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Carnival

(Traveling #4)

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Empty inside, cold in his heart, Zef turned to whisky and drugs to fill the void.

Instead, he ended up with a prison sentence and a new determination to get clean and make something of his life.

Since his release, Zef has been on the road, finding his spiritual home with a traveling carnival and working as a motorcycle stunt rider.

Live fast, live hard, keep moving.

He doesn
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ebook, 320 pages
Published December 26th 2017 by Harvey Berrick Publlishing
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Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
5 Sawdust and Stardust Stars

What an amazing way to finish an absolutely fantastic series! This is the 4th book in the Traveling series but can be read as a standalone.

This is Zef's story and OH MY GOSH! I loved him so much. Zef is one of the Daredevils, a carnival act that involves amazing death defying motorcycle stunts. He is the anti-hero. He is an ex-con who used to lose himself in drugs and alcohol. After prison he joins the traveling carnival and attempts to turn his life around. While he
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Betül
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

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3.75 stars

I love the Traveling series, and was happy that the author decided to write another book focusing on Zef. He looks and comes across as tough but he he will do anything for the people he loves. He made some mistakes in his past and paid for those. Now he is on the right path and lives a simple carnie life. This simple life is disturbed when he finds a young woman hidden in the back of the rig. It's obvious she is running away from somethi
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Jacqueline
I've been happily living in my reading bubble for a few days reading this and I'm sad it's finished and this fantastic series is finished. A new Jane H-B book is a real treat for me, I love the way she writes, makes me think differently about something, it's so refreshing to have an original voice in among all of the well used plots and set pieces out there in indie romance land.

This is a feel good romance set in the circus, but it's also a slow burn that builds anticipation gradually and with s
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
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‘May the lights never dim.
May the Wheel never stop turning.
May the road never end.
May the ride go on forever…..’


And so we come to the end of the Traveling Series, and it’s been one hell of a journey. Kes, Tucker, Zef and all the colourful carnies we’ve met along the way have entertained us from the comfort of our living rooms, whilst transporting us into their world, thanks the wonderful vivid prose of Jane Harvey Berrick.

We could smell the candy floss, experience the exhilaration of the rides,
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Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 very solid stars!
We were all like that in the carnival - mongrels who didn't call any place home, but everywhere was our kingdom and the road was our right.
I don't know if it's only me, but sometimes I'm able to fall into a book and just float along effortlessly with the words. Well Jane Harvey-Berrick is that kind of writer....there was not one single awkward sentence in Carnival. It was such a pleasure to read.

The story basically starts with our hero, Zef, getting a phone call
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Tammy Cody
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this book after reading Dangerous to Know and Love..I had to see how Zef’s story played out. Very good read, even if I got a little irritated at the heroine at times.
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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‘May the lights never dim.
May the Wheel never stop turning.
May the road never end.
May the ride go on forever…..’


And so we come to the end of the Traveling Series, and it’s been one hell of a journey. Kes, Tucker, Zef and all the colourful carnies we’ve met along the way have entertained us from the comfort of our living rooms, whilst transporting us into their world, thanks the wonderful vivid prose of Jane Harvey Berrick.

We could smell the candy floss, experience the exhilaration of the rides,
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Jezabell Girl
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

Another magical story in this truly breathtaking series!

Gah, this series makes me all warm and squishy inside. I haven't read one book or met one character that I haven't been enamoured with. Right from the first page, I could barely put the book down and loved and lived nuance of the story right along with Zef and Sara. I didn't think this book could top its predecessors but Carnival was totally the icing on the cake for me. What JH-B writes is pure magic. These books are simply sublime and wri
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Selma
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I fell deeply, madly and irrevocably in love with the colorful and vibrant carnie world thanks to Jane's beautiful and captivating writing. The Travelling series books are among my most favorite reads because they convey strong, important messages and worldly wisdoms. I'm so glad that this amazingly talented author has decided to write Zef's story and to finally give him his well-deserved happily ever after. We know him as Daniel's older, drug-dealing, ex-con brother from Dangerous to Know & Lov ...more
Sejla
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a huge fan of Jane Harvey-Berrick and the Travelling series I couldn't wait to read Carnival. I knew it will be a beautiful but very emotional journey because I had to say good bye to my dear carnies for good as soon as I reach the last page. I loved how Jane made it so easy to re-connect with this magical world and these beloved characters. I really missed Kes, Aimee, Ollo and the rest of the crew. This bunch of people is a big loving family full of very different individuals in all shapes a ...more
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#gosh - I did not expect to see my favorite character ever back here ... The author really surprised me with this. I really liked the story and honestly for someone like me who is not a big fan of "roadtrips" this is a feature .... So far I only ever liked two books in "carnival" genre and this is one of them.

#sigh - again it might have something to do with revisiting my favorite character - even if he is only there for a short moment. I tried to remember things and I think I have to revisit th
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Shannon
3.5*

I'm rounding up to 4* for Zef. I really liked him, much more than I expected from his appearances in the previous books in this story. He showed what a huge heart he has in this book and I really loved seeing that. I love the family that Jane created throughout this series and am sad to see it come to an end. While there were a few things I didn't love about this book. I did love the way things were brought full circle. My heart even broke a little.

What pulled the rating down for me was Sara
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FMR Book Grind
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
GINA'S REVIEW
4.5 STARS

It's always bittersweet when a series comes to an end especially one that you have read from the very beginning. But one thing I know is that the author did a beautiful job on wrapping it up. There may have been a few sniffles and few tears shed but it did make my heart full.

