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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

Starting Again in Silver Sands Bay by Karen Louise Hollis #Review


Here we have a starting over romance, by Karen Louise Hollis. Starting Over in Silver Sands Bay was published on 5th April. 

Becki is fifty and a single mum to eleven-year-old Jemima, after being widowed five years ago.

Dan is forty-eight and a single dad to eleven-year-old Freddie, after his wife left him five years ago.

They have both given up on love.

But when they all go to Silver Sands Bay on the Lincolnshire coast for the summer, will they be able to put the past behind them and find love again?

 My Thoughts

This story is a celebration of staying again and of families. You follow two single parents and see their paths cross. Both Becki and Dan have spent the last few years devoting their time to their child and establishing a secure and happy lifestyle. Their own needs seem to have been ignored. When they meet when on holiday, they are struck, not just by how much they are attracted to each other but also how well their families get on. 

    The setting in the coastal caravan park makes you feel that you are going back in time to a time before the internet and social media. This gives the families the opportunities to do things together, play old board games and go for beach walks. The children want the best for their parents and the arrival of Becki’s sister adds another dimension. It makes for a gentle, heartwarming read as the families escape from their busy lives. 

In short: Starting over 

About the Author


I was born in Lincoln, England in 1969. I loved writing from an early age, being the daughter of two journalists. I am a mum to five children and have three grandchildren. I have had over twenty books published and have written about a variety of topics including motherhood, poetry, Doctor Who and gymnastics. My first novel Welcome to Whitlock Close came out in 2022 and my second one Starting Again in Silver Sands Bay in 2023.


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Purchase links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US

Thanks to Karen Louise Hollis and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the event.

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