‘Sarah E. Ladd brings us the second in her Cornwall Novels series with another good Regency, a genre she is quite good at doing.
Cornwall, England, 1818. Julia Twethewey has come to Lanwyn Manor for two reasons: to recover from a broken heart and to keep her friend company who is ill. The manor is in the heart of the mining industry and before long Julia is intricately involved in all around her. But she soon learns that there is something quite strange going on at Lanwyn Manor.
Isaac Blake is a respectable second son to a mine owner and he is determined to make a go of his late father’s mine. His twin brother’s carelessness regarding the mine is at odds with Isaac’s integrity in the business. And Isaac has developed an interest in Julia, even though Matthew wants to use her to get in her uncle’s good graces.
There are mysteries, intrigue and a great deal to like about this book. A good Regency is a favorite of mine and Sarah Ladd has been a favorite since I read her very first book. I can’t imagine not reading her well done novels. She once again proves herself quite adept at the genre. Highly recommended.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.