Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to review The Silver Rose Dating Agency by Angelana Boden
When lonely widow Kitty Merriweather moves to Derbyshire’s Hope Valley, she joins the Silver Rose online dating site because it offers a safe place for the over sixties to find romance.There, she meets the enigmatic Harvey, a scientist working on a conservation project in Bali who promises her “hot days and stormy nights.”Love blooms quickly but Kitty breaks all the rules laid down by the agency, putting herself at risk. When little things don’t add up she dismisses them as being unimportant. Nothing matters more than her plans for them to live happily ever after.When she confides in her new friend, Edna Reid, octogenarian and former café owner, Kitty gets angry at Edna’s implication she is likely the victim of a scam. The more Edna hears about Harvey, the more she is convinced he’s only interested in Kitty for her money.Using her knowledge of computers Edna finally uncovers the truth, but where does black magic and murder fit into this intriguing cosy mystery?** Formerly Published as Love Bytes Back **
What a lovely little cozy mystery this was. It is lovely to read a book that has an older female protagonist. The story had some wonderful characters and an absolutely fabulous setting. There was plenty of humour involved. I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Angelena Boden has spent 35 years writing and delivering training programmes on resolving conflict, interpersonal skills and advanced communication. Amongst her many international projects, she set up a charm school for nightclub door staff in the 80s, worked in Belfast on a skills development programme to help people on the Shankill Road get back into work and has helped large numbers of young unemployed and ex-offenders to find their place in society.She speaks four languages and has travelled extensively. Now retired, she writes cosy mysteries.. She can be contacted via twitter Lena B Writes @valleymystery. Website for free books and blogs Www.angelenaboden.com