Part three of ‘Coming Home to Merriment Bay’ is here and its beginning to look a bit like Christmas! Many thanks to Rachel for inviting me to take part in the blog tour today, and the ARC. Here is my review:
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.
What does TWG think?
I’ve said it once before and I’ll say it again – Cat is seriously not doing herself any favours AT ALL! At the start of the book I was beginning to feel like she had turned a corner, as though she was willing to open her mind to other points of view. However that didn’t last long at all. I know that she is stressed, what with Viola being in the hospital and wondering what those mystery letters are all about, but she cannot moan at Amias for blowing hot and cold if she is doing the exact same….in the hospital of all places!
The whole Jeremy situation is odd and, given the hoity toityness of Mary, I wasnt expecting her to be sucked in so easily! I’m still not so keen on her character as I just wish she would tell her daughter the truth. It’s no wonder that Cat has trust issues!
Part three answers some of the questions hanging from part two, yet also throws another bunchful of questions in the air again! I feel like there is more of Cat’s personality waiting to be discovered, and I am hoping that the series goes beyond four parts as I think the Devon family have a lot more secrets in their closets!
This is shaping up to be a very entertaining series, one which I seem to be investing in as though its reality TV – brilliant!