Havencross

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Today’s book review will blow your mind.  I absolutely love when a book kidnaps me, so to say, and holds me hostage until I’m done. This is one of those type of books. If you start reading, you will catch Stockholm Syndrome. Here’s the blurb (beware…if you don’t want to be kidnapped).

When a shocking scandal involving her father spreads through London society, Elaine Cardinham and her parents are forced to retreat to their country home in Cornwall for refuge. But Havencross is no sanctuary for Elaine. She is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her brother—and the heartbreak she left in her wake all those years ago. It has been five long years since Gareth Kemp last saw Elaine—when she rejected his marriage proposal. Her reappearance convinces him of one thing: he has never stopped loving her. To put his feelings for her aside, he focuses his attention on the dangerous smuggling plaguing the Cornish coast. As Elaine attempts to run from her past, she ventures ever closer to a dangerous truth—and Gareth may be the only one who can save her from a deadly finish.

My Review

Decadent5I loved, loved, loved this historical romance. It’s set in the 1800’s in England on the Cornwall coast. There are smugglers, a scandalized family, forsaken loves, and past regrets that are difficult to overcome. From page one, I was sucked in by the tide and taken out to sea, so to say, and pushed and pulled along the waves of this amazing story. Gareth and Elaine are the hero and heroine, and a couple other side characters I liked (and who kept me guessing). The historical facts woven into this story really intrigued me—the smuggling situation during that time period due to England’s high taxes. I’ve read other books dealing with this time period and place, but none as captivating as this one. I’ll definitely read this one again and put it in my favorites collection. It is a solid 5 all the way across the board.

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