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Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes by Jessica Redland **Book Review** @rararesources @BoldwoodBooks

Happy Monday friends!

I’ve got another festive review for you today! This was such a sweet holiday story.🧁

Christmas on Castle Street Blog Tour – #ChristmasonCastleStreet

Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

It’s December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing.

For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn’t mix work with family. Maybe they have a point…

As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?

Could a little festive magic make all of Carly’s wishes come true this Christmas…?

A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from bestseller Jessica Redland. You can find out what happens to Carly next through exploring her best friend Tara’s story in Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café.

This is a new and updated version of Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes which has been previously published.

My Thoughts

A short but sweet festive tale. It is always a treat visiting the folks on Castle Street. Christmas and cupcakes. Sisters and second chances. Weddings and kisses. Carly is busy baking her way to Christmas and helping with her sister Bethany‘s wedding. Bethany is also meant to be helping out Carly, but her insecurities and clumsy ways can be a bit of a hindrance. And if that’s not enough Carly‘s oldest friend Liam is coming back from the army. Carly has always had a bit of a crush on Liam, but has always been afraid to admit it. Will wedding bells ring? Will there be kisses under the mistletoe? You will need to read this book to find out.

This book left me with a smile on my face and craving a cupcake. Carly was a great character I found her so relatable and was so hoping things would work out between Liam and her. Bethany was seriously frustrating. There were moments in this book I wanted to reach through the pages and smack some sense into the girl. As always I loved the sense of community and camaraderie between the shop owners on Castle Street. So grab the hot chocolate, turn on the tree lights, and have yourself a merry little Christmas read.

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3e5pUMP

Author Bio –

Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

Social Media Links –

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Stuck On You by Portia MacIntosh **Book Review** @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

Happy Monday all!

This book was so so good! I just adored every minute I spend with these characters!🧝🏼

Stuck On You

Could a post-it note really lead to love…?

Sadie doesn’t have time for finding love. She’s too busy as PA for famous artist Damian Banks. When she’s not arranging exhibitions, she’s organising his dry cleaning or dumping his never ending stream of girlfriends.

But when she strikes up an unusual friendship with her desk share buddy, she finds a confidante and a new potential love interest. Problem is, they’ve never actually met…

With Christmas just around the corner, can Sadie put herself first for a change and find what she’s been looking for all along?

The brand new romantic comedy from top 10 bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald, Mhairi McFarlane and Zara Stoneley.

My Thoughts

Fun, feel good, and festive. Portia MacIntosh has fast become an auto read Author for me. She writes charming romcoms filled with colorful characters, witty banter, and sweet moments. Sadie works for famous photographer Damien Banks as his assistant. Her job requires her to purchase Christmas presents, break up with girlfriends, fetch coffee, and various other menial tasks. And I can’t forget spending a weekend with a wife killer. The only good part of her job is her post it note relationship with a coworker who shares her desk on the days she’s not there. SO how is it that after Sadie gets her new dream job she ends up bringing boss Damian home for Christmas?

So much fun! Sadie and Damien work wonderful characters who I absolutely adored. OK well truth be told I didn’t love Damien from the beginning but I thought that was part of the charm of the story. Just like he did Sadie, Damien grew on me throughout the book. Love spending time with Damian, Sadie, her family, and their five days of Christmas. Seriously how can you not fall in love with a guy who will wear elf ears for your family, race around delivering Christmas cards with you, wear his pajamas to the movies, and remember your favorite childhood game. I just loved absolutely everything about this book!

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – buff.ly/3f9Yy8M

Author Bio –

Portia MacIntosh is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 12 novels, including It’s Not You, It’s Them and Honeymoon For One. Previously a music journalist, Portia writes hilarious stories, drawing on her real life experiences.

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Starry Skies Over the Chocolate Pot Café by Jessica Redland **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Friday all!

All I want for Christmas is a new president! I really try to stay unpolitical on my blog, but it’s enough already! Thank goodness for lovely Christmas books to let me escape from the news of the world.❄️

Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café

Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café Cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate for some festive sparkle from bestseller Jessica Redland.

