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The Light at Wyndcliff

(Cornwall #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  151 reviews
In the third book of this sweet Regency Cornwall series, one young man must search for truth among the debris of multiple shipwrecks on his newly inherited property.

When Liam Twethewey inherits the ancient Wyndcliff Hall in Pevlyn, Cornwall, he sets a goal of fulfilling his late great-uncle’s dream of opening a china clay pit on the estate’s moorland. When he arrives, howe
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Published October 13th 2020 by Thomas Nelson (first published October 2020)
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Mimi Matthews
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Light at Wyndcliff is a richly atmospheric Regency novel, reminiscent of the works of Victoria Holt and Daphne du Maurier. The storm-swept Cornish coast is a character unto itself, forming the perfect backdrop for an expertly woven tale of secrets, danger, and heartfelt romance. A riveting and deeply emotional read. This book is perfect reading for the cold autumn days ahead, snuggled up on the couch with a cup of tea.
Randi Annie Framnes
When new owner of Wyndcliff Hall William, Liam, Twethewey arrives to take ownership, he finds sinister activity on the property. He unexpectantly bond with steward’s granddaughter Evelyn Bray while working to prevent danger to lives and stopping criminal activity.

The Light at Wyndcliff is the third installment in The Cornwall Novels series by Sarah E. Ladd, published by Thomas Nelson. The story is set in Cornwall 1820 and we get to follow new owner of Wyndcliff Hall William, Liam, Twethewey as h
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"The Light at Wyndcliff" by Sarah E. Ladd is the perfect fall read! I could not believe how much I enjoyed it and how quickly I read it. It is the third book in Ms. Ladd’s “Cornwall” series but can easily be read as a standalone. After reading this book, I am eager to pick up the other two!

Be transported to the haunting, windswept moors and breathtaking views of Cornwall’s coast. Picture an out of the way manor house with many mysteries in a sleepy little village that does not easily give up its
Melissa Tagg
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read quite a few of Sarah Ladd's books, but I'm pretty sure this one is my new fave! I loved the characters and the whole thread about shipwrecks. With the number of Regency books I read, sometimes it's hard to find a truly unique angle, but The Light at Wyndcliff felt fresh and new...and of course, romantic. It was the setting, though, which most kept me glued to the page. The rocky coast, Cornwall, the moors, a secluded cove...I loved it all!
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Cornwall series, The Light at Wyndcliff sees Liam Twethwey inheriting the ancient Wyndcliff Hall in Pevlyn, Cornwall. He plans on opening a china clay pit on the estate's moorland, but a shipwreck on his property – along with mysterious survivors - puts his plans on hold.

Evelyn Bray is the granddaughter of the Rupert Bray, he is the stewards of the Hall, and it is a position her grandfather took after his fall from grace. She is holding onto hope that her mother will call f
linda hole
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. And I did not know it was a part of a series. So you could read this book As a stand alone. The book has it all, a mystery , romance, and friendships. I would highly recommend this book
Susan Snodgrass
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
'How long would she have to endure this battle warring within her?'

Sarah E. Ladd purely knows her way around a good Regency. This time she takes us back to the coasts of Cornwall where the new owner of Wyndcliff encounters much suspicious activity. Be prepared to be carried along as Ladd sweeps us across the dark beaches and wild seas as we try to discover the truth in this perfectly wonderful Regency.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Net Galley.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Ladd's Cornwall series. The Light at Wyndcliff will sweep readers away to the wind-swept cliffs of the Cornish coast. The setting plays a significant role, providing an atmospheric backdrop for the shipwrecks and smuggling that haunt the coast of Wyndcliff Hall. Ladd pens a sweet romance that slowly blossoms amidst the mystery and secrets that have had a grip on Wyndcliff Hall. Can the new lord of the manor uncover the truth and provide a legacy for the tenants and ...more
Sally Britton
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency, romance
When people ask me who my favorite Regency authors are, Sarah E. Ladd is always at the top of the list. She writes characters with emotional depth in a way that always, always moves me. Her descriptions of the world in which they live are breath-taking and so real that I feel I am walking along the cliffs next to the hero and heroine.

