Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Sparks Fly #BookReview #BlogTour #CrescentGate #RachelsRandomResources

Written by Emily Harvale


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Coming home to Merriment Bay Part 2


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Part Two 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 Devon knew she couldn’t avoid Amias Wells for long. She also knew sparks would fly the moment they came face to face. They never did get on and nothing has changed in eighteen years – except that Amias is even more annoying. So why does Cat still catch her breath whenever he looks her way?

The fact he flies a vintage Spitfire for the Merriment Bay WWII Museum doesn’t interest Cat, but his knowledge of the former RAF pilots stationed there certainly does. She wants to find out all she can about the man in the photo in Viola’s trunk. And what with hospital visits, dealing with her mum, and sorting out problems with Viola’s house, Cat could use more than just Kyra’s help.

But Kyra makes it clear she thinks Cat and Amias should spend more time together. Which is ridiculous. Apart from the fact they don’t get on, Amias wasn’t interested in Cat before the accident that left the ugly scars on her face and body, so he definitely won’t be attracted to her now.

Besides, Cat’s not looking for romance. She’s happy with her life just the way it is.


This is Part Two of a new, four-part serial. The other three parts are:

Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part One: A Reunion
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Three: Christmas
Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part Four: Starry Skies

This is the second of 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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An Entertaining, Fun Read!    Stars 5


The story continues in this second instalment of this fab new series!

Settling into the family home in Merriment Bay, Kyra begins to make friends, whilst Cat continues trying to discover the identity of her own father. Kyra wants her mum to spend more time with Amias, but those two continue with the hostility which has always existed between them. With ghosts from the past in both their minds, will they ever move on?

This is another entertaining read, full of fun moments whilst the mystery continues! The setting is beautifully described and the story flows on smoothly, advancing just enough to keep the reader’s attention without giving away too much of what’s to come! Dipping into secrets from the past and looking towards the future, there were a couple of unexpected revelations leaving the way open for more to come in the third novella – and I can’t wait! Well worth all five stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my place in this tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: novella, rom-com
  • Format: ebook
  • Size: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent Gate
  • Publication Date: 23 October 2019
  • Purchase Links: amazon


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Author Bio


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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 to 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 above the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at

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 is typing on it, or not.


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