The Daughter of River Valley
Today I am so excited to be part of the Blog Tour for The Daughter of River Valley by Victoria Cornwall. Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour.
The Daughter of River Valley
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?
Victoria Cornwall is a new author for me and I really enjoyed the easy writing style and flow of The Daughter of River Valley. The descriptions were clear and concise, you do actually feel that you are there in the remote Cornish valley.
Beth Jago is a fiesty single woman living alone and only too aware of the danger that can bring. When a strange man enters her house unannounced she is ready and waiting… with a frying pan to hand, and she is not afraid to use it!
When she realises that the man is badly injured she worries about criminal repercussions and decides to help him regain his health. At first, I wondered if Beth was too hasty to ask him back to her cottage. In fact, it perfectly illustrated, that Beth was an independent woman with a strong moral compass and a very soft heart.
The stranger suffers from memory loss after the blow to the head. Consequently, he has no idea who he is or why he is there. From the start, there is a magical chemistry between the two and you find yourself hoping for a happy ending. As well as the historical romance and breathtaking location there are plenty of mysteries, and secrets to keep the reader engaged.
A beautiful atmospheric love story, multi-layered and full of intrigue and suspense. I will be on the lookout for more of Victoria’s books from now on.
Thank you to Victoria Cornwell and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Author Bio –
Victoria Cornwall can trace her Cornish roots as far back as the 18th century. 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. 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.