#BookReview of A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs @PaperDollWrites @rararesources

Posted April 30, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 4 Comments

A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs
Also by this author: One Day Like This, One Winter's Day, If You're Not The One
on April 30, 2019
Pages: 117
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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?

Happy Publication Day Laura!!!

My Review

One of the main things I loved about this book is that romance took a backseat…Yes, that is right! I said it! In A little Hotel in Cornwall romance is second fiddle! This story is Maisie’s story, or Marjorie depending on who you ask. It is about Maisie finding herself and fighting for her dream of becoming an author. My only grumble, it was over before I knew it – Yes I know it’s a novella, but as I found my stride I was left wanting to know what happens next in Cornwall!

Maisie was lovely, she took hold of an opportunity in front of her and ran with it, with some disastrous (but funny) outcomes. A bicycle accident brought her face to face with Sidney and his dogs. I have my suspicions to what Sidney is hiding and I look forward to finding out if I am right! Their friendship, however, was cute and endearing. You do begin to like all the characters, even the fearsome Mr Trelawney! They are going to fond friends of yours for sure!

Maisie wants to be a writer but doesn’t quite make the cut to get sponsorship in NYC, so she contacts her all-time favourite author asking if he would mentor her, who in turn politely turns her down. Not one to go on without a fight, flies over and comes to most breathtaking hotel and starts her investigation to find Alistair Davies!

This is a perfect, snappy novella to read in the sun, maybe on the beach, maybe one in Cornwall, to enjoy it to fullest. You do spend your time hoping that Maisie’s escapades pay off in her favour even enduring the amazing ball with some quite frankly awful people!

Whilst I wait for the next book, I am going to Cornwall in the summer, maybe I will have to help Maisie discover Alistair whilst I roam the luxurious beaches.

Until next time xxx

Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author  for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs is the author of several lighthearted romance novels and novellas, including the bestselling Amazon UK series 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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