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Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Four: Starry Skies by Emily Harvale Blog Tour with Review

Coming home to Merriment Bay Part 4

Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Four: Starry Skies

by Emily Harvale

About the book: 

Part Four 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 is reeling from the unexpected events of Christmas and as Merriment Bay prepares to toast in the New Year, she’s facing choices she never thought she’d have to make. Her head and her heart are pulling her in very different directions.

Bailey is sitting by Viola’s bedside, regaling everyone with tales from the past but is there any chance he’ll get to see a smile on the lips of the woman he still loves?

Having realised she has made mistakes, will Mary finally tell Cat what she really wants to know?

And what will the New Year bring for Kyra? Will she fulfil the plans she made before she came to Merriment Bay?

When distressing events end more than one person’s dream, can Cat find the strength to fight for the Love she deserves? Sometimes it takes a crisis to make someone realise what they truly want. And Cat has decided what – and who – that really is. But is she too late?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Well, we are finally at the end of this four-part serial that is as heartwarming as it is charming!

Life-changing events happened in part 3, and now Cat, along with some other characters have to figure out where to go from here. Cat is going to have to rely on her strength and resilience to move forward and put the past behind her if she truly wants to find happiness. 

Will she find peace with her mother, and will she ever find happiness? Will it be Ben or Amias? 

I have adored this series, along with the characters. Harvale brought the little village of Merriment Bay to life. I hated to tell all the characters whom I have come to love good-bye. I do hope Harvale will give us an update on her characters and let us know how Cat’s relationship with her half-siblings is going. If you love chick lit with some romance, you can’t go wrong with this writer. 




Purchase Link:

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Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Starry-ebook/dp/B07Z6QPTZR

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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 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.

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Brewed Awakening (A Coffeehouse Mystery #18) by Cleo Coyle Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, & Giveaway (Cleo Coyle Brewed Awakening Prize Package)

Brewed Awakening (A Coffeehouse Mystery)
by Cleo Coyle

About Brewed Awakening


Brewed Awakening (A Coffeehouse Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
18th in Series
Berkley (December 3, 2019)
Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0451488873
ISBN-13: 978-0451488879
Digital ASIN: B07GQHK51D

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Shot in the Dark and Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the “fun and gripping” (The Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mysteries.

When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she’s been missing for the past week, or that her friends and family have been frantic with worry. Now that she’s back, everyone is overjoyed, including a handsome NYPD detective who claims to be her fiancé. But to Mike Quinn’s crushing distress, Clare doesn’t remember him, or much of anything about the last decade of her life.

Clare’s missing memory is tied to a crime she witnessed. An acquaintance of Clare’s elegant employer–and fellow member of an exclusive Gotham circle known as “The Ladies Who Brunch”–invited Clare to her posh hotel to sample gourmet wedding cakes. The pair took a stroll after their indulgent tasting and, according to security camera footage, a masked figure snatched the hotel heiress at gunpoint with Clare looking on. Did the kidnapper take Clare, too? The camera went dark, just like Clare’s memory. Soon authorities grow suspicious. Is Clare really a victim? Or merely acting like one? Evidence is mounting that she set the woman up.

To clear her name, Clare must find a way to reclaim her memories and rescue the heiress before this high-stakes crime ends in tragedy. Otherwise, instead of walking down the aisle, Clare may find herself perp-walking to prison as an accomplice to kidnapping and murder.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Great read with an interesting take on memory loss! I really enjoyed it!!!!

Clare is a newly engaged woman at the very beginning of the book, and she is happy and ready to start her new life with Mike. All that changes when Clare wakes up on a bench in Washington Square Park. All her family and friends are scared because she has been missing, but none of them are expecting the Clare they get back. She has lost her memory of the last 15 years. This is just part of the story. It may be connected to the missing hotel heiress, Annette Brewster. Then, there Dr. Lorca, the man who is supposed to help her regain her memory, but with a very controversial method, isolating her from all her family and friends. 

The interconnected mysteries are great. Many writers may not be able to pull off those separate yet connected plotlines, but not Cleo Coyle. It was fantastic! There were many plot twists I didn’t see coming. 

