Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong.
While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast--known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors--Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him.
As Laura and a neighbor care for the survivor, they discover he has curious wounds and, although he speaks in careful, educated English, his accent seems odd. Other clues wash ashore, and Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be. Despite the evidence against him, the mysterious man might provide her only chance to discover the truth about her parents' fate. With danger pursuing them from every side, and an unexpected attraction growing between them, will Laura ever find the answers she seeks?
If you like Poldark, you'll love this book. It had plenty of mysteries and twists and turns in it to keep you interested, with an added helping of romance! Love how little clues are dropped into the pages, that make no sense to start with but as they keep piling up and you start to put two and two together it all then falls into place.
Laura and Alexander are perfect lead characters, but I have to admit my favourite character was Treeve. The way the author described him, made he a cheeky chap that everyone would love regardless. I also had a soft spot for Jago, you just wanted to protect him. All the characters in this book were well thought out in my opinion.
I am not overly familiar with the Cornish coast, but after reading this book, it's on my to do list to visit.
Stars out of 5 : 4.5 Great book, read it in one day (all day mind you!) and it kept me interested, which is always a good thing. I enjoy Julie Klassen's book and this is one of her best one's yet.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.