Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for Book 1 in the new series by Laura Briggs, I loved my visit to Cornwall with Laura in the summer and was really excited to pick this one up and revisit these lovely characters.
I loved meeting these ladies in the summer and am so pleased the author has decided to create a series based on their wedding planning adventures.This visit to Cornwall is kicking off the new series by Laura Briggs and we get to go back and spend more time with Kitty & Julianne as they plan their first wedding event since renovating the barn.
In this story we meet an indecisive bride and groom and get lots of detail into the fine workings of planning both a larger and smaller wedding which helps create the authenticity of the story. There is lots of fine detail points and you feel as if you are planning the wedding for indecisive Deidre and Nic.
I enjoyed settling down to read this light hearted read by Laura Briggs, I love a book that makes it easy to distract yourself from the outside world and I look forward to what adventures come next in this series.
Event planner Julianne Rose is on the verge of making her dreams of ‘rescuing’ weddings in need of help a reality. She and business partner Kitty have finally finished transforming the dilapidated barn into a chic event space, and they even have a new client eager to use it—a quirky, charming space organization guru named Deirdre who seems capable of organizing everything but her own special day. As if that wasn’t enough, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity soon presents itself through the who’s who of their sleepy little Cornish village: the chance to step into the event planning void for a posh bride in desperate need of an emergency salvage for her wedding plans. A wedding that could establish Julianne and Kitty as two of Cornwall’s best event planners if all goes well.
But an event that big doesn’t come without a catch. To persuade the posh clients to commit to them, Julianne and Kitty must first impress them with the ceremony for their current bride-to-be—a task that seemed easy, but proves complicated when stories emerge involving a history of broken engagements, cold feet, and commitment phobia on the part of Deirdre, who soon begins to exhibit possible symptoms of nervousness regarding her big day. Faced with a real case of runaway bride—and with their future reputation at stake— they must attempt to the impossible task of holding together a wedding fraying at its seams, and Julianne finds herself seemingly facing a choice between what’s best for Save the Date’s survival and what’s best for her client’s happiness, regardless of the cost.
Are Julianne’s worst fears about to be realized, with Deirdre gearing up for yet another run from the church altar? Can she persuade the posh but sympathetic bride Alexi to take a risk on Save the Date regardless of it? And will Julianne and the handsome-but-equally-busy Matt find time to smolder anything in their marriage besides leftover chicken pie? Readers will learn these answers and more in the funny and heartfelt sequel to the first full-length titular novel Return to Cornwall.
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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, going to church, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.
Where to find Laura Briggs
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Daisy & Kel x