Title: A Little Hotel in Cornwall
Author: Laura Briggs
Genre: Chick Lit
Pages: 117 (I read Kindle edition)
Maisie quits her job as a waitress in one Mexican restaurant to be part of an exclusive writer’s mentorship program. She wants to be a published writer. The program seems to the right thing for the aspiring writer like Maisie, but she is not one of the chosen participants. Now what? What she can do her dreams are broken and she is jobless? The restaurant is full, an owner doesn’t need staff and she can’t go back there.
I totally related to Maisie, because I am trying to find a publisher for my second novel and it is bloody hard. The author well describes the aspiring writer’s dream after writing and finding the publisher.
“You’re very talented,” he said.
“With work, you can become a good writer, I have no doubt. You’re just a bit … unusual.”
“In what way?”
“In ideas. In writing style … too many elements to define, really,” said Scott, waving aside his attempt at this point. “Of everyone in the class, you were the one who was … well, ‘all over the place’ in terms of the story you were telling. Are you a dramatist? A romanticist? A historical writer?”
I love Maisie and her ability to endure trying to find a way to catch her dream. She is affectionate and ambitious which I like the most. Her will to help everyone is great but the situations hilarious.
“Forgive me, miss, but are you part of the hotel staff?” A little elderly woman who looked as frail as an eggshell was at my elbow, plucking it with trembling fingers. “I am,” I said, putting on my nicest smile. “Do you need something?” “Yes. Yes indeed. You see, my pills — I only have two left. The chemist’s shop in the village has my new bottle. It’s such a terrible inconvenience to ask the hotel, I know … but I really can’t go …” “Of course not,” I said. “The hotel is always happy to run an errand for a guest.”
A Little Hotel in Cornwall
Struggling American waitress and aspiring novelist Maisie Clark dreams of becoming a full-time writer — even though in real life she’s just lost her chance at an exclusive writer’s mentorship program that would give her novel its big break. Desperate, she decides to take a chance and ask her favourite writer, a celebrated but reclusive English novelist, to help her find a second chance.
When she receives the author’s reply in an envelope with a Cornish postmark, Maisie decides not to take the writer’s half-hearted ‘no’ for an answer. With nothing to lose, she takes off for the author’s last known location, a beautiful hotel on Cornwall’s western coast. But when the hotel mistakes her for the latest applicant for a maid’s position, Maisie finds herself given an opportunity too good to lose … and a chance for a summer adventure far bigger than she ever imagined.
Surrounded by breathtaking Cornwall and working in an elegant hotel, Maisie’s world becomes one of secret identities, quirky friends, and unintentional mishaps — and despite reminders of past relationship disasters, a certain handsome, charming local resident Sidney Daniels has her conflicted about her heart’s desires, too.
Will Maisie find the chance she’s been waiting for — and a possible new romance — in her perfect Cornish summer?
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Author Bio –
Laura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, 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, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.
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