A Castaway in Cornwall

A Castaway in Cornwall

Laura Callaway daily walks the windswept Cornwall coast, known for many shipwrecks but few survivors. She feels like a castaway, set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers. Now living with her parson uncle and his parsimonious wife in North Cornwall, Laura is viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong somewhere again.

When ships sink, wreckers scour the shore for valuables, while Laura searches for clues to the lives lost. She has written letters to loved ones and returned keepsakes to rightful owners. She collects seashells and mementos, and when a man is washed ashore, she collects him too.

As Laura and a neighbor care for the castaway, the mystery surrounding him grows. He has abrasions and a deep cut that looks suspiciously like a knife wound, and he speaks in careful, educated English, yet his accent seems odd. Other clues wash ashore, and Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be. Their attraction grows, and while she longs to return the man to his rightful home, evidence against him mounts. With danger pursuing them from every side, will Laura ever find the answers and love she seeks?

Title:A Castaway in Cornwall
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764234224
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  • Randi Annie Framnes

    On a stormy night Physician’s daughter Laura Callaway is alerted that there’s a shipwreck on the local shore with only one survivor. Alexander Lucas hides his secrets well, but danger seems to fol...

  • Jennifer

    4 ⭐️Sitting in my favorite reading spot, I sip my steaming cup of coffee while writing this review. I just finished this lovely book by Julie Klassen. She writes a historical romance that’s flue...

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    It is 1812, and Laura Callaway feels like a castaway in Cornwall, where she lives with her uncle and his somewhat disapproving wife. Missing her parents, who are presumed dead, Laura has found solace ...

  • Amanda Hupe

    Thank you, Julie Klassen, Bethany House, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book!I always jump at the opportunity to read anything by Julie Klassen. A Castaway on Cornwall is definitely on...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I absolutely loved the moody atmosphere of this book with its Cornish setting and air of mystery. Laura is a character that's easy to sympathize with- she's not in the most ideal circumstances, but sh...

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    It is 1812, and Laura Callaway feels like a castaway in Cornwall, where she lives with her uncle and his somewhat disapproving wife. Missing her parents, who are presumed dead, Laura has found solace ...

  • Christine

    A Castaway in Cornwall is a regency tale of shipwrecks, smugglers, war, and romance. Each of these individually can make a great story, but together is even better.I enjoyed the main characters in thi...

  • Kim

    I have read almost all of Julie Klassen’s books and enjoyed every single one. This story had me so captivated that I finished it in one day. Klassen’s books are so well written, with relatable cha...

  • Susan Snodgrass

    I have been a fan of Julie Klassen since her first novel, which I have read several times. My opinion has not changed. This time, Klassen takes us to the wild, windswept coast of Cornwall as we are ca...

  • Ashley

    I always enjoy Julie Klassen books! This one started out a little slow for me, but it pulled me in especially because of my love for Poldark! Cornwall is fascinating and sounds so beautiful. I would l...