It was an honor (and a super exciting moment) to receive an advance review copy of The Light at Wyndcliffe, Sarah's newest addition to her Cornwall novels. This nov
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
Lovely Regency novel!

There's a dark cloud over Wyndcliff and new heir Liam does a stellar job and demonstrates his integrity at every turn. Evelyn's circumstances are a result of her grandfather's poor choices and the lack of love from her mother. Liam and Evelyn's romance is sweetly slow to blossom and they make a good team.

In particular, I enjoyed the way that Ladd highlights different familial relationships in this novel.
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great story!

I really liked seeing Liam all grown up and facing his own problems. He's finally of age and inherits Wyndcliff Hall in Cornwall, something he's been preparing and anticipating for a long time. But things don't turn out as easy as he thought they'd be.

Evelyn is the granddaughter of the steward. She's not employed by the estate, but she spends a lot of time there while waiting for her mother to send for her.

I really liked the Cornwall setting, the mining, the shipwrecks, and e
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd is the third book in The Cornwall Novels.

This is the first book that I have had the privilege to read from this author, and I was thoroughly impressed. I have to admit that I did not read the previous two books in this series before reading this one, however this was, to me, a stand alone novel. I loved this book so much that I purchased the first two as ebooks yesterday. ( Book One: The Governess of Penwythe Hall and Book Two: The Thief of Lanwyn Manor)
Dana Michael
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Light at Wyndclff is a delightful book set in the moors at Cornwall England. There is mystery, shipwrecks, kidnappings, and of course romance. I enjoyed it very much and I recommend to any historical romance lovers.
*I was given a copy by Thomas Nelson Publishers and this is my honest opinion.
Linda McCutcheon
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
"He's naught but a boy with a shiny new toy...He's nothing to worry about".

This is the opinion of our hero in The Light At Wyndcliff. They could not be more wrong about 22 year old Liam Twethewey. He is a young man of virtue who has inherited Wyndcliff Hall and has plans for the estate until mysterious shipwrecks and castaways arrive on his estate shores.

This novel is written almost as a love letter to Cornwall, England. Taking place in 1820 the author's writing had me smelling the sea air drift
Hallie Szott

It’s always a delight to travel to the Regency era in the latest Sarah E. Ladd novel!

Liam Twetheway inherits Wyndcliff Hall, believing he now has an opportunity for dream-fulfilling work. However, his future may be just as uncertain as granddaughter of his steward Evelyn Bray’s. Mysterious shipwrecks, survivors, and debris call into question the integrity of the community surrounding Wyndcliff Hall, and Liam and Evelyn must navigate through the lies and deceit to understand the truth.

The Ligh
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this mystery with a heavy dose of sweet romance. The characters are lovely and complex, even the villains. My thanks to the author, publisher, and HFVBT for giving me a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In her third Cornwall novel, Sarah E. Ladd sets a moody atmosphere as she tells a story of expectation and anticipation.

When Liam Trethewey journeys to take hold of the inheritance he has waited ten years to claim, he meets Evelyn Bray on the moors of the Wyndcliff Estate. Granddaughter to the estate's steward, Evelyn has begun to doubt her newly remarried mother's intention to send for her. 

As Liam works towards making the estate profitable again, the harsher realities of being a landholder on
I have read every novel Sarah Ladd has written. I love her stories. They capture the Regency period beautifully. They include characters who are realistic and relatable. The romance is always sweet, subtle, and proper for the time period. And, Ladd’s themes are always timely. When I pick up a novel by Ladd I know I am going to get a thoroughly enjoyable story I will be able to escape into. The Light at Wyndcliff, book three in the Cornwall series, is no different. The storyline is engaging. The ...more
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh the beauty of the windswept rocky coastline and cove beaches of Cornwall, how is it possible to not imagine yourself wandering the cove, scouring for sea glass and shells, with the gentle tide lapping on the shore. The contrast, on other days, of the angry sea crashing against the rocks with a biting wind to match. This is the way of life for those living along the Cornish coastline and it’s every bit as beautiful as described. A place of so many legends, it’s the perfect location to set this ...more
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A huge thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

Around this time last year, my first October read was Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier. It's only fitting that I revisited the treacherous Cornish coast of the 19th century.

