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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?
After reading the earlier three parts to this story, I really couldn’t wait to read this concluding part and it was well worth the wait – with some of it being so, so moving! Make sure you have the tissues on hand, just in case, whilst you read this book.
As Viola’s condition continues to cause concern, Bailey’s presence is definitely a positive influence. Cat is faced with choices that will impact on the rest of her life and that of her family. She’s in a dilemma. Should she settle for what is available or push for herr dreams even if that risks her being heartbroken if rejected? This is a story where what happened in the past is seen through different viewpoints, necessitating a reevaluation of motives, attitudes and behaviours. There are some traumatic events to be gone through before everything can be sorted but you’ll just have to read it for yourself to discover how it is all resolved in the end!
This is a fantastic conclusion to an enthralling story. I thoroughly enjoyed each part of it and this conclusion is a heartwarming, emotional read and brilliant finale. I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending your read all four parts of this story – and anything else by this talented author. I’ll certainly be looking out for more by her in future.
I requested (repeatedly) and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after being desperate to read it to discover how the story ended and thoroughly enjoying doing so!
I have read and reviewed the earlier three parts to Coming Home to Merriment Bay.
Here are their titles which are also links to my reviews:
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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