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Return to Cornwall by Laura Briggs

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 heart-warming 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 review

This is a fabulous series – Wedding in Cornwall – that just keeps giving!

We catch up with Julianne and Matt. They are now busy juggling children and careers, and struggling bur mainly managing to get that work/life balance just right. Everything seems to be going well, but there’s a bit of disruption on the way. How will the family handle it?

Cornish village life provides a rich, slightly eccentric and warm background. There are some fabulous characters to meet and plenty of interesting things going on. The archaeological dig is fascinating with lots of attention to detail that makes it all very convincing.

I really enjoy how this author keeps both her characters and her readers on their toes. She lulls you into a false sense of security, then pulls the rug from under your feet, although with a twinkle in her eye. She’s teasing rather than tormenting us, but it does introduce some real tension and uncertainty, even though we’re sure Ms Briggs will work her magic and give us an ultimately satisfying and uplifting story.

All the interactions between characters are entertaining and cleverly written and it’s so very easy to be drawn into the world of this novel and feel sad to say goodbye when the last word is read.

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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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