Nineteenth-century Cornwall comes to vivid life in this stunning upstairs/downstairs romance from the author of The Thief’s Daughter.
After a family tragedy, Janey Carhart was forced from her comfortable life as a captain’s daughter into domestic service. Determined to make something of herself, Janey eventually finds work as a lady’s maid at the imposing Bosvenna Manor on the edge of Bodmin Moor, but is soon caught between the two worlds of upstairs and downstairs, and accepted by neither, as she cares for her mistress.
Desperately lonely, Janey catches the attention of two men—James Brockenshaw and Daniel Kellow. James is heir to the Bosvenna estate, a man whose eloquent letters to his mother warm Janey’s heart. Daniel is a neighboring farmer with a dark past and a brooding nature, yet with a magnetism that disturbs Janey. Two men. Who should she choose? Or will fate decide?
Praise for The Thief’s Daughter
“A story full of twists and turns, betrayal, near betrayal, life and death situations, and a wonderful blossoming romance that by rights could end in tears.” —Buried Under Romance
“Striking . . . Tense, plot-driven pages.” —Historical Novel Society