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The Thief's Daughter (Choc Lit): Romance, suspense on the Cornish coast. Perfect winter read! #2020

The Thief s Daughter Choc Lit Romance suspense on the Cornish coast Perfect winter read Hide from the thief taker for if he finds you he will take you away Eighteenth century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land Yet when night

  • Title: The Thief's Daughter (Choc Lit): Romance, suspense on the Cornish coast. Perfect winter read!
  • Author: Victoria Cornwall
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  • Page: 236
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  • The Thief's Daughter (Choc Lit): Romance, suspense on the Cornish coast. Perfect winter read! By Victoria Cornwall, Hide from the thief taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away Eighteenth century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers Terrified by a thief taker s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good When her brother, Silas,Hide from the thief taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away Eighteenth century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers Terrified by a thief taker s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good When her brother, Silas, asks for her help to pay his creditors, Jenna feels unable to refuse and finds herself entering the dangerous world of the smuggling trade Jack Penhale hunts down the smuggling gangs in revenge for his father s death Drawn to Jenna at a hiring fayre, they discover their lives are entangled But as Jenna struggles to decide where her allegiances lie, the worlds of justice and crime collide, leading to danger and heartache for all concerned

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    1. But of course someone with the name nom de plume of Victoria Cornwall is going to write about smugglers, ne er do wells and romance Works for me as I am delighted to follow down the path I first discovered with Jane Aiken Hodge, Victoria Holt and Daphne Du Maurier.This is a much darker story than the historical romances I grew up on From the opening scenes when a young woman, disguised as a man jumps on her husband s hanging body to make sure he is really most sincerely dead this was not a happy [...]

    2. I accidentally read these books from Victoria Cornwall back to front as this is the first in the Cornwall books with a past reviewed book The Captain s Daughter being book 2 Luckily it doesn t matter too much as the stories are quite self contained This is another well written historical romantic drama that it s easy to get lost in The descriptions of Cornwall are beautiful and really conjure up a time past I loved the romance and the overall story It s a great debut and having also enjoyed the [...]

    3. This novel is set in Cornwall, England during the 18th Century Jenna Cartwright belongs to a well known family of thieves, but she has morals and does not want to stoop to that kind of lifestyle In order to disengage herself from her surname, she marries Henry Kestle Unfortunately, she has to endure an abusive marriage until Henry, also a thief, is caught poaching and sentenced by Judge Buller to hang.Jenna eventually becomes the housekeeper for Jack Penhale Penhale is a thief taker, a man who i [...]

    4. Thank you to Netgalley, Choclit and Bictoria Corneell for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review You will find my review on both and from today On under Karen Whittard and on under K.e.whittard This book was a little heavy for me and I found it hard to read I had to keep putting it down as I found it a real struggle It is quite a dark book There is a little ray of sunshine that runs through it thou and that s what kept me reading It is set in the picturesque Cornwall It tells the [...]

    5. As a lover of the Poldark series, Victoria Cornwall s The Thief s Daughter caught my attention, as it s also set in 18th century Cornwall I looked forward to reading of tricorn hats, horse rides and stunning coastal scenery and I wasn t disappointed From the first off I was rooting for Cornwall s heroine, Jenna Cartwright, a gutsy young woman born into a family of dubious repute With little options left open, Jenna marries young but is then widowed when her husband falls prey to the hangman s no [...]

    6. Smuggling on the Cornwall Coast A worthy debut novel set in Cornwall in Georgian England, beginning in 1779 with a prologue set in 1765 The mood of the time with smugglers and men in prison for debt is vividly portrayed.Jenna Cartwright Kestle was the virtuous daughter of thieving parents and brothers who were always in trouble with the authorities When Jenna is only four, the thief takers carry off her older brothers and her parents, leaving her only Silas, her last brother She lives in fear of [...]

    7. Hide from the thief taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away Jenna always felt like the odd one out growing up in a family of thieves Her father wanted her to learn how to pick pockets, just like her brothers, but Jenna always refused Living in a family that has no respect for the law had its price and Jenna ended up alone with only her brother Silas to look out for her She learned early on that her last name prevented her from getting a job Because of this she married an abusive man at [...]

