Blog Tour - Confetti at the Cornish Café by Phillipa Ashley


I'm delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Phillipa Ashley's latest release. Coming up is an incredibly intriguing extract that absolutely makes me want to read more, so why not grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy...

The heart-warming new novel in Phillipa Ashley's bestselling Cornish Cafe series.

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Genre: Romance
Publisher: Avon Maze
Publication Date: 29 May 2017

"Cal and Demi are preparing to launch their beloved Kilhallon Resort as a wedding venue. Cakes are baking, Cornish flowers are blooming, and fairy lights are twinkling. With the cliff-top setting and coastal views, it's the perfect place for a magical marriage ceremony.

But their first clients are no ordinary couple. The bride and groom are internationally famous actors Lily Craig and Ben Trevone. Kilhallon is about to host a celebrity wedding . . .

With the pressure on, Demi and Cal are doing all they can to keep their guests happy and avoid any wedding disasters. But is the unpredictable weather the only thing standing in the way of the Big Day?

As secrets surface and truths are told, can Demi and Cal ensure that Kilhallon's first wedding is a success? One thing’s for sure, this will be a Cornish celebration to remember . . ."

EXTRACT

Cal glances at me. His jaw drops and he mouths ‘what?’ as he finally spots Mawgan too.
Mawgan wobbles her way towards us, waving. 

Just what is going on? 

‘Can you take Mitch back to the house?’ I ask Polly. ‘I don’t want the day to get any more complicated than it already has.’

Too late. Mitch has seen Mawgan too and lets out a low throaty growl.

‘Oh dear,’ says Lily. ‘Have we upset him?’

Ben takes a large step back from Mitch.

Cal grabs Mitch’s collar. ‘That’s a growl of excitement,’ he says, fastening Mitch’s lead to his collar.

‘Maybe you could take him to the house the back way so he doesn’t get too boisterous?’ I tell Polly in desperation.

With a grim nod, she practically has to drag Mitch over the field away from Mawgan. He doesn’t want to let go of the chance to ‘welcome’ Mawgan but he’s also scared of Polly and, in the end, has no choice but to do as he’s told.

Cal smiles at Lily and Ben. ‘Looks like one of our visitors has taken a wrong turn and got lost. I’ll go and help her find her way back to reception. Why don’t you let Demi show you the views of the engine house and then go back to the cafe along the coast path for some lunch?’

Lily huddles into her coat. ‘Sounds fab.’

‘Good idea,’ says Ben, shoving his hands into his jeans pockets.

‘Is the path safe?’ Harry asks.

‘It’s fine,’ I say, aware that Mawgan is only twenty metres away. ‘Let’s go.’

‘Woo hoo! Ben!’ 

Ben turns round. Mawgan has broken into a trot, almost tripping over in her desperation to reach us. Surely she can’t be a fan of Ben?

‘Hellooo!’ Mawgan shouts, waving wildly as she totters across the muddy grass. There’s no chance of us avoiding her. ‘Is it a fan? She seems very enthusiastic,’ Lily says as Harry moves discreetly between Mawgan, Ben and Lily.

‘I hope not,’ says Ben.

‘I’ll deal with this,’ says Harry.

‘It’s fine. I know exactly who it is,’ I cut in. ‘Cal will look after her.’

Cal reaches Mawgan at the same time as Ben suddenly breaks into a grin. She is only yards away from him now.

‘Mawgan? Mawgan Cade? It is you.’

Ben jogs the remaining few steps to meet Mawgan and throws his arms around her. I don’t know who’s more amazed, Cal, me or Lily. Although I think ‘horrified’ is probably more accurate for me and Cal.

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