Blog Tour: Photographing Kate (A Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance Book 3) by Elle Sweet #BookReview


After Kate’s husband of over twenty years is sentenced for embezzling and fraud, she loses everything and needs to start over. She decides to visit Moonshire Bay to regroup at the urging of her friend, Claire, who owns the diner there.

Knowing she needs a way to support herself, she rekindles her passion for photography and starts to think maybe staying in Moonshire Bay is her best chance at happiness.

Zach is the town attorney and a confirmed bachelor. After a scarring experience with love and almost marriage in his younger days, he vowed never to get any closer to a woman than a casual relationship. 

When Zach meets Kate, the wounded look that lingers behind her smile grabs him and he wants to know her better, but Kate was burned by her lawyer ex-husband. Even if she wanted a relationship it wouldn’t be with a member of that profession.

Zach tricks Kate in order to get to know her better. When she finds out, will she understand and forgive him or will it push her father away?

Delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Photographing Kate by Elle Sweet. This is the third book in the Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance Series. My thanks to Emma Welton at damp pebbles blog tours for my place on the tour and to the author for my digital copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly and impartially.

I don’t know about you but, during lockdown, I have found myself turning towards a lot of feel-good, comforting entertainment to keep my spirits up. I don’t think I’m alone, I have seen a lot of my friends reading gentle romance novels and watching heart-warming  Netflix shows such as Gilmore Girls and Virgin River. Well, if you find you are craving that kind of thing at the moment, this book is just right for you.

The main protagonist is Kate, a 50-year-old woman with grown up children whose husband has just got himself imprisoned for fraud and embezzlement. Finding herself impecunious and estranged from her life in New York as a result of his behaviour, Kate decides to visit her friend, Claire, in the small town of Moonshire Bay, with a view to taking some time to regroup and plan how to pick up the pieces of her life. Of course, her progress is thrown askew by an unanticipated romantic attraction.

This is only a short novel, and perhaps unsurprising in its subject matter, but it is really well written, with a delightful setting and pleasant characters. It is a really cosy way of whiling away a couple of hours when you are just looking for something sweet to divert you from the real world. I really enjoyed the fact that Kate is a little older as a main character. Being a woman of that age myself, it is nice to see us being portrayed as still capable of life, love and attraction, instead of over the hill and on the sidelines!

Moonshire Bay is the kind of place we all wished we lived, in a small, friendly community, where everyone knows everyone and there is always help when faced with trauma. A beachside setting as always a plus, even if it is on a lake rather than the sea. This is the third book in the Moonshire Bay series so, if you find you can’t get enough of it, there are plenty of other books for sate your appetite. It is the kind of cheery novel than can become a bit addictive.

Photographing Kate is out now as an ebook and you can get your copy here.

Do please check out the rest of the blogs taking part of the tour for other reviews and great content:

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About the Author

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Elle Sweet is the pen name of mystery author Laina Turner.

I started writing ten years ago, and it was always my intent and desire to write romance. However, in my first book, someone died. It just happened and turned the romance into a mystery.

Twenty-some books later, and I decided enough was enough. I was going to do what I’d initially set out to do at the start of my writing journey. Write a book where no one died (It’s not as easy as you think).

I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing Finding Rachel and the three others set in the small town of Moonshire Bay. Finding Rachel is out now and Ari’s Adventure will release in spring of 2020 with the third book set to follow in the early summer of 2020.

How did I come up with my pen name? Elle for the “L” in Laina and Sweet was my grandfather’s last name. I wanted something that had a story. I originally wanted to call myself LuluBell after a pet cow I once had, but the family shot that one down.

Born and raised in the midwest, I live in Indiana with my husband, three amazing children, and our dogs Duke and Macy.

Connect with Laina:


Facebook: Elle Sweet Author

Twitter: @laina_turner

Instagram: @lainaturner

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