What they say:
Not everyone at Wynter House is thrilled about this wedding.
Secrets have been revealed and new relationships begun. Now it’s time to look to the future. Neva and Rafe are in love and so are Adam and Hazel. Jo’s love life leaves a lot to be desired, although Gavin could remedy that.
But Rafe’s grandmother, Olivia still hopes that something will tear Rafe and Neva apart. Hazel’s new assignment means nursing someone back to health … and there’s history between them. And Jo’s receiving texts from her ex-fiancé.
Then Rafe’s first wife, Pippa – the woman who broke his heart, unexpectedly arrives. And she’s even more beautiful and irresistible than Rafe remembers.
When everyone is looking to the future, will the past prove to be too strong?
There will be a wedding at Wynter House … but who will be the bride and groom?
This is book three in the Wyntersleap series. It can be read as a standalone but you would enjoy it more if you read the other two books in this series first. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.
The Review: Apologies to everyone for posting so late in the day on this but I honestly have just had the morning of mornings when it came to things running out of battery, things updating and not opening up.
I have to admit opening an Emily Harvale book is always akin to settling down and breathing a sigh of relief, and here was no exception. We begin with a bit of a reminder of how things ended previously and I was happy for the catch up but remembered as I read which I always love! We get a sense that there’s drama to come as members of a certain family is to be embraced by some but not by others and I readied myself for the drama which was of course so well done!
Merriment Bay is mentioned a few times and although it is said that this series can be read as a standalone, I wished I could simultaneously read both although I am on the blog tour for it this week and so am very fortunate as it will give me an even firmer grounding but I’d tell people to get going on both (for fun!)
The romance and settings were stunning, and there were some nice light little chuckle moments which I savored(especially some puntastic names) , put of course with some great drama. I read this book, annoyingly, over a few days instead of one night but devoured as I read, and actually have to remind people to look at the author’s back catalogue and signup to both her newsletter and her readers book club on Facebook as told to us in a lovely reader letter at the end as they both look like bookish heaven!!
In summation beyond enjoyable and roll on Merriment Bay! Thanks so much again to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review and for allowing me to be part of the blog tour and apologies again to both her and Emily for being so late with this.
About the author
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t 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.