About the author (as seen in the book)
Growing up in Boston, Liz discovered early on that her best friends could be books. While waiting on a place for Harvard, she moved to London to see if life looked different from the other side of the Atlantic. It did and she soon fell in love with an Englishman. Now happily married with three children, she spends as much time as possible at her home in Cornwall.
Publication date: 5th September 2014
ISBN: paperback 978-1-4091-4824-1
Pages: 312 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Fiction
Format reading: paperback
Copy provided by: Borrowed
Blurb (as seen on back cover)
When her reclusive grandmother Jaunty becomes too frail to live alone, Gabriella Blythe moves into the remote waterside cabin on Frenchmans’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 a ship during the war.
Everything is fine until a handsome stranger arrives in a storm, seeking help. Fin has been left a family legacy: a delicate water-colour of a cabin which leads him to this beautiful stretch of Cornish water. As Fin begins to pick at the clues of the painting, he is drawn into the lives of Gabe and Jaunty, unravelling a remarkable story of identity and betrayal…
The secan on the front cover to A Cornish Stranger is laid out before you; it looks quite tranquil with the blueness of the creek and a row-boat which is placed at the bottom of the cover. (I kinda wanted to go for a boat ride hehehehe) I loved the way there’s a boat house nestled in some tree’s. I think it’s a very eye-catching front cover!
I have had the pleasure of reading one other of Liz’s books before which I reviewed and you can check out here
A Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick is a story that’s awash of mystery, love, family, secrets ,history and a couple of good-looking chap’s of course!!!!!
Gabriella Blythe has to make the move back to Cornwall to take care of her 92-year-old reclusive grandmother Jaunty. Having loosed her parents when she was young, her grandmother is all the family she has. The Cabin which is nestled in Frenchman’s Creek and which is very remote, which is how Jaunty like’s it. I really got the sence at this point that this was going to be a good story, and boy was I right!!!!!! Liz write’s with such depth I found it hard to tear myself away.
Gab is trained to be a singer until something tearable happened leading her to stop doing something she loved. Now she makes jingles for adverts for TV and radio, and that’s not what she had in mind for a vocation. I really felt for Gab because she has her own secrets to bear.
When a storm hits one night, Gab rescues this hansom stranger, Fin and seems to have some kind of connection to but how? and why? And don’t worry there is another rather handsome chap Max a musician, he notices how Gab has such a wonderful voice and really try’s to encourage her to do more on the music front than jingles.
I really adored Jaunty’s character because she has so much mystery surrounding her and I was eager to find out what that was. She was an artist in her hay day but gave it up long ago. She was so intriguing and I found myself whizzing through the story.
The pace, setting, characters and description in A Cornish Stranger was perfect in every way, and left me wanting to read more (which is always good!!!) but I ran out of book!!!!! I really highly recommend this book to you guy’s you won’t be disappointed!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
A Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick
A sublime 5 sparkly stars