"A Stranger's Secret" by Laurie Alice Eakes is set in 1813 Cornwall, England. Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan is deperate to bring prosperity to Penmara, her son's inheritance and the only thing she has left of his father. She could get help from her grandparents, but her pride won't allow her to do so. When wreckers are purposefully causing ships to run aground on her land, she sets out to prove she isn't the one behind them. What she finds is not clues but more questions when she discovers David Chastain nearly dead on her beach wearing a Trelawny medallion around his neck.
David Chastain is trying to solve the mystery of why his father emptied their family and boatyard's coffers and went to Falmouth suddenly and ending up dead. After attempts on his own life, the most likely suspect is Morwenna Penvenan.
Despite the fact that Morwenna knows that David is keeping secrets from her and David suspects Morwenna of trying to poison him, they find themselves growing more attached to each other. Can they find the true suspect behind the wreckers and poisoning before it drives them apart?
There are a few authors that when I see that they have a new book available, I know I have to read them. That is how I felt when I saw "A Stranger's Secret" by Laurie Alice Eakes. I read the first book in the Cliffs of Cornwall series, "A Lady's Honor", so I knew I wanted to read the sequel. Since "A Stranger's Secret" is the 2nd in the series, I would recommend reading "A Lady's Honor" first so you can get Morwenna's background and where she is coming from in "A Stranger's Secret". Laurie Alice Eakes has a good pace and flow to the story and I wasn't able to solve the mystery before the book revealed it. I liked David and how she told about his accent without having to write it out in the book. There weren't any parts of the book that took me out of the setting of 1800's Cornwall.
I would recommend "A Stranger's Secret" to those who like inspirational, romantic, historical mysteries! (or even if you like one or two on the list!)
"A Stranger's Secret" is available on April 21, 2015 in Kindle format:
- File Size: 1552 KB
- Print Length: 321 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310333407
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Publisher: Zondervan (April 21, 2015)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00L0S6FDW
I received a complimentary paperback copy of A Stranger's Secret from booklookbloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.