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A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 2)
It looks like a perfect Cornish autumn, with aspiring novelist Maisie Clark still finding inspiration as a maid at the historic Penmarrow Hotel. Between the staff of quirky co-workers, glamorous and unusual guests, and her growing friendship with the charming but mysterious Sidney Daniels, Maisie is living out adventures instead of just penning them in the pages of her would-be novel’s growing number of chapters.
And then there’s the slight problem of keeping the balance between friendship and ‘something more’ with Sidney, who’s helping introduce her to the village’s version of a Cornish Halloween, and has recently taken an interest in Maisie’s secret that may change things between them. But even Maisie’s imagination can’t conjure the unusual event this Halloween brings to the Penmarrow. An eccentric earl has chosen this site to host his lavish birthday celebration that includes a pretty (and perceptive) young psychic whose predictions seem to have everyone on edge — and, to Maisie’s delight, the elusive novelist Alistair Davies is rumored to be part of the guest list! But with the earl’s bickering relatives and illustrious friends on hand— and more than one ghost of the past waiting to be revealed — it’s anyone’s guess what the festivities will bring before the party is over.
Will the psychic foretell doom for the earl’s gathering—and is her ‘gift’ as genuine as it seems? Will Maisie finally meet her favorite author face to face? And, more importantly, what about the romantic sparks that fly between Maisie and Sidney?
I had thoroughly enjoyed reading A Little Hotel in Cornwall so jumped at the opportunity to read this sequel to it – and I’m so glad I did. This story continues the adventures of would-be author, Maisie Clark, who is working as a maid at the Penmarrow Hotel.
When an eccentric earl arranges his own 100th birthday celebrations for himself the guest prove to be an eclectic mix of family, friends and a well respected psychic. What will the psychic reveal for the party goers and hotel employees? Will her revelations help Maisie discover her favourite author? Is there a hidden reason for how the celebrations have been arranged? You’ll have to read it for yourself to discover the answer to these and other questions.
This is a highly entertaining and engaging story involving the hotel, its staff and guests together with the local community. It involves celebrations, revelations, hints and mysteries as well as potential romance.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so. I highly recommend reading the books in this series in order as the events in them are also sequential, following on from one book to the next. I really enjoyed reading both this and the earlier book and now have my suspicions as to the real identity of the elusive Alistair Davies and can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see if I’m right!
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.
Social Media Links –
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaurabriggs/
Giveaway to Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)
All 3 winners will receive a digital copy of Book 1 in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall, plus:
1st Prize: A Ross Poldark collectible Knitdark character doll (Open Internationally) –1 winner
Perfect for fans of all-things Cornwall, this Ross Poldark doll with tricorn hat is made by Angela Blay, whose popular Knitdark creations have been featured on The Graham Norton Show. Since each doll is hand made, the Ross the winner receives may vary slightly in appearance from the one in the picture. Readers can learn more about the Knitdarks at Angela’s Twitter page @kwerkyknits as well as her Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kwerkyknits
2nd Prize: A decorative tin T.A.R.D.I.S (Open Internationally) –1 winner
A tin T.A.R.D.I.S similar to the keepsake Maisie is gifted by Sidney in Book 1, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. Designed by Etsy artist KittyConduitt81 and perfect for fans of Doctor Who! Being a unique, hand made item, the final design may vary slightly in appearance from the one pictured. Learn about KittyConduittDesigns on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyConduittDesigns
3rd Prize: A Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from A Little Hotel in Cornwall (Open Internationally) –1 winner
A specially designed case for a Kindle or Tablet featuring the cover art for Book 1 in the series A Little Hotel in Cornwall. The final product’s size, texture, and color will depend on the winner’s device.
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box link below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
Good luck! If you win one of the prizes, please let me know!
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read the book and thoroughly enjoying it.