Today on Love Books Group, Kimberly Livingston shares with us her review of The Thief’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall. Thank you to Choc Lit for your review copy.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Choc Lit (3 Oct. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781893977
- ISBN-13: 978-1781893975
Hide from the thief-taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away …
Eighteenth-century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, and the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land. Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers.
Terrified by a thief-taker’s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good. When her brother, Silas, asks for her help to pay his creditors, Jenna feels unable to refuse and finds herself entering the dangerous world of the smuggling trade.
Jack Penhale hunts down the smuggling gangs in revenge for his father’s death. Drawn to Jenna at a hiring fayre, they discover their lives are entangled. But as Jenna struggles to decide where her allegiances lie, the worlds of justice and crime collide, leading to danger and heartache for all concerned
I’ve had The Thief’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall in my Kindle queue for quite some time now, and after finishing it I scold myself for leaving it so long! The Thief’s Daughter seized my imagination from the very first page and never let go.
Part historical fiction, part romance, all adventure, The Thief’s Daughter takes the reader through the streets and surrounding areas of Cornwall of 1779. It paints a vivid picture of the hardships and excesses of the haves and have nots of the time. You are introduced to both main characters from the start and it was easy to connect immediately to each.. Jenna is the strong and good female protagonist who you suffer with and root for throughout. Jack is the hero who is not as good as he may seem and whom Jenna might not need as much as he would like to think. The writing was solid as was the plot, and I will be sure to keep this novel in my queue and visit it again – hopefully not waiting so long next time.
By Kimberly Livingston for Love Books Group Blog
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