“The Governess of Penwythe Hall” by Sarah E. Ladd, book review, The Cornwall Novels #1
The death of Master Twethewey came as a shock to the whole household, including the governess, Delia. How will the children be able to endure this? Their mother passed not long ago, and now they were orphans. On his death bed, Twetheway changes his will to ensure the children’s best interest is kept, which includes Delia and the tutor accompany the children to his brother, Jac’s estate. This comes as a shock, but she works to carry out all the instructions. However, she is now returning to the area where her late husband had business dealings. This may come back to create problems for Delia.
Jac is working diligently to make the estate profitable. After years of neglect, he has a plan to boost the apple production and add other products, including cider. When his brother’s children show up on his door step without any warning, he is shocked, but knows he must care for them.
This is a wonderful book of love, forgiveness, and trust. Through attempting to do the right thing for the children, Jac and Delia learn to love again, and bring criminals to justice. This is the first book in the series, so there is lots of back ground information given. I look forward to reading the next book in the series: “The Thief of Lanwyin Manor” due out January 2020.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.