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Happy Publication Day! A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores by Laura Briggs @PaperDollWrites @rararesources

A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (Book #2 of the Little Hotel in Cornwall Series) by Laura Briggs has all of the fun of a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a Dash of Cornish flavor!

Image: The cover for the book, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

My Review

I love fall! Autumn is my favorite season. I often joke that I spend a significant portion of my year waiting for the chance to wear my Ugg boots, and sip my Pumpkin Spice Latte (Yes. I know I’m basic.) All my friends know that I stock pile pumpkin flavored items all year round.

My love of Fall is a big part of the reason that I so thoroughly enjoyed Laura Brigg’s latest book, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores. Although I read it in the midst of a ninety degree heatwave in July, I was immediately transported to a crisp Cornish autumn.

Reading A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores gave me the same warm fuzzy feeling I get when I sip my favorite pumpkin flavored beverage- only better! The book has a distinctly Cornish flavor and all of the characters are great fun.

I read this book while I was recovering from a rather painful surgery and it was such a delight. It helped me to forget my discomfort and and transported me to a romantic setting with just the right amount of mystery. I read the entire book in an afternoon (its actually quite brief) and as soon as I had finished reading it, I went straight to Amazon and purchased the first book in the series. I had a delightful stay at the Penmarrow Hotel and I can’t wait to return.

A resounding five stars for A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores and I can’t wait for the next one in this quirky and fun feel-good series!

Note: Thank you so much to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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Image: A Little Hotel in Cornwall, the first book in the series! CLICK HERE to get the first book for $0..99!


Synopsis: A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 2)

It looks like a perfect Cornish autumn, with aspiring novelist Maisie Clark still finding inspiration as a maid at the historic Penmarrow Hotel. Between the staff of quirky co-workers, glamorous and unusual guests, and her growing friendship with the charming but mysterious Sidney Daniels, Maisie is living out adventures instead of just penning them in the pages of her would-be novel’s growing number of chapters.

And then there’s the slight problem of keeping the balance between friendship and ‘something more’ with Sidney, who’s helping introduce her to the village’s version of a Cornish Halloween, and has recently taken an interest in Maisie’s secret that may change things between them. But even Maisie’s imagination can’t conjure the unusual event this Halloween brings to the Penmarrow. An eccentric earl has chosen this site to host his lavish birthday celebration that includes a pretty (and perceptive) young psychic whose predictions seem to have everyone on edge — and, to Maisie’s delight, the elusive novelist Alistair Davies is rumored to be part of the guest list! But with the earl’s bickering relatives and illustrious friends on hand— and more than one ghost of the past waiting to be revealed — it’s anyone’s guess what the festivities will bring before the party is over.

Will the psychic foretell doom for the earl’s gathering—and is her ‘gift’ as genuine as it seems? Will Maisie finally meet her favorite author face to face? And, more importantly, what about the romantic sparks that fly between Maisie and Sidney?

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About the Author

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Image: Author- Laura Briggs

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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The Author is Hosting a Giveaway for some cute Cornish Swag!

Giveaway to Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally). No purchase necessary. Terms and conditions apply. 

Image Descriptions for the visually impaired: Three images are displayed. The first shows the cover for the first book in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. The second shows a cute little handmade doll and  the final image displays a blue decorative tin in the shape of the TARDIS from Dr. Who.  

1st Prize: A Ross Poldark collectible Knitdark character doll (Open Internationally) –1 winner

Perfect for fans of all-things Cornwall, this Ross Poldark doll with tricorn hat is made by Angela Blay, whose popular Knitdark creations have been featured on The Graham Norton Show. Since each doll is hand made, the Ross the winner receives may vary slightly in appearance from the one in the picture. Readers can learn more about the Knitdarks at Angela’s Twitter page @kwerkyknits as well as her Etsy shop at

2nd Prize: A decorative tin T.A.R.D.I.S (Open Internationally) –1 winner

A tin T.A.R.D.I.S similar to the keepsake Maisie is gifted by Sidney in Book 1, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. Designed by Etsy artist KittyConduitt81 and perfect for fans of Doctor Who! Being a unique, hand made item, the final design may vary slightly in appearance from the one pictured. Learn about KittyConduittDesigns on Etsy at

3rd Prize: A Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from A Little Hotel in Cornwall (Open Internationally) –1 winner

A specially designed case for a Kindle or Tablet featuring the cover art for Book 1 in the series A Little Hotel in Cornwall. The final product’s size, texture, and color will depend on the winner’s device.

*All 3 winners will also receive a digital copy of Book 1 in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. No purchase necessary. Terms and conditions apply. 

CLICK HERE to visit Rafflecopter and enter Laura Brigg’s Giveaway! 

***Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for dispatch or delivery of the prize.


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