Emily Harvale: Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay

Today I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


Change is in the air as wedding bells ring out in Merriment Bay.

Cat’s determined to propose to Amias. Well, it is a leap year so it’s fine for women to do the asking, and besides, it took him eighteen years to tell her how he felt. She’s not going to wait for him to pop the question. All she needs to do is find the perfect time and place.

Kyra’s fallen for Francis Raine, who seems happy to flirt and exchange banter but hasn’t actually asked her out. Does he reciprocate her feelings, or is he this way with every girl he meets? There’s only one way to find out. She’ll ask him on a date … as soon as he returns to Merriment Bay.

Mary’s leaving Devon Villa after a lifetime spent in the house. She’s never lived alone so it’s both an exciting and a terrifying prospect. But change is good, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s time she tried a few other new things too.

The Devon women want to move on to the next chapters in their lives. And as Viola Devon used to say before she died, “The only one who can write your own life story as you want it, is you.” Although Viola’s didn’t work out too well. Will Cat, Kyra, and Mary have better luck with theirs?

This is book three in the Merriment Bay 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 Merriment Bay series is interlinked with the Wyntersleap series and several characters appear in both series.


I have made no secret of how much I enjoy this series and Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay is no exception. I really love spending time with Cat and her family, and reading this book felt like a huge family reunion. The relationships between all the characters, which have grown over the series are brilliant, and I love the humour that passes between them as well as being there for each other in more serious moments.

Some of the scenes in Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay are incredibly romantic and I loved the way they are described. I could picture the scenes really clearly and I wanted to be part of the fun!

The ending of Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay is beautiful and it fits the series perfectly. I think someone must have been cooking onions while I was reading, but I’m not sure…

Wedding Bells In Merriment Bay is available from Amazon.

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