Sunday, June 27, 2021

Book review of Midsummer Magic and Miss Moonshine's Emporium

French Village Diaries book review Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium
Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium 


Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium

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 best-selling 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.


 

French Village Diaries book review Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium
A map of Haven Bridge, home to Miss Moonshine's Emporium

My review

This is the third collection of short stories set around Miss Moonshine’s Emporium of wonderful things and if you haven’t yet opened the door and stepped inside, then now is the perfect time. 

 

Waiting to catch your eye are nine short stories, by nine authors, set in different time periods, but with a common theme; making lives better with a bit of Miss Moonshine’s magic. I was over the moon when I found out that despite the year we’ve all endured with the pandemic, these wonderful ladies had been busy putting together another great collection of stories to raise our spirits. A visit to Miss Moonshine’s was just what I needed, and I wasn’t disappointed. From a French perfumer who arrives in the Yorkshire village of Haven Bridge looking for inspiration, to old friends crossing paths once more, to music bringing young people together, and more, every story is carefully crafted to make you smile from the inside out. Miss Moonshine is eccentric, quirky, mysterious and a little bit magic, but she always knows how to make you feel better. 


We all need a bit of Miss Moonshine in our lives every now and then, if only to remind us of the pure joy escaping into a short story can give us.

 

This would be a perfect summer read. It is easy to dip in and out of, with lots of colourful characters to entertain and happy endings that will leave you with that contented feeling that everything will be ok in the end.



French Village Diaries book review Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium
Blog tour Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium 


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Author Bio  

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 – meet up 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.



French Village Diaries book review Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium
Blog tour Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine's Emporium 

 


You can read my review of the first of the Miss Moonshine collections here:

Miss Moonshine’s Emporium of Happy Endings




 










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