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 rumours … 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?
This book surprised me! I didn’t read the blurb before reading it as I wanted to go in with no expectations. The cover, in my opinion doesn’t do it justice but if you dive in regardless, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
I loved following the main character throughout this book. There were a couple mini story lines, each equally as interesting and gripping. The mystery of who stole the jewels had me on the edge of my seat and it was full of twists. All of the dialogue was believable and the relationships were very engaging.
I’m unsure on if the relationships would have meant more if I had read the other books in the series? one thing that I am sure of is that i’m excited for the next one…
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.