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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

Change of Heart by T A Williams #PublicationDay #Review #BeneathItalianSkiesBook2

 

Happy Publication Day to TA Williams for the second in his Beneath Italian Skies series, Change of Heart which is published by Canelo, today.

Two families at war and Alice finds herself caught in the middle. Can she re-write a story as old as time?

When cutbacks force Alice out of her assistant manager role at a Devonshire stately home, she turns her sights elsewhere: the picturesque hills above the historic city of Parma. An aristocratic Italian family are looking to open their medieval castle to the public, and Alice is just the woman for the job.

Four years ago, a life-changing accident pushed Alice into depression, but the beauty and charm of the Italian countryside works its magic in brightening her days. Especially when she keeps bumping into handsome Luca… But rivalries run deep in the town, and Alice’s work – not to mention her potential love life – are caught in the middle of a long-standing feud between two families.

With her job and future happiness in peril, can Alice save the future of the castle, and bring two warring families together?

My Thoughts

You escape to the beauty of Italy in this latest romance by TA Williams and meet sone varied but interesting characters. Alice is still coming to terms with the consequences of a life changing accident which she tries to hide from most people. She is a great believer in getting on with life but her self confidence has taken a massive knock. It is because of some good friends that she finds herself in Italy and once there, slowly begins to realise that she has the ability to tackle what is a daunting task. She also has to use all her skills of empathy and diplomacy to get people to work together with her.


    You get a real sense of the past, not just because of the antiquity of the castle and the history of the place. The two important families of the district have carried on a feud for centuries. In fact, I’m not sure most people understand quite why they are so estranged so there is a feeling of moving on and cleansing the past. Just as Alice make sense of the building, the same has to be done with human relationships. With trademark romance and a lovely feeling of being right in the centre of Italian life, this is an entertaining read and I am happy to say, a beautiful black Labrador features heavily. 

In short: Italian sun and romance


About the Author

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only ten years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

The fact that I am now writing escapist romance is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels and I now also write cozy crime, but my first love has always been romance. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and descriptions of food to make you drool.

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Book links: Amazon UK | Amazon US
You can read my reviews of some of Trevor's books here: Dreaming of Christmas |  Dreaming of Florence   |   Dreaming of St Tropez| Dreaming of Rome | Dreaming of Verona | Dreaming of Italy
  
Thanks to T A Williams, Canelo, and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the event.

 

 


 

 

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