The Governess of Penwythe Hall

The Governess of Penwythe Hall

Cornwall was in her blood, and Delia feared she’d never escape its hold.

Cornwall, England, 1811
Blamed for her husband’s death, Cordelia Greythorne fled Cornwall and accepted a governess position to begin a new life. Years later her employer’s unexpected death and his last request to watch over his five children force her to reevaluate. She can’t abandon the children now that they’ve lost both parents, but their new guardian lives at the timeworn Penwythe Hall . . . back on the Cornish coast she tries desperately to forget.

Jac Trethewey is determined to revive Penwythe Hall’s once-flourishing apple orchards, and he’ll stop at nothing to see his struggling estate profitable again. He hasn’t heard from his brother in years, so when his nieces, nephews, and their governess arrive unannounced at Penwythe Hall, he battles both grief of this brother’s death and bewilderment over this sudden responsibility. Jac’s priorities shift as the children take up residence in the ancient halls, but their secretive governess—and the mystery shrouding her past—proves to be a disruption to his carefully laid plans.

Rich with family secrets, lingering danger, and the captivating allure of new love, this first book in the Cornwall Novels series introduces us to the Twethewey family and their search for peace, justice, and love on the Cornish coast.

Title:The Governess of Penwythe Hall
ISBN:9780785223160
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  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestSo, a caveat: this is a christian romance and I am not a christian. I'm reading these as a secular reader, and if you're a religious person lo...

  • Beth

    In The Governess of Penwythe Hall, Ladd’s trademark handling of setting, characters, and romance are back in full force. The harsh landscape of Cornwall comes to life, complete with its dramatic coa...

  • ? Gramy ?

    ..This was an even-keeled historical romance with an inspirational Christian message woven lightly into the plotline. I personally felt there were mixed messages. As I painstakingly waded through the ...

  • Staci

    Lovely! My new favorite Ladd novel.In The Governess of Penwythe Hall, readers are taken to a new location during the Regency time period: Cornwall. There is the feel of the nearby seashore in the page...

  • Sarah Sundin

    Set on the dramatic Cornish coast, The Governess of Penwythe Hall is more than a Regency-governess story. Danger! Secrets! Smugglers! The combination of romance and intrigue makes for a fun tale, and ...

  • Sarah Grace Grzy

    This has made me supremely happy and was just what I needed. Also, that Pride and Prejudice-esque ending had me smiling muchly. This is the first book I have read by Sarah E. Ladd, so I had no idea wh...

  • OLT

    Amazon Vine was low in historical fiction ARCs for me to choose from so I wandered over to the Christian book category. Here it was, a Sarah Ladd HR. I've read Ladd's books before. I felt neutral abou...

  • Loraine

    With the feel of Victoria Holt's gothic romances and set in the windy, rainy, rugged moorlands of Cornwall, Ladd's debut novel in her new regency series launched with a book that captured me from star...

  • Kav

    Sqqqqquuuuueeeeeee!!!! THUD. I'm bruised from head to toe from all the body slams onto my fainting couch (I'm an energetic swooner when it comes to Gothic + Regency.) And...oh my...I'm still reeling i...

  • Kelly Tyree

    The Governess of Penwythe Hall is a beautifully written book about starting over. It focuses on a governess, Cordelia "Delia" Greythorne, who is governess to children that she has come to love. When t...