Rachels Random Resources presents
The Silver Rose Dating Agency
by author Angelena Boden
published September 28, 2020
Here is a little about the book:
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?
Oh my goodness, what a totally cool cozy mystery series.
The Silver Rose Dating Agency (formerly titled Love Bytes Back) is book 2 in the Peak District series. It is completely a stand alone book, but it carries over some of the same characters from Peak District. Based on our beloved elderly population, these quirky characters really know how to get themselves into some predicaments, and it’s a real treat watching them navigate 21st century technology.
This sweet novel centers around Kitty Merriweather, a sixty year old who is a recent widow and has just moved from their home in the city to the family estate to retire, as she and her husband had originally planned. Kitty decides to attempt online dating and gets involved with a man that her new friend Edna insists is shady. (He’s asking for money and Kitty is actually sending it!). When Edna starts to dig into the internet and try to find out who this “scammer” is, she starts to think he may actually be closer to home than expected, and may possibly even be one of the residents of the village. With a strange rash of crazy things suddenly going on in the community, and then suddenly a murder occurs, can Edna figure out what the heck is going on in Hope Valley?
I don’t think you can meet a better cast of characters here. There is nothing like a fast paced, intriguing cozy mystery with the elderly population as your main cast. It’s like watching a Golden Girls episode where the ladies try to solve a mystery…..there is absolutely nothing better. These unconventional and winsome characters make this cozy mystery one very original read that is lively and amusing. This is one series to keep on your radar. A must read if you love cozies.
About the Author
Angelena Boden has spent thirty- five years as an international training consultant, specialising in behavioural management and conflict resolution. She trained in Transactional Analysis, the psychology of communication and behaviour, her preferred tool for counselling and coaching.
She originates from the Peak District but has spent a life time travelling and living in places as far apart as Vancouver, Dubai, Paris, Seville and Iran. Now semi-retired in Great Malvern, she writes every morning, walks the hills and paints landscapes every afternoon and fits family and reading in between.
She is the author of two novels published by Urbane Publications (rights reverted) and two self-published cosy mysteries and a number of business books (Management Pocketbooks). Angelena is a regular blogger for a mental health publisher (Trigger) and Autumn Voices website which promotes authors over 60.
Author Social Media Links
Author website: angelenaboden.com
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