About the Book
Book: The Thief of Lanwyn Manor
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Genre: Regency Romance
Release Date: January 7, 2020
In this sweet Regency romance, Julia knows Matthew Blake, copper mine owner and very eligible bachelor, is the gentleman she should set her eyes upon. But why can’t she steal her gaze away from his younger brother, Isaac?
Cornwall, England 1818—Julia Twethewey needs a diversion to mend her broken heart, so when her cousin invites her to Lanwyn Manor, Julia eagerly accepts. Lanwyn Manor is at the heart of Cornwall’s mining industry, and as a guest Julia is swept into its intricate world. It’s not long, though, before she realizes something dark lurks in the home’s ancient halls.
As a respected mine owner’s younger son, Isaac Blake is determined to keep his late father’s legacy alive through the family business, despite his brother’s careless attitude. In order to save their livelihood—and the livelihood of those around them—the brothers approach the master of Lanwyn Manor with plans to bolster the floundering local industry. Isaac can’t deny his attraction to the man’s charming niece, but his brother has made his intentions to court the lovely guest clear. And Isaac knows his place.
When tragedy strikes, mysteries arise, and items go missing, Julia and Isaac find they are pulled together in a swirl of strange circumstances, but despite their own best efforts to bow to social expectations, their hearts aren’t so keen to surrender.
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First off that cover is gorgeous and the lighted room to me holds many secrets that are just waiting to be discovered. This story did not disappoint and it started off with a bang....
We are in Cornwall and with it the mining environment and all the of the social and economic intrigue that goes along with that. Especially when certain powerful men hold the purse strings for many others that are poor and very dependant on the mines working and staying open, no matter the danger that they are in when they go to work.
There is romance for our dear Julia Twethewey and I really liked her. She was an innocent and had a really good head on her shoulder. She did her own thinking and certainly some of what she found in her extended family, the mining business, and the townspeople she found lacking. She had spunk and knew her limits, and she was a bit curious but cautious.
And then there was Isaac Blake. I liked him from the start and wished his twin brother would have been more like him. His and Julia's first meet was very memorable and it may be sometime before I read another like that. He was etched in my mind's eye.
If your are looking to lose yourself in Cornwall, (missing Poldark anyone besides me?) add in a bit of mystery, polite society and the different classes, and definitely romance I recommend this story. I do believe this is my favorite author Ladd book yet.
About the Author
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky golden retriever. Visit her online at SarahLadd.com; Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.
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