This book was absolutely lovely! With beautiful descriptions that whisked me away to 1820’s Cornwall, The Light at Wyndcliff created an amazing world for this story to be set in!
Liam Twethewey has just inherited Wyndcliff Hall. He has plans to complete his uncle’s plans of opening a china clay pit on the property. Soon after he arrives a shipwreck happens on the property, and his focus has to shift to understanding what happened, and the mysteries surrounding the wreck’s survivors. He teams up with Evelyn Bray, a native of the town, to figure out the secrets surrounding this event, and finds those wonderful sparks of romance while doing it!
This is the third book in the Cornwall series, and I was a little nervous to read it, as I haven’t read the first two in the series, however, this book feels like a standalone! If you haven’t read the rest of the series, rest assured, that you can pick this one up, and not feel lost.
The characters in this book were fabulous. I really appreciated that not only did the main characters feel well-developed, but the secondary characters also had depth! I felt like they were real people, and I enjoyed each of their interactions and story lines. I loved Liam. His personality was strong and resolute. He made unpopular decisions, but he knew they were the right choices, and he stuck by them. I liked that he had good character, and really wanted to do the right thing.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The descriptions were wonderful, and this was obviously a well-researched story. I felt transported into the story, and I highly recommend this one!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd for readers that enjoy a mix of historical fiction, romance, and mystery.
Where to Find This Book:
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd publishes on October 13, 2020, and is available at these sites!
In the third book of this sweet Regency Cornwall series, one young man must search for truth among the debris of multiple shipwrecks on his newly inherited property.
When Liam Twethewey inherits the ancient Wyndcliff Hall in Pevlyn, Cornwall, he sets a goal of fulfilling his late great-uncle’s dream of opening a china clay pit on the estate’s moorland. When he arrives, however, a mysterious shipwreck on his property—along with even more mysterious survivors—puts his plans on hold.
Evelyn Bray has lived in Pevlyn her entire life. After her grandfather’s fall from fortune, he humbled himself and accepted the position of steward at Wyndcliff Hall. Evelyn’s mother, embarrassed by the reduction of wealth and status, left Pevlyn in search of a better life for them both, but in spite of her promise, never returns. Evelyn is left to navigate an uncertain path with an even more uncertain future.
When the mysteries surrounding the shipwreck survivors intensify, Liam and Evelyn are thrown together as they attempt to untangle a web of deceit and secrets. But as they separate the truths from the lies, they quickly learn that their surroundings—and the people in it—are not as they seem. Liam and Evelyn are each tested, and as a romance buds between them, they must decide if their love is strong enough to overcome their growing differences.
Just the Facts:
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: October 13, 2020
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.
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.