Tuesday 22 June 2021

Blog Tour ~ Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium ~ Authors on the Edge


Delighted to be one of the stops on this blog tour

21 June 2021
Third stand alone book in series

My thanks to the authors and to Rachel's Random Resources for my copy of the book
and the invitation to be a part of the blog tour

Are you ready to meet Miss Moonshine? Life may never be the same again...

It’s summer in Haven Bridge and Miss Moonshine is getting ready for a busy season. From the window of her Wonderful Emporium, at the heart of the pretty Yorkshire town, she watches and waits, weaving plans to bring happiness to all who step through her door. For Miss Moonshine is no ordinary shopkeeper. She may not have what you want, but she will always have what you need...

Nine romantic novelists from Yorkshire and Lancashire, including bestselling and award winning authors, have joined together to create this anthology of uplifting stories guaranteed to warm your heart. This magical collection of contemporary romances will make you laugh, cry and wish for a Miss Moonshine in your own life.

My thoughts..

Meeting again with Miss Moonshine in this latest offering from the nine talented authors who make up Authors On the Edge is like settling back with tea and biscuits for a good old natter with treasured friends. 

The fictitious Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge where Miss Moonshine's Emporium is to be found is once again the focus for nine lovely stories which takes you through a whole range of smiley faces emotions.  And as you would expect the nine authors make the stories their own and yet each keep Miss Moonshine very firmly in focus but never let her dominate the stories which are all about the characters, the place, and the circumstances in which they find themselves.

There's a whole hint of summer loveliness in midsummer magic and as I found myself dipping through the stories on midsummer's day I thought how lucky I was to have discovered this set of short stories. Each one guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a  distinct longing to hop on the bus and head for Miss Moonshine's Emporium to have a mooch around the bric-a-brac to discover a piece of treasure for yourself.

Sometimes with an anthology of stories by different authors there may be one or two which you don't really like as much as the others, and, I guess, that's life, however, as I read Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium I was enchanted by the stories which are all quite different but each one is presented with thoughtfulness, care and fine attention to detail. I won't list the individual stories, as that way you can discover the magic of this anthology for yourself, without me spoiling anything.

Beautifully written, Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium is a perfect pick me up at any time of year but it's even better when reading the anthology in the garden with the scents of midsummer all around you, and just maybe there'll be a delicate sprinkling of Miss Moonshine's special magic just for you.

About the Authors

The nine Miss Moonshine authors Mary Jayne Baker, Sophie Claire, Jacqui Cooper, Helena Fairfax, Kate Field, Melinda Hammond, Marie Laval, Helen Pollard and Angela Wren meetup regularly in the little mill town of Hebden Bridge, on the border between the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire hence their group name, Authors on the Edge. This picturesque town, home to many writers, artists and musicians, was the inspiration for their magical character Miss Moonshine, and their uplifting series of anthologies featuring romance and happy endings.

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  1. Hi, excited to read about this as an Expat Brit from Lancashire living far from home in Australia. Going to check out the series.

    1. That's great news. Hope you enjoy the series :)


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