Everyone is getting into the festive spirit on Castle Street – snow is falling, fairy lights are glistening and Christmas shopping is underway.

But for Tara Porter, owner of thriving cafe, The Chocolate Pot, this is the most difficult time of the year. From the outside, Tara is a successful businesswoman and pillar of the community. Behind closed doors, she is lonely.

With a lifetime of secrets weighing on her shoulders, she has retreated from all friends, family and romance, and shut her real self away from the world. Afterall, if you don’t let them in, they can’t hurt you. She’s learnt that the hard way.

But as the weight of her past becomes heavier and an unexpected new neighbour moves onto the street – threatening the future of her cafe – Tara begins to realise that maybe it’s time to finally let people back in and confront her history. It could just change her life forever…

Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café was originally released as Christmas at The Chocolate Pot Café. Now re-released with a new title and new cover, this version has been freshly edited and features several new chapters.

My Thoughts

A cozy and heartwarming festive story! Tara is a bit of a Grinch. She is a very private person who nobody knows all that well and she likes it like that. She is busy running the Chocolate Pot Café and running from her past. But the store owners of Castle Street have a way of worming themselves into your heart, even if it is three sizes too small. Loved this enchanting tale. The story definitely made me happy and hungry. Tara is a sympathetic character who I loved watch grow throughout the course of the book. Loved the friendships and sense of community in this charming village. This is a can’t miss for any Christmas book fan!

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3i98oKO

Author Bio –

Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

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Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May **Cover Reveal** @rararesources

Happy hump day all!

Only 93 days until Christmas! It is definitely Time to bust out all the Christmas books! Cannot wait to read this just look at that gorgeous cover!😍

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay

Meet old and new characters in the Bay for Christmas fun and frolics.

With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.

Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his devious new girlfriend and the mystery poisoning of an anonymous hotel inspector. Will the hotel still get its 3-star Seaside Rosette?

Will Mary find true love at last? Can Titch cope with the demands of the shop and being heavily pregnant. And can Rosa, with a baby of her own, pull off the Cockleberry Bay Charity Christmas Concert in time?

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is a festive delight for fans of Rosa and her cheeky mini dachshund Hot, delivering a feast of unpredictable events and surprises.

Pre-order Links

Kindle – UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08JHJKLQF/

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Paperback – http://eye-books.com/books/christmas-in-cocklberry-bay

Publication Date – 4th December

Author Bio –

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of eleven romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The Sun. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year.

She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.

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One Winter’s Night by Kiley Dunbar **Book Review** @rararesources @herabooks

Happy Tuesday all!

This was an entertaining uplifting story with a perfect peppering of festive cheer!❄️

One Winter’s Night

A gorgeously uplifting, romantic read that will warm your heart – take a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where magic happens…

It’s autumn in beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon and Kelsey Anderson is enjoying her new life in her adopted town. Her Shakespearean tour guide days behind her, she’s now opened her own photography studio and loved up with boyfriend Jonathan – even if a long-distance relationship is sometimes lonely.

When best friend Mirren Imrie moves down from Scotland, Kelsey is delighted to have her friend at her side – and as the nights turn colder, Mirren throws herself into dating, until she finds herself growing closer to sexy journalist, Adrian Armadale. But when Mirren uncovers a long-buried scandal while working at the local newspaper, her big scoop might throw Kelsey’s – and Jonathan’s – life upside down. Will she choose her career over her friends’ happiness?

And when Jonathan returns from America and discovers the secrets Mirren has uncovered about his family, it throws his relationship with Kelsey onto shaky ground. Can they find their way back to love, before it becomes the winter of their discontent?

A romantic, funny and feelgood read that will make you smile from ear to ear. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will fall in love with this cosy winter read!

