• The Light at Wyndcliff

  • The Cornwall Novels, Book 3
  • By: Sarah E. Ladd
  • Narrated by: Jude Mason
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Set in the same time period as Poldark and Bridgerton, this Regency romance follows a young man searching for truth among the debris of multiple shipwrecks on his newly inherited property.

Cornwall, England, 1820: 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 now reduced to the humble post of steward. Evelyn’s mother, embarrassed by their lost wealth and status, left Pevlyn in search of a better life for them both, but never returns. Evelyn is still grieving her father’s death and her mother’s abandonment when a passing ship is dashed against the rocks.

Liam Twethewey is a mere two and 20 when he inherits Wyndcliff Estate from his great uncle. His optimistic plans to employ the estate’s tenants meets unexpected resistance, and rumors of smuggling and illegal activity challenge his newfound authority.

Brought together by troubling questions surrounding the shipwreck, Evelyn and Liam uncover even darker mysteries shrouding the estate. As they untangle truth from deception, their loyalties separate them - and their budding love might not be strong enough to overcome the distance.

  • Full-length Regency romance
  • Book three in the Cornwall novels (The Governess of Penwythe Hall, The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, and The Light at Wyndcliff), but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story
  • Book length: 85,000 words
©2020 Sarah E. Ladd (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Critic Reviews

“An expertly woven tale of secrets, danger, and heartfelt romance. A riveting and deeply emotional read.” (Mimi Matthews, USA Today best-selling author)  

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Wondrous Tale

I loved everything about this story. It makes the Cornish coastline, moors, and people so real. Our small, historic gold-mining town here in Northern California was settled by many Cornish miners. It helps bring their local history alive as well.
I loved the continuation of Liam and John’s story as well. I will remember THIS book forever.

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Loved It

You'll ready enjoy this one. I always enjoy Sarah E. Ladd's books and this one is a good read.

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Beautifully written and read!

I found this story to be both engaging as well as soothing. The narrator’s voice is so calming and yet she does all the voices of all the characters in such true-to-form way. I was eager to discover the reason behind the mysterious happenings around Wyndcliff and kept trying to listen as much as I possibly could to find out who was behind the smuggling. Beautiful!



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Great read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was sucked in from page 1 and couldn’t put it down. The narrator also did a great job on each character.

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SMUGGLING IN CORNWALL

This book seemed very drawn out. I think it could have been finished in a much shorter time, but the author wished to make the book longer. The narrator was fairly good - there were a couple of times when she made mistakes and talked as a different character for the one she was supposed to talk (for example, gruffly, as the voice of Evelyn's grandfather, for Evelyn herself - or when she used a high female voice for the man, Liam - and other mistakes) but mostly she was good. The story was a typical Cornish smuggling one, except for Evelyn's grandfather going to jail (spoiler) near the end of the book. He was a unrepentent, gruff, shouting, bad-tempered man, and it was very difficult to understand WHY Evelyn thought he was "kind"... but she did for some reason. She seemed a very out of touch character, who knew nothing of what her "friends" were doing in the Cornish cove near where she lived. She had no spunk at all and always did what she was told - even when she didn't agree with it and knew it was wrong!! I've read other historical romances where the woman lived within the confines of her time but was still intelligent and spunky. THOSE are the kind of books I like! I'm glad that the main male character, Liam, had his brother come to stay with him, as I don't think he could have handled the intrigue around him without help...

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  • Mo Bass
  • 01-08-22

Not bad

Good plot but the ' smugglers' were actually wreckers and therefore guilty of mass murder. I also found all the 'aye'-ing and 'nay'-ing quite irritating.