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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.
When I finished reading this part three of the Coming Home to Merriment Bay story my immediate reaction was, “How can I get part four now?”
The story is continuing and Cat and Kyra have traced the man whose photograph they discovered in Viola’s trunk thanks to the efforts of Amias. The person is still alive, ninety-eight years old and lives thousands of miles away. As Cat exchanges messages with his grandson they are definitely building connections. That’s not the only building going on as Cat’s Mum is now dating Jeremy Stone, the builder who they’ve set on to work on Viola’s home. However, nothing ever goes smoothly for Cat and her family, does it?
I really enjoyed reading this part but just as everything seems to be sorting out nicely the author has to add some new arrivals, surprise discoveries and Christmas shocks! It was a great read that left me desperate for the concluding part four – which I confess to reading as soon as I obtained a copy of it .. . . but more of that later!
This is a fantastic story packed with great characters, a delightful community and lots of surprises. I found it an enthralling read that I didn’t want to put down and have no hesitation in highly recommending. I definitely think you need to read parts one and two to properly enjoy this part – and you’ll need to read part four afterward to discover just how everything is resolved!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this story and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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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