A STRANGER'S SECRET
As a grieving widow, Morwenna only wants to make a life for herself and her young son at her murdered husband s estate. Until an unconscious man washes up on her shore, entangling her in a web of mysteries that threatens everything she holds dear.
Still grieving the loss of her husband, Morwenna Penvenan fills her days preserving her son s heritage: the dilapidated estate his father left them. But all attempts at restoration are thwarted when she is accused of deliberately causing ships to crash on her shore in order to steal their cargo. While seeking clues to the true culprits, she finds an unconscious man wearing a medallion with the Penvenan crest enameled upon it.
Regency meets Gothic along the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. Those three things alone sent me into rapid reader rapture. Add in the fact that the author is Laurie Alice Eakes and I was in such a dizzy delirium it's a wonder I could read a word. But I managed -- read every last delicious one while alternately swooning and fuming along the way.
This is the second book in the Cliffs of Cornwall series. I think it reads well as a standalone, but you'll 'get' Morwenna (and the complicated Trelawny clan) better if you've read A Lady of Honor.
I love the intensity of Eakes stories. The way she builds suspense. And painstakingly dishes out tidbits of juicy clues. Keeps me riveted every time. And the romance -- impossible and adversarial one minute, sweet and tender the next. Then there's the fainting couch worthy kisses. Oh my! Exquisite read from beginning to end.
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