The Cornish Captive - Cornish Saga (Paperback)Nicola Pryce (author)
The sixth novel in a stunning series set in eighteenth-century Cornwall, perfect for fans of Bridgerton
Imprisoned on false pretences, Madeleine Pelligrew, former mistress of Pendenning Hall, has spent the last 14 years shuttled between increasingly destitute and decrepit mad houses. When a strange man appears out of the blue to release her, she can't quite believe that her freedom comes without a price. Hiding her identity, Madeleine determines to discover the truth about what happened all those years ago.
Unsure who to trust and alone in the world, Madeleine strikes a tentative friendship with a French prisoner on parole, Captain Pierre de la Croix. But as she learns more about the reasons behind her imprisonment, and about those who schemed to hide her away for so long, she starts to wonder if Pierre is in fact the man he says he is. As Madeleine's past collides with her present, can she find the strength to follow her heart, no matter the personal cost?
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
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“A lovely mystery and love story”
This is a lovely story with twists and turns on every page that keep you guessing, without going to extremes. The heroine, Madeleine, has been disposed of by being thrown into a series of lunatic asylums in Cornwall,... More
“A complex story of a woman's fight to survive challenging circumstances”
This is a vivid historical novel which has as its main theme the way women could be accused of insanity as a way of control and even imprisonment in the early 1800s. The main character, Madeleine Pellingrew, has been... More
“Better than first seems”
This is the first book of Nicola Pryce's that I have read. At the start of 'The Cornish Captive' I was struggling to get into the story and considered giving up on the book (something I very rarely do).... More
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