Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James.
Welcome to The Cornish Confetti Agency!
When the grand finale of Lexie Harrington’s catwalk show ends with a disastrous twist on the ‘ice bucket challenge’, she knew her highly-strung boss would fire her on the spot. What she wasn’t expecting was to bump into her fiancé cosied up with an attractive blonde in the restaurant opposite their apartment!
Desperate to escape her heartbreak, Lexie flees to her childhood home of St Ives to hold the fort at The Cornish Confetti Agency for her best friend Freya, leader of the yummy mummy network and firm believer in ‘happily ever afters’. Little did she know that delivering a Caribbean-themed wedding in sunny Cornwall would rival the fashion industry for drama, tantrums and mysterious goings on.
Who is responsible for dousing the bridesmaid’s dress with tomato ketchup? Or hiding the bride’s beloved Jimmy Choos? Or attaching googly eyes to everything in sight?
The perfect Cornish wedding? Is there such a thing for The Cornish Confetti Agency?
So the last time I joined Daisy James, it was to follow her series The Paradise Cookery School, which I loved. The Cornish Confetti Agency is the first book in her new series, and already I am hooked!
Lexie Harrington coordinates high end fashion shows, a job that she absolutely loves. So, when her latest catwalk show ends in disaster and her personal life simultaneously combusts she finds herself escaping back to her childhood home of St Ives in Cornwall. Her best friend Freya, her knight in shining armour, offers her the opportunity to escape to the country and help manage a wedding she is co-ordinating as part of her business The Cornish Confetti Agency.
Co-ordinating a wedding can’t be more stressful than co-ordinating a catwalk show, can it?
Theo Barker is a journalist for the Bristol Gazette, and more specifically he has been tasked with covering the wedding for the newspapers wedding column. He finds himself teamed up with Lexie when mysterious things start to happen to the wedding party. Can they work together to find the source of the issue, thereby ensuring the wedding goes off without a hitch? And will they find what they are looking for in each other along the way?
This is such a great opening novel to the series. I loved Lexie, I loved the wedding party and I loved Theo. All were great characters, very relatable and you couldn’t help but root for them. I really love Cornwall, so it was so lovely to read all about it, you can really imagine yourself in the sun kissed settings – if lockdown cancels my holiday there this year I will most certainly be visiting as soon as I can when life starts to return to normal!
This novel is perfect if you are seeking some escapism from our current troubles (lets be honest, who isn’t?!), and even better the next novel in the series, Summertime at The Cornish Confetti Agency is due out on 11th June so we won’t even have to wait long to continue following Lexie’s adventures! I for one will be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it! So grab yourself a glass of something fizzy, kick back and relax in the sunshine (safely of course!) and enjoy this novel!
Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Thank you to Daisy James and to the fabulous Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
If you are interested in reading any more of Daisy James’ novels, then feel free to check out my reviews of The Paradise Cookery School series!
Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks or on Instagram @daisyjamesstories .