Back in February, I was lucky enough to be able to take part in the cover reveal for A Little Hotel in Cornwall. Fast forward to today and it is publication day for Laura Briggs. I am delighted to be able to share my thoughts of the book with you, and would like to thank Laura, and Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to take part in the publication day activities, and for providing me with a copy of the book.
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?
You can order your copy of A Little Hotel in Cornwall here.
A Little Hotel in Cornwall is a lovely little book, and at just 130 pages it is the perfect read for an afternoon sitting in the sunshine (although as I am typing this, it is absolutely bucketing down! Welcome to the English summer!). I loved the warm conversational style of writing, which made it feel as though Maisie was sat opposite me telling me her story face to face over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.
Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the world, and Laura really brought it’s beauty to life in her writing, and made me yearn to be back there, exploring the stunning coastline.
I adored Sidney, and would love another book so that I could get to know him and his pack of dogs better.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘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.