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The Light at Wyndcliff - (Cornwall Novels) by Sarah E Ladd (Paperback)

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About the Book

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.

Book Synopsis

Set in the same time period as Poldark and Bridgerton, this Regency romance follows a young man searching for truth among the debris of multiple shipwrecks on his newly inherited property.

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 humble post of steward. Evelyn's mother, embarrassed by their lost wealth and status, left Pevlyn in search of a better life for them both, but never returns. 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 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. As they untangle truth from deception, their loyalties separate them--and their budding love might not be strong enough to overcome the distance.

  • Full-length Regency romance
  • Book 3 in the Cornwall novels (The Governess of Penwythe Hall, The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, and The Light at Wyndcliff), but can be read as a stand-alone story
  • Book length: 85,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Review Quotes

'Gripping . . . expertly deploys elements of gothic mystery . . . the atmosphere and intrigue keep the pages turning . . .' --Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Series Title: Cornwall Novels
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: Paperback
Author: Sarah E Ladd
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2020
TCIN: 80200871
UPC: 9780785223276
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-9722
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

Captivating Historical Romance!

4 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Maney - 3 years ago
"Mortified hardly described Evelyn's current state." Meeting the new master of Wyndcliff estate while knee deep in mud, trying to rescue her bog-stuck pony, wasn't on Evelyn Bray's list of accomplishments for the day; how humiliating! Although Liam Twethewey seemed to take the unexpected encounter in stride, Evelyn got the distinct feeling that things were about to change, and "as far as Evelyn was concerned, any change to Wyndcliff's sleepy patterns was welcome". "Twenty two years was a long time to wait for life to begin", and yet Liam Twetheway had waited his entire life for this very moment . . . . stepping onto boundless acres of beautiful Cornish coastline that finally belonged to him. If the lovely steward's daughter was any indication of local pleasantry, maybe the separation from family and friends wouldn't be so difficult after all. But it soon becomes apparent that nefarious activities are taking place on the long abandoned property, both on land and at sea. Smuggling is nasty business, Liam is unsure who to trust, what does Evelyn Bray know about it all, and would she even confide in him? Liam fears it's too late to be impartial, his heart is already entwined. With her lovely, companionable style, this author has penned a story filled the kind of danger and intrigue that will command readers' attention, while she effortlessly slips the characters into the deepest recesses of their hearts.
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Trust is to be earned, not something freely given.

5 out of 5 stars
Betti - 3 years ago
At some point you must make decisions for yourself and do what is best for you - Jenna to Evelyn The author once again takes us to the moors of Cornwall, where many traditions rule the way of life. The sea plays a large part in those rather unsettling customs as this is an area where many ships meet an unfortunate end. Salvaging what they can, the villagers eke out a small income from those sales. Liam Twethewey not only inherits the Wyndcliff Estate from his uncle, but also the longstanding practice of storing the cargo from many of these shipwrecks. How can he possibly condone what is occurring on his own land? Will a rescue at sea help change these unwritten rules? Evelyn Bray lives in the steward’s cottage along with her grandfather, the steward. This somewhat controlling relationship leads Jenna to make the comment above. But where can a young woman go in 1808, if she has no family to stand behind her? With a great deal of detail, the author takes us walking on the moors, along the seashore and into what life must have been like in 1808. I could almost smell the sea and hear the waves crashing. This wonderful mystery will not be easy to set aside until you finally reach the conclusion. This ARC of Book 3 in the Cornwall Novels was received through Thomas Nelson, HarperCollins Christian Publishing and NetGalley. The impressions and comments are my own and were in no way solicited.
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Great historical mystery

5 out of 5 stars
Moonglotexas - 3 years ago
I am a fan of Sarah E. Ladd’s writing and her latest, “The Light of Wyndcliff” is beautifully crafted. However, the back cover copy felt a little like a spoiler as the two major events alluded to come quite a way into the book so I kept waiting for them to happen. I took an instant liking to Liam, he is grounded, insightful and intelligent. I felt deeply for Evelyn who is essentially alone in her existence at Wyndcliff with few friends and little society. Liam bursts onto the scene and, with his changes, revitalises Evelyn. The two don’t have the best start but proximity and circumstances keep their relationship building. There is plenty of sadness on the cliffs of Cornwall in this era, mining isn’t as lucrative, smuggling prolific and women had very little power. Each of these comes into the story and loss is a large part of each, There is a mystery behind all of it which keeps the story moving forward and the reader guessing! It’s a four out of five on the enJOYment scale and recommended for those who enjoy historical romance!
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