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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

The Dog Sitter by Zara Stoneley #Review


How lovely to be able to feature Zara Stoneley's latest romcom, The Dog Sitter.  today.  I always enjoy her books and you can read my reviews of Bridesmaids here , The Wedding Date here, Four Christmases and a Secret here and The First Date, here.

One dog. Two strangers. An unfurgettable romance.

Wanted: someone nice, normal and trustworthy to housesit a beautiful cottage in the Lake District while the owner is away on a business trip. Must like dogs.

Wanting to escape from crap bosses and useless boyfriends, Becky jumps at the chance of being a dog sitter and the perfect escape – rest, relaxation and a very cute pooch called Bella.

But looking after Bella comes with a catch, namely gorgeous, brooding, Chris Hemsworth-worthy Ash James, who claims Bella is his dog and will stop at nothing to get her back!

Becky’s not about to hand over lovely Bella to any Tom, Dick or Ash.  She’s determined to watch every move Ash James makes…even if it gets her very hot under the collar.

My Thoughts

 Set in the beautiful Lake District, you join Becky in her stint as house sitter and dog sitter and wouldn't it be wonderful to be actually there? There are some lively moments concerning Bella, the Cockerpoo, and you soon realise that Ash, the house owner's ex, is determined to get 'his dog back',. Becky settles into the idyllic surroundings and slowly, her confidence in her creative abilities begins to come back.


    This is a fun, entertaining read which kept me hooked- a real relaxing read. The house sitter turns out to be an Instagram influencer and there are some ludicrous limits she goes to for the perfect picture which raise a smile. Becky can see through the gloss which is put on to the pictures and I enjoyed her reactions to some of the 'treats' which had been lined up for the cockerpoo. Romance and humour, all tied up with some gorgeous characters and a fantastic setting. What's not to like?

In short: Fun and games in the Lakes!

About the Author

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.

Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true.

She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say 'ahhh'.

Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘The First Date’, 'Bridesmaids', 'No One Cancels Christmas', 'The Wedding Date', 'The Holiday Swap', 'Summer with the Country Village Vet', 'Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage' and the popular Tippermere series - 'Stable Mates', 'Country Affairs' and 'Country Rivals'.

You can follow Zara here: Website | Twitter | Facebook 
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Book links: Amazon UK

Thanks to Zara Stoneley and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 
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