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This is the first time I’ve read anything by this author and it certainly won’t be the last! This is a historical romance packed with intrigue, danger and surprises. It gives an insight into aspects of life during this era as part of the story. For once it isn’t set in the Victorian era, instead in the time when George III was on the throne and the French revolution was in progress. The conflict between England and France is key to many of the events in the story adding another layer of mystery and mayhem to this intriguing romance. It is actually the fourth book in the Cornish Saga series but it works well as a standalone – I’ve not read any of the other books in the series (yet!) but enjoyed this one.
Angelica Lilly is something of a rebel. She’s sorted her father’s financial affairs secretly for years without him knowing! Her penchant for doing as she wants – even visiting the theatre despite her father’s objections – all work in her favour as she seeks to discover just what is happening, how her brother is involved and what she can do to prove him innocent whilst bringing the guilty to justice. It is a suspense filled story where you’re never quite sure who is trustworthy. There are several possible romantic interests but only one who will win her heart and help her succeed – but can she discover just who that is?
This is an engaging story that I recommend to anyone who enjoys historical romances or romantic suspense as this is a delightful blend of the two. I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
Educated, beautiful and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father’s wealth is opening doors, and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an imposter among the aristocrats of Cornwall.
When her brother returns home, ill and under the influence of a dangerous man, Angelica’s loyalties are tested to the limit. Her one hope lies with coachman Henry Trevelyan, a softly spoken, educated man with kind eyes. But when Henry seemingly betrays Angelica, she has no one to turn to. Who is Henry, and what does he want? And can Angelica save her brother from a terrible plot that threatens to ruin her entire family?
Author Bio –
Nicola Pryce came to writing after a career in nursing. She has an Open University degree in Humanities and is a qualified adult literacy support volunteer. She is lives in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset and when she isn’t writing she’s probably gardening or scrubbing the decks. She and her husband love sailing and for the last twenty years they have sailed in and out of the romantic harbours of the south coast of Cornwall in search of adventure: it is there where she sets her books.
The Cornish Lady is her fourth book: The others are Pengelly’s Daughter, The Captain’s Girl, and The Cornish Dressmaker.
Nicola is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Historical Writers Association.
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