Perfect for fans of Poldark, Sarah Ladd’s latest Regency romance, The Thief of Lanwyn Manor, explores Cornwall, England, and the secrets within one of its historic manor houses.
Cornwall, England 1818
A diversion is what Julia Twethewey needs to mend her broken heart, so when her aunt invites her to Lanwyn Manor to be a companion to her pregnant cousin, Julia eagerly accepts. Lanwyn Manor is at the heart of Cornwall’s thriving mining industry, and as a guest there Julia is instantly swept into its world of balls and parties. Despite her initial enchantment with her new surroundings, she soon realizes something dark lurks in Lanwyn Manor’s ancient halls.
As a respected tin mine owner’s youngest son, Isaac Blake knows his place in his family, their business, and the community. He’s determined to keep his late father’s legacy alive and make their family business profitable, but his brother’s clandestine dealings are driving them to bankruptcy. In order to save their livelihood, they plan to ask the master of Lanwyn Manor to invest in their expansion plans. Isaac can’t deny his attraction to his host’s charming niece, but his brother has made his intentions to court the lovely guest clear.
Lanwyn Manor’s peace is shattered when stolen jewelry is discovered in Julia’s chamber. Determined to prove her innocence, Julia stops at nothing to clear her name, even accepting the assistance from an unlikely source-her suitor’s brother, Isaac Blake.
Both eager for justice, Julia and Isaac join forces to uncover who is behind the thefts. By doing so, Isaac must choose between his family and justice, and Julia must put her faith in God or face what she fears most.