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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

Finding Happiness at Penvennan Cove by Linn B Halton #Review #PenvennanCoveSeriesBook3

 

We're returning to Cornwall for Linn B Halton's Finding Happiness at Penvennan Cove which will be published by Aria on November 10th. This is the third in her Penvennan Cove series and you can read my reviews of the first two in the series here: Coming Home to Penvennan Cove

      |  Making Waves at Penvennan Cove 

 
Escape to Cornwall with this beautiful page-turning novel set in PenvennanCove –third book in the Cornish romance series by bestselling author Linn B. Halton!

Kerra Shaw's happiness should be complete when the love of her life moves into her cottage. But there is trouble in her beloved Penvennan Cove and Kerra knows she won't be able to enjoy her new start with Ross until she's put things right.

Two struggling businesses threaten to change the beach at Penvennan Cove forever. The Lark and Lantern, an inn at the heart of the community, is struggling and a corporate chain is trying to redevelop the site. Meanwhile, The Salvager's Yard nearby is becoming an eyesore that brings down the area.

Kerra knows she can find the perfect solution, but with her eyes on the community, will Kerra miss the tensions in her own life? Can Kerra find her own happy ending, or could putting others first cost her what she deserves most?

 

Reviews

‘Oh it was so very lovely to be back with the characters of Penvennan Cove. To catch up with what everyone had been up to and to see how life had moved on forthe people in the book series.... This is a great addition to the Penvennan Cove series.’ NetGalley Reviewer‘

'Find a beach towel...grab a cool drink...lose yourself at the beach or by the pool...enjoy an afternoon with this story...a quick fun read...’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Brilliant writing and storyline as usual can't wait to read more from this author’ NetGalley Reviewer


 My Thoughts

The final instalment in the series does not disappoint. All the familiar characters are there and you really get a sense of the community and of their lives all continuing alongside each other. Kerra is central to so many of the initiatives. She has a knack of empowering other people. She seems to be able to see opportunities and to put people in a position where they can succeed. She does seem to have sorted out her priorities and knows the value of human relations as opposed to material possessions. 

    As this is the final part of the series, you can sense that lots of loose ends are being tied up. The storylines are managed skilfully and keep you guessing. Ross proves to be a sensitive and vulnerable lead character and a good foil to Kerra’s personality. Friendship and family are important aspects and give the story warmth and depth. I will miss the visits to Penvennan Cove. Perhaps one day…

In short: a stunning setting and well drawn characters come together to add up to a gorgeous story. 

About the Author

 

From interior designer to author, when Linn B. Halton's not writing, or spending time with the family, she's either upcycling furniture or working in the garden. Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK's Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her 'rock', Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she's an eternal romantic. Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors. Linn writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

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Book Links: Waterstones   |  Amazon UK
   

 Thanks to Linn B Halton,  Amy Watson and Aria Books  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
 
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Comments

  1. Waves, Pam, and a huge thank you for being on the tour and taking the time to read and review. So thrilled you enjoyed book 3. xx

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