BOOK REVIEW: THE LIGHT AT WYNDCLIFF BY SARAH E. LADD.

Author: Sarah E. Ladd

Title: The Light at Wyndcliff

Genre: Christian fiction / Historical fiction romance / Regency Romance/ Clean &Wholesome Romance

Publication date: 13th October, 2020

Publisher: Thomas Nelson- Fiction

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Book Description

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.

My Review

Liam and Evelyn, two main characters whose scenes I do look forward to.


I also understand Grandfather Bray’s protectiveness over Evelyn and as much as I find it overbearing, it adds the perfect twist to the plot.


Wyndcliff Hall endeared me to itself. I love how the author described the estate and its rooms.


The Light at Wyndcliff is a book that brings the minds and hearts of its characters closer to you through the pages.


My heart beat at every scene. I was actively participating in the rescue mission of the shipwreck. I didn’t pause reading the book.


The author grabbed my full attention with this book.

I admire Liam so much.


I am rating this book 10 stars if I can. I love Mary, Mrs. Elizabeth, Marnie and well, Jenna. I had to understand her.


This book was beautifully written.

The title of this book perfectly describes the plot in the book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson -Fiction through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Author Bio

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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