This was a wonderful read. I found myself championing the heroine's efforts to establish a new life for herself. Evelyn has been at the mercy of a domineering grandfather an a fickle mother her entire life
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was much more atmospheric than I was expecting, and the words were beautifully woven together. I'd never read anything by Ladd before, and I knew I was taking a risk by jumping into the third book in an established series. That risk paid off. Not only can this be read as a standalone, but now I also want to read Ladd's entire backlog!

This story has a heartfelt romance, a mystery, and several go
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd is a Christian regency romance.

At twenty-two, when Liam is finally able to inherit the Wyndcliff estate, he arrives to find the steward's beautiful granddaughter living there and discovers that shipwrecks can bring more than cargo ashore.

The Light at Wyndcliff was an engaging regency romance set in Corwall, Great Britain. I loved the characters and enjoyed watching them overcome personal struggles, grow, face some danger, and fall in love. It was a great
Karen R
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Adventure, mystery and romance made this third book of the Cornwall series a fast paced read! William (or Liam) Twetheway has come into his inheritance at last--Wyndcliff Hall--and has his hands full the moment he arrives on the Cornish coast in 1820. He finds an ally in the steward's daughter who helps him unravel a local mystery.

"We remember things the way we want to remember them. Just like we judge the present in the manner we wish to see it."

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment, an
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book is just incredible! It is full of adventure, intrigue, mystery, romance, suspense, and heart. Whenever I picked up "The Light at Wyndcliff" I was whisked back in time to Regency Era Cornwall, and could not put this book down!

This is the first book I have read in Sarah E. Ladd's "The Cornwall Novels" series, and I can't wait to go back and read the first two. I hope there will be many more in the future as well! Her writing is incredibly descriptive, visceral, and I could really he
Lorin Grace
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I enjoyed this Regency-era novel set in Cornwall. At first, I thought I had the mystery of the novel all sorted out. Not so... the plot twists were unexpected and fulling. I had no idea it was a third in the series until I reread the description--translation, I didn't get lost because I felt there was so secret to the book I didn't know.
The characters and settings were well written and the romance satisfying.

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Light at Wyndcliff is a historical novel set in Regency period Cornwall. It is the story of Evelyn Bray, who grew up at Wyndcliff, where her grandfather worked as steward for the estate. When Liam Twetheway arrives with the announcement that he has inherited the estate, Evelyn's life suddenly changes. As well as uncertainty about her future, there are mysterious shipwrecks just off the property, and a young mother and daughter who are shipwrecked take refuge at Wyndcliff. This novel is both ...more
Debbie Smith
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is the third Regency romance in Sarah Ladd’s Cornwall series. But if you haven’t read them in order, it won’t matter. The only thing that might happen is that it will spark a desire to read more of her stories. The time frame is intriguing and perfect for this type of mystery and romance.

When William Twethewey shows up unannounced at Wyndcliff Hall, the costal estate that he has finally inherited, since he had to reach a certain age for this to happen, it surprises everyone. As he nears his
The Light at Wyndcliff is the third in the series about the Twethewey family of Cornwall, and, if this series follows the norm, is the last title in the trilogy. It focuses on subject of smuggling; an occupation along the Cornish coast that was at its height during the early 19th century. Readers of the previous two books will recall that smuggling – or “free trading” – was a large part of the first book, The Governess of Penwythe Hall and that Liam has good reason to not like that whole busines ...more
Blessed & Bookish
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Light at Wyndcliff is book three in The Cornwall Novels series by Sarah E. Ladd. I must say after reading this book and the second in the series, The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, I have a fondness for Cornwall, its coastal beauty, and its open, gloomy moors. The setting of this novel played perfectly into the mysterious and ominous feel of the story and will leave you longing for a visit of your own.
I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the coastal property of Wyndcliff. The dangerous cove, suspicious
Leann Arave
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful trip into the rich history of Cornwall. Sarah Ladd is thorough in her research of the area. This story is about a young man, that was set to inherit the coastal estate, Wyndcliff Hall, at the young age of 22. I was impressed how well he handled all of the obstacles that came at him. Liam was a kind, hardworking young man and he wanted only the best for his Tenants and surrounding area. He had a plan to use the moors for mining China Clay. It was interesting learning about China ...more
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