While the mystery was wonderful, Coyle also pulled my emotions into the storyline as well. I cannot imagine how Clare was feeling. This woman didn’t even know what a smart phone was! She thinks her daughter is 11 when in reality she is now a grown woman, not to mention, her complicated past with her ex. She doesn’t even know she is newly engaged to the sweet, strong Mike. 

Not only is she suffering but so are her family and friends…poor Mike. The woman he has loved and spent time gaining her trust and love doesn’t even know him. It broke my heart. I did like the premise of her getting to know him and falling in love with him all over again…that warmed my heart! 

To make the book even better, there are a ton of recipes and tips from The Village Blend!!!! I can’t tell you how much I LOVED Brewed Awakening!!!!




About Cleo Coyle

CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time, they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.

 

Author Links

Visit Cleo online: www.coffeehousemystery.com

Friend Cleo on Facebook:www.Facebook.com/CleoCoyle

Follow Cleo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleocoyle/

 

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Cleo Coyle Gives her Characters a Brewed Awakening + Recipe and Giveaway


Brewed Awakening marks the 18th Coffeehouse Mystery that my husband and I have written. Like every entry in our long-running series, this story centers on Clare Cosi, a single mom in her forties with a complicated personal life and a talent for amateur sleuthing. 

Clare manages a charming, century-old coffeehouse in New York’s historic Greenwich Village, and she’s often in a position to know more than the police about the quirky and creative community she serves. When crime happens and the professionals hit dead ends, Clare goes to work.

For her latest case, Marc and I began our story development with a conversation over (you guessed it) coffee. As a married couple, we’ve been through decades of ups and down. But what if those years were wiped from our memories? Would we still be drawn to each other? If so, how exactly does “like” deepen into something more? When does love happen? 

With Clare on a path to be married to her longtime boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, we decided to explore those questions in Brewed Awakening, and we agreed that Clare would suffer from a traumatic memory loss. Her damaged memory is tied to a crime she witnesses, one that lands her in a great deal of hot water. To get herself out, and reclaim the love of her life, Clare must find a way to recover what she’s lost. But will she? Or is her life, as she once knew it, gone forever?

If you’re a newcomer to our Coffeehouse world, don’t hesitate to pick up Brewed Awakening. Every Coffeehouse Mystery can be read as a stand-alone story. And, if you like one, you’ll have seventeen more to enjoy. But don’t miss our latest. We hope you’ll find this mystery about memory to be unforgettable. 


“Amid the delightfully twisty mystery, Coyle poses an intriguing question: if you lost all memory of your beloved, would you fall for him all over again?”

Publishers Weekly on Brewed Awakening

FREE RECIPE GUIDE

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Cleo Coyle’s new culinary mystery, Brewed Awakening, includes an appendix of recipes that will show you how to prepare the delicious foods and drinks mentioned in the story. To see, print, or download the free, illustrated guide to the book’s recipe section, click here

Book trailer:  https://youtu.be/CmgZXq8Gqjs

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FREE CHECKLIST OF CLEO’S 18 TITLES

Coffeehouse Mysteries in Order: 

Click on the link to take you to all the titles in the series…

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Download a free title checklist, personally written by Cleo, with mini summaries of all 18 Coffeehouse Mysteries as well as her Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. The list includes links to Cleo’s published recipe guides and her bonus web content. To download the list as a PDF document, click here

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Death By Library (Pismawallops PTA Mysteries) by Rebecca M. Douglass Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway ((2) Print Copy Death By Library (Pismawallops PTA Mysteries) by Rebecca M. Douglass (U.S. Only)

Death By Library (Pismawallops PTA Mysteries)
by Rebecca M. Douglass

About Death by Library


Death By Library (Pismawallops PTA Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Independently Published (December 6, 2019
Number of Pages — ~280
ASIN: B07XFBJW3B

The library can save your life… can it kill you, too?

JJ has a new job at the library, which ought to make her happy. But with all those books to shelve, the PTA to run, and a 16-year-old son to raise, there’s never enough time to spend with her sweetheart, police chief Ron Karlson. That’s especially true with Thanksgiving on the horizon and her mother coming to visit, not to mention the PTA’s Holiday Bazaar looming ahead.

