“Running out on you’re wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year.
Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family’s extensive library. The house is a welcome escape for Jude, full of history and secrets, but when it’s new owner arrives, it’s clear that Pengarrock is not beloved by everyone.
As Jude falls under the spell of the house, she learns of a family riddle stemming from a terrible tragedy centuries before, hinting at a lost treasure. And when Pengarrock is put up for sale, it seems that time is running out for the house and for Jude.”
I’m going to be completely honest, I wasn’t completely sure when I first read the blurb. It’s not something I would normally choose. But from past experiences I know to give things a try because sometimes you find magic within the pages of a book you wouldn’t normally try. And that is exactly what happened with this book. It put me under its spell.
It’s starts with Jude running out on her wedding day, realising that she is doing what is expected of her and not following her heart.
She runs away and ends up in Cornwall, in Pengarrock, working for Petroc filing all his work and research.
Whilst doing this she learns of his quest to try and find lost jewels, jewels lost for over a hundred years. Jewels that everyone says is for fools and long lost.
Tristan, Petroc’s son lives in London and doesn’t visit. Suddenly he is forced to come back home and we soon realise that he can’t wait to sell up and get away. Jude’s past is also catching up on her, Mark her ex is still in love with her and wants to make it work. He turns up in Cornwall determined to show her they can try again.
Jude has fallen in love with the house and area and decides to try and make Tristan see sense, she can’t understand how he can’t appreciate the beauty of it all, and why he isn’t in love with what he has. Soon Jude’s also getting caught up in the treasure hunt, and her feelings towards Tristan are leaving her confused.
Will she be able to unlock Pengarrock’s secrets and save it?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It’s so well written and incredibly descriptive I was completely lost within its pages. A treasure hunt, a love story and full of mystery, what more could you ask for?
The characters are well developed and loveable. The story has you in constant anticipation of what will happen next.
It honestly bewitched me and I was sad to finish it. I would recommend this very highly.
Its a book i would happily sit and read again and again.
Also can we share some love on the beautiful cover?
It’s out May 24th here’s where you can order your own copy;