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Review | Beneath Cornish Skies | Kate Ryder

We’re delighted to be sharing Elena’s thoughts about Beneath Cornish Skies by Kate Ryder on the Rachel’s Random Resources tour.

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After losing her parents at a young age in a car accident, Cassandra is rescued by David, who was first on the scene. They begin a relationship which lasts for ten years and she lives a comfortable life with him, enjoying the millionaire lifestyle that he’s able to provide with her every material wish granted. However, Cass yearns for children, something David is adamant that he doesn’t want and this, coupled with the discovery that he may have been unfaithful with their cleaner makes her question her whole life with him and seeing an advert in ‘The Lady’ for a position working for a family in north Cornwall, Cass applies and when she’s accepted is set to start her new life.

The descriptions of Cornwall once she arrives are fantastic. They are mostly provided through the character of Luke, who is a writer and whose attention she attracts. I learned many facts about the wildlife and history of the area, which I loved. Cornwall has always fascinated me so it was great to learn so much more. 

Their love story is gentle and sweet. I enjoyed watching Cass grow in confidence and self-esteem, her fragility gradually replaced by strength and a stronger sense of self. The Kinsman family, who she goes to work for, are delightful and welcoming of both her and her horse, Caspian.

I particularly enjoyed the supernatural stories of the area, as well as Cass’s love for horses.

I got completely swept away by the beautiful setting and characters and was eager for Cass to get her happily ever after.

Beneath Cornish Skies is a beautiful book which has made me want to visit Cornwall once again.

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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 Month”.

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.

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Qualified as a Sleep Consultant, Dyslexia Therapist, Reiki Master, Mental Health First Aider and Mindfulness Practitioner, my passion is for sharing anything that will make life easier. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind.

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