Aug 25, 2015

Book Review & Giveaway: A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick

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Review by Suze

Jude can't marry her good friend John, it's one step too far. She likes him, but she doesn't love him enough to get married. She bolts and leaves him at the altar. Her mother is furious with her, but for Jude it was the right thing to do. Finally she can start thinking about herself for a change. She's thirty years old and she's in desperate need of a life that's her own. She has the chance to go to Cornwall and to work and live at Pengarrock, a beautiful Cornish house. There she's supposed to assist Petroc, a brilliant, but disorganized scholar. She has to help him sort his papers, which is a difficult, but interesting task.

Jude soon falls in love with Pengarrock. She loves the house and can't get enough of the stunning views. She enjoys the company of Petroc and his housekeeper Helen, but unfortunately things can't remain peaceful for long. When Jude meets Petroc's son Tristan she doesn't like him at first. He doesn't seem to share her love for his father's house and the beautiful surroundings. Jude tries to convert him, but will she succeed? John wants to get back together and he's not giving up. Then there's also the interesting family history to keep her occupied. Jude never thought she would find so much in Pengarrock, but can she stay and what is happening with her parents? 

A Cornish Affair is a story about a woman who leaves her life in America to move to England. Jude has to get away from her parents. Something tragic happened in her family and that still plays a big part in Jude's present. She has to get away from it to find herself. Because she runs away from her own wedding the book has an interesting start and the story managed to fascinate me straight away. The story remains interesting until the end and I couldn't put it away. There are quite a few great twists and turns and I was always curious to find out more. I loved reading about the family history, the complicated relationship between parents and children and about a certain myth that Petroc was looking into. 

I loved the descriptions of Pengarrock. Liz Fenwick has created a magical setting for her story. I liked reading about it a lot. A Cornish Affair is such an enjoyable read. It has beautiful and intelligent main characters, a stunning house on a great piece of land, a puzzle that becomes more and more interesting and the story is wonderfully romantic. I think this book is fantastic and it's another story by Liz Fenwick that I highly recommend.

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55 comments:

  1. I've never been to Cornwall but I'd love to since it looks like a beach paradise.

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  2. I went as a child, I remember eating warm Cornish pasties and ice-cream with whipped cream on it as well, such a lovely taste and texture!

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  3. I haven't been to Cornwall unfortunately, I would like to one day, it looks lovely there.

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  4. It's been a long while since we've been to Cornwall, but hoping to visit next year :)

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  5. Been to Cornwall a few times - it is so lovely and the sea is so blue!

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  6. I've been to Cornwall many many times and I just love it ! The scenery is breathtaking xx

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  7. I have been, once. My dad was working there for a few weeks and as it's a six hour drive from us his company let me and my mum go with him. We didn't get to see anything apart from the cottage though.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  8. I have never been but it looks beautiful! Would really love to.

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  9. I feel like I've read a title by this author before but I can't place it. Regardless this sounds like another story I want to get to know a little better.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  10. I've never been to Cornwall. That said been reading and admiring the lovely, beautiful, calming, etc etc Cornish setting thoroughly these past few days on Rachel's blog. Would def visit Cornwall when I get a chance.

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  11. I've never been but I'd love to visit as I've read a lot of books set in Cromwell :) thanks for sharing!

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  12. I have never been to Cornwall but I would love to go because it appears to be by the sea

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  13. I have never been but it would be amazing to travel and get to see all the amazing scenery !

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  14. I love Cornwall although it has been a long time since I last visited

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  15. I have never been but would like to go one day.

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  16. I have never been to Cornwall and right now I do not think that I will ever but who knows. :D

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  17. I have never visited Cornwall but I'd love to see the beautiful scenery.

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  18. I've always wanted to go--the scenery looks beautiful, and I'd love to go to one of Rick Stein's restaurants!

    --Trix

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  19. No I have never been to Cornwall. It sounds beautiful.

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  20. I've never been to Cornwall, but it's on my list the next time I'm in the UK! It always sounds so dramatic- lots of sea and sky and craggy rocks, and people with a long, passionate history.

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  21. Cornwall is on my bucket list and I read about it when I can find books of interest. ALL of her books? Wow - what a giveaway!!!

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  22. I've never been to Cornwall.but I would love to visit,the sea,beautiful landscape :)

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  23. no, but looks like a nice place to visit

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  24. I have never been to Cornwell and I would love to visit the sea

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  25. No I've never been to Cornwall. I'd like to visit for the scenery for one thing :)

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  26. Never been to Cornwall but would like to

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  27. No, I have never visited Cornwall. I have read stories about smuggling connected with Cornwall. They were fun reads.

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  28. I have, my friend & I decided to forego the usual week in Ibiza when we were 17, we decided it was much cooler to do a walking holiday in Cornwall! :-) Was beautiful!

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  29. I went to England in 2003 for two weeks. It was Fantastic! I love to read stories about England.

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  30. I have never been to Cornwall, but would love to visit. It sounds beautiful.

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  31. I have never been to Cornwall but it sounds like a very lovely, beautiful place to visit.

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  32. I would love to visit as my ancestors came to New Zealand from that area :) It looks beautiful!

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  33. I have never been to Cornwall and have to say it is on my bucket list. I imagine that is is wild and at the same time tame. Very romantic, scenic, peaceful and the people very friendly. From reading books and watching TV shows the language has a lovely tilt to it. (Sometimes hard to understand) but all combined Cornwall has have a lovely charm to it.

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  34. I've never been, but I would love to go because it looks like a gorgeous place :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  35. i have never been but i would love too x

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  36. I have never been to Cornwall, but I'd love to! I've heard and read so many about it.

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  37. I love Cornwall. Spent all my childhood holidays there and had a super holiday there this summer. Love the beaches, the scenery and the food. Would love to win these books so I can recapture that.

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  38. I haven't been for a very long time but intend to go again this year

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  39. I haven't visited Cornwall but am in love with the coastline I've seen on TV and in photos online. I'd also like to visit to see basking sharks off the coast!

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  40. I haven't visited Cornwall but am in love with the coastline I've seen on TV and in photos online. I'd also like to visit to see basking sharks off the coast!

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  41. No, I've never been there before.

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  42. I've never been to Cornwall, but I would love to go because it sounds lovely.

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  43. We have been to Cornwall several times - love the stunning seascapes and quiet country lanes

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  44. I have never been there. It looks very pretty. I'd love to visit if I had the money.

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  45. I never been there, but it looks beautiful so would love to visit

    Betul E.

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  46. I have been to Cornwall, but not for many years - love the scenery, can go from countryside to coast, and the food - can still remember the smell walking past a pasty shop!

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  47. I have never been to England but it is on my bucket list.

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  48. I love Cornwall, I think my favourite thing about it is the beautiful scenery :)

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