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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

Second Chances in Chianti by T A Williams #Review #PublicationDay #EscapeToTuscanyBk2

 

I am delighted to take in part in the Publication Day celebrations for T A Williams' latest Escape to Tuscany, Second Chances in Chianti. 


Alice thought her future was set in stone, until her past came knocking...

Alice Butler starred in a successful US sitcom until tensions in the cast and crew caused the show to be cancelled. Now, five years later and working towards her dream job in art history, she’s called back for a revival of the show. It can only end in disaster, surely?

Flown to a villa in Chianti to meet with the rest of the cast, Alice must decide where her future lies – with her boyfriend, David, who laps up the Hollywood company, or with the mysterious Matt, who shies away from public attention?

My Thoughts

The Escape to Tuscany series is continuing its great standard and how glorious it is to return to Tuscany, with its sounds and sights and beautiful countryside. Alice proves to be such an interesting character and her ability to see the Hollywood life for what it is, lets us look at it in those terms too. Caught between her old life and the academic one she has embraced, you can see her dilemma as to which she is going to stick to.     `

    The negative side of social media is flagged up in this story and there is a real sense that different characters are immersing themselves in Tuscany to get away from issues in their past. With all the feelfood qualities you come to expect from a TA Williams' romance and of course that wonderful black labrador whose entrance I was avidly waiting for, I found this to be such an entertaining read.

In short: romance blooms in the Tuscan countryside.

About the Author

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations, even if travel to them is currently difficult.

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Book links: Amazon UK
You can read my reviews of some of Trevor's books here: Dreaming of Christmas |  Dreaming of Florence   |   Dreaming of St Tropez| Dreaming of Rome | Dreaming of Verona | Dreaming of Italy
 
Thanks to T A Williams, Canelo, and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the event.

 

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