Shipwrecks, smugglers, deception, and true love
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd.
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd is the lovely story of a young man who waited years to come of age and get control of his estate in Cornwall, and his relationship with the granddaughter of the steward who opposed him at every turn.
Title: The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 13, 2020)
Print Lenght: 352 pages
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.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Liam Twethewey inherited an estate in Cornwall but had to wait for years until he came of age and was able to gain control of his property. He spent a good part of these years planning and dreaming about what he would do and who he would become.
But things were more complicated than Liam was expecting. The estate was in shambles; the steward, an older man, was reluctant to hand over the reins.
The man was unbearable, so different from his lovely granddaughter.
Evelyn Bray was beautiful, sweet, loyal, and Liam was mesmerized by her kindness and inner strength. A pity her grandfather had other plans for her and warned Liam to stay away.
The story is lovely, a well developed slow-burn romance. I was completely hooked from the first page.
The plot is exciting and varied. Clay pot producing, smuggling, shipwrecks, a lot goes on but all well intertwined.
I loved how the author explored the characters’ family bonds and how diverse and emotional their personal experiences were. They felt real and easy to connect to.
Lovely read. Highly Recommended!
I will be looking for other books by this author.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
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.