It’s not very often that I read a whole series, but this one has been a real delight. Today it’s a pleasure to be joining the blog blitz and sharing my review of A Wedding at Wynter House, the third and final book in the Wyntersleap series by Emily Harvale. Published on 5th May, this lovely book is now available for kindle (free via Kindle Unlimited) and in paperback.
But you might just like to catch up on the whole series: I particularly enjoyed Christmas at Wynter House (you’ll find my review here), and New Beginnings at Wynter House was its excellent sequel (review here – and both books are also available free via Kindle Unlimited). My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation and support, and to the author for my advance reading copy.
So, let’s find out what’s been happening with Neva and Rafe…
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?
Although not much time has passed since the last book in this series, you might already know that this series is very much wrapped around another that follows the characters and dramatic happenings at Merriment Bay. There’s been some real drama going on there, and I did wonder if I might have missed out a little by not reading both series in tandem. You’ll catch up though – the early part of the book is perhaps slowed down a little by that, as the author fills in the gaps, but she really does need to do that.
But it was lovely to be back with these wonderful characters – and they’re all here, plus a few new ones (some less welcome than others). I will admit I haven’t always been Jo’s biggest fan, a bit too “in your face” for my liking – but I really loved her storyline in this book, and so will everyone else. The unexpected return of his wife, the love of his life, causes a few issues for the relationship between Rafe and Neva – a bit of anguish, but always with some laughs among the tears and relationship advice from Jo. Adam and Hazel… well, you’ll find out what happens there. There’s a new romance too – and it’s one I certainly didn’t see coming. And Olivia’s still disapproving of everything that’s going on, making her feelings known – but there are a few surprises there too.
This book, just like the others, is full of love and romance and has a few gorgeous moments that make you fill up and get really tearful and fuzzy. The characters are so excellent, and time spent at Wyntersleap is like revisiting good friends: the setting is as beautifully handled as ever, and when the humour comes to the fore, it’s very funny indeed. This is a light read, lovely storytelling, a perfect escape, and really good fun amid the moments of drama – and I must say that I thought the ending was absolutely perfect.
I’ve really enjoyed this series, and I’m so glad I finally discovered Emily Harvale’s books. And I’m particularly delighted to see that she has a new standalone summer romance, Summer at my Sister’s, out on 31st July (available for preorder) – although I’ll miss my times with Rafe and Neva, I’m really rather looking forward to that one…
About the author
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 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. She’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.