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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

Castle on the Mead by KT Dady #Review #PepperBaySeriesBook9


Castle on the Mead is the ninth in the Pepper Bay series by K T Dady. I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate its publication.  You can read my reviews of others in the series here,  Starlight Cottage |   Honeybee CottagePepper Pot Farm | Lemon Drop Cottage  |  The Post Office ShopPepper River InnSilver Blooms Flower Shop  |  The Old Boat Clubhouse

Welcome to Pepper Bay, where you’ll find love, drama, and a happily ever after.

Snuggle down with this cosy, feel-good, comfort read that whisks you away to a beautiful bay on the Isle of Wight – Perfect for fans of Christie Barlow, Alison Sherlock, Rachael Lucas, and Holly Martin.

The Pepper Bay books are standalone stories that intertwine with recurring characters. Best enjoyed when read in order.

Castle on the Mead: Harrison Connell leads a quiet life, but Ashley Hadley is determined to get him to come out of his shell. When she gets the chance to move into his castle, she sets about putting the old building back on the map. Harrison doesn’t want his home to become a tourist attraction, but that’s the least of his worries, as someone seems determined to destroy him, or maybe it’s Ashley they want to hurt.

 My Thoughts

We are back in Pepper Bay for another visit to the Isle of Wight. There are some familiar characters and Ashley's family are as close knit and concerned as ever. Ashley is a determined character who has set her sights on Harrison, determined to break through his apparent shyness and get to know him better. They are a well matched pair, although it takes time for their friendship to develop. 

    The Castle on the Mead is a lovely setting which Ashley remembers from her childhood. To Harrison, it is something of a fortress but the locals look on it with interest as a familiar landmark. Both Ashley and Harrison like to keep their lives private. Ashley loves the space and the quiet after her busy childhood home. In the background, there is jealousy and more than one mystery to uncover. This is just as enjoyable as previous Pepper Bay stories, with an ever-widening cast but the same community feeling.

In short: Love and jealousy are a potent mix

About the Author

Hello, I'm K.T. Dady. I'm the bestselling author of the Pepper Bay series. I'm also a chocolate lover, mum to a grown-up daughter, and a huge fan of a HEA. I was born and raised in the East End of London, and I've been happily writing stories since I was a little girl. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, baking cakes, or pottering around in my little garden in Essex, trying not to kill the flowers.


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Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US 

Thanks to K T Dady and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  

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