My Thoughts

This was an engaging feel good story. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with these charming characters in Statford-Upon-Avon. This is a follow-up to Kiley Dunbar’s ONE SUMMER’S NIGHT, but it can most definitely be read as a standalone. The story bounces back-and-forth between the perspectives of Kelsey and her BFF Merrin. Kelsey is starting a new photography business and learning to navigate her long distance relationship with her actor boyfriend Jonathan. Merrin has had it with her misogynistic work environment in Scotland and has decided to stay with her friend Kelsey for a while to regroup. Really liked both Kelsey and Merrin. It was amusing watching them live together in a shoebox sized apartment. I enjoyed watching Kelsey get her business off the ground and for Merrin to find her footing again. Kelsey’s enigmatic neighbor Blythe was a lovely addition to the story. Some romance, a little mystery, New beginnings, second chances, good friends, A dash of Shakespeare, and a peppering of festive cheer. This was just such a great feel-good story that warmed my heart.

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*** Big thank you to Hera Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. **

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Author Bio – Hi, I’m Kiley Dunbar, author of heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.

If you’re looking for travel adventures, swoony heroes, and dreamy escapism that will let you forget the world just for a wee while then I’m your author.

Take your pick from my first three novels:

Summer at the Highland Coral Beach (2020), the first in the Port Willow Bay Series, takes you on an impromptu crafting holiday in the Scottish Highlands and reminds us that after the storm comes the rainbow. Crafts, ceilidhs, coral bays and gentle recovery. (Part two coming September 2021 – both parts can be read alone)

Christmas at Frozen Falls (2019) will fly you to snowy, remote Finnish Lapland over Christmas where Sylvie Magnussen is getting a second chance at love with an old flame – sexy Stellan Virtanen – the one who got away – well, he ran away actually, and Sylvie never understood why. Hot kisses in a cold climate, Northern lights and a stunning resort setting. (Standalone novel)

One Summer’s Night (2019) whisks you away on a working staycation in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon during a sultry heatwave summer. Kelsey Anderson, Shakespeare nerd and aspiring photographer, navigates her new life in a new town. A starting over story, handsome actors, backstage passes, and a whole lot of drama in the Heart of England. (Sequel coming September 2020 – both parts can be read alone)

And if you’ve enjoyed one of my books I’d be thrilled if you left a review! Thanks a million, Love, Kiley, x

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A Stargazy Night Sky by Laura Briggs **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Monday y’all!

Love this series and I will be sad to see it end. But wow did this book leave me with more questions than answers!💫

A Stargazy Night Sky

Starry autumn nights are bringing a rare celestial event and exciting new guests to the shores of the sleepy hotel Penmarrow.

Maisie is happy to be back among its staff, even with the question of its future ownership still in the air and the fate of her unpublished manuscript soon to be in the hands of London acquisitions editors. More than anything else, she’s happy to finally be in a relationship with Sidney Daniels, the sparks between them no longer denied. She’s excited for the future and things couldn’t be better with regards to romance … except for those lingering little questions about Sidney’s uncertain past, that is.

Meanwhile, the staff at the Penmarrow is tasked with hosting a special celestial conference where stargazers are gathering for a glimpse of the much-anticipated comet. The ever-timid maid Molly is flustered by the return of charming astronomer George and seems to need a little advice on how to rekindle the spark they shared last autumn. Hotel porters Gomez and Riley vie for the attentions of a mysterious female guest, the eccentric ‘Megs’ Buntly pays another visit, and a dramatic revelation about someone on staff will leave Maisie and everyone else reeling from the unexpected news. Is this the moment for the revelation Maisie has been waiting for since her Cornish journey began?

Brimming with humor, romance, and the kind of surprises its fans have come to expect, the seventh book in the series brings a twist at the end that’s sure to leave readers excited — and anxious — for the conclusion of Maisie’s original gorgeous Cornish adventure.

My Thoughts

This is the seventh book in this delightful series. I have really enjoyed watching Maisie’s Journey throughout the series. In this book finally Maisie and Sydney are together, but they still have secrets between them. Maisie is offered an opportunity to meet the enigmatic Alistair Quinn. Will she finally meet her literary hero? The story also includes a stargazer convention and a little romance for Molly and George. This book really asked more questions then it answered and I’m looking forward to the conclusion of the series out next month.

