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Bromington-on-sea, Bromington Heights, Bromington Beach.
It all begins in book one, where we meet Rosie Wodehouse. She is a young, twenty something who lives in a small flat with her beloved pets. Bear, her playful pup, and Bumble, her temperamental cat. Over the last couple of years she has befriended Anna. Anna Rose, the fun-loving very talented artist who lives in the flat upstairs. She is slightly older than Rosie and the two of them have become very good friends over the last couple of years.
Anna just has her mum, Jane, and a few, not very meaningful relationships in her past. Jane is adorable and quite often sends her daughter home with tins of home-made cakes and delights after their trips out for the day.
Rosie loves her father, Walter, but he has done very little to stand up to her mother, Mildred Wodehouse over the years. The woman takes great delight in making her daughter’s life as miserable as she possibly can. The child has never been anything more than an inconvenience and continues to be so as far as she is concerned. Mildred has a son, Michael, who she dotes on, she only has room in her heart for him. Neither Walter nor Rosie have ever held her affections. Walter is Mildred’s provider, tricked into marriage and Rosie was a mistake. Michael’s father emigrated to Australia shortly after Mildred announced she was pregnant.
True to form, Rosie is counting the days to her next payday. Her pets are always well fed, unlike herself. She has more biscuit crumbs in the bottom of her cupboard than anything else. She hates her job, her 25th birthday is looming and the postman has just delivered an official looking letter. It will soon find itself on the top of the unopened pile she can’t quite bring herself to open.
The view from her tiny London flat is nothing to marvel at, parked cars in a small road which turns into several other small roads. When the phone rings and rings again she is forced to open the letter.
Bromington-on-sea is where it all begins…
Bromington Beach – Trisha J. Kelly
It all began in book one of the series – Bromington-on-sea. Rosie Wodehouse, is in her young twenties. She lives with her two pets, Bear, her loveable pup with a huge, fluffy head and Bumble, her arrogant cat. Her best friend, Anna Rose, lives in the flat directly above hers.
Her father, Walter is a lovely, caring man but he’s also henpecked by the awful woman who has never treated her as a daughter. Her mother, Mildred, only has eyes for her son, Michael Smith; his father went awol when she was in early pregnancy and Walter was duped into marriage.
After a miserable upbringing, Rosie left home and has struggled to make ends meet, but it was worth it just to get away. As she approaches her 25th birthday, things take on a different turn. A letter drops through her letterbox. It is from a solicitor, although Rosie is not inclined to open it at first as her pile of bills are large enough as it is. Two things happen in quick succession. Her father has been waiting for her 25th birthday before bequeathing her a large sum of money. Her Great Aunt Dorothea (deceased) has made her a beneficiary of her Will. Rosie didn’t even know she had this relative.
And so began the story… Bromington, an idyllic place situated on the coast between Devon and Cornwall. The new home for Rosie Wodehouse and the start of her new career. Dipping her toes into the water in the first book she is a big help in the case when a woman’s body is washed up with the incoming tide.
In book two, Bromington Heights, Rosie is once again central. A newcomer saunters into the area very late at night. his psychic ability has drawn him to the area. A murder is planned, he has had a premonition. A potential murderer is in their midst, he just doesn’t know who his victim is yet. The locals are not safe.
In the latest book, Rosie’s skills as a sleuth are coming on leaps and bounds. With the help of her best friend, Anna Rose, and her deceased great aunt, not to mention the skill-set of James Sallow, millionaire and physic, they team up when a local recluse claims she is to be the victim of a murder. Matters are helped along nicely by Rosie’s fiance who also happens to be the local Police Sergeant. Also, who is the new woman in town? Rosie should know all about her but she is completely in the dark.
Bromington Beach… out in a few days.
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