When things turn deadly in the library stacks, JJ needs some answers fast, before she loses her job—or her life. She’s determined to learn everything about the victim, and for once the library doesn’t hold all the answers. JJ and Kitty may have to face the ultimate peril: a visit to Mrs. Halsey, the oldest—and crankiest—person on the island.




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

What a delightful, charming mystery with some light romantic elements!

 

JJ’s life seems to be falling into a rhythm even if it is busy! She has a new job she is enjoying at the library. She is rocking being a single mom to a teenage boy, and she is enjoying her time with her boyfriend, Ron, the police chief. She is busy with the PTA’s upcoming Holiday Bazaar and trying to get a swimming pool for the island. 

 

Many people are in favor of the pool, except for one grumpy member, old Mr. Fingal, who seems more interested in getting a football team re-established…so he is a no. To add insult to injury, he is the one donating the land to the school. However, all that comes to a crashing halt when a woman, Jolene Smethers, claims that her family owns the land. The issue is tabled until the land dispute is settled. 

 

JJ decides she is going to find out who this woman is. Days later,  there is an earthquake with a victim’s body in the library, and it’s none other than Jolene Smethers. It appears she didn’t die from natural causes…in other words, the books didn’t kill her. Now, JJ has something else to add to her busy life…solving another murder. The list of suspects is long because Jolene had a habit of stirring up trouble everywhere. 

 

The mystery is fast-moving, without losing any substance. The characters are fun as well! I love JJ’s spunk and determination. She doesn’t give up easily. There are some twists and turns in the book. Her personal life may be changing in a way she isn’t expecting, but isn’t that what life is all about anyway? 

 

If you like a good mystery, with a spunky, strong female lead with some great secondary characters, and a lovely setting, give this series a try!




About Rebecca M. Douglass

After a lifetime of reading, and a decade or more of slinging books at the library and herding cats with the PTA, Rebecca began to turn her experiences into books of her own, publishing her first in 2012. That failed to quiet the voices in her head, but seemed to entertain a number of readers, so she wrote some more, which generated still more voices. Despite the unlimited distractions provided by raising sons to the point of leaving home (and preparing to move without forwarding address if necessary to retain that empty nest), not to mention the mountains that keep calling (very hard to resist the urging of something the size of the Sierra Nevada), she has managed to pen a total of 9 books so far.

For those who enjoy murder and mayhem with a sense of humor, Rebecca’s Pismawallops PTA mysteries (Death By Ice Cream and Death By Trombone, Death By Adverb, and Death By Library) provide insights into what PTA moms are really like. If you prefer tall tales and even less of a grip on reality, visit Skunk Corners in The Ninja Librarian and the sequels Return to Skunk Corners and The Problem of Peggy. For those who’ve always thought that fantasy was a bit too high-minded, a stumble through rescues and escapes with Halitor the Hero, possibly the most hapless hero to ever run in fear from any and all fair maidens, should set you straight.

Why does Rebecca write so many different kinds of books (there’s even an alphabet picture book in the mix!)? We could argue that it’s because she has a rich lifetime of experience that requires expression in—squirrel!

 

Author Links

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-M-Douglass/e/B0078SLT2A/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1337267938&sr=8-2

Smashwords Author Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/NinjaLibrarian

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ninja-Librarian/305808032816136

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5755891.Rebecca_M_Douglass

Twitter: @Douglass_RM

Blog: https://www.ninjalibrarian.com

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Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Three: Christmas by Emily Harvale Blog Tour with Review

Coming home to Merriment Bay Part 3

Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Three: Christmas

by Emily Harvale

About the Book: 

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.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

 

Book three in the sweet serial by Emily Harvale is not short on surprises. Cat and Kyra now know where Bailey Mitchell lives. Cat had no way of knowing that sending a letter to him will change her life in ways she never saw coming. 

Just when it looks like she and Amias may finally reveal their feelings for one another, a possible new love interest enters her life…Bailey Mitchell’s grandson, Ben. He, his sister, and Bailey make the journey to see Viola.

