I’m delighted to be on the blog tour today for A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs. My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part.
Maisie Clark has dreams of becoming a writer, and when the dreams she has worked so hard to achieve are delivered a blow she is determined to make them happen. Embracing spontaneity she ends up in Cornwall in an attempt to track down her favourite author, who just happens to be incredibly elusive. She arrives at a hotel she knows he has recently stayed in, but fate intervenes when she is mistaken for a maid due to commence work at the hotel. Seizing the opportunity, Maisie determines to make her dreams come true.
A novella, A Little Hotel in Cornwall was a super-quick and enjoyable Easter Sunday read. I really liked the character of Maisie, and admired her tenacity. I was completely swept along on her journey and found myself rooting for her to succeed.
This story is very much about Maisie’s state of mind whilst in pursuit of her dream. She knows what she wants, that is never in question, but as the story develops she becomes more open, and I would also say more patient! There is a hint of romance in this novel, but I really liked that it isn’t front and centre, it is very much a sub-plot and is the key to opening Maisie’s eyes to another way. I certainly found her story inspiring, and at one point I was even romanticising the notion of the breeze whipping through my hair whilst on a motorcycle in Italy!
With a gorgeous setting, a strong female lead and a lovely, heart-warming tale, A Little Hotel in Cornwall is the perfect excuse to switch off on a lazy weekend afternoon and drift away into a beautiful Cornish summer.
A Little Hotel in Cornwall is out today!
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?
About the Author
Laura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, 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, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.
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*I received an ebook of A Little Hotel in Cornwall via the blog tour organiser. The decision to read was my own and this review forms my honest opinion.