Thursday, August 10, 2017

Havencross by Julie Daines {Blog Tour Review + Giveaway}

Havencross by Julie Daines
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications

When a shocking scandal involving her father spreads through London society, Elaine Cardinham and her parents are forced to retreat to their country home in Cornwall for refuge. But Havencross is no sanctuary for Elaine. She is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her brother—and the heartbreak she left in her wake all those years ago. It has been five long years since Gareth Kemp last saw Elaine—when she rejected his marriage proposal. Her reappearance convinces him of one thing: he has never stopped loving her. To put his feelings for her aside, he focuses his attention on the dangerous smuggling plaguing the Cornish coast. As Elaine attempts to run from her past, she ventures ever closer to a dangerous truth—and Gareth may be the only one who can save her from a deadly finish.


My Review: 5 Stars

I always enjoy this author's books and this one wasn't any different. I was expecting a nice, sweet Regency romance but got a great mystery/suspense as well. The mystery was gentle swirling in and out of the pages throughout the book, but the suspense isn't always present, which made it quite shocking and a fun surprise.

Elaine is a fun character because she's so brave and forthcoming for her time. She's resilient and strong, which makes her a perfect complement to both Gareth, a childhood friend. Gareth is more simple than the recent London citizen (Elaine) and feels a strong tie and connection to his Cornish roots. 

The setting and plot are very engaging and I could picture the caves and cliffs quite well. The twists and surprises left me almost reeling at times, but don't get me wrong--I loved that! I was completely hooked from the first page until the last because this one is packed with danger, romance, friendship, and loyalties and it's one that Regency lovers won't want to miss.

Content: mild+ violence (death, fighting, killing); mild romance (sweet).

*I received a copy through the publisher, which had no affect on my opinion. All thoughts are my own.*


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  1. Thanks for reading and for the great review!!

    1. You are so very welcome!! I love your books. :)