Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Blog Tour: Review of The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd

Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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.

My thoughts:

The Light at Wyndcliff is the third book in the Regency Cornwall series.  It worked well as a stand alone.  It ended up being jut an OK read for me. The romance was very slow burn. I almost felt like if you blinked you would miss it.  There was a nice HEA, but I didn't feel the pull between Liam and Evelyn.  What I enjoyed more was the mystery of what was going on behind the scenes at the estate..  I had never really thought about what it might be like to live on the coast in the 1800s and have to deal with frequent ship wrecks.  That was interesting.  This is a clean regency romance.  I think fans of this author will enjoy it.

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About Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky Golden Retriever.

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Sarah E. Ladd’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, October 12th: Amy’s Book-et List and @amysbooketlist
Monday, October 12th: She Just Loves Books and @shejustlovesbooks
Tuesday, October 13th: @thebookdistiller
Wednesday, October 14th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, October 15th: @addie.yoder
Sunday, October 18th: @nurse_bookie
Monday, October 19th: @the_unwined
Tuesday, October 20th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Wednesday, October 21st: Blooming with Books
Thursday, October 22nd: Reading Reality
Monday, October 26th: What is That Book About – excerpt
Wednesday, October 28th: @myreadingchronicles
Wednesday, October 28th: @lowkey.bookish
Friday, October 30th: @shobizreads
Monday, November 2nd: Leighellen Landskov and @mommaleighellensbooknook
Wednesday, November 4th: Books Cooks Looks
Thursday, November 5th: @adrianna.reads
Friday, November 6th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife
Monday, November 9th: Laura’s Reviews and @laurasreviews_1
Wednesday, November 11th: @booktimistic
Friday, November 13th: @rendezvous_with_reading

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours