#blogtour – Wednesday 13th March
Welcome to my stop on this superb blog tour. I have a charming little number to introduce you to today, a book that was beautifully written and so easy to fall into. I have always had a soft spot for period drama writings, and this one was such a wonderful story to pore over.
The Cornish Lady was easy to digest and I fell in love with the characters and the world that they inhabited. I loved the detail in the writing and I adored the character interactions. More than once I pored over the pages eagerly as I wanted to read how the story would pan out.
Before I ramble on about this story, let me tell you a little bit about the author.
About the Author
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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About the Book
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 wallfulnt? And can Angelica save her brother from a terrible plot that threatens to ruin her entire family?
The book bio for this drew me in from the start. The fact that it was set in the beautiful area of Cornwall was invitation enough for me to start reading it, but I also loved the sound of the story. I love a story that is full of history and intrigue and this little beauty didn’t disappoint.
I adored the aristocratic air that this story had about it and I welcomed the intricately built love story that is hidden within. Angelica was a very likeable character from the start and I sympathised with the worry she had over her brother, who has fallen under the influence of Jacob, a man who is dark and dangerous.
My favourite character in the book was the mysterious, kind hearted Henry Trevelyan. The interaction between him and Angelica were very enjoyable to read and I loved how their stories intertwined.
This story was brilliant from start to finish and I was not disappointed with how it concluded. I loved the setting, I loved the era that it was set and I loved the characters. A perfect lazy afternoon read.
This was a wonderful read, one that I enjoyed from start to finish.
Rating – 4 out of 5 stars.
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