The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise
by Laura Briggs
About the book
As spring slips away from the hotel Penmarrow, excitement builds for an exclusive auction hosted at the hotel, featuring priceless possessions from a Hollywood actress turned lady of the manor, including her famous diamonds. Celebrities and collectors form a crowd that is keeping Maisie and the rest of staff busy, even as Maisie faces a crossroads for her manuscript.
But when the diamonds are stolen and Sidney is accused by the authorities, Maisie’s dilemma as a writer is pushed aside out of fear that his future in Port Hewer is in jeopardy. Desperation to prove that someone else is behind the theft will lead Maisie to uncover a very different secret outside of jewel thieves and village rumors … one that could change her life and her future forever.
Can Maisie deal with the latest secrets exposed — including those that paint Sidney’s past in a questionable light? And as summer’s dawn alters her idyllic life in Cornwall, will Maisie’s feelings for Sidney change as well?
We return to the Hotel Penmarrow, and it is buzzing with excitement. An auction is being held there with things from a Hollywood actress…many of them are valuable and priceless. The staff can barely keep up with the number of guests that are arriving.
Excitement soon turns to crime. Some valuable diamonds have been stolen, and Sidney has been accused of the crime. Maisie has her hands full trying to prove his innocence. Maisie definitely wasn’t expecting the surprise that she will discover during her quest. She will have a big decision to make by the end of the book.
I have always enjoyed this little series. The books are pretty short, but Briggs never leaves anything out. She takes her time in developing her story as well as her characters. I like that she has continued to build Maisie and Sidney’s relationship slowly. It allows her readers to see just how special it really is.
I certainly wasn’t expecting the direction the book is now taking, but it makes sense. And, I for one, am really looking forward to this next chapter in Maisie’s life.
Meet 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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