Read, reviewed and recommended for publishing as a Taster Panel member of Choc Lit and Ruby Fiction!
Grace Kellow is a young woman with a strong sense of who she is and where she comes from. As the daughter of a well-respected Cornish dairy owner Daniel Kellow, her existence in the village of Trehale is comfortable and peaceful.
Talek Danning comes striding over Hel Tor, and soon after his arrival Grace is hit with a revelation that leaves her questioning her identity and her place in the Trehale community.
In her hour of need, Talek and his sister Amelia offer Grace sanctuary – but wherever Grace runs, her secret will follow.
I enjoyed reading this novel. Not my usual genre, it took me a little time to adjust to the period but once a chapter or so in I was hooked.
It is a very easy to read writing style which helps you empathise quickly with the characters. Both Grace and Talek are believable and well constructed. The story is rather moving in places which carries a reader along very nicely.
Victoria’s writing also gives a sense of atmosphere for the characters and settings. I could imagine Kellow Dairy very well and later in the story when we are introduced to the china clay pits. I have never visited them in real life myself but, I felt a great sense of place from her writing and in my minds eye the landscape detail with men working around and about.
This atmosphere and description for the characters, leads me to have more than a fleeting sense of Mr Darcy from Talek!