A Wedding in Cornwall (Books 7—12) by Laura Briggs
Genre: Romance / chick lit
Publication Date: 5th September 2018
Series?: Books 7-12 in a series
Estimated Page Count – 584 (Each book is around 100 pages)
Purchase Link – http://smarturl.it/cornwallbooks7-12
The last six novellas in the UK bestselling series A WEDDING IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Join American event planner Julianne in her final set of adventures ‘across the pond’ in beautiful Cornwall. From celebrity sightings to a local talent show, from a charming village fete to a secret Cornish garden, there’s never a dull moment for Julianne and her Poldark-esque true love Matthew in the quaint village of Ceffylgwyn.
This collection contains A Romance in Cornwall, A Star in Cornwall, A Sewing Circle in Cornwall, A Talent Show in Cornwall, An American in Cornwall, and A Garden in Cornwall. Exclusive bonus materials include a sneak peek of the author’s all-new 2019 Cornish romance series!
Thank you so much to Uma for featuring an excerpt from my newest book bundle, A Wedding in Cornwall: Books 7-12! This scene comes from Book 9 in the series, A Sewing Circle in Cornwall, and shows Julianne’s struggle to fit in with the local crafters she has joined for a project at the upcoming village fete:
I had officially joined the eclectic Ceffylgwyn Patchwork Sewing Circle this month: a group which was known somewhat endearingly as the ‘patch and natter’ society by non-members in the village. Like sewing, nattering wasn’t my strong suit either, but I was doing my best in the mostly-female crowd, who were under the impression that my being an American automatically made me a skilled quilter.
“I finished mine just this week,” said Julie Finley, proudly. “All cat blocks, this one. I had loads of ginger scraps and midnight black left from the little horsie wall quilt I sewed for my daughter’s birthday last month — from that American pattern I saw in the ladies’ journal, you know.”
She spread her latest creation across Olivia Russert’s farm kitchen table, displaying its patchwork cats in ginger, tabby brown, sleek black and grey, carefully appliquéd with stitches so tiny I couldn’t even see them.
We all ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ at the little details, the miniature butterfly and clever poppies fashioned from orange and red fabric. Julie had even stitched tiny whiskers on her cats.
“How lovely,” said Charlotte. “I like that one. The wee white cat in the center is lovely. Mine’s not half as good,” she sighed, spreading out her half-finished quilt.
Hers was a masterpiece with a clever design of canning jars assembled from block and triangle patches, each one featuring a vibrant fabric. A different brown-patterned material as a dividing strip between block rows created the effect of wooden shelves or cubbies.
“Oh, that’s a proper job, love,” said another member.
Among the quilt blocks in the works by the circle’s members were sailboats, compass stars, flying birds, and four patches. The theme for this month’s projects was ‘village life’: the finished ones were destined for sale at the upcoming village fete, which was expected to be bigger than ever, thanks to extra effort from Lady Amanda’s village tourism committee. Especially since the fete’s organizers were even talking about having a celebrity ‘master of ceremonies’ for the event.
Since the cause was a good one — raising money for an overseas refugee hospital — I was all too happy to help. Needless to say, that’s how I ended up with a sewing needle between my fingers, since the local participants in the most need of help were the members of the sewing circle, who had lost two members recently to job transfers. So, in addition to helping Lady A fill out forms and write press releases, I decided to help fill the club’s gap as their newest addition, crafting a four-and-nine patch to help raise funds for the cause.
Well, maybe for the cause. With the talent I was exhibiting, it might not be worthy of joke gift status among the fete raffles’ prizes.
Giveaway to Win A Wedding in Cornwall – 3 different prizes (Open Internationally)
1st Name Drawn will win – A paperback copy of the anthology to be shipped to the winner by the author via Amazon
2nd Name Drawn will win – A digital/eBook copy of the anthology to be sent via email
3rd Name Drawn will win – A Smashwords coupon code good for a free download of 1 ‘Surprise eBook’ from the Cornwall series of novellas
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Laura Briggs is the author of several lighthearted romance novels and novellas, including the bestselling Amazon UK series 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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