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A diversion is what Julia needs to mend her broken heart, so when her aunt invites her to Lanwyn Manor to be a companion to her pregnant cousin, she quickly accepts. Lanwyn Manor is at the heart of Cornwall's thriving mining industry, and as a guest there Julia is instantly swept into its world of balls and parties. Despite her initial enchantment with her new surroundings, she soon realizes something dark is lurking in the halls.
As a respected tin mine owner's son, Isaac Blake knows his place in his family, their business, and the community. He's determined to keep his late father's legacy alive and make their family business profitable, but his brother's clandestine dealings are driving them to bankruptcy. In order to save their livelihood, they plan to ask the master of the Manor to invest in their expansion plans. Isaac can't deny his attaction to his host's charming niece, but his brother has made his intentions to court the lovely guest clear.
Lanwyn Manor's peace is shattered when stolen jewelry is discovered in Julia's chamber. Determined to prove her innocence, Julia stops at nothing to clear her name.
|Title: The Thief of Lanwyn Manor|
By: Sarah E. Ladd
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 8.4 X 5.5 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Stock No: WW22318X
In Regency England an advantageous match could set up a lady for life. Julia knows Matthew Blake, copper mine owner and very eligible bachelor, is the gentleman she should set her eyes upon. But why cant she steal her gaze away from his younger brother, Isaac?
Cornwall, England, 1818
Julia Twethewey needs a diversion to mend her broken heart, so when her cousin invites her to Lanwyn Manor, Julia eagerly accepts. The manor is located at the heart of Cornwalls mining industry, and as a guest Julia is swept into its intricate world. Its not long, though, before she realizes something dark lurks within the homes ancient halls.
As a respected mine owners younger son, Isaac Blake is determined to keep his late fathers legacy alive through the family business, despite his brothers careless attitude. In order to save their livelihoodand that of the people around themthe brothers approach the master of Lanwyn Manor with plans to bolster the floundering local industry. Isaac cant deny his attraction to the mans charming niece, but his brother has made clear his intentions to court the lovely visitor. And Isaac knows his place.
When tragedy strikes, mysteries arise, and valuables go missing, Julia and Isaac find they are pulled together in a swirl of strange circumstances, but despite their best efforts to bow to social expectations, their hearts arent so keen to surrender.
- Sweet Regency Romance
- Full-length novel, approximately 90,000 words
- Second in the Cornwall series, but can be read alone
Praise for The Thief of Lanwyn Manor
"Northanger Abbey meets Poldark against the resplendent and beautifully realized landscape of Cornwall." Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration
"Cornwalls iconic sea cliffs are on display in The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, but its the lyrical prose, rich historical detail, and layered characters that truly shine. The story anchors the foray into Cornwalls copper mining legacy with historical accuracy and brilliant heart. Fans of Regency romance will be instantly drawn in and happily lost within the pagesthis is Sarah E. Ladd at her best!" Kristy Cambron, bestselling author of the Lost Castle series
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky golden retriever. Visit her online at SarahLadd.com; Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.