A Train From Penzance to Paris by Laura Vriggs **Book Review** @rararesources @paperdollwrites

Happy Wednesday, it is Wednesday isn’t it?

This was a fun uplifting story that made me smile! Another fabulous installment in this fun series. 🚂

When Maisie accepts a celebrated author’s invitation to mentor her, she finds herself leaving Cornwall behind on train tracks bound for the glitter city of Paris. Instead of making beds and serving coffee at the Penmarrow hotel in Cornwall, she’s making notes on her manuscript while sitting in a French cafe, meeting famous writers at private dinner parties, and trying to ferret the secrets behind the author’s unfinished future novel. It’s glamorous, it’s breathtaking … but it’s also an ocean channel away from the place that she loves, and, more importantly, the person to whom she just recently confessed her deepest feelings. Separated from Sidney by distance and circumstances, Maisie fears that their connection will be lost despite her words to him – and maybe because of those words, and the ones she didn’t allow him to say in return. 

Meanwhile, there are plenty of things in her new life trying to distract her – the professional editor hired to critique her novel, the eager young literary agent who sees pie-in-the-sky potential for Maisie’s talent, but Maisie finds solace in the eclectic group of amateur writers into whose midst she finds herself by accident. Their critique and advice is fast becoming as important as the editors – maybe even more important than the published author Maisie believed held the keys to refining her skill. 

But it’s missing Sidney that fills Maisie’s thoughts the most, along with her life back in Port Hewer, and she can’t stop wondering whether his feelings are the same as her own. His unspoken answer has become one of the most important pieces of her life, even as she struggles to match the pace of her new life and keep her dreams in sight. And when she unwittingly becomes privy to a seeming literary conspiracy, she must decide what to do in light of its truth – and decide what’s most important in her quest to become a professional writer. 

Join Maisie in a whirlwind tour across two of the world’s greatest cities, filled with questions, dreams, and a chance for fame that she believed far beyond her grasp, as she discovers herself as a writer, and how to embrace an unexpected future on her own terms.

My Thoughts

The perfect escapist read. This is the fifth book in Laura Briggs’ delightful Little Hotel in Cornwall series. This book could possibly be read as a standalone, but you won’t want to miss out on the charm and whimsy of the previous books. The last book ends on a cliffhanger with Maisie finally admitting her feelings to Sidney and then leaving him behind to pursue her dreams. Maisie has finally met her hero the elusive Alistair. Even though Alastair wasn’t exactly who she thought, she is excited to finally work with the author on her book. Maisie finds herself bumping elbows with the literary elites and being exposed to all the glitz and glamour that implies. But even though Maisie is in glamorous Paris her heart is still in Cornwall. Will Maisie regret her decision to pick up everything and head out on this journey? Wil her dreams be realized, will Alastair live up to her expectations?

Maisie is such a wonderful character and I loved spending time with her again. Even though I missed all the lovely quirky characters in Cornwall, it was fun meeting several new colorful characters. I found the story so interesting and loved watching Maisie navigate in this new social world. The story also took many turns I was not anticipating and ended on a borderline cruel cliffhanger.😜 hope the next book is coming out super soon! another fabulous book in this engaging series!

This book in emojis 🚂 ✍🏻 📚 🎭

*** Big thank you to Laura Briggs for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Train-Penzance-Paris-Little-Cornwall-ebook/dp/B083JLFR9Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Little+hotel+in+Cornwall&qid=1586394752&s=digital-text&sr=1-3


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