The Governess of Penwythe Hall

Sarah E. Ladd. Thomas Nelson, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7852-2316-0
A governess must return to her hometown and the insidious rumors that forced her away in this thrilling first installment to the Regency-era Cornwall series from Ladd (The Weaver’s Daughter). After Delia Greyhorne’s husband is killed while smuggling stolen goods into Morisea, England, her powerful mother-in-law starts to question Delia’s loyalty and runs her out of town. Frightened by her mother-in-law’s warnings to never return, Delia prays for guidance and takes a position as a governess to five children in faraway Yorkshire. However, things change drastically when the children are suddenly orphaned after their father, Randall Twethewey, is killed in a horse riding accident. To the surprise of all, Randall’s will hands them over to his estranged brother, Jac Twethewey. Delia does her best to ease the children into life at Penwythe Hall (which is uncomfortably close to Cornwall) and proves to be a fine teacher, particularly regarding the children’s religious education. But Jac’s risky investments in apple orchards make the transition difficult, even as Delia and Jac become closer. Then, just as Delia begins to enjoy her new life, her in-laws learn she is again living nearby, forcing her to confront her past and right her reputation. The rousing plot and organic faith elements elevate this enjoyable inspirational romance above similar Regency fare. (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 02/13/2019
Release date: 04/01/2019
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
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