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Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 3)
Christmas is coming to Port Hewer and the hotel Penmarrow, where Maisie is suffering a case of the holiday blues far from home this year — until Gavin, a young American businessman staying at the hotel through Christmas, talks her into joining him as his partner in the hotel’s ice sculpting competition in a mutual pact to enjoy the holidays to the fullest.
Meanwhile, Maisie experiences the village Christmas season vicariously through Sidney, and continues writing her Poe-inspired story with only Sidney aware of her secret novel. She soon learns, however, that criticism and praise go hand in hand when he takes issue with her latest chapters, which puts pressure on their friendship, too.
But is that what’s really the issue between them? Because handsome Gavin has more than ice sculpting in mind when it comes to Maisie’s time, which comes as a surprise to no one who’s seen them together. As Maisie faces this sudden romantic dilemma, she realizes what she wants most in her life … and faces a question of what her heart wants most, too.
This is the third and penultimate book in this series which has seen budding author, Maisie, travelling from America to a little hotel in Cornwall in search of a reclusive author she would like to mentor her in her writing. However, she was mistaken for someone starting a new job at the hotel and she decided to take on that alter ego so now she’s there, working at the hotel and making friends with people in the village.
In this book she is invited by one of the guests, Gavin, to join him in participating in the hotel’s first annual ice sculpting competition. As the two work together on developing their sculpting skills she’s also still visiting the village and sharing her work in progress with her friend Sidney. He’s great at analysing her writing and giving feedback but sometimes she finds it difficult to accept his criticisms initially. As Gavin obviously would like their relationship to be more than team mates and her attraction to Sidney is still growing, what should she do? Who will she choose?
Get ready to join in with the hotel’s festivities, meet new visitors and reconnect with those in earlier books. This is a great addition to the series and now I can’t wait to read what happens in the next book, ‘The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise’, especially after reading the special excerpt from it which was included at the end of this book!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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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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