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*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://smarturl.it/stargazynight

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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My Christmas Number One by Leonie Mack **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy hump day!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well maybe not, but it sure is fun escaping into these festive Christmas wreaths.❄️

My Christmas Number One

There’s nothing quite like a Christmas love story, to get you in the mood for celebrating…

Cara doesn’t do sexy and she only does ‘Happy Christmas’ under duress. She is, after all, a serious musician, and her stubborn streak is born from her struggle to recover from a serious injury.

Javi lives for escapist fun – in his music, and in his life – especially since he’s always failed at life’s more serious challenges, including marriage and fatherhood.

Javi and Cara are forced to record a Christmas single together, but neither of them have plans to spend any more time with each other than they absolutely have to. With Christmas traditions that couldn’t be more different, and outlooks on life that are worlds apart, the chemistry just shouldn’t work. But the magic of Christmas can bring even opposites together…

From the snowy beauty of London at Christmas, to the candle-lit magic of Javi’s traditional family celebrations, let Leonie Mack whisk you away on a memorable festive adventure. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Mandy Baggot and Holly Martin.

My Thoughts

The perfect blend of music, culture, and festive Cheer. This is the perfect Christmas romance for the person that does not like Christmas romances. It is definitely Christmas light, a captivating and emotional will they won’t they love story. Cara is a serious musician, so she is not very thrilled when she is told she is under contract to collaborate on a Christmas song with a Latin popstar. Javi has the reputation as a playful ladies man, but there is more to him than meets the eyes. The two begin to email and realize they might have more in common then these opposites first thought. The two meat and there is definite chemistry, but this can’t happen…can it?

Admittedly when I pick up a Christmas book I am not thinking Columbia. But it was such a treat to travel there through the pages of this book. The authors love and knowledge of music really shown through and the story. It was really interesting watching these two artist collaborate on the song and seeing the world through the eyes of a musician. The pacing of the story wasn’t always perfect, but I really liked these characters. Both Cara and Javvi were likable characters flaws and all. The secondary characters were wonderful and added some definite heart to the story. This is a Christmas book that can definitely be read any time of the year.

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links -https://amzn.to/3dBg995

Author Bio –

Leonie Mack is a debut romantic novelist. Having lived in London for many years her home is now in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves train travel, medieval towns, hiking and happy endings!

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One Kiss Before Christmas by Emma Jackson **Cover Reveal** @rararesources

Happy Monday!

No better way to kick off your week then with a charming Christmas cover reveal! Can’t wait to read this myself, will be posting my review on November 2!❄️💋

One Kiss Before Christmas

A gorgeously romantic festive read from the author of A Mistletoe Miracle, guaranteed to warm your heart this Christmas!

Could it be the start of her happy ever after?

Ashleigh could use a little Christmas magic. She’s still living in Brighton with her Nan — who could give the Grinch lessons in how to be miserable — her acting career has been reduced to playing one of Santa’s elves, and not even the prospect of a friend’s winter wedding can cheer her up…

That is until Olivier, the gorgeous French chef, reappears in her life. Or more accurately, next door.

When they were teenagers, Olivier would spend every other Christmas with his mother, who just happens to be Ash’s neighbour and owner of the best chocolate shop in England.

If anyone can bring a little sparkle back to Ash’s life, it’s Olivier. All she needs is one kiss before Christmas…

Feel-good and festive, this is the perfect romance to curl up with this winter!

Pre-order Link – http://bit.ly/OneKissBeforeXmas

Publication Date – 2nd November

Author Bio – Author of the Best Selling A MISTLETOE MIRACLE and contender for the Joan Hessayon Award 2020, Emma has been a devoted bookworm and secret-story-scribbler since she was 6 years old. When she’s not running around after her two daughters and trying to complete her current work-in-progress, Emma loves to read, bake, catch up on binge-watching TV programmes with her partner and plan lots of craft projects that will inevitably end up unfinished. Her latest romantic comedy, SUMMER IN THE CITY, was released in June 2020.

