I’m delighted to be posting another review hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources, this time on The Daughter of River Valley by Victoria Cornwall.
Beth Jago appears to have the idyllic life, she has a trade to earn a living and a cottage of her own in Cornwall’s beautiful River Valley. Yet appearances can be deceptive …
Beth has a secret. Since inheriting her isolated cottage she has been receiving threats, so when she finds a man in her home she acts on her instincts. One frying pan to the head and she has robbed the handsome stranger of his memory and almost killed him.
Brought together by unknown circumstances, and fearful he may die, she reluctantly nurses the intruder back to health. Yet can she trust the man with no name who has entered her life, or is he as dangerous as his nightmares suggest? As they learn to trust one another, the outside threats worsen. Are they linked to the man with no past? Or is the real danger still outside waiting … and watching them both?
This book was a delightful read with an unexpected twist and a thoroughly delightful story.
Beth is a wonderful character: strong and independent, and adamant that she doesn’t need rescuing. Her relationship with the stranger is intriguing and although it’s a romance, it develops realistically, which was great.
Cornwall manages to weave delightful bits and pieces into the novel, and the ending brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.
The Daughter of River Valley earns four out of five feathers.
Purchase the book here.
About the Author
Victoria Cornwall can trace her Cornish roots as far back as the 18th century and it is this background and heritage which is the inspiration for her Cornish based novels.
Victoria’s writing has been shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romantic Fiction and her debut novel reached the final for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award.
Victoria likes to read and write historical fiction with a strong background story, but at its heart is the unmistakable emotion, even pain, of loving someone.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
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