persuades her that she could do with a break, she finds herself in her car on the way to Moonshire Bay.
Through a chance encounter, Kate meets Zach and they get off to a rocky start. But Zach sees that she’s been through a lot and does what he can do help her. Not by openly offering her help though, but by manipulating her so he can get to know her. As they build a friendship which could potentially become more, Kate finds out the truth. But after everything she’s been through will she be able to forgive him…..?
This is another lovely sweet romance in the Moonshire Bay series. It definitely seems to be the place where those who have suffered heartbreak tend to end up! And to be fair, I don’t blame them. It sounds like a wonderful little place, with access to the beach, a yoga studio, a diner and coffee shop and cute boutiques, who wouldn’t want to live there! Although the small town gossip would probably do my head in!
It’s kind of easy to guess what might happen in this, but it doesn’t matter as it’s a lovely feel good novel about heartbreak, betrayal, friendship, love and second chances. It’s a relatively short read too so you can sit down and enjoy this over a day or two and end up with a fuzzy warm feeling in your heart. I love that the characters are older and have a ‘past life’, and that it’s never too late to find happiness or love.
In terms of the characters, I really liked Kate and felt sorry for her for all she’s been through, and the fact that things don’t immediately get easier. But she has a great support network around her ~ her kids and Claire always have her back. I could completely understand why she was reluctant to even think about another man, especially one in the same profession as her ex-husband!! Zach has his heart in the right place but goes about it all completely the wrong way! You can’t help but warm to him though and hope he sorts it all out before it’s too late. He does some amazing things just to get to know her, but definitely should have realised that honesty is the best policy!!
Overall, I really enjoyed this and loved being back in Moonshire Bay. If you’re looking for a sweet romance that will make you smile, then you should check this out. You can read this as a standalone, but I definitely recommend checking out the other books in the series too.
about the author
Elle Sweet is the pen name of mystery author Laina Turner.
I started writing ten years ago, and it was always my intent and desire to write romance. However, in my first book, someone died. It just happened and turned the romance into a mystery.
Twenty-some books later, and I decided enough was enough. I was going to do what I’d initially set out to do at the start of my writing journey. Write a book where no one died (It’s not as easy as you think).
I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing Finding Rachel and the three others set in the small town of Moonshire Bay. Finding Rachel is out now and Ari’s Adventure will release in spring of 2020 with the third book set to follow in the early summer of 2020.
How did I come up with my pen name? Elle for the “L” in Laina and Sweet was my grandfather’s last name. I wanted something that had a story. I originally wanted to call myself LuluBell after a pet cow I once had, but the family shot that one down.
Born and raised in the midwest, I live in Indiana with my husband, three amazing children, and our dogs Duke and Macy.
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Thank you to Emma for inviting me on to the tour, and to Elle for providing me with a copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a wonderful day and weekend my lovelies, and I’ll be back tomorrow.
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