Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour today for this latest novel in this lovely series. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

About the Book:

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.

My Review:

It was great to be back in Merriment Bay for another instalment in this enchanting series.

This time, as well as continuing Cat’s story, we have a bit of a mystery, with the discovery of a hidden cellar in Devon Villa. This creates a really fascinating back story, as well as having an impact on all the characters.

We meet a few new characters, one of whom throws a bit of a spanner in the works for Kyra, and we have a bit of an overlap with characters from the Wyntersleap series. I personally love when there’s a crossover like this, particularly when you’re a fan of both series.

There’s a beautiful flow to this book, and it’s a lovely bit of escapism. An uplifting and entertaining read, if you haven’t tried this series before I’d really recommend it.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the Author:
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

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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