Reading Room: The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd
I can always count on Sarah E. Ladd to deliver a low-stress story with interesting characters and beautiful settings. The Light at Wyndcliff is the third and final of her Cornwall novels. The first one was reminiscent of the Poldark series, but quickly took on a life of its own. This third books offers a slow-build, tender romance between Liam and Evelyn, and there is a nice little mystery of events mixed in to create an engaging tale. As always, her settings are beautifully depicted. I walked along the beach, stood on the cliffs, witnessed a shipwreck, and ventured into the village right alongside the characters. This is a sweet and clean read.
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.
The Reading Room is where I share books, because authors are readers, too. I don't rate books on my blog, but I do like to share books I've read and enjoyed (My mom recommends a few, too.). My tastes are eclectic, so expect to see everything from sweet, wholesome romance to edge-of-your-seat, sexy thrillers, and more in between.