Welcome back for another review! I’m so excited about this release, so let’s jump right into the review. I found Sarah Ladd’s newest book to be a breath of fresh air in the world of historical romance. Secrets, mysterious lights in the dark, and family division create so much more than a simple love story. The Light at Wyndcliff, while a romance at heart, simultaneously explores the timeless issue of family loyalty.
I was hooked into this story from the first few pages. I found both the hero and heroine to be likable characters that were easy to sympathize with. Both find themselves in unique situations – Liam has inherited at the young age of 22 and Evelyn, through family hardships, finds herself not fitting in above or below stairs. This creates quite a few moments where they each struggle trying to find their footing as an adult.
The action in this story never stops. I found myself grabbing for it every spare minute that I had. If you are looking for a read that is fast-paced with a bit of mystery and clean romance. I would highly recommend this book!
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 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
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.
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
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 5 copies of The Light at Wyndcliff! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on October 30th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Direct Link: https://gleam.io/8zsbJ/the-light-at-wyndcliff
A big thank you to Amy from HFVBT for having me on the tour! Also, that you to Sarah Ladd for the joy of reading your newest release.