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  1. Caroline
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Winning regency romance
    April 7, 2021
    Caroline
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Thief of Lanwyn Manor.
    Sarah E Ladd's The Thief of Lanwyn Manor is another winning novel! Immediately transported to Regency England, I thoroughly enjoyed this mix of mystery and romance in picturesque Cornwall. I recommend this novel to anyone who loves to read Regency romantic mysteries. My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC for this my honest review.
  2. ReviewsByErin
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Mystery and romance in Cornwall
    February 26, 2020
    ReviewsByErin
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Thief of Lanwyn Manor.
    Wishing to escape her heartbreak, Julia Twethewey travels to her uncle's home to become a companion for her bedridden cousin. With her aunt's determined matchmaking skills, Julia hopes she'll soon have someone to claim her heart and make her forget about the man who chose someone else over her.

    Before she even arrives at her uncle's house, she learns things are not going well for him when she's accosted at a coaching inn by those who know she's his niece. Thankfully the violence is cut short by a kind and brave rescuer, and Julia hopes to meet him again when he's not chasing away bandits.

    Isaac Blake can't stop thinking about Miss Twethewey and the fear in her eyes that day at the coaching inn. When he hears that his elder brother Matthew, the owner of their family estate and the largest mine in the district, has set his sights on courting her, with her aunt's full blessing, Isaac knows that this is probably for the best. He's the younger brother, the one whose personal hopes and dreams are somewhat undefined.

    But Matthew isn't the one with the connection to Julia. A friendship soon springs up between them. And as strange things keep happening at her uncle's home of Lanwyn Manor, Julia begins to feel that Isaac is the safest one to confide in.

    Charming characters, mystery, and romance combine to make this another winner from Sarah E. Ladd. Recommended especially for fans of the Regency Era and Cornwall.

    I received my copy of the book from the publisher. All thoughts in this review are my own.
  3. lanabo
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Love, friendship, and mystery in the 1800s
    February 18, 2020
    lanabo
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Thief of Lanwyn Manor.
    With a rich tapestry of characters and scenery, 1800s Cornwall comes to life under Sarah Ladd's skillful writing. What should a young lady do when suffering from a broken heart and embarrassing courtship? When relatives offer a place to go and sit with her expecting cousin, Julia jumps at the chance to hide her face and recover. Lanwyn Manor, Goldweth, and the new people she meets peak her curiousity. Isaac Blake grew up in Goldweth, son of a mine owner who now helps his twin brother run the mine. The town of Goldweth depends on mines in the area to supply work for the community, but mines are closing and not opening. Stresses are high and weird things are occurring. noises in the walls and shadows walking around the grounds. Whispered curses try to cover up a hidden treasure, one that some will stop at nothing to find.

    The characters are so well developed, they fell like friends and neighbors. Their interactions adds a depth to each character that brings them to life. Sarah Ladd masterfully weaves authenticity into the situations and feeling her characters are working through. As a reader you feel like you are walking with them, learning from them.

    With engaging dialogue, realistic characters, and enough mystery to keep the heart rate elevated this book delivers ongoing entertainment. The only down side is how quickly the story moves to the end. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  4. crtnybc
    British Columbia, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A sweet regency romance with a slice of intrigue
    February 13, 2020
    crtnybc
    British Columbia, Canada
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for The Thief of Lanwyn Manor.
    Well to be honest, I read this book because I mistook it for part of a different series. That was a disappointment right off the bat, but certainly not the fault of the author. It was still an interesting read, if a bit slow moving. There's a fair bit of conversation and introspection that in my mind have a hand in slowing the plot down considerably. The characters are likeable, Julia is a sweetheart that you can't help but root for and the twins, Matthew and Isaac are interesting in their own right, and very different men.

    I did figure out pretty early on who the thief was, and the twists and turns in the story were also fairly predictable, but the sweetly developing romance between Julia and Isaac is the star of the story and brings it all together. I think if this book was half the length I would have loved it.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  5. Carolyn
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Read!
    February 8, 2020
    Carolyn
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sarah Ladd is a new author to me so I really didn't know what to expect from this book; but now having read The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, I have added Ms. Ladd to my list of "need to read" authors! Her characters are well-developed; and the mysterious and suspenseful plot chronicling tragedy, sorrow, disappointments, hidden motives, misunderstandings, thievery, assault, curses, questionable medical practices, rumored treasure, noises and shadows in the night, and a little romance moves at a fitting pace. My favorite element in the book is the use of amazing imagery and vivid descriptions such as these: "The mist fully invaded the moors with frightful weight as if it, too, were weary." "A gray, ethereal mist hovered over the muddy lane and faded grasses and above him, thick clouds churned blocking out the morning sky." "She shuttered as her own imagination fanned the flames of her fear." I was a bit disappointed at the lack of the faith element in this read, but I enjoyed this page-turner from start to finish. I highly recommend it.
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