Thursday, 9 May 2019

Book Review - A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs

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Title: A Little Hotel in Cornwall
Author: Laura Briggs
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author Supplied Copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 30th April 2019
Rating: 4 Stars

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?

This is a lovely first book in a new series by one of my favourite authors for short novellas, Laura Briggs. 

It has a gentle and incredibly pleasant introduction to a whole cast of characters, who I suspect once we get more books will start to feel like old friends. 

It's a story about an aspiring writer who is hoping to achieve her dream of being mentored on a prestigious program, if only she can find someone to mentor her. So on a whim she flies to Cornwall to hopefully find her favourite author who is rather elusive, and instead is mistaken for the new chambermaid. 

Well it gives her somewhere to stay at least, and we also get to meet one of her ex-boyfriends, as well as potential new love interest. 

This is a rather sweet book that I read in two sittings (could have easily been one had I wanted to ignore my work), and is a great way of getting to know Laura Briggs writing style if you are new to her. 

If like me you have read her previous Cornish novella series - A Wedding in Cornwall, well there are some similarities, but it also has a different feel to it, and I suspect it will shape up to be very different, once we have some more book. 

I would have loved to have more story to read already, so will have to instead sit back and wait impatiently for the next book. 

Thank you to the author for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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