Happy Publication Day to Laura Briggs! A Manor In Cornwall is available now 🙂
A Manor in Cornwall Book Blurb:
The fourth installment in the bestselling, feel-good romance series!
Now that Julianne’s happy ending is secure, her career as Cliffs House’s event planner is suddenly busier than ever. Thanks to a Cornish singing sensation’s upcoming concert at Cliffs House, and her promise to plan the perfect wedding for Pippa, Julianne hasn’t a moment to spare for Matthew or his plans for a weekend outing at Pencarrow. But she’s determined to find a way without letting down Ceffylgwyn for its big moment, or disappointing Pippa on the biggest day of her friend’s life.
With a starstruck crew of volunteers, a persistent American event planner, and a seemingly ill-chosen assistant in the form of the village’s former troublemaker, Julianne has her hands full, as usual. And it will take all of her friends, a few surprise twists, and—of course—her beloved Matthew to see her through it.
“You’ll help me with it, right?” said Pippa. “I don’t know the first place to start — I want a proper dress and flowers and everything. Something classy and elegant, like the big ones we’ve done here.”
Pippa’s knight in shining armor wasn’t a football star, actor, or London millionaire like the ones she and Gemma had spent hours dreaming about while working in the kitchen. He was an incredibly likeable local boy named Gavin, who had just landed a good job in Hampshire and saw his opportunity to finally propose to the secret love of his life. More than one person had taken bets when he first began dating Pippa that she would break his heart — so almost everyone was surprised when she showed up one morning wearing a beautiful little sapphire ring.
“His gran’s,” she explained, as she showed it off to a wide-eyed Gemma and Dinah. “Not exactly the Hope Diamond, but it’s pretty enough, I suppose.” She blushed with these words, and I felt sure that Pippa was in love at that moment. “Better than a diamond chip like Tandy Newcastle’s wearing. Practically invisible unless you hold it under a water glass — and her Ted’s spent four thousand quid on that beater of a classic motorbike what everybody says is too rusted for anything but spare parts.”
“Engaged?” said Gemma, who was just now recovering her speech. “Since when? Why didn’t you tell me it was serious? You held out on me, that’s what you did.”
“Heavens, half the village thought you were running his heart ragged, the way you talked about him, not planning to marry him,” said Dinah, half surprised and half scolding at this point. “All those criticisms of his looks and his manners and the way he mooned about, trying to get your attention since he was a lad —”
“I think it’s great,” I said, before Dinah’s concern carried her too far into probing poor Pippa’s love life. “He seems really perfect, and he’s definitely in love with you. The look in his eyes whenever the two of you walk into the pub for quiz night, for instance —”
“—like the way Ross looks at Demelza,” sighed Gemma. Because no conversation between these two on staff at Cliffs House was complete without a reference to Poldark, I knew.
“He’s not exactly Poldark, though,” said Pippa, who looked slightly wistful. “But he’s a decent lad, it’s true. And the way he proposed was romantic. Took me to a little place in Truro, and got down on one knee and everything.” A blush burned in her cheeks after this admission.
Gavin was a wise man, I surmised, who knew the way to Pippa’s heart better than anyone had thought.
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Laura Briggs’ first stories were written in crayon about a rooster named Henry–but she was pretty young at the time, so it’s understandable. She eventually graduated to writing more complex plot lines and characters and writing her stories on a laptop. She tends to write stories with a romance theme, but as a reader she has a soft spot for mysteries, including those by Agatha Christie and Mary Roberts Rinehart. She also enjoys books by Jane Austen, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, and too many others to name. In her free time, she likes to experiment with new recipes and tries to landscape her yard (a never-ending project).
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