A Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick book review

a cornish strangerA Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick is currently available as an ebook but is due to be published in paperback on the 23rd April 2015.

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Liz Fenwick is the bestselling author of The Cornish House and A Cornish Affair.  A Cornish Stranger is her third novel based around one of her favourite places in the world, Cornwall.

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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. Fin has been left a family legacy: a delicate watercolour of a cabin above the creek 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, unraveling a remarkable story of identity and betrayal…

boat clipartI’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an ecopy of the book in return for an honest review.

This is the first book by Liz Fenwick that I’ve had the privilege to read and Liz has now gone straight onto my favourite authors list.

This was a stunning book that I was totally absorbed in from the start.  It was like a story with two halves which by the end culminated into one story.  I loved the throwbacks to Jaunty’s past life.  Jaunty’s life was eventful to say the least.  It was exciting, feartful and tragic but it also had beautiful longing, loving moments. Gabe had a heartbreaking, tragic secret in her past which was controlling her life.  I’d like to share one of my favourite quotes from the novel …

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A fantastic story filled with wartime saga, lost loves and secrets that could change what lies ahead.

Fabulous, absorbing 5/5* read.

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