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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, sweet novella with an aspiring author, having been thwarted in her dream of being mentored and taking a chance on contacting her favourite author to ask for help. His response indicates he’s in a Cornish hotel so Maisie dares to travel in the hopes of getting his agreement. When she arrives she is mistaken for someone applying for a maid’s post there and Maisie decides to make the most of the opportunity to stay for a fortnight. Get ready for mayhem, deceit, new friends and beautiful scenery in this engaging story.
This is a gentle, restful, easy read story, ideal for relaxing and enjoying. It takes the reader to this beautiful area of England to meet the eclectic hotel staff and guests as well as Sidney Daniels, a local resident who initially comes to Maisie’s rescue after a cycling accident. It is a story about daring to follow your dreams, being prepared to take risks and make the most of opportunities. It is a great start to this series and I eagerly look forward to reading the subsequent stories as I want to know what ensues!
This is my honest review after reading a copy of the book I had requested and been gifted.
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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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