Thrilled to be one of the openers for the blog tour for the amazing laura Briggs, oh and there’s a giveaway!!
The sequel novel to the best-selling UK series A WEDDING IN CORNWALL brings new surprises, romance, humor, and wedding bells, to readers who fell in love with the first stories.
Busy mother of two Julianne Rose has extended her talents beyond the manor house, opening her own event planning agency with the help of no-nonsense best friend Kitty. Balancing the chaos of daily life with their respective careers in their beloved Cornish village means Julianne can rarely snatch a romantic moment with handsome husband Matt. And just when it seems things couldn’t get any more chaotic, a sudden arrival at Cliffs House lands Julianne in the most unusual event of her career.
The reappearance of Percy or ‘the old earl’ after years of adventures abroad has temporarily shocked Lord William and Lady Amanda and set the entire village abuzz with gossip. Grizzled, spry, and delightfully eccentric, he’s returned with a most unusual set of traveling companions: an archaeological team digging in a spot whispered to have ties with the legendary Camelot. But it’s Percy’s ties with a certain charming woman among its team that has everyone taken by surprise, along with the news of their soon-to-be nuptials.
Tasked with planning the big day, Julianne and Kitty spring at this opportunity despite its rushed timeline and their own woes regarding the renovation of their future event space. But as the big day rolls closer for the earl and his bride-to-be – with cakes and wedding flowers competing with pottery shards and an ancient warrior chieftain’s grave for attention — are there still surprising revelations to come?
Adding to the excitement is the return of former Cliffs House maid Gemma, whose posh new life as a novelist may not be all it seems … and Dinah visits in a flurry of festive baking for a holiday competition on everyone’s favorite baking show. Kitty’s life is in a tizz regarding both family and secrets … and Julianne’s happy marriage is challenged by an unwelcome sexy-and-persistent suitor among the summer visitors.
Filled with old friends, new adventures, and heartwarming Cornish charm, RETURN TO CORNWALL is an all-new, full-length novel—the first one ever to feature the characters from the original series!
The Review: I will tell you a horrible thing now. (Mutters) I have never read this series. Yes I absolutely know I rant and rave about every single Laura briggs book and that people rave about it! I’ll get on it, okay?
I really enjoyed this, a book about Julianne, who is an events planner (yay!) in a cornish village. At the start I was intrigued to see something of a diversion from the writing (funnily enough not unwelcome, I loved the almost mom lit feel) I was used to from Ms. Briggs, as we met her family, including husband Matt, who was so lovely.
The writing gradually changed back to what I was used to, that iconic prose filled language that had me experiencing every beautiful detail of foods, gardens and events. I’ll admit this was a book of two halves for me, the first setting the scene of Julianne and Matt’s cosy but sometimes too comfortable marriage with the presence of Percy, who is professing his ability to change the investigating of historical finds, and young Dex, who has his eye on somebody … These stories definitely moved on in the second half, building to a nod along climax and very satisfying ending. Really enjoyable and very much recommended. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review.
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About the author
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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