The Harbour Master’s Daughter by Tania Crosse #BookReview #DevonshireSagas1 #BlogTour #JoffeBooks #Books’nAll #4.5*

Prepare to be swept away by an utterly heartrending saga of one woman’s fight to find happiness.

Devon, 1867.

Free-spirited Rebecca Westbrook recognizes her perfect match when she sees him. His name is Captain Adam Bradley.

She is the harbour master’s daughter.
He is smouldering and sophisticated — the most eligible captain ever to sail into the quay.

Anyone can see it’s meant to be. But Rebecca is anything but charmed. Her heart belongs to Tom Mason, a lowly cooper she’s known forever.

Her father doubts Tom’s ability to provide securely for her. But Tom has a plan to prove him wrong. And until then, passionate Rebecca refuses to wait to be with him.

But fate has other plans.

Tragedy strikes, shattering the couple’s dreams of a life together. Vulnerable and alone, how will Rebecca survive without her soulmate?

With the threat of bringing shame on herself and her family nipping at her heels, Rebecca can see only one way out. Is she strong enough to take it?

Originally published as Morwellham’s Child.

Devonshire Sagas

  1. The Harbour Master’s Daughter
  2. The River Girl
  3. The Gunpowder Girl
  4. The Quarry Girl
  5. The Railway Girl
  6. The Wheelwright Girl
  7. The Ambulance Girl

A Terrific Read!

What a great start to a series!

Rebecca Westbrook is the harbour master’s daughter; he wants to secure her future so has delayed in giving his permission to her childhood friend to court her until he is financially secure – but Rebecca can’t wait. When Captain Adam Bradley is invited to dinner at the family home there is a definite attraction which Rebecca denies. Her future is with Tom. But things don’t always go to plan and all of a sudden Captain Bradley takes on a whole new attraction.

Tania Crosse certainly knows how to write a gripping, compelling tale; when I was asked to join this tour I had the option of reading either book and plumped for this one so I could begin with the first in the series. This is a terrific read with such a lot going on, even a bit of a mystery woven into the pages and lots of twists and turns along the way. Beautifully written, this is a well-crafted story which kept me hooked all the way to the very end and I look forward to continuing with the series. Definitely recommended to all lovers of all good historical fiction, I’m very happy to give this one 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Jill Burkinshaw for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: historical saga

Author Details

Tania Crosse was born in London, but at a young age, moved to Surrey where her love of the countryside took root. She wanted to be an author since childhood, but after obtaining a degree in French Literature, life took over. It wasn’t until her children were older that she began writing seriously. She has now had published nine historical novels set on her beloved Dartmoor, while The Street of Broken Dreams, the last of four Twentieth Century sagas set in London and the south east, won Best Saga in the 2020 awards of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

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