Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Genre: Regency Romance
Series: The Cornwall Novels #3
Release Date: 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.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd is the third book in the Cornwall Novels but can be read as a standalone.
Liam Twethewey has just inherited his great uncle's estate and is determined to make it profitable. But the estate has been sitting idle for ten years, with only a steward to keep things running. And that steward is not willing to give up his control so easily. Especially when a ship crashes against the rocks leaving only two survivors and lots of questions.
Evelyn Bray, the steward's daughter, is the one bright spot in Liam's life as she tends to the survivors. As the days pass, their attraction to each other grows, but as they each begin to realize, finding love on the moors is not going to be easy.
With a flair for description, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on the moors. You could see the landscape, hear the sea and feel the heartache and desperation of the main characters. This is a novel reminiscent of Jane Eyre, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, while a clean read, there was no mention of God in this book, which was disappointing. Hence the four stars. If you like Regency romances and don't care if there is no Christian content, you will like it.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through NetGalley for my honest opinion.
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