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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

No Ex Before Marriage by Portia Macintosh #Review


I am delighted to be on the tour for Portia Macintosh's latest romcom, No Ex Before Marriage. It was published by Boldwood Books on January 11th.

It's not over until someone says 'I do'...

While her friends join the "Wife Club" one by one, Poppy feels like that part of her life is done and dusted. Already married and divorced she's not desperate to go through all that again.

But what if her divorce never actually went through...?

After a shock revelation Poppy not only discovers she is still married, but that Zac is about to have his second wedding!

Coming face to face with her (almost) ex-husband after six years apart is never going to be easy. And when Zac panics and tells his new wife-to-be that Poppy is family, things can't get much worse as she is welcomed with open arms as part of the wedding party!

As the memories flood back, can Poppy really leave the past where it is? And can she watch the first love of her life walk down the aisle to say 'I do' once again?


My Thoughts


There is a rich vein of humour to be mined from this story. Full of larger than life characters, the story moves from one episode to the next. All the excitement of the build-up to a wedding is captured as well as the emotions that swirl around. In fact, you are invited to two weddings. In the first, Poppy realises how far apart she is in danger of drifting from her now married friends. The second wedding is one she never expected to be at- that of her ex-husband in a remote Scottish castle, on an island. Poppy has a very particular reason for being there.

    You soon warm to all the characters you meet, with a few exceptions of the celebrity kind. The connection between Poppy and her ex is palpable. Full of fun and humour, this is a light romcom read for anyone wanting to escape for a while. Portia's books do not disappoint.


In short- Who will say 'I do'?


About the Author

Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 16 novels, including The Plus One Pact and My Great Ex-Scape. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real-life experiences.


You can follow Portia here: Website  |  TwitterInstagram   |  Facebook

Book link: Amazon UK 

 Thanks to Portia Macintosh, Boldwood Books, and Rachel of Rachels Random Resources  for copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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