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Weeks after boarding a train to Paris in pursuit of her writing dreams, aspiring novelist Maisie Clark is right back where she started: on the idyllic shores of Port Hewer in Cornwall, luggage in hand and heart filled with anticipation for what lies ahead. Except that nothing seems the same as Maisie left it, from her place among the staff at the hotel Penmarrow to her budding romance with groundskeeper Sidney Daniels, who isn’t quite ready to overlook the painful consequences of her sudden departure.
Losing Sidney would be unbearable, but Maisie can’t help fearing it might be true if the rift between them proves too deep to heal. She knows her feelings for him are unchanged, but whether he feels the same remains to be seen—particularly since she stopped him from expressing them in the first place. And to make matters worse, her position at the Penmarrow has been filled by another, there’s nowhere for her to live in the village, and her savings are finally dwindling to a pathetic number – with her book still unpublished after her startling discovery about the author helping guide her towards success.
But one thing which hasn’t changed is the drama and excitement at the hotel Penmarrow, where the staff is awaiting inspection from the dreaded owner Ms. Claypool. Stirring up trouble in the meantime is the owner’s special guest ‘Mad Ludwig’, an eccentric architect whose demands are definitely driving everyone on the staff a little crazy. And then there’s the hotel’s mysterious new desk manager, whose behavior ignites Maisie’s suspicions and causes her to become entangled in yet another form of intrigue—one that could unwittingly jeopardize the future of the Penmarrow and everyone who works there, unless Maisie can find a way to undo the harm.
With everything that matters to her most at stake this time, Maisie faces her biggest challenges yet…and her deepest question of the heart as she confronts the reason she returned to Cornwall and the Penmarrow in the first place.
This dramatic saga continues with Maisie Clark returning to Port Hewer in Cornwall only to find that so much has changed. This is definitely a story where your enjoyment will be enhanced by actually having read the earlier stories in the series and it was great to catch up on so many of the characters from earlier stories and I particularly enjoyed reading about Sidney’s work with his friend, Dean – there’s some inspirational work going on there!
Returning to find so many changes, running low on funds, knowing her old job has already been taken and finding Sydney reticent after her suddenly leaving before all mean Maisie has lots of soul searching to do. She’s still endeavouring to be an author and to get her book published but she’s also facing lots of choices and has decisions to make. With continuing drama the the hotel Penmarrow, a new home to find and strange goings on to be investigated this is an action packed addition to the series . . . . but it still isn’t finished and there’s more to come – I can’t wait to read the next book in this series as I still haven’t discovered if my supposition regarding the true identity of the mystery author is correct or not!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Purchase Link – https://mybook.to/cornishdaisyskiss
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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