A Lady's Honor, Cliffs of Cornwall Series #1   -     By: Laurie Alice Eakes
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A Lady's Honor, Cliffs of Cornwall Series #1

Zondervan / 2014 / Paperback

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Elizabeth must realize her worth doesn't lie in her inheritance. In order to avoid a forced marriage to a dangerous man, Elizabeth Trelawney flees London. An unexpected stranger arrives to help her, and as they elude her pursuers across Cornwall in the night, Elizabeth realizes her rescuer, Rouan Curnow, is familiar. Their differences in social status kept Rouan from pursuing a courtship with the lady his heart wouldn't let him forget. Now because of dangerous smugglers and local murders, the two are plunged into a reckless alliance that rattles Rouan's fledgling faith in God. The closer they get to Bastian Point---Elizabeth's true home---the more she realizes it is the only place she longs to be.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310332060
ISBN-13: 9780310332060
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Series: Cliffs of Cornwall

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On the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart.

England, 1811

A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man. When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiancé, is caught in a storm, she quickly accepts the help of a dark stranger. Anything to get back to Cornwall.

But Rowan Curnow is not exactly a stranger. He’s not quite a gentleman either. Class disparity once kept him from courting Elizabeth . . . even if it didn’t keep him from kissing her.

The couple elude their pursuers and reach Bastion Point, Elizabeth’s future inheritance and the one place she calls home. But in the very act of spiriting her to safety, Rowan has jeopardized Elizabeth’s inheritance—if her grandfather ever learns she spent the night, however innocently, in the company of a man.

When smugglers unite the pair in a reckless, flirtatious alliance—an alliance that both challenges the social norms Elizabeth has been raised to revere and rattles Rowan’s fledgling faith in God. Elizabeth must choose between the obedience of a child and the desires of a woman: cling to the safety of her home or follow the man she loves.

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  1. i blog 4 books
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An Intriguing Novel
    September 2, 2014
    i blog 4 books
    Initially, I found A Lady's Honor a little difficult to get into. For me, I felt like too many characters with too many twisty plot details were introduced in quick succession. However, once I started piecing together who everyone was (does anyone else get confused by the way people during this time period were often referred to by multiple names?!) and what was going on, I quickly got caught up in the story and was turning pages as fast as humanly possible.

    It's not often that I've read a true suspense novel set during a historical period, but Eakes does a great job combining suspense, history, and romance to create an intriguing novel. I enjoyed reading this book from the perspective of Elizabeth, who is bold and courageousdefinitely living outside the expectations for women during her time. I'm looking forward to see how this series will continue. [4 stars]

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
  2. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome!
    August 27, 2014
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Gothic meets Regency and sends me into a frenzied reader's tailspin. Eakes is one of my favourite authors. She knows how to take her readers on an exquisitely tense journey. I lost myself in the pages of A Lady's Honor. Thank goodness I was on holidays and could read straight through because, believe me, there's no good place to leave off until the very end and even then I was put out because it was over. :-)

    Hello -- Cornwall in 1811. Cliffs. Moors. Smugglers. Villainous cads. Dashing heroes. And a heroine struggling to find a balance between following duty and spreading her wings. A tight plot propels Elizabeth into one harrowing ordeal after another and Rowan is swept right along with her. He's made a pledge to keep her safe. She wants nothing to do with him...most of the time. He's rude. Arrogant. Totally unsuitable. Even if he's handsome and charming and tender at all the wrong times. Be still my heart. There's nothing left to say except -- awesome!
  3. Marty
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Lady's Honor
    August 22, 2014
    Marty
    This review was written for A Lady's Honor - eBook.
    Loved the book!
  4. Kara
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 29, 2014
    Kara
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    A Lady's Honor, by Laurie Alice Eakes, is the first in the "Cliffs of Cornwall" series. Set in Cornwall, England in April 1811, it is an action-packed historical novel that holds the reader's attention to the very end.

    Elizabeth Trelawny is rushing to escape an arranged marriage. On her way from England, she is aided by Rowan Curnow, a man she has never met. Risking her reputation by spending most of the night with him, they travel toward her grandparents' home to find safety for her. After her arrival, she is thrown into a dangerous situation involving smugglers, murder, and an unwed cousin's pregnancy. Rowan, secretary to her neighbor, rescues her time and again. But Rowan is keeping his own secrets, which could jeopardize his relationship with Elizabeth forever.

    I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to reading more in the series. The characters were easy to relate to, with problems and flaws that many people today display daily. Elizabeth's discovery that faith in Jesus and a willingness to put the needs of others before oneself was one that everyone needs to learn.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction set in Old England.

    Kara

    I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
  5. graceful
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Regency--4.5 Stars
    May 26, 2014
    graceful
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Cornwall, England 1811

    I was drawn from the very beginning of the book. It starts out with Miss Elizabeth Trelawny fleeing from Lord Romsford. During the pursuit, she meets with her brother(or a least assumes it is him) who is saving her from a forced marriage to the dangerous Lord Romsford. Elizabeth finally returns safely to her beloved home, Bastian Point, with her grandparents.

    Some readers may be put off by the heroine's untruths and prideful ways but I loved to see how she began to accept God's love for her over time. Even her grandparents, who are believers, made mistakes in dealing with other family members and they realized it in the book. They tell her that if she finds this treasure Elizabeth will inherit Bastian Point.

    The mystery, suspense and twist and turns made this book very interesting and darker then your typical Regency books. Well written and with an engaging cast. There is also a nice description of the Cornwall coast.

    Strong inspirational message and I loved how the author weaved in the books bible verse found in Matthew 6:21 into the story. Clean Christian Regency. Eager for the next book in the series!

    4.5 Stars
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