Emma also writes historical and fantasy fiction as Emma S Jackson. THE DEVIL’S BRIDE was published by DarkStroke in February 2020.

You can find out news about Emma via her website, by signing up to her newsletter at http://www.esjackson.co.uk or on:
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Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Lucy Coleman **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy weekend all!

Is it ever too early for Christmas books? This book got me in the holiday mood even though it’s 100° out and the skies are filled with smoke.🧝🏻‍♀️

Christmas at Lock Keeper’s Cottage

Join us for Christmas in the Cotswolds in this perfect festive escape, from the bestselling Lucy Coleman.

Imogen Tolliman never knew her mother. And when an accident robs Immi of her father too, she goes to live with her grandfather, Tollie, in his picturesque lock-keeper’s cottage by the Aysbury marina. 

Tollie is the star of the Santa Ahoy Special each Christmas – a festive boat ride along the canal that enthralls both children and adults alike. And as Immi grows up, she starts to appreciate the magical community she is lucky enough to live in. 

When Immi meets Gray Adams, she instantly realises he’s someone special. And as their relationship gets serious, they start to plan for the Christmas to beat all Christmases.  

But as the day approaches, and the romantic snow showers turn into blizzards, their dream of a Christmas to remember, looks set to be one they’ll never forget – for all the wrong reasons. Can they salvage the festivities, or will old secrets that are finally uncovered turn Immi’s life upside down forever?

Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to a dreamy Cotswolds Christmas full of snowflakes and secrets, log fires, mistletoe, friends and much-loved traditions. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft. 

My Thoughts

Secrets and Santa. Lucy Coleman’s heartwarming storytelling transports you into the lives of her charming characters. Immi has lost both her parents and goes to live with her beloved grandfather Tully in a small Scottish Village. The community welcomes Immi with open arms. Now it is Christmas and Immi is the perfect elf to her grandfather’s Santa on festive boat cruises. Immi is determined to bring festive cheer to the entire community which leads to chaos and questions. Loved this story and all the colorful characters. I might have found the story a bit more magical if we weren’t in the middle of a heat wave and the sky wasn’t filled with smoke, but it was nice to be whisked away to a winter wonderland. A festive holiday story sprinkled with romance, friendship, and mistletoe.

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3fGdGvu

Author Bio –

Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

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Return to Cornwall by Laura Briggs **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all! I love Laura Briggs, I love Cornwall, and I love this book!💕

Return to Cornwall

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!

My Thoughts

Love Laura Briggs! Love Cornwall! Love this book! In case you missed it I am a huge fan of this author. Her characters and settings just completely resonate with me. I love the charm, Whimzy, and heart of her storytelling. This is a follow up story to her hugely popular novella series A Wedding in Cornwall. Admittedly I did not read all of those books (I know, I know), but I still thoroughly appreciated this book. Julianne and Matt have been married for some time now and have two adorable kids. But the honeymoon is definitely over and it is time to navigate real life. Julianne and bestie Kitty have started an event planning business. Toss in an eccentric Percy, an archaeological dig, A colorful cast of characters, a rush wedding and you’ve got yourself one heck of a story!

I had such a delightful time reading this book. Julianne was such a great character. I loved Matt and her marriage, it’s nice to see a book about an established marriage. Not only the good but the ugly as well. Also loved everything about the event planning business, and the friendship between Julianne and Kitty. There’s something about wedding planning I love to read about even though I never planned my own wedding (I got married at a courthouse and guess what divorced at that same courthouse, LOL). Grandpa Percy was the definite highlight of the story I loved his energy and quirk. Another fun filled story from one of my favorite authors.

Purchase Link – https://smarturl.it/returntocornwall

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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Giveaway to Win an e-copy of Return to Cornwall by Laura Briggs (Open INT)

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