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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

A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland #Review

We are returning to Hedgehog Hollow,  Whitsborough Bay and its environs for Jessica Redland's A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow. It was published by Boldwood Books on January 6th and is the fourth out of a planned series of five. 

It's time for the wedding we've all been waiting for...

Life at Hedgehog Hollow is never dull, although Samantha hopes that the new year ahead will be a little less chaotic as she prepares to marry the love of her life, Josh. But disaster strikes when she checks the rescue centre's bank account after the festive season and discovers it has been emptied. Who would do such a thing, and why? With the future of Hedgehog Hollow now in jeopardy, planning a wedding has lost its shine.

Phoebe is desperate to escape the shadow of her family, infamously known for their attacks on Samantha's beloved rescue centre. Could the kindness of the Hedgehog Hollow team be the chance she needs for a fresh start, or will her family's secrets continue to drag her back?


 My Thoughts

This is a wonderful addition to the Hedgehog Hollow series. Full of romance but at the same time, some quite dark themes with social awareness which add to the characterisation and which shed light on how people are behaving. I really love character driven writing! I will be sorry to see this series end, but Jessica does hint that she may give us a glimpse of the characters in subsequent books. You really have a feeling with the Whitsborough Bay stories that it is an ever- increasing world and life is going on.

    Samantha's kindness is once again both her strength and the thing which brings pressure to her. She has such warmth but is now learning to take care of herself and to try to keep on an even keel - not always easy to do at Hedgehog Hollow. It has been lovely to read about the hedgehogs and I always enjoy the names she chooses to give them. The past certainly weighs heavily on some of the characters but with the long-awaited wedding on the horizon, there are lashings of romance to offset any sadness. Highly recommended for a gentle, romantic read with a touch of grit.


About the Author


Jessica Redland is the top 10 bestselling author of over thirteen novels, including The Secret to Happiness. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

You can read my reviews of the first three in the Hedgehog Hollow series here: Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow  |  New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow   | Finding Secrets At Hedgehog Hollow

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Book links: Amazon UK 
 
Thanks to Jessica Redland, Boldwood Books and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  
 
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  1. Thanks for joining the blog tour for A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow. Delighted you enjoyed your return to the rescue centre. The good news is there are two more books before the series ends. Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow will be out on 28th June this year with a Christmas book (probably Sept) concluding the series. Although it won't be the end for Hedgehog Hollow as I have plans for other stories which feature it although this particular series will end. Thanks for your kind words and your comments about the hedgehog names. I have such fun deciding on themes and making those up! x

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