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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

The Christmas Season by Ally Sinclair #Review


Here is your invitation to take part in this second Regency Season of love and romance...set in the 21st Century with some very modern characters and issues. The Christmas Season by Ally Sinclair was published on 10th August by Hera Books

You are cordially invited to your Happy Ever After...

Emma Love is a matchmaker who believes in old fashioned courtship, over swiping left or right. She's inspired by Jane Austen, Bridgerton and a thousand and one perfect romance stories, where matches were made at elegant soirees and not by sliding into your intended's DMs.

This year, Emma is inviting you to a very special social season, where a hopeful singleton might find their own Mr Darcy waiting under the mistletoe. At a series of glamorous, festive, and, most importantly, romantic events, Emma is making it her mission to find love for everyone this Christmas Season.

How will she fare trying to find perfect matches for the Price twins, both too busy trying to outdo the other to ever look for love? Can she encourage the sexy Season rake, Theo, to change his ways? And what of Hope Lucas, who Emma has failed to match before, but who still has faith that Mr Right is out there?

And with Emma so focused on finding everybody else’s happy ever after, is she at risk of letting her own perfect match slip away?

Welcome to the Christmas Season.

An uplifting, original and romantic read that fans of Bridgerton, Lex Croucher and Lindsey Kelk will love.

 My Thoughts

This is the first book I have read this year with 'Christmas' in the title but I took a deep breath and plunged right in! I loved its predecessor, A Season for Love and I can tell you you will not be disappointed with the second in the series. It is a great concept which lends itself so well to the romcom format, with plenty of variety and lashings of romance. The Regency vibes are not too contrived and overall, it is a fun read.

    The characters shine through the story. Emma has her own romantic issues in the background, but it is her clients who take centre stage. Their stories all give the plot a contemporary fee  and I found myself wondering what each event was going to be. There are several hints towards the end of the story as to what Emma's next Season might be. I do hope we get to see!

In short: The Season awaits...

About the Author

Ally grew up on the North Yorkshire coast and now lives with her husband in Worcestershire, at least until she can persuade him to give into her yearning to live somewhere nearer the sea. No kids, no pets. She sometimes manages to keep a pot plant alive. Briefly. She has been writing professionally since 2013, and is also published as Alison May and, in collaboration, as Juliet Bell. Ally is a former Chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and currently works as an associate lecturer for the Open University.

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Thanks to Ally Sinclair, Hera Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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