A Little Hotel in Cornwall – 1 – 8 by Laura Briggs / #GuestPost #BlogBlitz @rararesources @PaperDollWrites

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All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?

This collection contains A Little Hotel in Cornwall, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores, Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses, The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise, A Train from Penzance to Paris, A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss, A Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.

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Guest Post

Readers Favorite Quirky Guest Characters in A Little Hotel in Cornwall

 

Thank you so much to Els at B for bookreview for this chance to share with her readers about my series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL. It takes place at the idyllic seaside hotel Penmarrow, where the staff is a bit eccentric, and the aspiring author Maisie Clark finds herself entangled in romance, secrets, and larger-than-life events. It also features many colorful ‘guest characters’ who readers say fit the Penmarrow’s cosy yet glamorous atmosphere to a tee. So for this guest post I thought it might be lovely to share about these (mostly) one-shot players in Maisie’s world that readers seem to count among the most memorable to grace the Penmarrow’s threshold so far.

Natalie Norridge in A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

 

The young celebrity psychic hired for an earl’s elaborate All-Hallow’s Eve birthday bash is a fan favorite, with her uncanny ability to guess the deepest secrets of those around her. She was partly based on Emma Stone’s character in the film Magic in the Moonlight, but she would also be at home in an Agatha Christie novel—as would the rest of the earl’s party guests, as it happens. And those reading the books closely might even notice that all of Miss Norridge’s predictions about the Penmarrow’s staff end up eerily paralleling certain events that unfold over the course of Maisie’s other stories.

 

Detective Anson in the Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise

 

When the Penmarrow is the site of a daring jewelry heist, Maisie finds herself turning sleuth in order to clear the name of the man she’s falling in love with. Fans of the series embraced the story’s fast-paced mystery element, as well as the gentleman detective whose dashing image could summon to mind the likes of Lord Peter Wimsey. His connection to the infamous jewel thief known simply as La Fleur is a bit unexpected—and not at all what Maisie pictured it to be (or most of the readers either!).

 

Mad Ludwig in A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss

 

Nicknamed for the historic king of Bavaria, this eccentric architect is one of two fan favorite characters to appear in the series’ sixth installment. He certainly drives the Penmarrow staff mad with his irrational complaints, obsessive behavior, and semi-paranoid streak when it comes to his work. But he’s a special guest of the hotel’s jet-setting owner Ms. Claypool, commissioned to design her new Swiss resort, so they have to do their best to indulge his (many) questionable whims.

 

Frank Gilley in A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss

 

A wisecracking PI working incognito as the Penmarrow’s newest desk clerk is the last thing Maisie expects, or wants to deal with when she returns to Cornwall after her brief writing mentorship in Paris. She definitely doesn’t want to help him snoop around the hotel for information for his wealthy client…but she doesn’t have much of a choice, unfortunately for her. Readers enjoyed the humor of this unlikely duo, with Frank’s flaky tendencies leaving Maisie in the lurch at the worst of moments, of course.

 

Bunny a.k.a. Jean Simmons in The Cornish Key to Happiness

 

Friendly faces are harder to come by in Maisie’s eighth Cornish adventure. Confronted with an unexpected secret, she finds herself the guest at a country manor house, where her romantic relationship seems to hang in the balance. Fellow guest Bunny stood out from the mostly posh crowd, with a dry wit and a fashion sense that Maisie says “resembled my imagination’s idea of how high flyer Amelia Earhart would look in the twilight of maturity….”. She also gave Maisie a bit of advice—and a forewarning—that readers will see crop up again in the reboot series I’m releasing that continues Maisie’s Cornish experiences.

 

Hopefully these brief character profiles have you eager to learn more about their stories within the series. And for those of you who read and enjoyed these books already, I hope you’ll be sure to check out my new full-length stories about Maisie. The first full-length installment, The Girl of Lost Petals and Possibilities, made its debut this spring, and three sequels are currently available as pre-orders at Amazon and other favorite eBook retailers.

Thank you

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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.

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Author Links 

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1JjeMoI

Twitter: http://bit.ly/1ME9ivJ

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Book Link 

http://mybook.to/LHboxset

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Giveaway 

Win a PB copy of A Little Hotel in Cornwall: Books 1-8  and a scarf with cover art from the series printed on it

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