I thought the story was fantastic. How the heroine was introduced to the story was fantastic. It was something I wasn't expecting at all! Then her backstory was so intriguing. I just loved it! There we
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Arlene
“May the lights never dim.
May the Wheel never stop turning.
May the road never end.
May the ride go on forever . . ."
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AJ
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic, series-end, arc
“The world is changing and maybe traveling carnivals won’t survive … but people will always need a little magic in their lives.”

3.5 stars


Jane Harvey-Berrick takes us back to her magical world of the traveling carnival with this, her final book in the Traveling series. The Traveling Man is one of my all-time favourite reads, and it sets up this amazing world and introduced us to its players, and now we get the story of Zef, the final single member of the Daredevils - the bold and daring motorcy
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Shelby (Book Lovers Have More Fun)
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: circus
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What a way to start off the new year!! I started this book in 2017, but if I finished it while it was still 2017 it would've been a TOP FAVORITE of mine for the year.

Jane has such a TALENT for storytelling. All of her books are so very different and I love them all the same.

Carnival, while it was the fourth and last book in the Traveling Series, it was the first for me. It CAPTURED me right away. I felt like I was right there among the carnies. Jane painted the picture BEAUTIFULLY. I could FE
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Grace
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

One more Daredevil to tame.
Kes and Tucker have found love, and yet it is Zef, who finds the love in the most unlikely of places.

When I heard Zef was getting a book, my immediate thought was it would feature Mirelle. And he probably would have thought the same. But sometimes life throws you a curveball and you can't prepare yourself, you just brace for the impact.

This curveball comes in the form an 18-year-old runaway by the name of Sara Weiss.
The whole situation with her was a bit str
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Peggy M
I received an ARC of this book and this is my voluntarily, honest review of it.

‘Carnival’ is the lastest story in ‘The Traveling’ series and this time we get the story of Zef. We already read about Zef in the previous books of this series but we also met Zef in the book ‘Dangerous to know & love’ (this is the story of his younger brother Daniel). In that story he didn’t made a great impression on me so I was very curious about the Zef in this story.

After a few difficult years (where he was addi
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MJ
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books, arc
I'm all kinds of speechless right now, having cried hard twice while reading Carnival. My goodness, I've wanted Zef Colton's story since I met him and his surly self in Dangerous to Know and Love all those years ago and I honestly did not even entertain the thought that it would to be the emotional ride that it is. With the ever-present carnie life as the backdrop, I was once again seduced by the sights and sounds that Zef and his quirky albeit loving family of motorcycle daredevils encountered ...more
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2OCC Reviews
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
When I finished this story, I had one thing in my head, why haven’t I read this series earlier because Jane has written a dynamic series that completely enchanted me form the very beginning. The travelling series explores the world of the carnival and really captures the emotions that people in carnival feel about being part of a travelling carnival. This author really opened my eyes to the love that people have with traveling in the circus and in particular with the motorcycle act that the char ...more
Bobo's Book Bank
CARNIVAL is book four in the Traveling series and although this is a contemporary standalone, I feel like if I had read the first three, I would've felt MORE connected to the main character, Zef, as well as the secondary characters. Zef is a tattooed, "bad boy", ex-con carnie who's a whole lot older than Sara (32 to her 18). Their romance is slow to ignite, mostly because Zef is uncomfortable with their age difference. But I loved him! Oh my goodness! I'd describe Zef as the strong, silent type, ...more
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
I love books about the carnival life. The ones that are freaks. The unwanted. The unloved by townies outside of the carnival. But also the family that they create amongst each other. The love, loyalty, and strength they provide.

I loved how, if I closed my eyes, I could smell the corn dogs, the funnel cakes and cotton candy. I could see the Ferris wheel and the carousel with the lion and it’s opened mouth. I could feel the wind on my face and hear the music in the air. That’s how immersed I was i
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Jolene Huber
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding The Magic

This if the 4th book in the series. And it should he read in order. Zef is an ex-con who spent two years in the. He was able to get a reduced sentence for his testimony. Wanting to get out of state he took off taking side jobs where he was found by Kes. He brought him on as a Daredevil. Zef is closed off and doesn't trust easily after his time in prison. So when after a gig and a ride to a new town produces a stowaway he is immediately not trusting. Sara is just turned 18 and h
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Theresa Alberts
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Carnival by Jane Harvery-Berrick was the perfect conclusion to the Travelling Man Series as a whole. I loved Zef's story and watching him evolve from someone who was cold and closed off, to someone who let people in, fell in love and was loved in return. It was perfect to see all of our favorite characters from the other Travelling Man books and where they are in their lives, like a catch up of sorts and it was fantastically written like only this author can do!

If you are a fan of the Travelling
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Emma
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed-paperback, arc
It was great to be back and to catch up with the characters of the Traveling series. I always look forward to reading a new book by Jane Harvey-Berrick and Carnival was a treat. Very sweet and feel good romance. Can be read as a standalone or as complete series.

Thanks to the author for my arc.
Yiota Misiou
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,5*
"we’re all different, we’re all amazing. You can be a nerd, a weirdo, a freak, or play varsity ball and be valedictorian—everyone is equal when you’re a carnie. It doesn’t matter if you have a past like mine; what matters is who you are now."
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CeCe
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-ku
It was okay. I was expecting better since I loved the other books in the series.
MermaidIRL
Jan 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
I enjoyed this in the beginning. Seeing the carnival through Zefs eyes and everything was cool. Then we meet Sara and dear lord.. I really tried to give her the benefit of the doubt but her age SCREAMS at you every page she's on and it's painful. She's whiny, wish-washy, moody, and annoying. And Zefs likes this? AND everyone else is like yeah go for it, she's only 18 and pregnant, but you do you Bro. I think I could side step the age deal if she was more mature, but clearly she isn't. I know pre ...more
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