I am glad to return to my favored historical fiction with The Light at Wyndecliff by Sarah E. Ladd. I thank TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy at no charge for my honest review.
About The Light at Wyndcliff:
Paperback: 352 Pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 13, 2020)
Set in 1820s Cornwall, this Regency romance evokes the captivating worlds and delicious dramas of Jane Austen, Daphne DuMaurier, and Winston Graham.
Raised on the sprawling and rugged Wyndcliff Estate near the dangerous coast of South Cornwall, Evelyn Bray lives with her grandfather, a once-wealthy man reduced to the post of steward. Evelyn is still grieving her father’s death and her mother’s abandonment when a passing ship is dashed against the rocks. The only survivors, a little girl and her injured mother, are rescued and brought to Wyndcliff Hall.
Liam Twethewey is just twenty-two when he inherits Wyndcliff Estate from his great uncle. His optimistic plans to open a china clay pit to employ the estate’s tenants meets unexpected resistance, and the rumors of smuggling and illegal activity challenge his new-found authority. Though wise beyond his years, young Liam quickly finds himself out of his depth in this land where long-held secrets and high-stakes agendas make no room for newcomers.
Brought together by troubling questions surrounding the shipwreck, Evelyn and Liam uncover even darker mysteries shrouding the estate. But as they untangle truths from deceptions, their loyalties separate them—and their budding love might not be strong enough to overcome the distance.
About the Author:
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky Golden Retriever.
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Like many people I fell in love with Cornwall after watching a television adaptation of the Poldark series. So of course another novel taking place in that beautiful part of England. The Light at Wyndcliff is a clean romance with a mystery and since this is Regency England, a bit of smuggling.
The coast and Cornwall itself are also characters in this eminently readable book. It was a lovely break from my heavier reading this month. A little bit of romance, a little bit of suspence, a little bit of mystery and a whole lot of escape. Just what a reader wants now and then; especially when the real world is a place you want to leave for a little while. A book like this is just the thing. A writer with a way with words describing beautiful people and breathtaking scenery. What more could you want? Oh yeah – a good plot. And this book has one!
If you are looking for a lovely bit reading to take you away from your everyday this book will do that. The characters are defined, the plot is defined and the writing is involving. Head off to Cornwall and get lost in the tale.
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