Cornwall

B
Sol

Con Riley has become a must-read author for me over the last couple of years, and she earned high grades for her last three books, which I gave DIK reviews.  The most recent of these - Charles, book one in the Learning to Love series – was always going to be a tough act to follow due to its incre ...

B+
The Summer Seekers

The Summer Seekers is a lovely road-trip novel that starts with violence from a woman clinging to her independence and ends with an important meeting that we - frustratingly - never get to see.  In between, there are little black dresses, marriages that are healed, and white water rafting trips. ...

A
Charles

I’ve often heard/read authors say - ‘this character just took over my brain and demanded their own book’.  I don’t know if that’s what happened to Con Riley when she created Charles Heppel, a major secondary character in His Haven, but whatever the case, he’s one of those characters.  ...

B
Caught in a Cornish Scandal

Caught in a Cornish Scandal is a standalone Regency era historical love story set in Cornwall and London, and is a mixture of action, romance, and mystery. It features Millicent Lansdowne, a young woman forced to turn to smuggling to save her family, and Sam Garrett, a man unable to remember how he ...

B-
A Castaway in Cornwall

If I were to use just one word to describe Julie Klassen’s writing it would be the word gentle. Gentle - almost leisurely - pacing is a hallmark of her style and kindly, amiable folk people her tales. Even her villains are milder than most. All of that is in full force in her latest novel, A Casta ...

B
The Sex Coach

Garrett Leigh is an author I keep meaning to read more of, so I eagerly pounced on her latest release, The Sex Coach, a standalone story that is loosely related to her Skins trilogy.  (It’s not essential to have read that series, although I did find it helpful to have done so). Set on Whisper Far ...

B
His Horizon

This is the first book I’ve read by British author Con Riley; she’s been recommended to me a few times by friends with similar tastes, and as His Horizon is the first in a new series, it seemed like a good place to start.  It’s a charming character-driven romance in which a chef and his forme ...

B
Oz

Narrated by Joel Leslie Oz, the first book in Lily Morton’s Coming Home series, is loosely linked to her previous Mixed Messages trilogy but works perfectly well as a standalone.  If you’re familiar with the author’s work, you’ll find exactly the sort of thing you’ve come to expect; ch ...

B
Invitation to a Cornish Christmas

An Invitation to a Cornish Christmas is brought to us by Marguerite Kaye and Bronwyn Scott. The stories take place in Porth Karrek, Cornwall during the 1822 Christmas Season and revolve around the same cast of characters. The Captain’s Christmas Proposal by Marguerite Kaye Grade: B+      ...

B+
The Governess of Penwythe Hall

In The Governess of Penwythe Hall, life circumstances force a young woman to return to the community she previously fled. The first in Sarah E. Ladd’s new Cornwall series, this Regency era gothic combines a light mystery and sweet romance, delivering a tale sure to please the author’s many fans. ...