Sometimes the truth is not easy to say and even harder to hear …
Grace Kellow is a young woman with a strong sense of who she is and where she comes from. As the daughter of a well-respected Cornish dairy owner Daniel Kellow, her existence in the village of Trehale is comfortable and peaceful.
But then handsome Talek Danning comes striding over Hel Tor, and soon after his arrival Grace is hit with a revelation that leaves her questioning her identity and her place in the Trehale community.
In her hour of need, Talek and his sister Amelia offer Grace sanctuary – but wherever Grace runs, her secret will follow …
Daniel’s Daughter is the fifth novel in the Cornish Tales and follows The Captain’s Daughter.
Victoria Cornwall grew up on a dairy farm in Cornwall. She can trace her Cornish roots as far back as the 18th century and it is this background and heritage which is the inspiration for her Cornish based novels.
Victoria is married, has two grown up children and a black Labrador, called Alfie. She likes to read and write historical fiction with a strong background story, but at its heart is the unmistakable emotion, even pain, of loving someone.
Following a fulfilling twenty-five year career as a nurse, a change in profession finally allowed her the time to write. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Historical Novel Society.
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I enjoyed reading this novel. Not my usual genre, it took me a little time to adjust to the period but once a chapter or so in I was hooked.
It is a very easy to read writing style which helps you empathise quickly with the characters. Both Grace and Talek are believable and well constructed. The story is rather moving in places which carries a reader along very nicely.
Victoria’s writing also gives a sense of atmosphere for the characters and settings. I could imagine Kellow Dairy very well and later in the story when we are introduced to the china clay pits. I have never visited them in real life myself but, I felt a great sense of place from her writing and in my minds eye the landscape detail with men working around and about.
This atmosphere and description for the characters, leads me to have more than a fleeting sense of Mr Darcy from Talek!
Victoria Cornwall has done it again with another fabulous book. When Grace Kellow meets Talek Danning and his sister Amelia for the first time, she assumes he is murdering his sister. The second time they meet she is hiding in a deserted property, where she discovers all is not what it seems about her past, so the third time she meets him she is running away and meets Amelia and Talek at the station, Amelia employs her as her companion.
The tension between the two main characters is obvious and it is a really engaging journey and read as they learn more about each other, begin to overcome initial prejudices and Grace learns to accept her past so she can move on. But the road to true love is not always smooth and there are lots of obstacles they need to overcome. Victoria once again creates a story and characters with a real depth that the reader can empathise with and will them to succeed. Cornwall in the mid 1800s is brought to life in a way that made me feel I was there. I couldn’t put this book down until I’d finished and then really wished there was more. A great book that I can’t recommend highly enough.
Perfect escapism for these difficult times! Escape to the past with this story. It opens with a very dramatic scene, perhaps a unique meeting! The story continues with twists and turns for our lead characters. A thoroughly enjoyable read from a very talented author of historical romances. Highly recommended
This is a story of many emotions. You are made to see how hidden truths affect many lives. The story of Grace and her family, past and present, affect many others. The location moves from her home in Bodmin Moor to the clay lands, both areas are well described and you can almost taste the different air. Talek the hero is so moral but again plagued by his hidden secrets. Along the way I enjoyed learning a little about the China Clay industry which was such an integral part of this tale. I loved the way the author wove together the different types of love in such a very readable way. Get your chocolate stash out and enjoy.