Book Review: “A Stranger’s Secret” by Laurie Alice Eakes

May 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Laurie Alice Eakes in her new book, “A Stranger's Secret book coverA Stranger’s Secret” Book Two in the Cliffs Of Cornwall series published by Zondervan brings us into the life of Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan.

From the back cover:  As a grieving young widow, Morwenna only wants a quiet life for herself and her son. Until a man washes ashore, entangling her in a web of mystery that could threaten all she holds dear.

Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan indulged in her fair share of dalliances in her youth, but now that she’s the widowed mother to the heir of the Penvenan title, she’s desperate to polish her reputation. When she’s accused of deliberately luring ships to crash on the rocks to steal the cargo, Morwenna begins an investigation to uncover the real culprits and stumbles across an unconscious man lying in the sea’s foam—a man wearing a medallion with the Trelawny crest around his neck.

The medallion is a mystery to David Chastain, a boat builder from Somerset. All David knows is that his father was found dead in Cornwall with the medallion in his possession after lying and stealing his family’s money. And he knows the widow who rescued him is impossibly beautiful—and likely the siren who caused the shipwreck in the first place—as well as the hand behind whoever is trying to murder David.

As Morwenna nurses David back to health and tries to learn how he landed on her beach, suspicion and pride keep their growing attraction at bay. But can they join together to save Morwenna’s name and estate and David’s life? Can they acknowledge the love they are both trying to deny?

Ships are deliberately being lured off course to crash so their cargo’s can be stolen. And Lady Morwenna is being blamed for these shipwrecks as if she is a siren from Greek mythology. David was injured in one of these shipwrecks and now Morwenna is nursing him back to health. He suspects her about a possible connection to his father’s murder. Now, somehow, these two must learn how to work together to find out who really is behind these shipwrecks, clear her reputation, solve his father’s murder and blossom in their romance. Murder, mystery and intrigue fill these pages. David and Lady Morwenna are such wonderful characters that you do not want the book to end so that you can continue to hang out with them longer. “A Stranger’s Secret” is full of reputation, finding your place in the world and romance.  This is an interesting story filled with lots of excitement and romance as well as history.  I liked it a lot.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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