Monday, October 26, 2020

The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

In the small Cornish village of Pevlyn, secrets are as treacherous as the rocky English shores.

Cornwall, England, 1820

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 now 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.

Liam Twethewey is a mere two and twenty when he inherits Wyndcliff Estate from his great uncle. His optimistic plans of opening a china clay pit to employ the estate’s tenants meets unexpected resistance, and rumors of smuggling and illegal activity challenge his newfound authority.

Brought together by troubling questions surrounding the shipwreck, Evelyn and Liam uncover even darker mysteries shrouding the estate. But as they untangle truth from deception, their loyalties separate them—and their budding love might not be strong enough to overcome the distance.

This latest Regency romance from Sarah E. Ladd evokes the captivating worlds and delicious dramas of Jane Austen, Daphne du Maurier, and Winston Graham.

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. Visit her online at; Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.

The Light of Wyndcliff is the third book in Sarah E. Ladd's Cornwall Novels series. While I have personally enjoyed the series and would recommend reading them all anyway, this could definitely be read as a standalone. 

In this book, we meet Liam Twethewey as he is making an unexpected arrival at the property he has inherited from his late uncle--- Wyndcliff Hall. Upon his arrival, he meets Evelyn Bray who has lived at the property her entire life as the granddaughter of the steward. Shortly after his arrival, a shipwreck leads to the rescue of a child and her mother, throwing the Evelyn and Liam together in their efforts to care for the two survivors... and find out the mystery surrounding the numerous shipwrecks in the area. It is a story with action and romance all wrapped up in one great story. I so enjoyed getting to know these characters, they were such genuine characters that it was hard not to like them as individuals, but even moreso together. While there was a lot of action and intrigue within the story, I didn't find it to be super fast paced, which worked well for this story. 

Overall, this is a great story that fans of Regency romance are sure to enjoy. 


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