Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Review-A Stranger's Secret By Laure Alice Eakes

A Stranger’s Secret
By:  Laurie Alice Eakes
Publisher:  Zondervan Fiction
Release Date:  April 21, 2015

Once promiscuous Morwenna Penvenan, now widowed, only wants to spend her life being mother to her son, Mihal and to restore her late husband’s run-down estate for her son.  However Morwenna finds life is never easy; especially with her reputation…someone is deliberately directing ships into her beach during storms as a safe haven only to be wrecked so they can steal the cargo.  Although she understands people in her community are starving because the copper mines have closed, she cannot understand the destruction of others.  After each storm she combs the beach for clues as to who is using her property to cause such devastation when she stumbles upon a barely-breathing man, David Chastain, wearing the medallion with the Penvenan Crest.  Barely alive she takes him to her home and nurses him back to health.  She learns he is on his way to Cornwall to find out how his father died.  They have a mutual distrust for each other…all because the medallion is missing and Morwenna is accused of luring the ships to their destruction.  Somehow their lives are intertwined…but how?

From the first page, I was hooked!  What is not to love about a wronged heiress, murder, attempted murder and love?  The plot and characters are well developed, leaving you feeling as if you are part of the story.  My heart went out to Morwenna as she struggled to control her temper and develops her newly found faith in God, especially when it seems everyone around her is against her.  This book will have you turning the pages, unable to put it down until the last page is read.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Zondervan, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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