The Whole of the Moon

The Kearton Bay Series

These books are set in a village on the North Yorkshire coast. Follow Eliza, Rose, Lexi and Rhiannon, as they make friendships, forge new careers, and fall in love … Kearton Bay is a close knit community, and there’s a lot going on there! From the ancient rooms of The Hare and Moon pub on the seafront, to the faded beauty of Whisperwood Farm; from the sweet delights of Mallow Magic, to the Elizabethan splendour of Kearton Hall, these romantic comedies will make you laugh, cry and long for a trip to Yorkshire.

The Whole of the Moon

Every moment is a chance to start again.

It’s October in Kearton Bay, and Rhiannon Bone is preparing for her annual Samhain celebration at The Hare and Moon Inn on the seafront. All her friends and neighbours are expected to attend, but there will be one notable absence — her son, Derry, who left the village three years ago to live with her estranged father on his Cornish estate. Despite the reassurances of her friends, Rhiannon blames herself for Derry’s departure, and longs for the day that he returns home. But with Derry still bitter over the revelations about his parentage, is it too late for reconciliations?

Tally’s tired of being the nice one in her family. Her mother, Sophie, relies on her, and Tally’s used to doing all she can to keep everyone happy. Nursing a broken heart in secret, she’s increasingly resentful of the way her brother and sister live their lives with no thought for anyone else, and wonders, is it time she broke away from her mum and started to live the life she wants? But what, exactly, does Tally want?

Harry Jarvis’s arrival in Kearton Bay causes a tidal wave of resentment, anger and anxiety. His ex-wife, Eliza, is worried their daughter, Amy, will be hurt all over again, and her husband, Gabriel, is afraid he’ll lose the love of his stepdaughter. Harry, meanwhile, just wants to rebuild his relationship with his little girl and start afresh.

But Amy isn’t the same child he left behind, and she’s not going to let him off the hook that easily. And with two ex-wives to placate, a failing career, a tumbledown property to renovate, and a terrible reputation to live down, Harry’s about to find that making a fresh start in Kearton Bay won’t be as easy as he’d hoped.

Derry has an important reason for returning home, but if it hadn’t been for Lexi and Will he’s not sure he would ever have found the courage. He knows his mother wants him back, but there are stumbling blocks to a reconciliation that he doesn’t want her to know about. Yet he’s all too aware that she’s going to find out before too long. Can he bear to be around her when his secret is discovered? And then there’s another matter that’s preoccupying him. Because it’s not just Rhiannon Derry hurt by leaving, and putting that right is going to be a lot more complicated than he thought…

Return to the North Yorkshire coast village of Kearton Bay for one last time, in this fourth and final novel in the popular series. 

Out May 28th. Pre-order now!