Welcome to my stop on The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd!
The Light at Wyndcliff
by Sarah E. Ladd
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 352 Pages
Series: The Cornwall Novels, Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Christian
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.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Light at Wyndclif
Sarah E. Ladd @sarahladdauthor
The third installment of Sarah Ladd’s Cornwall series
A dash of mystery and this regency romance is the perfect autumn read. It comes with a dark manor house, along with moody moors. Wyndcliff Estate is near the treacherous coast of South Cornwall.
Recently inherited Wyndcliff Hall, Liam Twethewey Wants to make his late great uncles vision a reality. By opening a china clay pit on the property the estate grounds could prove to be a lucrative opportunity.
Evelyn Bray is the granddaughter of the Wyndcliff’s steward, Rupert Bray. Still struggling with the personal lose of her father’s death and her mother’s abandonment.
When a situation presents itself and questions surrounding a shipwreck. Liam and Evelyn Bray are thrown together as the piece together truth from lies. Liam’s newfound authority will be threatened with hostile challenges, of smuggling and illegal activity. The pairs blossoming relationship will be tested when loyalties prove to be a driving force.
A gothic style regency with a lovely romance made for a nonstop read. Ladd’s narration and the beautiful imagery, captivated me. With three dimensional characters that were easy to fall in love with. The mystery and suspense held attention as I enjoyed the beautiful Cornwell setting.
This book is apart of a series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone.
Sarah E. Ladd has always loved the Regency period — the clothes, the music, the literature and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period and gave her idea of what life would’ve looked like in era. It wasn’t until 2010 that Ladd began writing seriously. Shortly after, Ladd released the first book in the Whispers on the Moors series. Book one of the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance. Ladd also has more than ten years of marketing experience. She holds degrees in public relations and marketing and lives in Indiana with her family and spunky Golden Retriever.
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