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Death at Lovers Leap by Catherine Coles #Review#PublicationDay

    Today I am featuring the third in a cozy crime series by Catherine Coles , The Martha Miller Mysteries . Death at Lovers' Leap is published today, on February 16th by Boldwood Books .You can read my review of the first in the series, Poison at the Village Show   here amd the second, Death at the Country Fair   here .     Westleham Village 1948 As Valentine's Day rolls around, Martha Miller finds herself unusually melancholy at the state of her own love life. With husband Stan still missing and with her growing feelings for Vicar Luke still shrouded in secrecy, there’s only one place Martha can go - famous local beauty spot, Lovers' Leap. Legend has it that those with a broken heart throw themselves off the bridge that spans the river, but Martha is certainly not about to do such a thing! But it looks like someone else has had other ideas…. Because there in the river, Martha finds a body. But is this misadventure, a moment of lovesick madness, or is foul play a

Prosecco Christmas Pot Love 3 by Sylvia Ashby ** Review & Giveaway**

I'm delighted to be back on the blog tour for Sylvia Ashby's Prosecco Christmas with a review and a Giveaway. Details on how to win an e-copy of the book are at the foot of this post.

Just to remind you about the story:
Family is where life begins.

And what better time to spend with your family than Christmas week?

Ashley and Giacomo go to Upper Swainswick, a postcard village ten minutes’ drive from Bath, to stay with Ashley’s mum and stepdad. It’s their last visit before the arrival of their first child.
But babies have a habit of being unpredictable.
So when Ashley goes into labour on Christmas Eve, three weeks ahead of schedule, it takes everyone by surprise.
She’s not ready! Her perfect Birth Plan is packed away in her hospital bag two hundred miles away, she has no going home outfit, and she has a live event planned for New Year’s Eve for her YouTube channel, The Sinking Chef. People have been signing up for it for weeks. She can’t possibly disappoint them on the last day of the year. What is she to do?
The tinsel gets even more tangled when Giacomo’s parents decide to fly from Italy to meet their first grandchild. Hotels are fully booked, so everyone has to stay under the same roof.
Would eleven people in the house, not counting the baby, turn out to be simply too much for Ashley?

 My Thoughts

Prosecco Christmas picks up from The Sinking Chef  and reunites us with Ashley and Giacomo once more. We get to meet both their families over Christmastime and there is quite a cast of characters to become acquainted with. When the baby decides to put in an appearance early on Christmas Eve, all Ashley's insecurities as a new Mum swirl around and make her realise just how important family is. There is lots of humour in how all her family rub along, all together over the festive period. 

    Dotted throughout the story are some great recipes and tempting cocktails. It really feels like a celebration as you read along. All the ingredients of the Pot Love series are there: hilarious characters, romance, food, recipes, a wry look at social media and family relationships. I'm sure there is more to tell about them all- here's hoping Sylvia thinks so too!

In short: a glorious maelstrom of food, babies and family

                                                                 About the Author

Sylvia Ashby is fond of the written word: books, blog posts, recipes, even an explanation to the HM
Revenue & Customs as to why she thinks skirts should be exempt from VAT - she's written it all!

She likes travelling and has lived all over Europe - London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently, she lives in Leuven, Belgium with her husband, daughter, son and a sparrow called Jack, who comes occasionally to peck the seeds she leaves for him on top of the garden shed.

You can read my interview with Sylvia here.
You can follow Sylvia here: Twitter  |   Facebook  |  Website
You can download Sylvia's cookbook for free from her website here: Cookbook

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US

Thanks to Sylvia and Jenny of Neverland Tours for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

Giveaway  (International)


To win an e-copy of Prosecco Christmas follow the link below! (3 winners, international)
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