The thing she left home to escape from ends up finding her at Lanwyn Manor.
There are times that I can not get enough contemporary fiction. And then there are times I want to read a smooth regency novel. When I want regency, I reach for Sarah E. Ladd.
Now, when I say that The Thief of Lanwyn Manor is a typical regency romance, I mean it in the most endearing way. It’s nice to open a book and trust that it will be everything you have come to trust and enjoy. The best part is Sarah E. Ladd always weaves in an element of mystery and suspense to keep you riveted to the story.
The one thing I do not appreciate about regency novels is the rich guy or the first born son gets the girl, most of the time. But not in this book. There is a humbleness about Isaac Blake that just endeared me to him. Honest, faithful, and broken all in one fantastic package. No wonder Julie can not resist the chemistry between them despite Isaac’s brother, Matthew’s hardest attempts to woo her.
Needless to say, I enjoyed this story. Please take a minute to read the excerpt below and see for yourself how beautiful of a story it is.
***I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through CelebrateLit. The views expressed are entirely my own.
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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