Friday, 5 January 2018

Review - A Star in Cornwall by Laura Briggs

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Title: A Star in Cornwall
Author: Laura Briggs
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied review copy
Publisher: Self published
Publication Date: 18th October 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Summer is drawing to a close at Cliffs House, but Julianne finds her free time consumed by the Cliff's Edge Players when an emergency leaves the dramatic society without their devoted director Millie. Taking charge of their latest production, a modern Romeo and Juliet set in America, Julianne has only her new temporary assistant Katie to help her, until a mysterious American backpacker-turned-village-handyman provides the missing spark the play needs. Young, charming stranger Riley O' Connell is an instant hit with Julianne's friends in the theater company as his performance steals the show ... but Julianne is afraid he may be stealing something else, too, as Riley's past catches up with him. 

Finished reading this in one sitting, I was enjoying it that much.  This is a fabulous installment into this series, but equally would work very well as a standalone.  

I can still tell the effects from way the direction of the series has changed slightly since  book 6, and now on book 8 the best way I can describe it, is that it was like looking forward to the next series of a sitcom, you know the bare bones of the cast and setting will be the same, but there are also new characters being added, and this time new recurring characters too. 

Instead of an event in the normal sense, Julianne has been roped in to direct the local production of Romeo and Juliet set to a modern day New York backdrop.  She has a new assistant, and there is also another young American around the village. 

Julianne instantly has a weird feeling about the new guy, and of the various theories going through my head, when the secret was revealed I thought, yes that is fitting and perfect for the character. 

Loved the writing, the newer characters are growing on me, and Edwin, Lady Amanda's young son, is getting more adorable and cheeky by the book - I love him too, always guaranteed to raise a laugh 

Another excellent addition to this series, that was quick and easy to read, and a pleasure to discover what the author had come up with this time. 

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

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