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Blog Tour with Review – Merry Mary by Ashley Farley

Blog Tour with Review – Merry Mary by Ashley FarleyMerry Mary by Ashley Farley
Published by Smashwords Edition on October 15th 2015
Genres: Holiday, Contemporary
Pages: 96
Format: Kindle
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


A young woman longing for a child stumbles upon a Christmas miracle.Investigative journalist Scottie Darden is photographing the homeless for her Lost Souls series when she makes a discovery that could change her life forever. Under a makeshift tent in subzero temperatures in a downtown city park, she finds a woman's dead body with her infant child. Without her cell phone to call for help, Scottie makes the split-second decision to take the baby home. Her initial instinct is to provide the baby with food and shelter until her family can be located. But as her fondness for the baby grows, she finds herself facing a life on the run or worse—prison time for abduction.Curl up with Merry Mary this holiday season. A heartwarming story of the powerful connection between a caring soul and an innocent child in need.

In ” an Oyster Shell –  This was a story with a lot of strengths. I admire the author’s ability to tell a story with such power in brevity, of a novella, and still leave me feeling like the story was as complete as a novel.

The Pearls – I felt like the author used all of the story elements with great expertise to make a very compelling, heart gripping story.

The tension of the story just kept pushing you forward to get to the end of the story. I really liked how the book focused on the main character, yet you could see the whole story from her perspective. It’s like with the setting and character I felt I was right there in the action the whole book.

I really liked the character development of the main character. She went from being unsure of herself, to coming out the other side of huge challenges to a more centered person. I loved it!

The Sand – This book was literary perfection.

5 pearls!


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About Ashley Farley

shley Farley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.
After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. SAVING BEN is not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.
HER SISTER’S SHOES—June 24, 2015—is a women’s novel that proves the healing power of family.
Look for MERRY MARY this holiday season, a heartwarming story of the powerful connection between a caring soul and an innocent child in need.

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  • kimbacaffeinate November 3, 2015, 6:24 am

    Wonderful review, I am so glad you loved Merry Mary :) thanks for being a part of the tour!
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    • Jessica November 3, 2015, 1:16 pm

      You are welcome. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of it!

  • Ashley Farley November 3, 2015, 12:53 pm

    Lovely review. Thank you so much for participating in my blog tour. Please look for my full-length sequel to in Spring 2016.
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    • Jessica November 3, 2015, 1:14 pm

      That is music to my ears! I can’t wait for the sequal!

  • Jane November 3, 2015, 6:11 pm

    Great read!

    • admin November 3, 2015, 6:14 pm

      I’m glad to hear that!

  • trish @ Between My Lines November 4, 2015, 2:02 pm

    I love the way you set out your review with the headings In an Oyster Shell, The Pearls and The Sand, very cute! I read Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley earlier this year and really enjoyed that one.
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    • Jessica November 4, 2015, 4:58 pm

      Thank you! I enjoy my blog. So it’s always nice to here that other people enjoy it too. I’ll have to read that one!

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