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Foul Play At Seal Bay by Judy Leigh

Amateur Sleuthing At Its’ Finest

Foul Play At Seal Bay by Judy Leigh is a contemporary light-hearted crime novel that I really enjoyed. It is the first book in A Morwenna Mutton Mystery series which promises to be fabulous. I cannot wait for the subsequent books.

Judy Leigh has once more created an eclectic mix of characters who entertain the reader. The leading lady is sixty one and her mother is eighty. Both are a breath of fresh air with their energy, enthusiasm and unconventional ways. They refuse to be put in a box marked ‘old’. Both are bundles of energy. Growing old does not equal being staid.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is a delightful six year old girl, whose mannerisms have been perfectly captured by Judy Leigh. I loved her soft-toy doggy companions named Oggy 1 and Oggy 2 who had to accompany her wherever she went. Her innocence and zest for life were a pure delight.

After a crime is committed, Morwenna Mutton figuratively puts on her amateur sleuthing hat. She believes, and proves, herself to be far more competent at crime solving than the local bobby.

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The Silver Ladies Do Lunch by Judy Leigh

A Field Of Four Leaf Clover

The Silver Ladies Do Lunch by Judy Leigh is a most delightful contemporary novel that I adored.

The tale is about community, love and friendship. The reader drops in to glimpse friendships formed fifty years ago in primary school, remain. The village is community-minded. They laugh together, love together and provide support where it is needed.

All the characters are well drawn and realistic. They are an eclectic bunch, such as you would find in any close-knit community. They have very differing traits from Dangerous Dave to a pig named Nadine who is very much a character in her own right. Their interactions are wonderful to witness. There were times when I literally laughed out loud.

I also enjoyed the fact that the majority of characters were over sixty with the former teacher being ninety years old. Growing old does not mean we cannot have fun. The former teacher still had the authority to put her former pupils in their places too!

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The Golden Oldies Book Club by Judy Leigh

Never Too Old

The Golden Oldies Book Club by Judy Leigh is the most delightful, fun-filled contemporary novel that will warm your heart on a dull winter’s day.

Once more Judy Leigh has constructed a totally charming tale that I adored. Her characters are an eclectic mix raging in age from teens to a great grandmother in her nineties. The main characters are in their early seventies.

These characters show the reader that while there’s breath in their bodies, life is for living. We are never too old to try new things and to have new adventures.

This is a cosmopolitan read as we travel from a cider-making farm in Somerset to one in France for a week. There are similarities and differences showing we can all learn from each other.

There are many different households making up the village – from marriages in trouble to singletons to multi-generational families. Each household has different challenges to face and to overcome.

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The Witch’s Tree by Elena Collins

New Beginnings

The Witch’s Tree by Elena Collins is a marvellous dual timeline novel that completely enthralled me from the start.

The action is set in Somerset in 1682 and present day. Both time periods are linked by an old house in which each main character lives.

The leading ladies lives mirror each other as an invisible thread unites them down the years. Both have known betrayal and sadness.

The house retains an atmosphere down the years which has repelled many until one empathetic soul reaches out across the years.

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