Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale #BookReview #BlogTour #CrescentGate #RachelsRandomResources #5*


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Cat has found true happiness in Merriment Bay. Will a discovery in Devon Villa change that?

Cat Devon is finally with the love of her life – and she couldn’t be happier about that. But discovering the identity of her real dad and the fact she has two half-brothers was a shock. Getting to know her new family is now a priority.

Kyra Devon is only eighteen, but she’s more mature than her mum in many ways and is coping far better with everything that’s happened. Kyra knows what she wants and unlike Cat, she’s not going to let opportunities slip away.

Mary Devon has regained her daughter and her granddaughter, but she’s grieving for her mother, and also for the loss of the love she thought she’d found. Putting on a brave face may not be the best way for Mary to get over it.

When a long-lost painting called Moonbeams Kiss is discovered in a hidden cellar beneath the floorboards in Devon Villa, a story of love, loss and treachery unfolds, bringing with it repercussions for each of the Devon women.


This is Book Two in 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.


Book One, available in four parts

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


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A Real Treat to Read!      stars 5


Emily Harvale’s books are always worth reading, but now that she has successfully intertwined two series without repetition, I am rather in awe of her talent!

With Cat’s love life sorted out, she now has to deal with getting to know her new found siblings. Her daughter Kyra is, however, taking it all in her stride, whilst mother and grandmother Mary is grieving for her own mother. When, purely by chance, a cellar is discovered underneath Devon Villa, a story unfolds which will – in it’s own way – touch upon each of their lives in very different ways.

Now that Cat and Amias are – finally – together, both series have melded together incorporating all characters but without repeating the previous stories and it’s very cleverly done. There is so much going on! I’m loving all the different threads coming together and making a new tale. This author always produces well-written, entertaining books with fabulous covers and it’s a pleasure to have one on my reading list, knowing I’m in for a real treat. Her latest has not only met my expectations it’s far surpassed them and I’m happily anticipating where all the characters will head to next. Another terrific, five star read which I’m happy to recommend.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resource for my spot in this blog tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romantic comedy, novella
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent Gate
  • Publication Date: 30 March 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
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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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