I’m absolutely delighted to be on the blog tour today for A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores by Laura Briggs…another fantastic feel good read!

the blurb

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?

Where to buy: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my review

Another brilliant book from Laura!

We’re back with Maisie at the Penmarrow Hotel and this time it’s coming up to Halloween.  She still hasn’t found the mysterious author Alistair Davies, her original reason for coming to the hotel so is delighted to see him on the guest list for a week long party to celebrate the Earl’s 100th birthday…but will she finally get to meet him?

The week long celebrations result in family arguments and secrets being uncovered thanks to the Earl inviting along a medium as part of the celebrations….but is Natalie all that she seems?

We also come back to Sidney – has his friendship with Maisie developed into something more?

You will definitely have to read to find out! This is another fantastic feel good story that will have you wishing you were in Cornwall with them.  Yet again there are hilarious moments that will have you chuckling, moments that will make you cringe and times where you want to just kick people up the bum!

All the characters are fantastic and the story finishes with you wanting more…..I’m so grateful that they’ll be a book 3!!

I loved Natalie, the medium and the Earl’s dysfunctional friends and family too, and thoroughly enjoyed the spooky seances.

Laura’s descriptions are yet again, fantastic and let you immerse yourself in Maisie’s world and the beauty that is Cornwall.

I absolutely loved Book 1 (review here) and this didn’t disappoint!  Highly recommended by me….roll on October for Book 3!!



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.

Where to find Laura online: Twitter ~ Facebook

international giveaway

 Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)

1stPrize: A Ross Poldark collectible Knitdark character doll – 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

2ndPrize: A decorative tin T.A.R.D.I.S –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

3rdPrize: A Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from A Little Hotel in Cornwall  –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.

*All 3 winners will also receive a digital copy of Book 1 in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall.

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the 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.

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Tour hosted by

Rachel’s Random Resources

Thanks so much to Rachel for inviting me on to the blitz and to Laura and the publisher for providing me with a copy in return for an honest review.

Enjoy your Tuesday all!

Chelle x


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