Synopsis: Sometimes you need to discover your own strength in order to survive …
After a family tragedy, Janey Carhart was forced from her comfortable life as a captain’s daughter into domestic service. Determined to make something of herself, Janey eventually finds work as a lady’s maid at the imposing Bosvenna Manor on the edge of Bodmin Moor, but is soon caught between the two worlds of upstairs and downstairs, and accepted by neither, as she cares for her mistress.
Desperately lonely, Janey catches the attention of two men – James Brockenshaw and Daniel Kellow. James is heir to the Bosvenna estate, a man whose eloquent letters to his mother warm Janey’s heart. Daniel Kellow is a neighbouring farmer with a dark past and a brooding nature, yet with a magnetism that disturbs Janey. Two men. Who should she choose? Or will fate decide.
My review: This is a love story set in Cornwall from publishers Choc Lit. I’ve read a few of their books now but this is the first from this author…and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Janey Carhart has gained a new job as a lady’s maid, a rarity for someone so young and ends up torn between the two worlds of service and gentry. I’ve seen comparisons to Poldark as both books are set in Cornwall however I only managed one series of that so for me it reminded me of the firsts series of Downton Abbey (where the daughter ran off with her father’s driver) again though a positive comparison.
I really enojoyed this. It flows quite smoothly, it’s lovingly written and I loved all the characters. I found it hard to put down and would highly recommend it
Thanks to Choc Lit for the free ARC of this book