Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium is out now!

This is just a quick post to say our new anthology, Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium, is out now in paperback and for Kindle. The anthology is free on Kindle Unlimited – and look at the lovely paperback! I was really chuffed when my copy arrived and I could add it to the other titles in our collection. Our designer, Mary Jayne Baker, is also one of our authors, and she’s done a fabulous job with the artwork.

If you already know something of the Miss Moonshine stories, you’ll know Miss Moonshine is the owner of a mysterious and quirky emporium in the fictional town of Haven Bridge in Yorkshire. Miss Moonshine also owns a chihuahua called Napoleon – and I love how Mary Jayne has added him to the bottom right of each cover, and given him a different outfit for each anthology. You can see him better on the reverse. I love the attention to detail!

The nine of us authors in the anthology are also really delighted with the care and detail our artist Livi Gosling put into the map which we have reproduced in both the Kindle and paperback version. The print version is black-and-white, but if you have a Kindle you’ll be able to see the map of Haven Bridge reproduced in glorious colour, as it is here, with all the different locations in the stories.

There was a review and blog tour for our new anthology last week, and we were touched to receive wonderful reviews, including these reviews from two bloggers I follow, Anne Williams, and Joanne from the Portobello Book Blog. (I highly recommend both blogs for excellent book recommendations. They’ve both added significantly to my towering book pile!)

helena fairfax, editor and author
The gorgeous Heart Gallery Building

Miss Moonshine’s Emporium is based on a real place in Hebden Bridge, an art gallery called the Heart Gallery. Well worth a visit if you can ever make it to Yorkshire.

Here is the blurb to 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.

And the anthology is available here on Amazon, and soon for wider distribution.


We hope you enjoy Miss Moonshine’s summer outing. If you download a copy, or treat yourself to a paperback, please do come back and let me know if you enjoyed the stories. Wishing you a happy summer!

10 thoughts on “Midsummer Magic at Miss Moonshine’s Emporium is out now!

    1. Thanks so much for dropping in, Joanne, and for taking the time to review our latest Miss Moonshine. You and Anne were our first reviewers, and we very much appreciated it!


  1. Wonderful ! Something new and carefree, I hope, to think about.
    Plus memories of perfect family holidays in a place which happened to be called called Hebden Bridge, Boring met office records say it rainedm, almost every day. Which can’t be trie, and if it did, there were rainbows.
    – but do I really believe in romance ?

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    1. That sounds the perfect romantic comment, Esther. How Miss Moonshine would love it! To be honest, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the met office records did say rain. It rains nearly every time I visit Hebden Bridge :) Last time, though, the sun was out and it was looking its glorious best. I’m so glad my post has brought some happy memories. If we put another anthology, a family holiday would be a great idea for a new story. Thanks so much for dropping in, and for your great comment!


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