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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

A Cornish Affair by Jo Lambert #Review

Today's featured book is a lovely summer read by Jo Lambert - A Cornish Affair.
In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.

The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.

But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

My Thoughts

This turned out to be a heady mixture of romance, mystery, family saga and a touch of murder. There are a lot of ingredients to catch your attention. First of all, there is some thoughtful characterisation- not just with the main protagonists but with the full cast. My favourites have to be the redoubtable Aunt Em and the loathsome Evie. You start to realise that there are some family secrets lurking beneath the surface, which adds to the intrigue.

     I also liked the family set up at the hotel where they all gave each other space. At times, I did lose patience with Cat as she refused to listen and just took off but overall, I was always rooting for her. With a beautiful setting and lots of family drama, I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable read- just right for the Summer.

In short: Romance and intrigue in equal measures. 
About the Author

Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors.  She has been writing since 2008. Her first five books, a set of linked romantic sagas following the lives of several families in West Somerset, was followed in 2015 by Summer Moved On, a contemporary romance set in South Devon. A sequel, Watercolours in th Rain followed in 2017.

 In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her debut A Cornish Affair, set in North Cornwall, has just been published. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.

When she isn't writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog.  Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.

You can follow Jo here: Website   |  Blog   |  Twitter   |  Facebook 
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Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

Thanks to Jo Lambert , ChocLit, and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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