It’s NEARLY the weekend – yipppeee!!  Also today I’m delighted to be on the Book Birthday Blitz for A Wedding in Cornwall by the fantastic Laura Briggs.  I’ve loved the other 2 books I’ve read from her and was definitely not disappointed!

the blurb

It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm’s senior planner back in the States hadn’t fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England’s most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.

But life in Cornwall isn’t exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there’s a personal matter — the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?

Where to buy: https://smarturl.it/aweddingincornwall

my review

As I said above, I’ve loved the last 2 books that I’ve read by Laura so jumped at the chance to take part in this tour and as always, was so happy that I did!

Julianne is moving to the UK from America to take up her new role as Wedding and Events Planner at Cliffs House in Cornwall and is excited!  Although she’s never fully run her own event before she’s about to find out what challenges come with it – especially when your bride and groom are a celebrity couple!

Not only that but she has a run in when she arrives with one of the hotel’s staff – a gorgeous but grumpy gardener….. Although they move past this first meeting, things get complicated when it’s not clear where their friendship might be leading.  And not only that, Matt has a secret that Julianne is yet to learn…..but will it impact on her debut event?

As always, Laura’s writing is clear, easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable.  I say this every time but she has a gift of really describing the beautiful places where the novels are set – transporting to you to the world of the characters.  Whenever I read a book by Laura, I always feel like I’m there with the characters I grow to know and love and it makes reading her books wonderful.

I instantly liked Julianne (especially having been a Wedding & Events Organiser myself!) and could completely relate to her.  The other staff at Cliffs House are all loveable, and they end up feeling like your friends.  Matt starts off grumpy but as you get to learn more about him, you feel your initial thoughts about him melting away – as if you’re experiencing the same as Julianne.

This is a brilliant, light and warm hearted read that will have you feeling warm and snug inside, and will give you lots of chances to smile.  I really enjoyed this and was over the moon to find out that this is book 1 of TWELVE of A Wedding in Cornwall series.  My TBR is MASSIVE – but I NEED to add these to it! I can’t wait to learn what happens with Julianne and Matt next, and what other events (and issues!) happen at Cliffs House!

rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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: Facebook ~ Twitter

international giveawa

 Win one of 4 Fabulous A Wedding in Cornwall Prizes 

1stPrize: A Demelza collectible Knitdark character doll  – 1 winner

A wonderful keepsake for fans of all-things Poldark, this Demelza doll was made by Angela Blay, whose popular Knitdark creations have been featured on The Graham Norton Show. You 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 Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from the series A Wedding in Cornwall  – 1 winner

A specially designed case for a Kindle or Tablet featuring cover art from the series A Wedding in Cornwall. The final product’s size, image, texture, and color will depend on the winner’s device.

3rdPrize: A Paperback Copy of A Wedding in Cornwall: Books 1-6  – 1 winner

This winning paperback (non-signed) contains the novellas A Wedding in CornwallA Christmas in CornwallA Cottage in CornwallA Manor in CornwallA Bake Off in Cornwall, and A Castle in Cornwall.

4thPrize: A Paperback Copy of A Wedding in Cornwall: Books 7-12 – 1 winner

This winning paperback (non-signed) contains the novellas A Romance in CornwallA Star in CornwallA Sewing Circle in CornwallA Talent Show in CornwallAn American in Cornwall, and A Garden in Cornwall.

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

Have a wonderful day!

Chelle x

 

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