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Wednesday, October 21, 2020


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Today, we're teaming up with Rachel's Random Resources to shine the bookish spotlight on the latest release from author Laura Briggs.  It takes us back to the Cornwall series for one final installment that is sure to leave Maisie's fans with a happy heart.  Ladies and gents, set your sights on today's title in the spotlight...

The Cornish Key to Happiness
Laura Briggs

About the book...
Past secrets return to complicate Maisie’s future with the charming Sidney Daniels in the final installment of the Cornish romance series.

Picking up where book seven left off, Maisie’s plans to celebrate her book’s thrilling news remain on hold after Sidney has vanished from Port Hewer overnight, following a brush with his secret past. His departure leaves Maisie with a head full of questions and a heart torn in two, made even worse by the rumors flying about him through the town. Where and why has he gone? Will he ever come back again? And—foremost in Maisie’s mind—was the heartache from his younger days somehow to blame for his sudden and mysterious flight? 

But when Dean convinces her that Sidney may be facing a choice that could ruin his life, Maisie must set out to find him, once again leaving behind the Cornish seaside haven of Port Hewer she’s come to think of as home, and leaving behind the answer to a secret she’s been longing to know since the beginning. Not knowing when or if she’ll return, she’s taking the biggest risk with her heart so far...and the truth she discovers waiting for her at the end of her journey will make her wonder if things can ever possibly be the same as they were before. 

Questions are answered, secrets are spilled, and the biggest reveal of the series is finally unveiled as A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL reaches its exciting conclusion.


~~~   EXCERPT   ~~~

Thank you so much to Gina for this chance to share an extract of my new romance book with her lovely readers! Titled The Cornish Key to Happiness, it’s the final book in my series about Maisie Clark, a budding young novelist who took a job as a chambermaid at a charming seaside hotel. The following scene finds Maisie stopping overnight in London on her way to find her boyfriend, the handsome village groundskeeper Sidney Daniels, who left their tiny Cornish village in order to confront the ghosts from his past. (My pleasure!)

I switched on the lamp in my sparse little room, slipped off my shoes, and rummaged for my pajamas underneath Mr. Bubbles and my copy of Davies' A Dark and Glorious House. Perched on the edge of the bed, I set my alarm for tomorrow, then laid down and tried to fall asleep. Which wasn't working at all, given the state of drawn-out anxiety in my heart and my head.

Rolling on my side, I tried again to slip away by telling myself it truly would be all right. Tomorrow would bring answers regarding the only blight on my existence, just as it brought Sidney back into my life, if just for a moment. From there, everything else would fall into place however it was supposed to be.

I know that he loves me. It is not past tense. Even if it never ends the way we hope, even if it changes from what we've known, it was still love. That's why he'll talk to me, and talking will make it all make sense.

On impulse, I opened my eyes and pushed back the covers. I drew open the curtain covering the window, and looked out on the city in the nighttime. By day, it wasn't a great view, but nighttime cloaked it in a midnight-violet cape, with lampposts and windows turned to stars in the distance at this height. 

It was a little bit like the stargazer's view on the hotel Penmarrow's beach, if I used my imagination strongly. The view that had mesmerized me the night I shared it with Sidney, before our first 'half kiss.'

Hope stirred within me, struggling its way to the top of my emotional heap I was carrying inside. The promise that had seemed so far away had come closer to me when I sat and talked with him under that celestial canopy — the same promise that was now realizing itself with Arnold's negotiations. But Sidney had stirred more than the sparks of that beach fire in that darkness, and more than just the artistic dreams of a disillusioned young writer.

When I closed the curtain again, I found it easier to curl up beneath the sheets, and drifted off in no time at all.


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.


Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of tour for more bookish fun!

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