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Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong. 

While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast - known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors - Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him. 

As Laura and a neighbor care for the survivor, they discover he has curious wounds and, although he speaks in careful, educated English, his accent seems odd. Other clues wash ashore, and Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be. Despite the evidence against him, the mysterious man might provide her only chance to discover the truth about her parents' fate. With danger pursuing them from every side, and an unexpected attraction growing between them, will Laura ever find the answers she seeks?

©2020 Julie Klassen (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • Aimee Krol
  • 21-01-21

A Slow Read

I usually love Julie Klassens books but struggled to get into this one. it was slow and didn't keep my attention

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  • Sunnyday
  • 23-02-21

Boring....returned

All I can say is that I’ve read and enjoyed most of Julie Klassen’s novels, but aside from the interesting information re shipwreck & wreckers on the English coast, I found this book very boring. I just couldn’t get into it.
Every once-in-awhile, a favorite author writes a book that just seems “off,” and for this reason I truly appreciate Audible’s return policy!

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  • Sue Bastian
  • 20-02-21

Wonderful and beautifully performed

A captivating story of family, loss, seafaring, love and devotion. This story brings us wonderful characters, high seas, history, love, loss, and gratitude.

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  • MissCindy
  • 20-02-21

Okay to pass the time, and...

Although I was intrigued by the subject matter, I couldn’t get engaged. The characters had potential but it just wasn’t developed enough for my taste. Obviously, Laura and Alexander were going to be together in the end but I didn’t “feel” them getting there. Actually, as I said, I just couldn’t get engaged.
But, having said that, I may try another book by this author because the subject matter she chose for this book did attract me. I bet the research was fun to dig into for her!
Also, the reader did well—once I set the pace of reading at 1.2. Did she also find the book a little flat?
Sorry. Wish I could have been more enthusiastic. Next book?

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  • Debbie
  • 07-02-21

Good story with a little mystery

I enjoyed the story and the bit of mystery, although it is a tiny bit slow. Love this narrator, but the french was a bit annoying since I don't speak the language, and the female nurse at the beginning sounds like a man. Overall, very enjoyable and will listen to more by this author and narrator.

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  • Blessed
  • 22-01-21

One of her best yet!

I could not quit listening to this book. I enjoyed it immensely! If not the best it's at least one of the best that she has ever done!