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?
It’s always great to have a wonderful setting behind a story and the author really sells Cornwall to the reader. I think due to the work that Matthew does, it makes it more colourful and vibrant and really made it stand out in my mind.
This is the first novella in a series of books set I’m assuming all in Cornwall. Not sure if it will concentrate on the main characters in this one or whether it will feature new ones but I have to say it would be nice to catch back up again with Matthew and Julianne.
I enjoyed Julianne’s character of an American coming over to England and getting used to the locals ways and sayings. I also like Matthew and thought he was a good love interest. It was easy to get swept up in how he shows Julianne the sights and introduces her to local delicacies, especially the Cornish Pasties that got my mouth watering.
The author includes in the back of the book some deleted chapters of which I did find slightly confusing. I didn’t understand if taking them out, why still keep them in the book? To be fair I enjoyed the further chapters and think they should have been left within the main story.
A Wedding In Cornwall is a cosy, relatively shortish, book that makes for a lovely summer time read. Of course you could read it at any time of year. Romance is definitely the main theme in the book but the wonderful setting does threaten to steal the limelight. A good and solid start and look forward to reading more in the series.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of the blog tour. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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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. Social Media Links – Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1JjeMoI Twitter: http://bit.ly/1ME9ivJ
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