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Chilly waters to swim in

A Summer to Remember Book Cover A Summer to Remember
Sue Moorcroft
General Fiction (Adult) , Women's Fiction
Avon
Pub Date 02 May 2019

Katie Fforde COME AND SPEND SUMMER BY THE SEA!

WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.

WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!

WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.

WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.

PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…

Swimming in Norfolk waters – distinctly chilly as I recall. The Norfolk coast is notorious for its winds and chill and marshes and birds and seals too.

So what would you do when your fiancée makes his attraction for another woman quite so obvious? I guess I would do the same as the lead character here, and run off somewhere very remote. Personally, I’ve always thought the wilds of Scotland would be a good place, but a hamlet on the Norfolk coast with no internet or mobile signal I guess does as well.

This hamlet does not like ‘in-comers’ at all. Is very conservative in behaviour and lifestyle.  And is very good at holding grudges it seems. So it is a bit of shock when it gets disturbed by cousins and ex-fiancées and gays. Not what it is expected.

Overall, a pleasant story if not one that will strain your memory or your emotions. And please get the proof-reading done completely.

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What is a Forensic Archaeologist to do?

The Crossing Places Book Cover The Crossing Places
Dr Ruth Galloway 10 books, 11th coming out soon
Elly Griffiths
Fiction, thrillers, mystery,
Houghton Mifflin
2009
303

Summoned by Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson to help the investigation of bones found near England's Saltmarsh region, archaeologist Ruth Galloway discovers that the remains are bizarrely linked to a case involving a disturbed anonymous letter-writer and a missing child.

It seems  that her job is to solve murders – both new and ancient, and those somewhere in between. 

I confess, I read every book in this series without a break. 

i got fascinated by Ruth Galloway, Dr. And kept wanting more. I wanted more of her expertise in solving murders, old and new; and more of her daughter; and more of her romances; especially with her daughter’s father, but we are cleverly always on the hook about that one!

For me though, there was one problem. reading the books in a series burst, the style and content of the writing become very obvious, and I felt that the latter stories from around book 6 onwards, were getting thinner. 
There was less forensic archaeology and more ‘soap’ – more people relationships and less crime if you like and for me that let them down.

They are still good stories and I love the landscape in which they are set. I have visited this area quite a few times and the bird sanctuaries and have even been to a seal birthing site – a little way up the coast which is very like that one described except that you can very close to the babies – behind a wire fence – and they are very curious and come right up to you, and are cute beyond belief!

A Norfolk Seal Baby

So overall, I liked the books and was happy to pay for them, and will certainly continue to read this series in the future, but I need a change now after 10 books!  Oh, and PS, the wooden henge is real – I’ve seen it…

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