    8. We re travelling back to the eighteenth century in this book, a lawless time of smugglers and robbers Victoria Cornwall introduces us to thief taker Jack Penhale and thief s daughter Jenna, who is on the wrong side of the law Whilst essentially a romance, the historical aspects are well researched and add another dimension to the story With Jenna s brother Silas making demands on her to join the smugglers, there is a dilemma Who can she trust

    9. This is a fantastic, gripping read, full of drama and passion, with a wonderful sense of place I loved the relationship dynamics in the novel Jenna, the heroine, has to deal with so many conflicting feelings and I thought these were skilfully portrayed It was also fascinating to absorb the historical details, which were woven into the story very naturally And last but not least, Jack Penhale is a very appealing hero

    10. The Thief s Daughter is a stand alone novel by Victoria Cornwall.Jenna Cartwright comes from a long line of smugglers and thieves in her family and has seen all of them disappear or arrested for their crimes She is determined to remain honest and prove that all Cartwrights are not the same She s suffered a marriage to an abusive man who ends up hung for being caught poaching Her brother who has raised her since her parents disappeared is in debtors jail, and has begged her to help him pay off hi [...]

    11. The story begins with four year old Jenna hiding in a cupboard Strange men have come to the house and have taken away her parents and two elder brothers These men are known as thief takers and they track down and apprehend those who rob and steal Discovering Jenna one of t hem hauls her from her hiding place and leaves her with a stark warning.We meet Jenna again twelve years later as her brutal husband is being hung for poaching Her only remaining brother Silas, whom she is very close to, is cu [...]

    12. The Thief s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall is set in 1765 through about 1790 in a small village within Cornwall, England The story opens with a tense scene of little four year old Jenna hiding from the thief takers as her parents and older brothers are trying to evade capture Now only Jenna and her older brother Silas are all that is left behind of her poor family Jenna s parents were known thieves and she never saw them again after they were taken to the prison Enabling the smugglers was a way o [...]

    13. Cornwall, England in the 1700s is a dreary, poor and tough place to live When Jenna was a child, she had an experience that remained one of the most terrible memories of her life, one that made her resolve to remain honest no matter what circumstances arose The Thief Taker came to arrest members of her family, never to be seen again because they would be executed Now, Jenna s only brother Silas and his wife and children are in debtor s prison and the only way Jenna can save them is by getting in [...]

    14. There s something about a story set in eighteenth century Cornwall that continues to appeal to me I think it harks back to the days, when as a teenager, I devoured the Cornish family sagas by Susan Howatch and of course, the Poldark novels by Winston Graham So, to have the opportunity to support a debut author, with a similar story set in Cornwall appealed to me right from the start.Multi layered and exciting The Thief s Daughter is one of those sweeping Cornish sagas that immediately whisks you [...]

    15. A Rollicking Tale of the Rugged Cornish Coast A really good story of smuggling, smugglers, love and betrayal on the rugged coast of Cornwall.This is Ms Cornwall s first book, I believe and a great start A native of the area she writes convincingly of life among the poverty stricken Cornish of two hundred years ago, and the temptations of smuggling Well drawn and likeable main characters, in Jenna, born into a family of thieves and cutpurses, and Jack, the farmer s son turned thief taker, and a g [...]

    16. What a wonderful debut novel from Victoria Cornwall I m not usually an historic romance fan but I was swept up in the story and the beautiful scenery descriptions.Jenna and Jack s relationship has highs, lows and strong arguments I love a relationship that isn t black and white and this one is very colourful I also enjoyed Jenna s attempt to escape her past and not be painted with the same brush as her family.As my readers know, I am a great fan of Choc Lit and this is yet another book worthy of [...]

    17. A great historical romance in the Poldark tradition with a wonderful hero, spirited heroine and smugglers galore, all in a wonderful Cornish setting There are plenty of villains too and the poor heroine faces a really tough choice should she believe the brother who s always had her back or the man she s fallen in love with And can she ever escape her family s past and forge a better future for herself I very much enjoyed finding out.

