Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Three: Christmas by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale @rararesources

Book Description:

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.

This is Part Three of a new, four-part serial. The parts are:
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part One: A Reunion
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Two: Sparks Fly
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Three: Christmas
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Four: Starry Skies 

My Thoughts:

Yay! Was so great to be back in Merriment Bay with all the characters again and at the most festive time of the year.

The storyline carries on from where we left off in the previous book of which I couldn’t wait to find out more about the story line to do with Bailey and Viola. Also I was dying to see if romance was finally about to flourish between Cat and Amias.

They do say that the path of love is never a smooth one. This couldn’t be truer when it comes to Cat. I have to admit to wanting to give her a good shake more than a few times through out this novel. I found myself wanting to scream and shout at her as she made decisions that I knew would end up causing her heart ache. Kyra her daughter, for a teenager, has her head well and truly screwed on and thankfully was saying everything that I was wanting to.

The sense of Christmas, families and relationships is very strong throughout the story. I love the relationships within Cat’s family and whilst loved ones may think their actions are for the best, they sometimes can be for more selfish reasons. This isn’t some perfect family that we see portrayed so many times in these kind of books, but a more realistic one where readers can relate to.

Coming Home To Merriment Bay: Part Three: Christmas is a story that really got my emotions going. These are characters that have got into my heart and under my skin and it was like tuning into my favourite soap. Knowing that there is only one more book to come fills me with me both excitement and sadness. A fabulously entertaining and heart warming read.

Thanks to Rachel’s Random resources for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Coming Home To Merriment Bay: Part Three: Christmas is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon’s Affiliate link).

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 http://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.

Social Media Links –  https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter


Twitter: @emilyharvale

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