A Cornish Promise by Terri Nixon Book Review

A Cornish Promise

 Terri Nixon

The perfect treat for fans of Poldark, Dilly Court and Downton Abbey – discover the second in a heartwarming new series set in the 1920s in a glamorous hotel on the Cornish Riviera . . .

1929, Cornwall. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more, she sets in motion a chain of events that sparks danger and intrigue at Fox Bay Hotel.

The stranger she brings into her family home provides an unsettling presence over Christmas, and when visiting ‘Hollywood Royalty’ is drawn into the web, Fiona has to decide how much her promises are worth after all.

But the glamorous visitors have their own secrets, and their own reasons for hiding out at Fox Bay. As those reasons become apparent, Fiona must choose between betraying a close friend, and keeping her word… And lives are at stake whichever way she turns.

Set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this tale of secrets and strangers will delight fans of Rosie Goodwin and Evie Grace.

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My Thoughts on A Cornish Promise

I previously read the first book in the Fox Bay Saga,  A Cornish Inheritance and thoroughly enjoyed it. So I was excited to see what lay ahead for the Fox family in this follow up which is called A Cornish Promise.

I have a terrible memory so I was very appreciative that the author gave a thorough update at the start of the book about characters and events which had taken place previously. This really jogged my memory and made me excited to see how the story would progress.

A Cornish Promise takes us back to 1920s Cornwall where the Fox family reside and manage the Fox Bay Hotel. The impressive building sits close to the dramatic Cornish coastline where boats can quickly get into trouble with the ever changing weather conditions.

Youngest daughter Fiona Fox volunteers for the nearby lifeboat station. One evening they go out on a rescue and return with a survivor who is a young girl, with no possessions or memory of how she got there. Kindhearted Fiona takes her under her wing but finds that before she can help the girl she must first gain her trust.

I love reading family dramas and this author excels with fascinating characters, vivid imagery and loads of secrets and intrigue.I felt I was whisked back to the late 1920s and could feel the fresh, salty  Cornish air and hear the waves crashing against the craggy coastline. It was amazing to be reunited with the characters from the Fox Bay Hotel and this time we get to meet some Hollywood glamour too. The plot is extremely well developed, guaranteed to keep the pages turning of this absorbing, entertaining and enjoyable read.

Thank you to Anne Cater, the publisher and author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

You can read my review of A Cornish Inheritance here.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Terri was born in Plymouth. At the age of 9 she moved with her family to Cornwall, to the village featured in Jamaica Inn — North Hill — where she discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since. She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one’s ever offered to pay her for doing those.

Since publishing in paperback for the first time in 2002, Terri has appeared in both print and online fiction collections, and is proud to have contributed to the Shirley Jackson award-nominated hardback collection: Bound for Evil, by Dead Letter Press.

As a Hybrid author, her first commercially published novel was Maid of Oaklands Manor, published by Piatkus Entice.

Terri’s self-published Mythic Fiction series set in Cornwall, The Lynher Mill Chronicles, is now complete and available in paperback and e-book.

Terri also writes under the name T Nixon, and has contributed to anthologies under the names Terri Pine and Teresa Nixon. She is represented by the Kate Nash Literary Agency. She now lives in Plymouth with her youngest son, and works in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Plymouth University, where she is constantly baffled by the number of students who don’t possess pens.

Twitter @TerriNixon

Website : http://www.terrinixon.com/


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