A Wedding in Cornwall books 7-12
I am so excited to be taking part in the Blog Blitz for A Wedding in Cornwall books 7-12 by Laura Briggs which is an anthology of novellas based in the beautiful location of Cornwall. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for organising the Blog Blitz and providing a copy of the anthology, which I have reviewed honestly.
Please don’t forget to enter the wonderful worldwide giveaway to win copies of the book. Full entry details are at the bottom of the post.
A Wedding in Cornwall (Books 7—12)
The last six novellas in the UK bestselling series A WEDDING IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Join American event planner Julianne in her final set of adventures ‘across the pond’ in beautiful Cornwall. From celebrity sightings to a local talent show, from a charming village fete to a secret Cornish garden, there’s never a dull moment for Julianne and her Poldark-esque true love Matthew in the quaint village of Ceffylgwyn.
This collection contains
A Romance in Cornwall
A Star in Cornwall
A Sewing Circle in Cornwall
A Talent Show in Cornwall
An American in Cornwall
A Garden in Cornwall.
Exclusive bonus materials include a sneak peek of the author’s all-new 2019 Cornish romance series!
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I will start with a review of A Garden in Cornwall, which was posted on this blog in May 2018. I then go on to do a second review of A Sewing Circle in Cornwall to coincide with the anthology’s publication
The main characters Matt and Julianne are anticipating a new arrival but are dismayed to hear that their rented cottage is to be sold. Matt is pursuing his dream career as a landscape gardener. His first challenge is to restore the mysterious secret gardens at nearby Penwill Hall. Julianne is determined to discover the truth behind the forgotten garden so that Matt can plan an authentic restoration. She goes out of her way to find a link to the gardens and uncover its former beauty.
Back at Cliff’s House, a new housekeeper, Mrs. Norbit has arrived.She is determined to whip Cliff House and everyone in it into shape. I loved how everyone was secretly scared of her, (including the owners) and giggled at her colour coded cleaning sponges!
Would we get to see a softer side of the new housekeeper? Will Matt and Julianne find a new home before the baby is born? Are the secrets of the lost gardens uncovered?
I really enjoyed this book, characters rich in personality, history, mystery and a wheelbarrow full of love!
A Sewing Circle in Cornwall
Determined to help with the autumn village heritage fete for charity, Julianne joins the local quilting circle and discovers that her creative talents do not extend to needlepoint and patchwork. Worse still, her time is stretched too thin already by assisting Lady Amanda in organizing the event’s festivities. When Julianne encounters a feud between two villagers over the village’s ‘Old Cornish’ name, she wants to get involved.This incites a fierce argument between herself and Matt that leaves them both feeling distant and unhappy.
Fighting with Matthew is bad enough — but to make things worse, the village’s requested ‘celebrity host’ for the fete is Petal Price-Parker. She arrives as gorgeous as ever, and with her marriage doomed to be nothing more than celebrity gossip. To Julianne’s dismay, Matt and Petal are thrown together by the local garden club’s role in the fete. It becomes obvious that Matt’s runway model ex still finds him attractive.
Is this the end for Julianne and Matt’s perfect romance? Will Matt’s feelings for Petal return? Will Julianne finish her pathetic patchwork quilt in time for the fete?
Find the answers to these questions and others in Book Nine of the bestselling romance series
Another really enjoyable read and it didn’t matter that I read this book out of sequence. Julianne is struggling to make a patchwork quilt to raise funds for charity at the village fete. She is also helping Lady Amanda organise the tea tent and inadvertently finds herself involved in a local grudge between two villagers regarding the name of the village. A massive row breaks out between Matt and Julianne when she reveals that she made a rather hasty judgment about the disagreement. Julianne goes on to say she still feels like an outsider in the Cornish village despite her best efforts to fit in.
Things get even worse when Matt’s ex, a glamorous celebrity model arrives to attend the fete. Julianne feels jealous and distant from her husband, both are stubborn and unwilling to back down. I really felt for Julianne, she had completely immersed herself into village life but Matt’s words made her feel that she would never truly be regarded as a genuine local.
As a lover of Cornwall, I enjoyed hearing about the Cornish traditions and heritage. The references to patchwork crafting and horticulture were interesting and well researched. I desperately wanted Matt and Julianne to make up and couldn’t rest until I found out how things developed. This novella is centred around heritage, miscommunication, insecurities and of course…love!
Author Bio –
Laura Briggs is the author of several lighthearted romance novels and novellas, including the bestselling Amazon UK series 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, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.
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