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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

Annie's Autumn Escape by Debbie Viggiano #Review

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Here's a new romcom from Debbie Viggiano.  Annie's Autumn Escape which was published on October 1st by Unicorn Publishing. 

Annie’s big birthday is looming.  Sixty!  She feels half that age, even if the mirror tells her otherwise.  Hubby Keith promises her a birthday to remember, and doesn’t let her down, but packing his suitcase to shack up with a forty-something isn’t quite the memory Annie wants to make.  Suddenly she’s single and – as an empty nester – very, very alone.  The Bucket List she and Keith had promised to work their way through is but a dream, until besties Bella and Caz rally around Annie and whisk her away for a trip that will be remembered for ever. Dubai. But it’s not all skyscrapers, bling, sand dunes and sheiks. As the sun sinks over the horizon of Jumeirah Beach… might there also be love?

 My Thoughts

After years of marriage, Annie finds herself in a life she does not recognise and supported by her friends, plans a holiday in Dubai. Change is being forced upon her. It is refreshing to read a romcom which focusses on the more mature, with Annie on the brink of her sixtieth birthday. She's been in a rut but sets out to update herself. You are immediately on her side and in Annie, Debbie Viggiano has created a likeable and funny main character. 

    Friendship is a major part of the story and Bella, Caz and Annie are a warm and caring trio. I enjoyed some of the characters who they meet when in Dubai and there are some genuinely funny moments. The repartee between Annie and a certain someone who she meets on the plane is so witty. Humour is laced through the story on top of some difficult moments. Dementia and its effects on the wider family are always written about with sensitivity. 

In short: Escape to the sun

About the Author

Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her adult children return home bringing her much joy... apart from when they want to raid the fridge or eat her secret stash of chocolate.

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Book links: Amazon UK  |  Amazon US

Thanks to Debbie Viggiano, Unicorn Publishing and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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