Starry autumn nights are bringing a rare celestial event and exciting new guests to the shores of the sleepy hotel Penmarrow.
Maisie is happy to be back among its staff, even with the question of its future ownership still in the air and the fate of her unpublished manuscript soon to be in the hands of London acquisitions editors. More than anything else, she’s happy to finally be in a relationship with Sidney Daniels, the sparks between them no longer denied. She’s excited for the future and things couldn’t be better with regards to romance … except for those lingering little questions about Sidney’s uncertain past, that is.
Meanwhile, the staff at the Penmarrow is tasked with hosting a special celestial conference where stargazers are gathering for a glimpse of the much-anticipated comet. The ever-timid maid Molly is flustered by the return of charming astronomer George and seems to need a little advice on how to rekindle the spark they shared last autumn. Hotel porters Gomez and Riley vie for the attentions of a mysterious female guest, the eccentric ‘Megs’ Buntly pays another visit, and a dramatic revelation about someone on staff will leave Maisie and everyone else reeling from the unexpected news. Is this the moment for the revelation Maisie has been waiting for since her Cornish journey began?
‘A Stargazy Night Sky’ is the seventh book in the bestselling ‘A Little Hotel In Cornwall’ series written by Laura Briggs. Now I haven’t read all of the books in the series but I keep pace with her new releases whilst trying to catch up with the earlier books in the series. Those I have read, I have enjoyed. ‘A Stargazy Night Sky’ is no exception as I thoroughly enjoyed it but more about that in a bit.
It took me next to no time to get into this instalment of the series. In fact by the time I got to the end of the synopsis, I knew that this was going to be one of those books that would prove almost impossible to put to one side for any great length of time. I was spot on too. This was one of those books that came along at the right time for me. I was in need of a bit of escapism which would take me away from the Coronavirus stress and this book was certainly all that and more. Whilst I had the book in my hands I was whisked away to Cornwall, which is a place that holds a special place in my heart. In fact this book made me want to pack my bags and go on a Cornish break. The pages of this book turned so quickly that I began to think that they were turning themselves. I soon galloped through this story and I reached the end far quicker than I had wanted to. I had been enjoying the story so much that I just wished that the book had been longer.
‘A Stargazy Night Sky’ is extremely well written but then I have thought that to be true of all of Laura’s books that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. Laura has one of those writing styles that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. In fact, reading one of Laura’s books feels more like a chat between friends then reading an actual book. I hope that makes sense. Laura has a way of creating characters who are impossible to dislike and you can’t help but hope that things work out for them in the end. I also feel that Laura makes the characters come alive and describes them so realistically that they seem just as real as you and I. I find that Laura writes so realistically and uses such vivid descriptions that I feel as though I am part of the story myself.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘A Stargazy Night Sky’ and I would recommend this book to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Laura’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.