Guest book review by Karren Hodgkins

I really enjoyed how there was action right from the beginning! It was a great start to this Regency novel. Set in Cornwall, in 1818, there are definite parallels to the Poldark family saga. The backdrop is copper mining with a great deal of emphasis on the differences between the richer and the poorer highlighting those who care and give back and those who focus mainly on themselves and theirs with scant regard for others.

The author’s characters are well-formed and are relatable, so it wasn’t long before I was invested in the direction their stories took as the mystery built. I did find that certain characters became a little tedious as they repeated themselves so many times that it became somewhat of a distraction to the thread of the story.

While there’s a definite beginning and end to the story of the goings-on at Lanwyn Manor, the author has also ended it in a way that piques curiosity and one does wonder the direction her next book will take.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. My thanks to #Netgalley, the author and Thomas Nelson.

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