Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay is the second book in the series. I hadn’t read the first one and found myself struggling a little to begin with, not knowing the all character dynamics. The Merriment Bay books cross over with the Wintersleap series so there are characters and storylines I’m familiar with, which did help. This story focuses on the Devon family—matriarch Mary, her daughter Cat, and Cat’s daughter Kyra.
Cat and the love of her life, Amias, have finally got together and are blissfully happy, whereas Mary is grieving for her late mother and smarting over being duped by the man she had fallen in love with. Kyra, although in a relationship, is unsure if her boyfriend is the right one for her. With Cat and Amias spending more time together, Kyra is living at Devon House with her grandmother. When Mary has a fall over a loose floorboard, a secret is uncovered that shocks the family to the core. A long lost painting, attached to the centuries old tragedy of Titus Wells, is discovered and the consequences reverberate through families as more information is discovered.
Not only that, they are dealing with the revelation that Cat is half sibling to Rafe and Adam Wynter and Kyra has gained two uncles. Cat and Kyra couldn’t be happier to learn of new family members but Mary hates the fact the family are already the subject of village gossip, what with one thing and another. She can do without what she considers to be another scandal.
Mary dropped into a chair at the kitchen table. ‘I suppose I should be grateful that details of your relationship to the Wynters isn’t public knowledge yet. Goodness knows what I’ll have to endure once that little gem gets out, which it will, if you and Kyra have your way. Although I’m sure Olivia will do everything she can to keep it quiet.’
It was nice to see Neva and her family included in the story, with their move to Merriment Bay taking place. Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay is an easy, enjoyable read with secrets, mystery, romance and an interesting plot.
About the Book
Cat Devon is finally with the love of her life – and she couldn’t be happier about that. But discovering the identity of her real dad and the fact she has two half-brothers was a shock. Getting to know her new family is now a priority.
Kyra Devon is only eighteen, but she’s more mature than her mum in many ways and is coping far better with everything that’s happened. Kyra knows what she wants and unlike Cat, she’s not going to let opportunities slip away.
Mary Devon has regained her daughter and her granddaughter, but she’s grieving for her mother, and also for the loss of the love she thought she’d found. Putting on a brave face may not be the best way for Mary to get over it.
When a long-lost painting called Moonbeams Kiss is discovered in a hidden cellar beneath the floorboards in Devon Villa, a story of love, loss and treachery unfolds, bringing with it repercussions for each of the Devon women.