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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

A Cosy Cottage Escape by Rosie Green #Review #LittleDuckPond


I am delighted that it is time for another visit to the Little Duck Pond Cafe for another novella by Rosie Green. A Cosy Cottage Escape is number 30 in the series which is amazing!

Autumn is here and the Little Duck Pond Café crew are looking forward to spending a relaxing week in the country. That’s the theory, anyway. Because when they arrive, they quickly become immersed in village life after a power cut, only to find themselves spooked at every turn by mysterious goings-on, all of which seem to be connected to the creepy old house next-door. Is someone playing scary Hallowe’en tricks on them? Or is there something rather more sinister afoot…?


 My Thoughts

There is a seasonal mystery at the heart of this latest novella in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series. Some of the girls have decided to go away for a long weekend break but they end up in the middle of some spooky goings-on. You find out some more of what is happening in their personal lives. Ellie is definitely not herself and  this is soon picked up on by the friends. Jaz is fighting her feelings for a certain neighbour back home. Maddy is feeling far from romantic. However, as usual, the friends all support each other and look out for each other.

    This has been a great series so I am delighted that there are more planned. As the cast of characters grows, they seem to get included in the friendship group and I find myself wondering whether some of the people that we meet in this story, might reappear in future episodes. As usual, there is humour, a touch of mystery and some lovely romance to savour.

In short: friendships continue

About the Author

Rosie’s series of Little Duck Pond Café novellas is centred around life in a country village cafe. ‘A Kiss under the Stars’ and ‘A Cosy Cottage Escape’ are out now. Look out for ‘A Winter Wonderland’, a heart-warming will-they-won’t-they romance for Christmas, out in November 2023.

You can read my review of more of this series here:

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Thanks to Rosie Green and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the event.  

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