Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A Little Hotel In Cornwall (Book One) by Laura Briggs - Blog Tour & Book Review

Today, I am excited to be part of Laura Briggs' blog tour for her new book A Little Hotel in Cornwall (Book One), thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources Blog Tours ..... check out my review below ....

Genre:  Romance/Chic Lit
Publication Date:  30 April 2019
First Book of a Series
Estimated Page Count:  130

Struggling American waitress and aspiring novelist Maisie Clark dreams of becoming a full-time writer — even though in real life she's just lost her chance at an exclusive writer's mentorship program that would give her novel its big break.  Desperate, she decides to take a chance and ask her favourite writer, a celebrated but reclusive English novelist, to help her find a second chance.

When she receives the author's reply in an envelope with a Cornish postmark, Maisie decides not to take the writer's half-hearted 'no' for an answer. With nothing to lose, she takes off for the author's last known location, a beautiful hotel on Cornwall's western coast. But when the hotel mistakes her for the latest applicant for a maid's position, Maisie finds herself given an opportunity too good to lose ... and a chance for a summer adventure far bigger than she ever imagined.

Surrounded by breathtaking Cornwall and working in an elegant hotel, Maisie's world becomes one of secret identities, quirky friends, and unintentional mishaps — and despite reminders of past relationship disasters, a certain handsome, charming local resident Sidney Daniels has her conflicted about her heart's desires, too. 

Will Maisie find the chance she's been waiting for — and a possible new romance — in her perfect Cornish summer?

A Little Hotel in Cornwall is the first book in a new series and I enjoyed this so much that I'll be keeping an eye out for the next book to come.

I really warmed to the lovely Maisie straightaway, she was tenacious and impulsive, giving up her home to travel all the way from America to a little village on the Cornish coast in England, all in pursuit of her writing dream.

As soon as she arrives at the elegent Penmarrow Hotel she meets an assortment of eccentric and wonderful characters, none of whom know the real reason she's there, they all mistake her for someone else.

As this is a novella, some of the characters are not as fleshed out as they would be in a full length novel, nonetheless a large amount is packed into the pages and I'm sure in the next novel they'll be more well-defined, which I'm looking forward to.

In particular, I'd like to know more about the enigmatic Stanley, who seems to collect stray dogs, tries his hand at being a handyman but confesses he's not very good at it!  How he makes a living I don't know!

A Little Hotel in Cornwall is a fun read, a feel-good read, with lots of delicious possibilities to look forward to!

About Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs is the author of several lighthearted romance novels and novellas, including the bestselling Amazon UK series A Wedding in Cornwall. She has a fondness for vintage-style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.

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