About the Book
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.
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In My Opinion
In The Light at Wyndcliff, Sarah E. Ladd sweeps readers to the Cornwall coast where something strange is going on in the small village of Pevlyn.
Liam is excited to gain his inheritance and start making plans, but the caretaker at Wyndcliff seems to have some secrets. Add to it the intriguing and beautiful granddaughter of said caretaker, strange happenings that are going on at the shore, and a mysterious woman with no memory, and this book is hard to put down.
Evelyn is a strong woman but somewhat heartsick when it comes to her mother, but Liam’s integrity and kindness draw her out despite their different circumstances.
I would have liked a few more scenes with the smuggling and the culprits are made fairly clear from early on, but overall, this story is about relationships. As Ladd explores the different dynamics, the depth of the book grows.
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Caryl Kane says
Great review, Suzie! I’m looking forward to reading this series.