Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year.
Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family's extensive library. The house is a welcome escape for Jude, full of history and secrets, but when its new owner arrives, it's clear that Pengarrock is not beloved by everyone.
As Jude falls under the spell of the house, she learns of a family riddle stemming from a terrible tragedy centuries before, hinting at a lost treasure. And when Pengarrock is put up for sale, it seems that time is running out for the house and for Jude.
©2013 Liz Fenwick (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group
This was a really good story that never in any way dragged and kept me interested to the very end.. Most of the different characters were portrayed very well.
Pleasant story a bit predictable .
American accent grated at first but did get used to it- didn't like the men's voices not at all sexy just gruff.
Expensive for £13.99 would have liked a bit more substance for that price.
An avid reader who usually has two or three books on the go at one time I particularly enjoy historical fiction such as Barbara Erskine's.
Not great literature but a good story that kept my attention and I felt involved in from the beginning. I love Cornwall and Liz Fenwick writes well about an area I know and care about.
Romance, mystery, nice
The main character, there weren't many
The main character
Worth listening to, but story looses its mystery about halfway through
the audio edition is better than the print version, because the reader has a more indepth knowledge of where the emphesize lies.
Maybe by making the love interest more plausible.
Where she had to find the passage into the cave
No real emotional reaction. Just easy listening.
very interesting story with great detail
Jude was a very believable and likeable character
I was gripped at the end when they go into the cave and find the treasure!
Gripping Cornish Tale
I enjoyed the way that an ordinary American woman finds a fascinating and fulfilling new life in the amazing Cornish countryside. It made me feel very lucky to be living in Cornwall!
Tracey Hoy Author of Black Irish, Rhuddlan, Conwy, Pádraig, Galen's Child, Lilláen of the Lake, What Brainstem? Cadwy's Haircut...
Solid plot amd interesting story worth the right balance of narrative, dialogue and inner voice read by a professional. I was not disappointed and want to listen frequently.
A cross between Danielle Steele and M&B
It seems a waste to have gone to the trouble of recording this when there is so much great literature out there.
Was expecting this to be easy listening and unchallenging, and though it was both of these, it was also a more sophisticated story, better written and better performed than I had been expecting.
situations which were easy to relate to. It really captured the spirit and beauty of Cornwall. Well written and mesmerising.
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