Secrets are revealed, and the story moves along pretty quickly. There were times I wanted to take my Kindle and throw it across the room because of Cat and Amias! I have never run across two more obstinate characters in my life. I literally wanted to lock them in a room until they put all their cards on the table. However, that is the mark of a great writer, one who elicits emotions from his or her readers. 

As with each book, it does end with some answers but it leaves some questions too. Don’t stress out too much…book 4 is out, and I have also read that one. All of your questions will be answered. Emily Harvale never disappoints!!!




Purchase Link:

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Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Christmas-ebook/dp/B07Z6QHTCW

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Christmas-ebook/dp/B07Z6QHTCW

 

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 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  

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https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

 

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Death Makes No Distinction: A Dan Foster Mystery by Lucienne Boyce Blog Tour with Review

Death Makes No Distinction

Death Makes No Distinction: A Dan Foster Mystery

by Lucienne Boyce

 

About the Book: 

Two women at opposite ends of the social scale, both brutally murdered.

Principal Officer Dan Foster of the Bow Street Runners is surprised when his old rival John Townsend requests his help to investigate the murder of Louise Parmeter, a beautiful writer who once shared the bed of the Prince of Wales. Her jewellery is missing, savagely torn from her body. Her memoirs, which threaten to expose the indiscretions of the great and the good, are also missing.

Frustrated by the chief magistrate’s demand that he drop the investigation into the death of the unknown beggar woman, found savagely raped and beaten and left to die in the outhouse of a Holborn tavern, Dan is determined to get to the bottom of both murders. But as his enquiries take him into both the richest and the foulest places in London, and Townsend’s real reason for requesting his help gradually becomes clear, Dan is forced to face a shocking new reality when the people he loves are targeted by a shadowy and merciless adversary.

The investigation has suddenly got personal.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Death Makes No Distinction is a clever, well-written mystery!

The book begins with the murder of a young girl who was violently raped before she was killed. Dan Foster is determined to punish the perpetrator who ended her life…even if she was in the wrong part of town. As he is investigating this crime, he is summoned to investigate the murder of another woman who was of the opposite class…the rich class, who was once involved with King George. 

Dan is extremely upset that he has been told to concentrate all his focus on wealthy Louise, not the young beggar woman. He is determined to solve both. If he doesn’t have enough on his plate already, a danger lurks even closer to his family than he possibly imagined. 




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Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Death-Makes-No-Distinction-Mystery/dp/1781328838

 

Meet the Author

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Lucienne Boyce writes historical fiction, non-fiction and biography. After gaining an MA in English Literature (with Distinction) with the Open University in 2007, specialising in eighteenth-century fiction, she published her first historical novel, To The Fair Land, in 2012, an eighteenth-century thriller set in Bristol and the South Seas.

Her second novel, Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery (2015) is the first of the Dan Foster Mysteries and follows the fortunes of a Bow Street Runner who is also an amateur pugilist. Bloodie Bones was joint winner of the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016, and was also a semi-finalist for the M M Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016. The second Dan Foster Mystery, The Butcher’s Block, was published in 2017 and was awarded an IndieBrag Medallion in 2018. The third in the series, Death Makes No Distinction, was published in 2019. In 2017 an e-book Dan Foster novella, The Fatal Coin, was trade published by SBooks.

In 2013, Lucienne published The Bristol Suffragettes, a history of the suffragette movement in Bristol and the west country. In 2017 she published a collection of short essays, The Road to Representation: Essays on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign.

Contributions to other publications include:-

‘Not So Militant Browne’ in Suffrage Stories: Tales from Knebworth, Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth (Stevenage Museum, 2019)

‘Victoria Lidiard’ in The Women Who Built Bristol, Jane Duffus (Tangent Books, 2018)

Tramgirls, Tommies and the Vote’ in Bristol and the First World War: The Great Reading Adventure 2014 (Bristol Cultural Development Partnership/Bristol Festival of Ideas, 2014)

Articles, interviews and reviews in various publications including Bristol Times, Clifton Life, The Local Historian, Historical Novels Review (Historical Novel Society), Nonesuch, Bristol 24/7, Bristol History Podcast, etc.

