‘There’s nothing logical about Pencradoc!’
Aspiring actress Cordelia Beaumont is fed up of spending summer in the city. So, when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps straight on a train to pay a visit to Pencradoc – the beautiful Cornish estate where her friend Merryn works.
But far from the relaxing break Cordy imagined, she soon finds herself immersed in the glamorous yet mysterious world of Victorian theatre sensation, Lily Valentine. Lily was once a guest at Pencradoc and, with the help of visiting artist Matt Harker, Cordy comes to discover that the actress left far more than memories at the old house. She also left a scandalous secret ...
Fantastic time slip novel
Another fantastic time slip novel from Kirsty Ferry.
Can be read as follow up to A Secret Rose or as a standalone book.
Cordy is an actress temping in a London PR firm. She’s renting a flat from her best friend Merryn (she’s in A Secret Rose). After the flat gets flooded, she manages to wangle a visit to Merryn at Pencradoc & work for her at the Tower Tea Room. Matt is also working at Pencradoc as a Art tutor.
There’s an exhibition of Lily Valentine who was a former inhabitant of Pencradoc. The novel (like A Secret Rose) is a time slip novel and flits between 1895 and the present day. There are also lots of mysterious ghostly incidents.
I found this novel as addictive as A Secret Rose. Kirsty Ferry had me hooked from the first chapter & I couldn’t wait to see what happened to Cordy and Matt.
Another brilliantly written Pencradoc story
Delving into the past timeline made this an engaging read. Everything has history, and that history all amounts to moments in time which can be intriguing, exciting, entertaining, and thought provoking, all of which this book is.
As Pencradocs historical evolution continues we learn more about this beautiful Cornish estate and its previous inhabitants as their story is revealed coinciding beautifully with the here and now efforts of Kit, Merryn, and Coren to bring Pencradoc into the twenty first century.
The way the author writes I was able to vividly see the estate and the story in my mind, which doesn’t happen very often for me, which brought the characters and Pencradoc to life. I love how the present occupants often mirror historical figures and that similar events take place in the timelines.
I adore happy endings, and this book does not disappoint.