    18. 4.5 5.0 The Thief s Daughter is a good old fashioned romance with a strong female character trying her best to be good.Read full review in the 2017 May issue of InD tale Magazine.

    19. Travel back in time to Cornwall where the burdens of England s two wars and a hardscrabble life for many of her citizens finds smuggling to avoid taxation, theft and morally questionable acts are all that come between many families and starvation Jenna Cartwright is the youngest child in her notorious family, raised with thieving, smuggling and learning her parent s craft At four or five, she has already lost two older brothers to jail, and the third child has eschewed the family trade to seek h [...]

    20. Jenna Cartwright is from a family of thieves, her parents are sent to the goal when they are caught, two of her older brothers are caught and she doesn t know what happened to them One brother ran to sea, that leaves just her and her younger brother Jack Penhale is a thief taker, he is investigating a violent and cruel smuggler gang The story is in 1765 when smuggling is rampant and the government wants them gone There are so many twists and turns to this tale but thanks to the author she has ma [...]

    21. I do not usually read historic fiction but the Poldark factor influenced my choice and piqued my interest in Cornwall and the smuggling among its beaches I liked Jenna and Jack and enjoyed reading about them and their growing romance A little slow and repetitive in places but overall a good and engaging read.

    22. I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving a copy of this ebook from NetGalley.This novel is a flawlessly written, fabulous read Reminiscent of Poldark in subject matter, but with a style and perspective all its own, The Thief s Daughter is a gripping, emotional look at the dark underbelly of smuggling during its heyday in one Cornish community Told largely from the perspectives of an honest young woman born into a family of thieves and smugglers, and a man bent on vengeance af [...]

    23. Hide from the thief taker, for if he finds you, he will take you awayEighteenth century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers.Terrified by a thief taker s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good When her brother, Silas, asks for her help to pay his creditors, Jenna feels unable to refuse and finds herself entering the dangerous world of the smuggli [...]

    24. Captivating 4.5 starsThis is the first time that I read a book by this author Victoria Cornwall I enjoyed The Thief s Daughter with her charming heroine Jenna It s a beautiful historical romance filled with challenges, danger, loyalty and of course love.Terrified by a thief taker s warning as a child, Jenna has to be a proper person But when her brother, Silas, asks for her help, Jenna finds herself caught in a dangerous world of the smuggling Jack hunts down the smuggling gangs in revenge for h [...]

    25. When I first started reading this book I wasn t sure whether I was going to enjoy it and had to re read the first couple of pages twice however I m very pleased to say that after the getting past the first few pages I was hooked This is a story of Jenna who comes from a troublesome family and Jack Penhale who is a thief taker trying to put an end to the smuggling gangs in eighteenth century Cornwall I was drawn to the main characters and could imagine Jack being a very handsome man who has some [...]

    26. The Thief s daughter is right up my street It is one of those rare books, beautifully written and with all the elements of a great read Excitement, a good dose of accurate history, and a beautiful love story I read the last half in one sitting, desperate to find out what happened in the end There were times when I was anxious for the safety of Jenna, or for Jack, and times when I had a tear in my eye.Jenna is the thief s daughter, and Jack is a thief taker They were so well drawn that I could se [...]

    27. Captivating ReadThe Thief s Daughter is a delight from start to finish I was swept along by the hero, heroine and the plot I thought Victoria Cornwall s writing was eloquent and easy to read Like many, I love tales of smuggling and Cornwall and have enjoyed the Poldark novels and Frenchman s Creek, The Thief s Daughter gave me similar enjoyment allowing me to be swept away to another world and time.Jenna is a feisty heroine with enough conflict in her background to make you want to root for her [...]

    28. This book was ideal for me to read I am originally from Plymouth and have a real interest in Cornwall and its history therefore olde time smuggling is an interest of mine.This book tells the story of Jenna from when she was 4 and hiding from the thief taker when she was found and warned not to follow in the family trade to the time when she falls in love with a man, only to learn he is a thief taker, has put her brother in debtor s prison and may have killed him Who should she trust I gave the b [...]

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