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Coming Home to Merriment Bay Part 2 by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale @rararesources #bookreview

Happy Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning!

I pretty much love anything that Emily Harvale Rights and this book is no exception! I loved this little story, but it left me needing more, thank goodness I have the next two parts of this series in my Kindle!

Coming Home to Merriment Bay: Part Two: Sparks Fly

Part Two 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 Devon knew she couldnโ€™t avoid Amias Wells for long. She also knew sparks would fly the moment they came face to face. They never did get on and nothing has changed in eighteen years โ€“ except that Amias is even more annoying. So why does Cat still catch her breath whenever he looks her way?

The fact he flies a vintage Spitfire for the Merriment Bay WWII Museum doesnโ€™t interest Cat, but his knowledge of the former RAF pilots stationed there certainly does. She wants to find out all she can about the man in the photo in Violaโ€™s trunk. And what with hospital visits, dealing with her mum, and sorting out problems with Violaโ€™s house, Cat could use more than just Kyraโ€™s help.

But Kyra makes it clear she thinks Cat and Amias should spend more time together. Which is ridiculous. Apart from the fact they donโ€™t get on, Amias wasnโ€™t interested in Cat before the accident that left the ugly scars on her face and body, so he definitely wonโ€™t be attracted to her now. Besides, Catโ€™s not looking for romance. Sheโ€™s happy with her life just the way it is.

My Thoughts

This is the second part in the delightful Merriment Bay series. You definitely need to read the first book to fully understand this book, this is a series that absolutely needs to be read in order. The story picks up right where the first book left off with Cat and Kyra trying to figure out who the mysterious man in the picture is? Could this possibly be Catโ€™s grandfather? Everyone has so many secrets in the story both Cat and her mother have no idea who their fathers are? We also get to see โ€œsparks flyโ€œ when Cat and Amias first see each other again. We also come to understand what had kept them apart all those years ago. Some secrets were revealed in this story, however some of them lead to even more questions. Cannot wait to pick up the third installment in this book and see what is next in store for this engaging cast of characters. Emily Harvale has once again stole my heart with her compelling story telling!

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Purchase Link:

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Sparks-ebook/dp/B07YL1F64D

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Merriment-Bay-Sparks-ebook/dp/B07YL1F64D

Author Bio

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. Sheโ€™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.

Social Media Links โ€“ https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

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Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow @RonanFarrow @HachetteAudio #CatchAndKill #RonanFarrow #BookReview

Hello again Book Friends,

Well if there was any book that you should add to your TBR or just grab ASAP then this one is it in spades!!!

Ronan Farrow has created a book that reads like a spy thriller, the thing is, all of it is true, from the NDA’s to the Russian Spies.

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My Thoughts

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If you have been living in a cave, or under a rock then let me tell you a little about Mr Farrow, as per our good friend Wikipedia…

Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow (born December 19, 1987) is an American journalist. Farrow is the son of actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen.

In late 2017, Farrow’s articles in The New Yorker helped uncover the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. For this reporting, The New Yorker won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, sharing the award with The New York Times. His subsequent investigations exposed similar allegations against Eric Schneiderman and Les Moonves, which led to the resignations of both in 2018. Farrow also investigated the concealment by the M.I.T. Media Lab of its involvement with Jeffrey Epstein, leading to the resignation of the director of the Media Lab, Joi Ito, and an internal investigation by M.I.T.

In other words, he’s a damn HERO!!!

After going down the Ronan rabbit hole for a while and watching many interviews with him, he seems a very well spoken, very intelligent and very clever man, he dots his I’s and crosses his T’s, and is extremely conscientious.

This is the story of how a young man, armed with morals and a backbone the size and strength of a T-Rex, managed to bring down the raping, abusing, disgusting pig of a man, that we all know by another name, Harvey Weinstein.

Farrow is a man, that kept everyone’s secrets, and never divulged information to anyone if they had asked him not to.

It started with Rose Mcgowan (another hero) and that ball kept rolling, he was pretty much stopped at every turn, including from his own company who had originally asked him to report about this in the first place!

He had so much information that it was near on impossible to disprove, yet Weinstein was still able to pay off companies, and people FOR YEARS!!!

This book was fascinating, as well as angering, how these people manage to get so ‘God Like’ that they can do damn near whatever they want, or fear the consequences.

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Narrated by Mr Farrow himself, who if he ever find himself out of the journalism field, could easily make a career out of narrating, he was AMAZING!

What is also so special about the audiobook, is that, not only do you have the author narrating his own words, he has managed to put in an audio-clip of Weinstein, trying to talk a young actress into his hotel room, and It. Is. Chilling!!

I would love to say that the disgusting rapist is in jail and off of the streets, but unfortunately as you may have seen this week, he is still wandering around, happy as Larry, being invited to events, but people are not so happy about this.

The fact that HW is still surrounded by women is mind blowing.

Just because you are friends with a shark, don’t mean that it won’t bite you one day!

Enjoy

Vicci

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About the Book

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In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain — until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.

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