There’s an old Cornish saying: ‘Save a stranger from the sea, he’ll turn your enemy…’
When her reclusive grandmother becomes too frail to live alone, Gabriella Blythe moves into the remote waterside cabin on Frenchman’s Creek which has been her grandmother’s home for decades. Once a celebrated artist, Jaunty’s days are coming to a close but she is still haunted by events in her past, particularly the sinking of Lancasteria during the war.
Everything is fine until a handsome stranger arrives in a storm, seeking help. Finn has been left a family legacy: a delicate watercolour of a sailing boat which leads him to this beautiful stretch of Cornish water. As Finn begins to pick at the clues of the painting, he is drawn into the lives of Gabe and Jaunty, unraveling a remarkable story of identity and betrayal . . .
In her delightful new novel, Liz Fenwick weaves a spelling binding tale of romance and intrigue, set against the gorgeous Cornish coast.
A Cornish Stranger is a tale of secrets that are carried over years.
I actually won a copy of this book in a give away on someone’s blog, though at some point I would have given this authors book a whirl as have heard so many great things about them.
The main characters Jaunty and Gabe (Gabriella) are both wonderful characters that both carry secrets that in their own way are shocking.
After years of keeping their secrets very much to themselves, it takes the presence of stranger Finn to unravel the secrets of these two intriguing women.
The Cornwall setting and the descriptions by the author are just wonderful and I really could picture myself in the scenery that is wonderfully described. At the back of the book there is photos of the actual places and the scenery that the author used for her story and I have to say, I REALLY want to move to Cornwall after reading this book.
The story is very gently told by the author and has the reader wanting to know what the secrets are that the two characters hold. I have to admit the book’s pace is a lot slower than I am used to, especially after all the crime and thriller books I usually read. Whilst it didn’t ‘knock my socks off’ it was still very much an enjoyable read and an author I would certainly read again.
I have awarded this book 3.5/5 stars,
A Cornish Stranger is available to purchase from Amazon