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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

Rendez-vous in Cannes by Jennifer Bohnet #Review

 I am delighted to join in the celebrations for the paperback publication of Rendez-Vous in Cannes on April 7th by Boldwood Books.

Behind the parties and the champagne at the glitzy, glamorous Cannes Film Festival, two very different women are starring in their own real-life dramas. 

Will Anna, newly in love with Leo, be able to reconcile her present-day happiness with the unhappy past that had its beginnings at a long-ago film festival? 

And what about Daisy, who is coming to terms with being single? Here at the festival she has reached a fork in the road - which way will she turn? 

Throw in an unhappy mother, an ex-lover and an illegitimate child, and the two women could be living the script of the next Cannes blockbuster. One thing's for sure - by the end of the film festival both their lives will have changed forever.


My Thoughts

It was a pleasure to travel to Cannes for this novel, where the atmosphere around the Film Festival is so beautifully evoked. Full of colour and the sights and sounds of the Cote dAzur, you are always aware of the setting and why everyone is there. The two storylines of Anna and Daisy sit well together and as their lives intertwine, it never feels contrived.

    For a time, both Anna and Daisy are keeping their counsel on events from their past from the men in their lives. However, as they both find out, telling the truth and being frank is the way to go. There are also some lively characters who we get to meet, especially the children who are full of happiness and enjoying every minute. Family and feeling you belong are central to the storylines and in all, this turned out to be a delightful Summery read.

In short: French glamour in spades.
About the Author

 Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 10 women’s fiction titles, including Rosie’s Little Cafe on the Riviera and The Little Kiosk By The Sea. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.


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Book link:  Amazon UK 


Thanks to Jennifer Bohnet, Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.



 Catch up with the rest of the tour!

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