[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_image src=”https://bookouture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Laura-Briggs-500.jpg” image_width=”800″ image_height=”350″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Bookouture are delighted to announce that bestselling self-published romance author Laura Briggs is joining us for a three book deal.

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead acquired World all language and audio rights.

The Wedding Belles tells the story of three very different friends coming together to start a wedding planning business. Event planner Tess, cake-baker extraordinaire Ama, and dress designer Natalie think they could be set for great things. Now there’s just the small matter of needing a wedding to plan… Tess’s story takes centre-stage in the first novel when she hires handsome handyman Blake to renovate their business premises. The Wedding Belles series will publish in July 2018, October 2018 and February 2019, with Natalie and Ama’s stories to follow.

Isobel Akenhead said,

I adore Laura’s writing, which is fresh, romantic and witty. The heroines of The Wedding Belles feel so relatable, whilst the romance between Tess and Blake will set readers’ pulses racing. I’m so excited to have Laura join the Bookouture family with what I believe could truly be the romantic series of the year.

Laura Briggs said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to work with a publisher as renowned as Bookouture and feel truly privileged to join their amazing family of novelists. Isobel’s enthusiasm for the concept from the beginning has persuaded me that the Wedding Belles have found their home. I can’t wait to share this experience with the company’s incredible team.

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