Beneath Cornish Skies
By Kate Ryde
What it’s about?
To an outsider, Cassandra Shaw’s life looks perfect. She lives in a beautiful, luxurious house in the
English countryside with a handsome, wealthy boyfriend who insists she needn’t do a day’s work in
But Cassie knows that something is not right. Her boyfriend has grown colder, treating hermore like a housekeeper than a future wife. And her time feels empty and purposeless.
Cassandra has always been riddled with insecurities and self-doubt, but, just for once, she decides to
take a chance on a new beginning. She answers an advert for a live-in nanny, dog walker, cook andall-round ‘Superhuman’ for a family living in a rambling manor house on the rugged North Cornishcoast. The work is hard and tiring, but Cassie has never felt so fulfilled.
As Cassie learns to connect with the natural beauty unfolding around her, Cornwall starts to offer up
its secrets. Soon, Cassie starts wondering if she was drawn to this isolated part of the coast for a
Why was she guided to Foxcombe Manor? What are the flashes of light she sees in thevalley? Is it her imagination or does someone brush past her? And who is the mysterious man living deep in the woods?
A beautiful romance with a hint of ghostliness, Beneath Cornish Skies is for anyone who has ever longed to start their lives again.
What I think:
New year, new starts and resolutions so a great time to read Beneath Cornish Skies.
Lots of people have lives that look perfect to outsiders but are actually unhappy. Overcoming the tragedy of her past, Cassandra feels stiffled in her long term relationship. She decides to start over and find herself in Cornwall.
Cassandra is an instantly likeable character and the reader is on her side and wants her to find happiness. She may not know exactly what she wants but as the story progresses she finds the things that bring her joy.
The magic of the Cornish landscape is an essential part of this story and the description of the cliffs and sea is so evocative the reader can see why Cassandra and some of the other characters, especially Luke, have such a connection to the land.
This is the first book by Kate Ryder that I have read, but I’ve been reading more romance lately so I’m sure it will won’t be the last.
This was a magical, escapist read that takes you on a journey of self-discovery.
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About the author:
Kate Ryder is an award-winning, Amazon Kindle international best seller who writes timeslip and romantic suspense in a true-to-life narrative.
On leaving school she studied drama but soon discovered her preference for writing plays rather than performing them! Since then, she has worked in the publishing, tour operating and property industries, and has travelled widely.
Kate is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors. In 2017, she signed a 4-book contract with Aria (digital imprint of award-winning independent publisher, Head of Zeus).
Summer in a Cornish Cove, a contemporary romantic suspense set on the Lizard Peninsula, gained her a nomination for the RNA’s 2018 Joan Hessayon award, while its standalone sequel, Cottage on a Cornish Cliff, reached the heady heights of #2 in Kindle Literary Sagas.
‘Secrets of the Mist’, a mysterious timeslip romance, not only achieved #1 Kindle best seller flags in the UK, Canada and Australia, but also reached #49 in Amazon UK Paid Kindle. In the original, self-published version (The Forgotten Promise) it was awarded the first Chill with a Book “Book of the
Originally hailing from the South East of England, today Kate lives on the Cornish side of the beautiful Tamar Valley with her husband and a collection of animals.
Thank you Kate Ryder and Aria for my gifted copy of Beneath Cornish Skies and to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this charming blog blitz.