The Ties That Bind
The Lost Heir by Jane Cable is a compelling dual timeline novel. It is the second book in The Cornish Echoes Dual Timeline Mystery series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is set in the early nineteenth century and 2020 as lockdown begins. It evokes memories within the reader of isolation, food shortages, 2m rules, daily exercise and meetings via computer. We see strangers meeting on daily exercises who then find unique ways to connect.
A ‘gift’ passed down from her grandmother plagues a character as she tries to cope with daily life.
Characters in present day find links to the past as they search for their family trees. We all want to know where we have come from.
We witness the sense of loss in both time periods. Ties to our loved ones remain strong.
The Cornish landscape is dark and brooding at times, mirroring the action.
All the characters are well drawn. Some were actual people as Jane Cable has woven her tale around them.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Lost Heir. It was a unique plotline and well executed.
I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
The Lost Heir
At the beginning of lockdown, teacher Carla Burgess needs to make some changes to her life. She no longer loves her job, and it’s certainly time to kick her on-off boyfriend into touch. But then, while walking on the cliffs she meets, Mani Dolcoath, a gorgeous American with a dark aura.
Mani is researching his family history, and slowly their lives and their heritage begin to entwine. The discovery of a locked Georgian tea caddy in the barn on her parents’ farm intrigues Carla, but then she starts to see orbs, something that hasn’t happened since her grandmother died. They terrify her and she’ll do anything to outrun them, but will she lose Mani’s friendship in the process?
Harriet Lemon’s position as companion to Lady Frances Basset (Franny) perfectly conceals the fact they are lovers. But when Franny is raped and falls pregnant their lives are destined to change forever.
The one person who may be able to help them is Franny’s childhood friend, William Burgess, a notorious smuggler. But he has secrets of his own he needs to protect. Will his loyalties be divided, or will he come through?
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Author Bio –
Jane Cable writes romance with a twist and its roots firmly in the past, more often than not inspired by a tiny slice of history and a beautiful British setting.
After independently publishing her award-winning debut, The Cheesemaker’s House, Jane was signed by Sapere Books. Her first two novels for them are contemporary romances looking back to World War 2; Another You inspired by a tragic D-Day exercise at Studland Bay in Dorset and Endless Skies by the brave Polish bomber crews who flew from a Lincolnshire airbase.
Jane lives in Cornwall and her current series, Cornish Echoes, are dual timeline adventure romances set in the great houses of the Poldark era and today. She also writes as Eva Glyn.
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