Thursday, 23 November 2017

Book Review - A Romance in Cornwall by Laura Briggs

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Title:  A Romance in Cornwall
Author: Laura Briggs
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 23rd August 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

After months in America, Julianne and Matt have finally returned to their beloved Cornish cottage — and Julianne discovers that time did not stand still in the village during her absence. As she struggles with homesickness for Seattle and feeling out of place in the Cornish life she loved so deeply, Julianne makes the acquaintance of a famous romance novelist struggling with writer's block, who believes her much-needed story lies somewhere in the tiny village of Ceffylgwyn.

When the writer finds herself momentarily inspired by Julianne and Matt's own love story in Cornwall, Julianne begins a — sometimes literal — walk down memory lane, remembering her favorite moments, people, and places in this spot. But as her newfound friend learns that inspiration isn't always what it seems, will Julianne, too, find her way past the changes in both the village and herself?

Old memories and familiar faces await readers in this playful tribute to the series' first novel a year after its debut, as Book Seven bridges the gap between Julianne's first life in Cornwall and one which promises new friends and new adventures yet to come.

Kudos of Laura Briggs for putting an introduction into the start of the book which gives a rough idea of what has happened since the last book, thus getting seasoned readers back into life in Ceffylgwyn that bit quicker. Especially as in my case if felt like ages since I read the previous book. 

A Romance in Cornwall  is the 7th standalone novella in this series, and it does have a slightly different feel to it. For a start we get to meet some new characters who I predict or hope may become regulars such as Rosie. 

We get to know Gemma a lot more, with her brand new writing ambitions, and Julianne just didn't quite feel herself. It was odd that this book didn't seem to feature any big even tat Cliff House, despite Julianne being an event planner. 

There was though a romance author trying to gain inspiration from the village,  and as a result there were a lot of literary references and talk of books which I always tend to enjoy as an avid reader. 

This is another good addition to the series that I enjoyed reading, and hopefully is going to have served as a sort of reboot for the series, so that the next book feels a bit more familiar again. 

Thank you to Laura Briggs for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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