For those that were waiting for this review, I’m sorry I took so long to publish it. I had people at home changing the internet connection, I went to the beach and they were still working, from the beach I immediately went to my grandma’s house because my cousins arrived and I had to meet my little cousin princess. So… Yeah… I had a busy day.
Anyway, I’m here now, and I’m not going to talk more about my crazy Monday.
Today I’m here to talk to you about “The Daughter of River Valley“, written by Victoria Cornwall. Thank you Victoria and Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and NetGalley for the eCopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Beth Jago appears to have the idyllic life, she has a trade to earn a living and a cottage of her own in Cornwall’s beautiful River Valley. Yet appearances can be deceptive…
Beth has a secret. Since inheriting her isolated cottage she has been receiving threats, so when she finds a man in her home she acts on her instincts. One frying pan to the head and she has robbed the handsome stranger of his memory and almost killed him.
Brought together by unknown circumstances, and fearful he may die, she reluctantly nurses the intruder back to health. Yet can she trust the man with no name who has entered her life, or is he as dangerous as his nightmares suggest? As they learn to trust one another, the outside threats worsen. Are they linked to the man with no past? Or is the real danger still outside waiting … and watching them both?
Purchase Link: Amazon UK
Victoria Cornwall can trace her Cornish roots as far back as the 18th century and it is this background and heritage which is the inspiration for her Cornish based novels.
Victoria’s writing has been shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romantic Fiction and her debut novel reached the final for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award.
Victoria likes to read and write historical fiction with a strong background story, but at its heart is the unmistakable emotion, even pain, of loving someone.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
This is the first book I’m reading of Victoria’s and even though I’m starting the series by reading the 3rd book, it was okay. I could understand the book without problems. Actually, I now really want to read the other books too and get involved in the series and understand the books as a group.
The blurb and the cover were the things that captivated me and got me excited to read the story, and I was not disappointed. There is this thing about historical romances that I still don’t understand why it makes me excited to read, but I do and I can’t stay away. That’s what happened with this book.
With brilliant descriptions and a tone in the storytelling that takes you to another place in another time, I can honestly say “Well done!“ because that’s always that I love in a historical romance. When a writer, just like the amazing Victoria Cornwall, have the ability to transport us in another time and take us on a journey, especially in the historical fiction genre, then I know the book gets a 5 star in my list.
I read because I enjoy it, I have fun and I sometimes want to escape the problems of day-to-day life. Victoria’s book did that to me. Besides the amazing storytelling, the characters made everything much more special. We get to experience the plot through them, they are real and the journey they take was so vivid, I felt like I was there with them. And in the end, I felt like I could relate to them even thought the time and place is something I never experienced in real life and the struggles of the era have a different tone.
Beth was an amazing character. As we got to meet her and started to understand more and more her personality and learn about her life, the more I loved her. I felt like I was friends with her because how personal the story felt.
This book had mystery too and that just made the storyline much more intriguing. Seeing Beth go through that journey and figuring things out with the mysterious stranger… Oh well, it was fun! The consequences to their actions led to character developing and as the story kept going and things got more interesting with each page I wasn’t able to put down the book.
In the end I can only say: “Go read the damn book!” I recommend it to all Historical Romance’s fans. And to does that aren’t that big fans, just try it anyway.
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