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*BLOG TOUR* A Little Hotel in Cornwall Books 1-8 – Laura Briggs ★★★★

A Little Hotel in Cornwall: Books 1-8
All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?

This collection contains A Little Hotel in Cornwall, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores, Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses, The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise, A Train from Penzance to Paris, A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss, A Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.


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Author Bio; Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, 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 and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.

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Review of book ONE in the series; What a brilliant start to this series. This is a series of eight short reads. I have previously read book three and eight before as I obviously cannot read a series in order it was lovely to start from the beginning. The story focuses on main character Maisie who’s dream is to become a writer but her dream soon falls short when she cannot find a sponsor to read through her work to enter a grant/competition to become published. She finds her on an adventure to a hotel in Cornwall to find a sponsor but along the way she bumps into her ex. Not all doom and gloom though as she also bumps into a kind, handsome stranger Sydney. Loved his character. After a wobble she decided to return home but something tells her to stay and not give up on her dream. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this series and read it in order. An easy, short and fast paced read. Really enjoyed it all… The characters, the setting and the storyline. I really hope Maisie achieves her dream and maybe something with Sydney. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Coffee Shop Girl – Katie Cross ★★★★

Blurb; Bethany:

This coffee shop is going to kill me.

Sure, it’s my dad’s dream. If he hadn’t died eight months ago, I wouldn’t be here, a college drop out, trying not to drown in debt.

Nor would I be staring into the muddy eyes of a viking-sized man that’s telling me everything I’m doing wrong-as if he knows so much about business in a small mountain town.

Except he does.

And when the biggest, most unexpected surprise of all falls in my lap, I’ll have no choice but to ask for his help.

Time for some power lipstick.


Maverick:

This girl is drowning.

She might have eyes like glacier pools and hair so black it’s glossy, but that doesn’t mean she knows how to run a coffee shop. She’s drowning in more than debt, interest, and credit card payments.

She’ll never make it.

But I kind of want her to.

Because underneath that bright lipstick and those sun dresses is a woman that I have an uncomfortable feeling is about to rock. my. world.

My Review; This was recommended to me by a friend, book one in a series all available free on Kindle Unlimited so I gave it a try. I really enjoyed it. Loved the setting, coffee shop in the middle of nowhere, fishing hot spot. The story is told through the two main characters Bethany who owns the Coffee shop and recently lost her father and Maverick the tall, handsome stranger who saves her. Very romantic.

Bethany is still grieving over the loss of her father and is trying to make ends meet at what was his coffee shop. With debts piling up and her two half sisters who turn up on her doorstep how will she cope? Cue Maverick he’s going to flip the place from disaster to perfection while helping her clear her debts, re do the place and take care of her sisters all with a little romance ofcourse. I absolutely loved it. A quick, easy and light read. A great start to the series. Uplifting. A well deserved four stars from me. A happy ending for all. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Beth, Mav and the girls. Highly recommend.

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One Hundred Proposals – Holly Martin ★★★★

Blurb; ‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal?
Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s for sure, not one of my proposals will be on top of the Eiffel Tower with a dozen red roses.’

Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run the.PerfectProposal.com, coming to the aid of would-be grooms to create the ultimate marriage proposal.

But when Harry decides to catapult the business into the big leagues with a PR stunt all Suzie can see is a hundred days of heartbreak stretching ahead of her. But however exotic the location, or breath-takingly romantic the setting, Suzie has to keep remembering that ‘Marry Me?’ is the one question she can’t say yes to.

This business proposal should come with one hundred broken heart warnings…

One hundred proposals, one hundred chances to say yes.

My Review; This was a buddy read with Mel from Melanie’s Read an author she loves and I must be honest one I haven’t read much of myself. This book is basically what the title says… One hundred proposals. Imagine that. All over the world. All different scenarios, settings and very imaginative. Some of them were pure perfect but the one thing is why won’t she say yes? That’s because she believes they aren’t true proposals and that they’re just research and ideas to broaden their shared business.

However this man is not giving up on her and he is determined to get that yes! The ending is beautiful and there was a certain parts in this story that actually made me tear up learning all about this incredible man. A beautiful story. A romantic story. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars from me and I cannot wait to read more Holly Martin in the future.

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