Lucienne has appeared on television and radio in connection with her fiction and non-fiction work. She regularly gives talks and leads walks about the women’s suffrage movement. She also gives talks and runs workshops on historical fiction for literary festivals, Women’s Institutes, local history societies, and other organisations. She has been a radio presenter on BCfm, and a course tutor.

In 2018 she was instrumental in devising and delivering Votes for Women 100, a programme of commemorative events by the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network in partnership with Bristol M Shed and others. She also campaigned and raised funds for a Blue Plaque for the Bristol and West of England Women’s Suffrage Society.

She is on the steering committee of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network, and is also a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Society of Authors, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.

She is currently working on the fourth full-length Dan Foster Mystery, and a biography of suffrage campaigner Millicent Browne.

Lucienne was born in Wolverhampton and now lives in Bristol.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @LucienneWrite

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucienneWriter

Blog: https://francesca-scriblerus.blogspot.com/http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6437832.Lucienne_Boyce

 

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It’s Not PMS, It’s You by Rich Amooi Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT)

Its Not PMS Its You

It’s Not PMS, It’s You

by Rich Amooi

About the Book

Ruth “Ruthless” Harper is on the verge of becoming managing partner at her all-male consulting firm and she won’t let anything stand in her way. That includes men, relationships, and that dreaded F word, FEELINGS—distractions she eliminated long ago.

After the worst day ever (a near-death experience and a public wedgie, for starters), Ruth realizes she doesn’t want to live and die alone. She puts together a business plan to find the perfect man and dives head first into the murky online dating pool. All she wants is a high-powered executive who understands how important her career is. If only it were that easy.

Problem is most men are intimidated by Ruth’s confidence and shocked by her bluntness. The exception being her landscape designer, Nick, whose cool demeanor and unsolicited dating advice are driving her nuts. He’s the antithesis of the business-oriented man Ruth envisions for herself, so why do all signs keep pointing back to him?




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Ruth Harper seems to have it all…a great career and a beautiful home, yet she doesn’t spend her time nurturing her personal relationships, for example with her parents. Her only friend is her PA. She doesn’t do relationships or feelings….especially love. However, all that changes with one night on an airport runway, and she decides she wants more out of life, maybe even love. 

She decides she will use the same methods to find love as she did to find success in the business world. Well, we all know how this is going to turn out. She just wants a man who understands her drive and ambition without feeling threatened. Is that too hard to ask? However, she keeps coming back to her sweet landscape designer, Nick, whom proved what a gentleman he was during her spinning class. 

I have read several books by this author, and I have enjoyed each one. This one is my favorite one by far. He does a great job of telling a wonderful story complete with awesome characters.

Ruth was a fantastic character! He did a great job of capturing both sides to Ruth…the strong, unyielding, and determined business woman and the tender side of her that is looking for love. 

Nick was a perfect match to Ruth even if she couldn’t see it at first. He as patient, kind, and really appreciated the woman she was. She could be herself with him…faults and all. 

This is really a great chick lit read told with the perfect combination of humor, wit, and romance. 




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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YQ7WZTJ

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YQ7WZTJ

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Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YQ7WZTJ

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Meet the Author

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Rich Amooi is a former radio personality and DJ who now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Author Website: https://richamooi.com/

 

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Coming home to Merriment Bay Part 2

Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Two: Sparks Fly

by Emily Harvale 

Synopsis: 

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.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

 

This is the second installment in the Merriment Bay series and continues right where book 1 ended. 

Cat and her daughter, Kyra, are trying to figure out the identity of the man in an old photo and the author of some letters of Cat’s grandmother. She has relented and has agreed to ask Amias to help her. If you read book 1, you know these two have a very complicated relationship. 

The book is short, but it is packed full of substance. I can’t really go into much detail because I don’t want to spoil anything. I will say that Emily Harvale picked the perfect title for this one, “Sparks Fly.” The sparks definitely fly between Cat and Amias, and I’m really interested to see the journey they are going to take together. 

Harvale has a talent of giving her readers just enough to keep us coming back for more. I will definitely keep coming back for more, and I can’t wait to read the next installment. 




 

Purchase Link:

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Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Sparks-ebook/dp/B07YL1F64D

Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Sparks-ebook/dp/B07YL1F64D

 

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 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.

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