Madam Tulip and the Rainbows End by David Ahern #CosyMystery #RBRT @DaveAhernWriter

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Published: March 2022 by Malin Press

Category: Cosy Murder Mystery

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On the private island of a wealthy banker, a young and talented stonemason falls from a cliff. A tragic accident? Or murder?

The dead man’s sister is obsessed with justice and will stop at nothing.

A glamorous French widow and her heart-throb son are certain they have been cheated of their legacy.

A daughter is bequeathed an island mansion beyond her means.

An enigmatic letter hints at a hidden fortune.

Madam Tulip and the Rainbow’s End, the fifth instalment of this popular series, finds Derry O’Donnell and her fellow thespian and good friend, ex Navy Seal, Bruce, left to pick up the pieces when the rest of the cast desert the touring production they were involved in, without paying. Not only that, they made off with the box office takings, leaving Derry and Bruce with the hotel and bar bill for everyone.

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Where There’s Doubt by Terry Tyler #ContemporaryFiction #PsycologicalDrama @TerryTyler4 #TuesdayBookBlog

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Category: Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Drama

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Café owner Kate is mentally drained after a tough two years; all she wants from her online chess partner is entertainment on lonely evenings, and maybe a little virtual flirtation.

She is unaware that Nico Lewis is a highly intelligent con artist who, with an intricately spun web of lies about their emotional connection, will soon convince her that he is The One.

Neither does Kate know that his schemes involve women who seek love on dating sites, as well as his small publishing business. A host of excited authors believe Nico is about to make their dreams come true.

Where There’s Doubt is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of internet dating. Nico Lewis is a master in the art of seduction and, along with his girlfriend and others, is working an intricate scam targeting likely women on dating apps. Befriending them first in order to suss out their weaknesses and playing to their emotions, he convinces them he could be what their lives are lacking.

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Signs of life in the garden at last #nature #photography

When we moved here last year there was nothing in the garden but an established cherry tree, which is now looking like it’s almost ready to blossom again. It’s too early for some of the plants but not for others…

The vibrant new leaves of the Red Robin. The one on the left is a smaller variety.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor ~ #HistoricalFiction based on fact

My Throwback Thursday choice this week is The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter, published in 2018, a book I enjoyed very much.

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My Thoughts

I love books that mix fact with fiction, giving a real authenticity to the story. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter incorporates the true story of Grace Darling.

Grace’s father was the lighthouse keeper at Longstone on the Farne Islands, off the Northumbrian coast. Twenty two year old Grace loved nothing better than helping her father, taking her turn on watch and making sure the lamps stayed lit through the night. 

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#Spotlight ~ Spring Tides at the Starfish Café by @JessicaRedland ~ Feel Good #Fiction @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

Huge apologies for being a day late with my post but I’m delighted to join the blog tour, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe

Welcome back to the Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.

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#Spotlight ~ Heretic (Hellmage Chronicles Book 1) by Jennifer deBie @deBieJennifer #Fantasy #Extract #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to shine the spotlight on the recently released second novel by Jennifer deBie, published by Wild Wolf Publishing on March 29th 2022. 

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Jana glanced up at the man her minion brought to the back office and then back at her records, her eyes confirming what her ears had already known—he was impressive, this mage with summer-sweet skin and gleaming, golden eyes. 

A Lightkeeper, purifier, a paladin, a light wielder of the highest order.

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A Scottish Highland Surprise by Julie Shackman #Romance #Mystery @G13Julie #NetGalley @OneMoreChapter

9780008538941Author: Julie Shackman

ARC Review: Due for Publication 22nd April by One More Chapter

Category: Light Mystery, Romance, Women’s Fiction

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When wedding planner Sophie Harkness refuses to move a friend’s wedding to accommodate a spoilt bridezilla, she finds herself out of a job. That is until she discovers her late grandma has purchased a local shop for her in the pretty Scottish town of Briar Glen.

Sophie Harkness is a successful, hard working wedding planner, but when an obnoxious bride wants her wedding moved regardless of the inconvenience, or the disappointment to others, she refuses. 

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Lost Man by Jane Harper ~ #Mystery set in the Australian Outback #FamilyDrama

Throwback Thursday this week features The Lost Man by Jane Harper, published in 2018.

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My Thoughts

The Outback is a harsh, vast and sparsely populated area with a brutal and unrelenting climate. It’s a hard life and the nearest neighbour could be hours away by car.

Those who live there know never to travel anywhere without a full quota of supplies, the means to stay in radio contact and a first aid kit in case of emergencies. So why did Cameron Bright, born, brought up and living in the Outback all his life, die in the desert, miles away from his fully stocked vehicle. It makes no sense to his family. Cameron knew what it took to survive in such an isolated place and he knew never to move far from his car.

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