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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.

Adventure · Children's · fantasy · Short Stories

Sea Keepers: The Missing Manatee – Coral Ripley ★★★★

Blurb; Sea Keepers to the rescue – a baby manatee needs their help! A magical series about saving our oceans.

Emily, Grace and Layla travel to the tropics to search for a magic pearl. But disaster strikes when evil Effluvia kidnaps a baby manatee and holds it for ransom. Effluvia demands a magic pearl in exchange for the little manatee. If the Sea Keepers give into the wicked siren, they won’t be able to stop her from releasing her siren sisters . . .

It’s up to the Sea Keepers to save the manatee – and the whole underwater world!

My Review; Sea Keepers – This is book nine in the sea keepers series, the first book I have read in this series. It does mention previous books before this one in beginning but it still reads fine as a Standalone. In this story we see three main characters Layla, Emily and Grace become mermaids also known as the sea keepers, there to protect and help all sea creatures and life under water. They soon find themselves having to help a young Manatee from the evil mermaid within the sea Effluvia who wants the magical pearl. The girls search for the magical pearl in order to save the young manatee but surely they won’t hand it over to her? Surely they can find another way to save this manatee. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. A magical, mermaid and underwater adventure with talking animals any little girl would love. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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Children's · fantasy · Magic · Short Stories

Isadora Moon and the Shooting Star – Harriet Muncaster ★★★★

Blurb; Isadora Moon is special because she’s different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she’s a bit of both. Isadora is observing the night sky for a school project – her class is learning everything about space and she decides to look at the stars for inspiration. But wait, what is that? Through the telescope, Isadora spots a shooting star that falls to Earth!

After courageously finding the place where the star landed, Isadora discovers a new twinkling friend. Her name is Nova, she is a Glow Sprite and she is not supposed to be there. Even worse, Nova’s moon kitten Pluto is lost and she needs Isadora’s help to find him.

Between magical campfires, space lessons, moon cheese and a glowing sleepover, Isadora will need to use all her wits to help Nova finding Pluto before her new friend has to fly back to the stars. With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books.

My Review; This is a perfect little read for any little girl at just over 100 pages. Full of magic. Meet Isadora half vampire half fairy. Join her on this magical space adventure where she meets another from the moon. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Easy reading. At the back is lots of activities to do and recipes to make. This is book 14 in a series but each read fine as Standalones. A fun read. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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