Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

It’s the weekend and I am delighted to be sharing my review for Wedding Bells at Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale

Happy Saturday everyone, today I am excited to be sharing my review for Wedding Bells at Merriment Bay, which is the last book in this series. I have loved getting to know these wonderful characters and hope you all pick up a copy to read after reading my review.

Wedding Bells in Merriment Bay

My Review

This week I have binge read Emily Harvale and loved it, I love the characters in the Merriment Bay and Wyntersleap series and the crossover has been really well written with exact wording mirroring on a couple of occasions.

If you are looking for a light hearted read then I recommend this series and it can be read as a standalone series or alongside the Wyntersleap books. Emily has a wonderful way with words that make you smile as you read, she writes with passion for her characters and uses little details to add that little bit extra which helps you visualise what she is describing and the feelings and emotions she is conveying in her characters.

In this story we spend more time with Cat & Kyra as they both fall in love and pack up their old lives. Mary is considering selling Devon Villa and finding herself somewhere else to settle and forge a new path for herself with Cat & Kyra now back in her life.

I feel I have gotten to know these characters and have loved reading about them and their adventures. A highly enjoyable series and I am already excited to read what Emily releases next.


Book Blurb

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?

Wedding Bells inMB-NEW-DAVID_FINAL

Available to purchase here


About the Author

EPSON scanner image

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, 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.


Social Media Links




Wedding Bells in Merriment Bay Full Tour Banner

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today!






I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s