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.
The Light of Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd is my first read by this author, and I really enjoyed it. It is the third book on the series, but reads fine as a standalone (other than making you want to read the others!)
The writing was really beautiful. I was swept away to Cornwall. It was so easy to vividly pictuee this interesting area. There is quite an atmosphere the author created and I think that is what makes this book work so well.
Bits of mystery wrapped into beautiful writing. I really enjoyed this read and would recommend giving it a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Historical Fiction Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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.
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 5 copies of The Light at Wyndcliff! To enter, CLICK HERE.
The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on October 30th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Blog Tour Schedule
Thursday, October 15
Review at Jessica Belmont
Monday, October 19
Review at Book Bustle
Wednesday, October 21
Review at The Lit Bitch
Friday, October 23
Review at Lu Reviews Books
Saturday, October 24
Review & Excerpt at Nursebookie
Tuesday, October 27
Review at Captivated Reading
Wednesday, October 28
Review at Heidi Reads
Thursday, October 29
Review at YA, it’s Lit
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