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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

Return to Cornwall by Laura Briggs #Review #Publication Day #Giveaway

It is lovely to be on the tour to celebrate Publication Day for Laura Briggs' latest novel, Return to Cornwall. I also have a great giveaway with the chance to win an e-copy of the book. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.


The sequel novel to the best-selling UK series A WEDDING IN CORNWALL brings new surprises, romance, humor, and wedding bells, to readers who fell in love with the first stories.

Busy mother of two Julianne Rose has extended her talents beyond the manor house, opening her own event planning agency with the help of no-nonsense best friend Kitty. Balancing the chaos of daily life with their respective careers in their beloved Cornish village means Julianne can rarely snatch a romantic moment with handsome husband Matt. And just when it seems things couldn’t get any more chaotic, a sudden arrival at Cliffs House lands Julianne in the most unusual event of her career.

The reappearance of Percy or ‘the old earl’ after years of adventures abroad has temporarily shocked Lord William and Lady Amanda and set the entire village abuzz with gossip. Grizzled, spry, and delightfully eccentric, he’s returned with a most unusual set of traveling companions: an archaeological team digging in a spot whispered to have ties with the legendary Camelot. But it’s Percy’s ties with a certain charming woman among its team that has everyone taken by surprise, along with the news of their soon-to-be nuptials.

Tasked with planning the big day, Julianne and Kitty spring at this opportunity despite its rushed timeline and their own woes regarding the renovation of their future event space. But as the big day rolls closer for the earl and his bride-to-be – with cakes and wedding flowers competing with pottery shards and an ancient warrior chieftain’s grave for attention -- are there still surprising revelations to come?

Adding to the excitement is the return of former Cliffs House maid Gemma, whose posh new life as a novelist may not be all it seems … and Dinah visits in a flurry of festive baking for a holiday competition on everyone’s favorite baking show. Kitty’s life is in a tizz regarding both family and secrets … and Julianne’s happy marriage is challenged by an unwelcome sexy-and-persistent suitor among the summer visitors.

Filled with old friends, new adventures, and heartwarming Cornish charm, RETURN TO CORNWALL is an all-new, full-length novel—the first one ever to feature the characters from the original series!


 My Thoughts

 

It felt so familiar to return to the characters and settings which featured in Laura Briggs' successful series, Wedding in Cornwall, and I had no difficulty slotting back into the story. A few years have passed and the first bloom of romance seems to have dimmed as far as Julianne and Matt are concerned as everyday life has got in the way. The focus for the story centres around Will's grandfather who has returned from his travels abroad but the most interesting aspect of the story for me, has to be the archaeological dig which is taking place nearby. 

    Wedding and events planning still occupies Julianne who has set up her own business with Kitty. Their friendship adds to the story and there is plenty of humour to be found in Kitty and her attitude towards her unconventional family. Matt is as charismatic as ever- a great mixture of the academic and the practical and it is great to see both Julianne and Matt's parenting and to meet their family. Laura does not seem to have missed a beat in revisiting this area of Cornwall. A major strength of the story has to be the range of characters, all with their own preoccupations and hopes for the future.

In short: A delightful chance to meet up with some old friends and make a few more.

About the Author

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You can follow Laura here: Facebook   |  Twitter 

Book links Amazon UK 

Thanks

About the Author

mplay.
You can follow Laura here: Facebook   |  Twitter 

Book links Amazon UK 

Thanks to Laura Briggs and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources 
for a copy of the book and a place on the event. 


                                                                Giveaway  ( International)


Giveaway to Win an e-copy of Return to Cornwall by Laura Briggs (Open INT), To enter just follow the link below and good luck!

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize. 

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