The Thief of Lanwyn Manor by author Sarah E. Ladd is a Regency Romance novel. Set in Cornwall, England in 1818 this book is captivating from the very beginning. I was immediately engaged and could not put this page-turner down.
Author Ladd is an exemplary Christian novelist. She weaves faith and life lessons beautifully through the tapestry of her story. This book was well researched, well planned, and organized. I learned more about mining. It is nice to be entertained, educated, and inspired when reading a book.
The characters are certainly just that….characters. They have quirks and lovable points. Julia Twethewey is the darling of this book. She is strong, sassy, and smart. Brothers Isaac and Matthew make for two completely opposite competing leading men. The secondary characters are also well done.
I found mystery, intrigue, romance, as well as drama in this well written fiction piece. The author took me to a place and time away from my own and made it come alive. I felt like I was there and wanted to offer advice to my new friend, Julia.
Expect some twists and turns as the author throws in a few surprises. The book is really enjoyable and I definitely recommend it. The inspirational message sticks with you long after finishing the book. It would make a perfect book club selection. I gladly rate it 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
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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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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