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Neva Grey’s Christmas brought several surprises. Now a shocking secret has life-changing consequences for the Wynters, as the New Year brings revelations … and relatives to Wynter House.
It also brings Hazel Smart and Amelia Goodbody. And it’s not just Adam and Rafe Wynter who are pleased Hazel and Amelia have come to stay. Olivia Wynter will enjoy bossing nurse Hazel around and she also makes it clear Amelia – who is handling the marketing for Rafe’s new business venture – is far more suited to be her grandson’s girlfriend than Neva will ever be.
Whilst Amelia is ensconced at Wynter House, Neva is busy with her new hair and beauty salon in Merriment Bay. Perhaps she should enlist her niece, Sasha’s help because just when she thought she had found the love of her life, old secrets, ghosts from the past, and new arrivals might shatter all her dreams.
At least she has her best friend, Jo Duncan to lean on. But newly single, Jo is determined to have some fun, both at Wynter House and in Merriment Bay. And so is Adam Wynter.
This is book two in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several characters appear in both series.
New beginnings at Wynter House is the second installment of this series. It does read as a stand-alone but if you really want to get to know the characters of Wyntersleap a bit more intimately I would recommend that you begin with book one – Christmas at Wynter House. Check out my review here!
This book pretty much picks up where the first installment left off. Rafe and Neva are newly loved up and residing in Wynter House (along with the rest of Neva’s family) while their homes are being repaired and restored after the storms. Unfortunately for Neva she isn’t Olivia Wynter’s ideal candidate for her grandson’s love interest. As well as Neva and Rafe, we meet a few new characters and poor Adam seems to have his hands full with an abundance of admirers but will his choice match that of Olivia’s? Add in a bit of family drama and there’s a whole lot going on in Wyntersleap.
Although there were quite a few characters to get reacquainted with or to be introduced to, it didn’t take long before Wynter’s House felt like home again. The characters are mostly endearing and become more like friends as you read through the book. My favourite is Sasha (Neva’s niece). She says it as it is and has the most comical moments/reactions to things.
The setting of Wyntersleap and Wynter House is just stunning and cosy and I’d love to be part of this village. I think they should make one as a tourist attractions – a bit like when people visit the set of TV programmes. You could stay there and experience the full thing.
I am enjoying this series so much and I am looking forward to catching up with Merriment Bay, the interlinking series that many reviewers have been raving over.
Author Bio – Emily Harvale
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. 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.
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