A Wedding in Cornwall gets as much of its charm from the bucolic coastal village setting as it does from its characters. The author does a commendable job of describing the modern and historic aspects of the town, as well as Cliffs House, home to Lord William and Lady Amanda, without getting bogged down.
Cliffs House, an old family estate now serving as a bed-and-breakfast and event site, is the destination of event planner, Julianne Morgen.
Underrated, underappreciated, and overlooked in her position at Design a Dream, the Seattle firm where she works, a senior planner’s bad luck gives Julianne the opportunity to apply for… and win a full-time event planning position in Cornwall, England.
Julianne doesn’t have time to take a breath upon arrival before she dives into planning a celebrity wedding for a petulant bride and bored groom.
Add a gossipy but humorous house staff, ten dozen ruined Petit fours and a handsome, but mysterious gardener, and Julianne has to dig her stiletto heels deep or go running back to the states.
After all she’d been through to get her new position, I couldn’t help but cheer Julianne on. She’s not feisty or sassy… but simply smart and determined.
Chef’s assistants Gemma and Pippa add laughs as they never shut up, even when drooling over the bored groom or the gardener, Matthew Rose.
Though their meeting is contentious, Julianne and Matthew form an easy friendship until a horrid chief bridesmaid and Matthew’s past take center-stage.
This short, sweet, light romance was an enjoyable read full of flaws, doubts, and heart and I do recommend it!
A Wedding in Cornwall is book 1 in a twelve (12) part Women’s Short Stories series.
It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm’s senior planner back in the States hadn’t fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England’s most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.
But life in Cornwall isn’t exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there’s a personal matter — the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?
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3rd Prize: A Paperback Copy of A Wedding in Cornwall: Books 1-6 (Open Internationally) – 1 winner
This winning paperback (non-signed) contains the novellas A Wedding in Cornwall, A Christmas in Cornwall, A Cottage in Cornwall, A Manor in Cornwall, A Bake Off in Cornwall, and A Castle in Cornwall.
4th Prize: A Paperback Copy of A Wedding in Cornwall: Books 7-12 (Open Internationally) – 1 winner
This winning paperback (non-signed) contains the novellas 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.
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