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- Publication Date: March 29, 2017
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- Language: English
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A Manor in Cornwall (A Wedding in Cornwall Book 4) Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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Five months down the track and back in the real world, Julianne is run off her feet, as is Lady Amanda, Lord William and the rest of Cliffs House staff. It has been a very hectic few months and as if that isn’t enough, there is a Cornish opera singer’s gala bash for 300 people to celebrate the release of her debut classical album. On top of that, Julianne has promised to help plan a memorable wedding for the newly-engaged Pippa, who has wants far above her finances.
Temporary staff are hired from the village to help in the weeks leading up to the gala event and the singer sends a representative, Nathan Menton, to make sure that all of her many requirements are met. Julianne picks one of the local young women, Kitty, to be her own assistant. According to Pippa and Gemma, Kitty is the village troublemaker and is generally held to be rude and not to be trusted, but Julianne trusts her own instincts.
We have Kitty, the increasingly demanding Nathan, a cantankerous old “caretaker” with a shotgun and a vicious dog, an eccentric older woman who is the Chairwoman of the Cornish Natural Habitat Preservation Society, who is going to take action to stop Nathan’s ambitious plans for an outdoor concert venue, which means trouble for Cliffs House. With such a motley lot, how will anything go right? Well, it very nearly didn’t, but Matt saves the day as far as the outdoor concert is concerned, so that takes care of the Chairwoman’s worries. Kitty and Julianne circumvent the caretaker in a way that shall remain unknown until you read the book for yourself, and Kitty goes AWOL.
There are various little crises that have to be sorted out and coped with but all’s well that ends well. The author develops Kitty’s character in a believable manner and I look forward to seeing more of her in the future.
This is another great little story from Ms Biggs, but, sadly for me, there are none of her exquisite descriptive passages that so delight me, and I found very little humour in this one. This book is more thoughtful somehow, with little touches of poignancy. Regardless, it is well written and edited (apart from at least one homophone that appeared twice) and once again I can recommend this story as a good read; and thanks to Ms Briggs (who will know why). A solid four-star.
In this fourth outing in the Cornwall series we start with a wedding, end with a wedding, and have quite a kerfuffle in-between as “The Cliffs” prepares for a live performance by a famous opera singer and the grandest event they’ve ever hosted.
The writing is clear and precise. The characters are intriguing, affectionate and supportive. And even though we lose one of our favourites, Pippa, to married life in a new village, we gain some new intriguing ones we can definitely look forward to reading about in future tales.
Overall you can’t go wrong with these sweet short stories from Briggs that are bursting with all the quaintness of village life, including an idyllic locale, quirky, unique personalities and plots filled with excitement, humour, a little adventure and a lot of heart.