To an outsider, Cassandra Shaw's life looks perfect. She lives in a beautiful, luxurious house in the English countryside, with a handsome, wealthy boyfriend who insists she needn't do a day's work in her life. But Cassie knows that something is not right. Her boyfriend has grown colder, treating her more like a housekeeper than a future wife. And her time feels empty and purposeless.
Cassandra has always been riddled with insecurities and self-doubt, but, just for once, she decides to take a chance on a new beginning. She answers an advert for a live-in nanny, dogwalker, cook and all-round 'Superhuman' for a family living in a rambling manor house on the rugged North Cornish coast. The work is hard and tiring, but Cassie has never felt so fulfilled.
As Cassie learns to connect with the natural beauty unfolding around her, Cornwall starts to offer up its secrets. Soon, Cassie starts wondering if she was drawn to this isolated part of the coast for a reason. Why was she guided to Foxcombe Manor? What are the flashes of light she sees in the valley? Is it her imagination or does someone brush past her? And who is the mysterious man living deep in the woods?
A beautiful romance with a hint of ghostliness, Beneath Cornish Skies is for anyone who has ever longed to start their lives again.
Reviews for Beneath Cornish Skies:
'A wonderful story of finding love, freedom and oneself with a little help from friends, ancient magic and spirits in the landscape. Uplifting, romantic and perfect for anyone who loves Cornwall!' Christina Courtenay, author of Echoes of the Runes
'I absolutely adored this beautifully written book. A magical and deeply romantic read' Georgia Hill, author of On a Falling Tide
'A beautiful story of love and self-discovery. Evocative, haunting and magical' Nicola Cornick, author of The Forgotten Sister
'An absorbing tale of romance and deceit, layered with supernatural magic and impressively researched historical fact' Carol Lovekin, author of Wild Spinning Girls
'A lovely and atmospheric read, filled with magical moments' Samantha Tonge, author of The Winter We Met
'An evocative and powerful ode to Cornwall, its magic and mysteries, and the power to start over again' Nancy Barone, author of New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse
It had potential
Cornwall serves as the setting for a young woman’s path of self discovery, and you add the supernatural into it and it is all reciepe for a great novel. It unfortunately misses the mark. I kept reading expecting for it to get better, but plot is scattered, the supernatural elements seem to just be put in there for shock effect and the reader is not exactly clear why they tie in with our characters, and it takes a while(I’m talking the whole book) for our heroine to fully be free from a manipulative bf. Not sure where the reviewers get that this is a romance novel when we hardly get any time with both H and h who were both likable. I was left dissatisfied and I even thought, is this it? I looked to see if there was a sequel to it because it was that rushed in the last two chapters. I might give this author another try, since the characters were pleasant to read and why I’m adding a star in the review.