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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Cornish Gold at Summer's End by Laura Briggs - Book Blitz + Giveaway


Cornish Gold at Summer’s End

Rumors of a ghostly presence haunt Julianne’s Cornish autumn in the series’ charming fourth installment.

What began as a bit of teenage mischief in the village quickly became stories of spooky lights and ghost sightings in the wood. Being sensible, Julianne is more worried about whether she can finish her kids’ costumes in time for the annual Halloween contest—and whether husband Matt and his eager assistants will be selected for the exclusive Brookshire Garden Design Competition. So when everyone in town begins flocking to the local ‘ghost walk’ tours Julianne assures her wide-eyed children it’s just a case of imagination run wild...until she experiences her own brush with the supernatural, that is.

Real or imagined, Julianne can’t shrug off what she saw, or even bring herself to confide in sympathetic Matt for advice. Best friend Kitty is on hand to help, despite her usual family battles, including that of her cousins’ shady new scheme to profit from the town’s ghost mania. But even Julianne’s friends can’t fully understand her need to find a solution this time, one that leads her on a quirky quest from local lore, to meetings with the village’s ragtag paranormal club, and even a creepy abandoned cottage hiding secrets in the woods.

Join Julianne for suspense, surprises, and (of course) heartfelt moments as book four in the series brings an autumn like no other to sleepy Ceffylgwyn.

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Excerpt
Thank you so much for this chance to share a sneak peek of my newest book! It’s called Cornish Gold at Summer’s End and continues the adventure of Julianne Rose, who juggles many plates as a wife, mom, and business owner in the sleepy village of Ceffylgwyn. The scene below finds Julianne attempting to sew her children’s Halloween costumes, despite a decided lack of talent in the seamstress department.

  Green felt fabric, draped like an emerald shawl over my sofa's arm, snipped free of its bolt beneath my shears as I cut a winding trail from one side to the other. Bits of it fell off like confetti and landed on the black tulle that was supposed to become a witch's skirt, but which currently was a velvety nest beneath my bare feet.

"What are these?" My son Heath had discovered the white rubber ball I had sliced in half — with great difficulty and a bandage on my finger from where the big shears had slipped once.

"Frog eyes," I said. "For your costume." Not that this fabric was in any danger of becoming a costume for a six year-old at the moment.

Heath held them in front of his own eyes. "I can't see anything," he announced.

"Of course not, silly," I answered. "Look at the pattern's picture." The one I had bought off Etsy had a smiling kid dressed in a green felt jumpsuit with a hood, and two white goggly eyes on top. I had drawn Kermit the Frog pupils on the white rubber with a permanent marker.

"How come mine doesn't have any way to put it on yet?" asked Sylvia. My daughter was trying to wrap the tulle around her waist, looking more like a bandage roll than an eight year-old witch. Her hat was on the cushy old armchair — a lopsided one that needed a little more re-enforcement to stand up straight. It came from the shops, which is why it was better than the broom I was making, which was a crooked stick with some straw tied at the bottom.

"That's because I haven't sewn the tulle to that black skirt's elastic waistband yet," I answered, trying to re-measure my green fabric to be sure it was the correct size. "Once I do, it will look great with your black shirt."

Sylvia looked at the picture by my sewing basket, and I sensed dubiousness in my daughter's eyes. Unlike her brother, she was old enough to be aware that mummy's sewing skills lacked a little bit.

Julianne Rose will never be the brand name of a famous costume designer, even when it comes to kidswear recycled to make creative clowns and fortune tellers for Halloween, but, luckily for me, I don't have to make a living at it, just make two costumes per year for my kids. It's a small price to pay for one afternoon's fun at the village hall, for the annual costume contest and silly party that they look forward to for weeks after October begins.

 

Author Bio – 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.

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Giveaway to Win an e-copy of Cornish Gold at Summer’s End (Open INT)

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