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A Stranger's Secret (#02 in Cliffs Of Cornwall Series)

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As a grieving young widow, Morwenna only wants a quiet life for herself and her son. Until a man washes ashore, entangling her in a web of mystery that could threaten all she holds dear.

Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan indulged in her fair share of dalliances in her youth, but now that she's the widowed mother to the heir of the Penvenan title, she's desperate to polish her reputation. When she's accused of deliberately luring ships to crash on the rocks to steal the cargo, Morwenna begins an investigation to uncover the real culprits and stumbles across an unconscious man lying in the sea's foam-a man wearing a medallion with the Trelawny crest around his neck.

The medallion is a mystery to David Chastain, a boat builder from Somerset. All David knows is that his father was found dead in Cornwall with the medallion in his possession after lying and stealing his family's money. And he knows the widow who rescued him is impossibly beautiful-and likely the siren who caused the shipwreck in the first place-as well as the hand behind whoever is trying to murder David.

As Morwenna nurses David back to health and tries to learn how he landed on her beach, suspicion and pride keep their growing attraction at bay. But can they join together to save Morwenna's name and estate and David's life? Can they acknowledge the love they are both trying to deny?



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As a grieving young widow, Morwenna only wants a quiet life for herself and her son. Until a man washes ashore, entangling her in a web of mystery that could threaten all she holds dear.

Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan indulged in her fair share of dalliances in her youth, but now that she's the widowed mother to the heir of the Penvenan title, she's desperate to polish her reputation. When she's accused of deliberately luring ships to crash on the rocks to steal the cargo, Morwenna begins an investigation to uncover the real culprits and stumbles across an unconscious man lying in the sea's foam-a man wearing a medallion with the Trelawny crest around his neck.

The medallion is a mystery to David Chastain, a boat builder from Somerset. All David knows is that his father was found dead in Cornwall with the medallion in his possession after lying and stealing his family's money. And he knows the widow who rescued him is impossibly beautiful-and likely the siren who caused the shipwreck in the first place-as well as the hand behind whoever is trying to murder David.

As Morwenna nurses David back to health and tries to learn how he landed on her beach, suspicion and pride keep their growing attraction at bay. But can they join together to save Morwenna's name and estate and David's life? Can they acknowledge the love they are both trying to deny?


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Meet the Author

Laurie Alice Eakes

Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of "Lady in the Mist", "Heart's Safe Passage", "A Necessary Deception", "A Flight of Fancy", and several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats. A

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Slow and unengaging
3 stars By Iola, Jun 28 2015
I found the first three-quarters of the novel very slow, which wasn't helped by Morwenna's overlong interior monologue (which still didn't give any information about how she got into her situation, or why she wouldn't accept help). David wasn't any better: late in the book, we found out he knew more than he'd let on, which was a problem I had with the first book in the series as well. In contrast, the ending was fast-too fast. I never felt as though I got to know either character. 

The historical research and sense of time and place was excellent, as were the Christian themes. However, I found some of the writing to be overly complex, almost archaic, even for a novel set during the Regency. There were several times when I found myself reading and rereading sentences in order to understand what was being said. I never had that problem reading Jane Austen. 

Overall, I found A Stranger's Secret a struggle to finish, because it took so long to get interesting and I felt no connection with any of the characters. 

Thanks to Zondervan and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 412212
  • Product Code 9780310333418
  • ISBN 0310333415
  • EAN 9780310333418
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Apr 2015
  • Sales Rank #42566
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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