Change is in the air as wedding bells ring out in Merriment Bay.
Cat’s determined to propose to Amias. Well, it is a leap year so it’s fine for women to do the asking, and besides, it took him eighteen years to tell her how he felt. She’s not going to wait for him to pop the question. All she needs to do is find the perfect time and place.
Kyra’s fallen for Francis Raine, who seems happy to flirt and exchange banter but hasn’t actually asked her out. Does he reciprocate her feelings, or is he this way with every girl he meets? There’s only one way to find out. She’ll ask him on a date … as soon as he returns to Merriment Bay.
Mary’s leaving Devon Villa after a lifetime spent in the house. She’s never lived alone so it’s both an exciting and a terrifying prospect. But change is good, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s time she tried a few other new things too.
The Devon women want to move on to the next chapters in their lives. And as Viola Devon used to say before she died, “The only one who can write your own life story as you want it, is you.” Although Viola’s didn’t work out too well. Will Cat, Kyra, and Mary have better luck with theirs?
This is book three in the Merriment Bay series. It can be read as a standalone but you would enjoy it more if you read the other two books in this series first. The Merriment Bay series is interlinked with the Wyntersleap series and several characters appear in both series.
Love is still very much in the air in Merriment Bay. Wherever you go and whichever character the story turns to, it is there. You can’t help but get caught up in all of the wonderful romance that fills this book to the brim.
Olivia and Mary, the older characters in this story, are ones that I have never fully warmed to but in this one we see a different side to them, more so Olivia. Mary still seems to find it hard to fully not have digs at her daughter and Amias but she is getting better. She certainly keeps things interesting.
I like that we get to see more of Kyra and Francis, both who I like. The age gap between these two did worry me slightly in the previous novels but it works so well and I couldn’t help cheering for them hoping and that they would finally get together. Cat and Amias, I absolutely adore and something that Amias does for Cat, well it had my heart melting and wondering why men can’t all be as romantic as he is.
Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay was a gorgeous, romantic read that proves romance is far from dead, well in the fiction world anyways. It is wonderful escapism that I always end up reading far too quickly as the author knows how to capture my heart and mind. Another of the author’s books that I absolutely adored.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Reads for an invite to be on the tour and for a readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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.
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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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