A Stranger's Secret Series: A Cliffs of Cornwall Novel
By Laurie Alice Eakes
Published by Zondervan
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As a grieving widow, Morwenna only wants to make a life for herself and her young son at her murdered husband’s estate. Until an unconscious man washes up on her shore, entangling her in a web of mysteries that threatens everything she holds dear.Still grieving the loss of her husband, Morwenna Penvenan fills her days preserving her son’s heritage: the dilapidated estate his father left them. But all attempts at restoration are thwarted when she is accused of deliberately causing ships to crash on her shore in order to steal their cargo. While seeking clues to the true culprits, she finds an unconscious man wearing a medallion with the Penvenan crest enameled upon it.
Upon learning of his father’s death, David pursues answers to the many questions left in his father’s wake: Why was his father in Cornwall when he said he would be in Scotland? Why did he die in possession of a medallion belonging to a prominent Cornwall family? Why did his father take money from the family’s ship-building business? And why did someone kill him? Only after waking up at the Penvenan estate under Morwenna’s care do the pieces start falling together.
As David recovers in Morwenna’s house, they grow to care about one another, while knowing each have reasons to distrust the other. The closer they work together, the more they learn how their lives—and mysteries—are entwined. As the past continues to intrude on their lives, they must learn to ask the Lord and others for help or risk losing each other and maybe even losing their lives.
About the Author
Recipient of the National Readers Choice Award, Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of nine books and a novella, with four more books and two novellas scheduled for release. She is a writing teacher and speaker and has her master’s degree in creative writing. She also writes articles on writing, including “Writing from the Heart While Writing for the Market” for The ACFW Journal. Visit her website at Facebook: authorlauriealiceeakes Twitter: @LaurieAEakes
I just finished reading " A Stranger's Secret " and I really enjoyed it. I liked the storyline and I loved the characters. This novel has it all, romance, family loyalty, friendship, intrigue and mystery. Morwenna finds herself in a bad situation. She is left with her son. still a small boy after her husband dies. She wants nothing to do with other men. Then, when she least expects it she finds a man on her beach and she nurses him back to health. Why does she start to like him when she should not even trust him at all? Will they have enough faith to trust each other? Will they ever have a future? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Booklook Bloggers and all opinions are my own.