Tuesday, October 20, 2020

BLOG TOUR - The Light at Wyndcliff

The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd

Publication Date: October 13, 2020
Thomas Nelson
Paperback & eBook; 352 Pages

Series: The Cornwall Novels, Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Christian

Set in 1820s Cornwall, this Regency romance evokes the captivating worlds and delicious dramas of Jane Austen, Daphne DuMaurier, and Winston Graham.

Raised on the sprawling and rugged Wyndcliff Estate near the dangerous coast of South Cornwall, Evelyn Bray lives with her grandfather, a once-wealthy man reduced to the post of steward. Evelyn is still grieving her father’s death and her mother’s abandonment when a passing ship is dashed against the rocks. The only survivors, a little girl and her injured mother, are rescued and brought to Wyndcliff Hall.

Liam Twethewey is just twenty-two when he inherits Wyndcliff Estate from his great uncle. His optimistic plans to open a china clay pit to employ the estate’s tenants meets unexpected resistance, and the rumors of smuggling and illegal activity challenge his new-found authority. Though wise beyond his years, young Liam quickly finds himself out of his depth in this land where long-held secrets and high-stakes agendas make no room for newcomers.

Brought together by troubling questions surrounding the shipwreck, Evelyn and Liam uncover even darker mysteries shrouding the estate. But as they untangle truths from deceptions, their loyalties separate them—and their budding love might not be strong enough to overcome the distance.

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:   The Light at Wyndcliff
Author:  Sarah E. Ladd
Series:  Cornwall #3
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Genre:   Historical Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   320
Date of Publication:   October 13, 2020
My Rating:    4 Stars

Liam Twethewey has taken on the unenviable task as the inheritor of Wyndcliff Hall in Corwall. While he is struggling to honor his great-uncle's dream of restoring the Hall, he runs into problems at the estate, but also from another source involving a current shipwreck.

Evelyn Bray lives there at the Hall, having lived there with her grandfather after he lost everything, which played into her mother leaving. Now steward, his attitude toward the new owner and Evelyn are ripe with issues. Meanwhile a shipwreck leaves a woman and her young daughter without hope, thus keeping Evelyn quite busy. The shipwreck seems to be only the tip of the iceberg for the reality of what is actually going on.

Protecting the estate - and the two survivors - brings Liam and Evelyn together. Not only must the pair cope with growing feelings, problems on a grand scale are beginning to be revealed. 

As I hadn't read the first two books in the series, I was concerned that I would not be able to gel with this story. However, this story fully held up well, allowing me to feel connected to the characters, the plot and the resulting drama as it was unfolding. The regency time period is one I enjoy, and the further drama of pirates, thievery, lies and secrets all kept me riveted to the story, capturing my attention throughout. 

Not only was the drama between Liam and Evelyn of great interest, her connection to her grandfather and to her mother was of great interest to me. It was both a wonderful and beautiful story, with enough excitement to be more than interesting, and with a conclusion that tied things together nicely. I love that this book was a blend between historical fiction and romance, and that the romance was different than many I read in the genre. Sarah E. Ladd is is a new author to me, but I am glad that I read this book and look forward to reading more by her. 

Many thanks to Thomas Nelson and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, October 13
Review at Hallie Reads
Feature at Momfluenster

Wednesday, October 14
Review at McCombs on Main
Review at Gwendalyn's Books
Review at Probably at the Library

Thursday, October 15
Review at Jessica Belmont

Friday, October 16
Review at Bitch Bookshelf
Review & Excerpt at Bookworlder
Review at View from the Birdhouse

Sunday, October 18
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Monday, October 19
Review at Book Bustle

Tuesday, October 20
Review at Books and Zebras
Review at Robin Loves Reading
Review at Into the Hall of Books

Wednesday, October 21
Review at The Lit Bitch

Thursday, October 22
Review at Faery Tales Are Real
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Friday, October 23
Review at Lu Reviews Books

Saturday, October 24
Review & Excerpt at Nursebookie

Monday, October 26
Review at The Caffeinated Bibliophile
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals

Tuesday, October 27
Review at Captivated Reading

Wednesday, October 28
Review at Heidi Reads

Thursday, October 29
Review at YA, it's Lit

Friday, October 30
Review at A Darn Good Read
Review at Read Review Rejoice


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 5 copies of The Light at Wyndcliff! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on October 30th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

The Light at Wyndcliff 


Sarah E. Ladd has always loved the Regency period — the clothes, the music, the literature and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period and gave her idea of what life would’ve looked like in era. It wasn’t until 2010 that Ladd began writing seriously. Shortly after, Ladd released the first book in the Whispers on the Moors series. Book one of the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance. Ladd also has more than ten years of marketing experience. She holds degrees in public relations and marketing and lives in Indiana with her family and spunky Golden Retriever.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful story. Great review.

  2. So happy you enjoyed the read! Thank you for the great review & blog tour support!

    HF Virtual Book Tours

  3. Great review an nice giveaway. Not for me sadly.

  4. Who can resist a good regency romance? Thank you so much for sharing this Robin. Adding to TBR