A Lady's Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall Series #1)

A Lady's Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall Series #1)

by Laurie Alice Eakes

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On the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart.

England, 1811

A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man. When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiancé, is caught in a storm, she quickly accepts the help of a dark stranger. Anything to get back to Cornwall.

But Rowan Curnow is not exactly a stranger. He’s not quite a gentleman either. Class disparity once kept him from courting Elizabeth . . . even if it didn’t keep him from kissing her.

The couple elude their pursuers and reach Bastion Point, Elizabeth’s future inheritance and the one place she calls home. But in the very act of spiriting her to safety, Rowan has jeopardized Elizabeth’s inheritance—if her grandfather ever learns she spent the night, however innocently, in the company of a man.

When smugglers unite the pair in a reckless, flirtatious alliance—an alliance that both challenges the social norms Elizabeth has been raised to revere and rattles Rowan’s fledgling faith in God. Elizabeth must choose between the obedience of a child and the desires of a woman: cling to the safety of her home or follow the man she loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310332060
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Series: Cliffs of Cornwall Series , #1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Since she lay in bed as a child telling herself stories, bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with a degree in English and French from Asbury University and a master’s degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University. She now has nearly two dozen books in print. Laurie Alice lives with her husband in Houston, Texas, with sundry lovable dogs and cats.

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A Lady's Honor 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Lane_Hill_House More than 1 year ago
a beautiful story of generations and passing on the best honor Monday, April 20, 2015 A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes, © 2014 A Cliffs of Cornwall Novel On the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart. My Review: ~* wayfarers ~ just passing through *~ The speed of the horses in the dark of night did not shelter them from the torrent of the blowing rain soaking in and splattering against them. There would be safety ahead, with a far distance from the hoofbeats and rumble of carriage wheels of the repulsive Romsford and his men. Elizabeth Trelawny, or "Elys," as her "brother Drake's voice" calmed her, rode alongside unhampered. If only her family allowed her to do anything for herself, she might know how to make wiser choices. --A Lady's Honor, 16 I really like Elizabeth already... I like adventure and fun! Quickly scrambling behind a stack of barrels, sending vermin scurrying, clinging spiderwebs, and odors of spirits; I am hoping she doesn't sneeze. In the darkness of the inn, with flour dust flying, an escape is made out the back door and she is moving swiftly on horseback through the night; not alone, but accompanied by a man who first set eyes upon her ~ are you ready for this! ~ at the LIBRARY. Now then, wouldn't you say he has undeterminable value! Everything is not as it seems; friend or foe? Heart's deceit or longing? If you are ready for adventure and wondering who is the culprit, you will love this story along the Cornish coast path and caves at tide time. What a delightful story ~ here is a snippet of beautiful writings "Treasures in life that are worth more than dowries and property and the amount of money deposited in The Funds." He squeezed her hand. "Perhaps you should read those journals. In reading about their lives, perhaps you can work out what was missing. I think you already knew at one time in your life. But no time for reading now. Your grandmama wishes for you to join her in the garden parlor." --Ibid., 144 May she realize The~Absolute~Treasure She slipped through a side door and into the garden. The fog lay so thickly over the ground she doubted anyone could see her from the house. Water dripped from tree branches and trellises in a rhythmic plop, plop, plop. Her kid slippers made no sound on the gravel path. When she opened the garden door to the cliff, even the sea sounded distant, its roar muted beneath the blanket of water. But she tasted salt spray on her lips and the tang of the water in her nostrils. The cold dampness awakened something deep inside her, a stirring need to run and shout and dive into the flattened waves. --Ibid., 155-156 I am eager to read the following book, A Stranger's Secret, as A Cliffs of Cornwall Novel continues... ***Thank you to author Laurie Alice Eakes for sending me a copy of her Cliffs of Cornwall novel, A Lady's Honor, to read and review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
Initially, I found A Lady's Honor a little difficult to get into. For me, I felt like too many characters with too many twisty plot details were introduced in quick succession. However, once I started piecing together who everyone was (does anyone else get confused by the way people during this time period were often referred to by multiple names?!) and what was going on, I quickly got caught up in the story and was turning pages as fast as humanly possible. It's not often that I've read a true suspense novel set during a historical period, but Eakes does a great job combining suspense, history, and romance to create an intriguing novel. I enjoyed reading this book from the perspective of Elizabeth, who is bold and courageous—definitely living outside the expectations for women during her time. I'm looking forward to see how this series will continue. [4 stars] I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Lady’s Honor A Cliffs of Cornwall Novel Laurie Alice Eakes Published by Zondervan Released: April 22, 2014 Back Cover Description: Society is concerned about her honor, but Elizabeth must realize her worth doesn’t lie in her inheritance. In order to avoid a forced marriage to a dangerous man, Elizabeth Trelawney flees London. An unexpected stranger arrives to help her, and as they elude her pursuers across Cornwall in the night, Elizabeth realizes her rescuer, Rouan Curnow, is familiar. Their differences in social status kept Rouan from pursuing a courtship with the lady his heart wouldn’t let him forget. Now because of dangerous smugglers and local murders, the two are plunged into a reckless alliance that rattles Rouan’s fledgling faith in God. The closer they get to Bastian Point-Elizabeth’s true home-the more she realizes it is the only place she longs to be. Even the sight of its solid structure perched on the cliffs makes her feel safe. Elizabeth is the most likely to inherit Bastian Point if Grandfather never learns she spent the night, however innocently, with a near stranger. As spring warms into summer, Elizabeth finds herself torn between wanting to be the perfect grandchild and her growing love for a man of whom no one will approve as a match for her, a man she knows she shouldn’t entirely trust. Unsure whether she is being foolish or following the right path, she sets out with Rouan on a quest to find the true culprit behind the local violence. Their quest leads them to danger, and she must choose whether to follow the man she loves or cling to the safety of her family home. My Review: I enjoyed this book very much! Well worth the read especially if you enjoy historical romantic suspense. A Lady’s Honor is a fantastic pick and you should get yourself a copy! This book draws you in from the very first page and makes you ask questions before you even turn the first page. If you enjoy reading about history, romance, and suspense this is the book for you! Happy reading! Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Ms. Eakes best book yet! The story starts out strong and keeps you captivated until the last page. I can't wait to read more in this series.
BookishJ More than 1 year ago
It's a nice book. Had a nice time reading it. However, I'm not quite taken by it that much. There were some parts that read a bit slow. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the story line and characters.
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VicG More than 1 year ago
Laurie Alice Eakes in her new book, “A Lady’s Honor” Book One in the Cliffs Of Cornwall series published by Zondervan brings us into the life of Elizabeth Trelawny. From the back cover:  On the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart. England, 1811 A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man. When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiancé, is caught in a storm, she quickly accepts the help of a dark stranger. Anything to get back to Cornwall. But Rowan Curnow is not exactly a stranger. He’s not quite a gentleman either. Class disparity once kept him from courting Elizabeth . . . even if it didn’t keep him from kissing her. The couple elude their pursuers and reach Bastion Point, Elizabeth’s future inheritance and the one place she calls home. But in the very act of spiriting her to safety, Rowan has jeopardized Elizabeth’s inheritance—if her grandfather ever learns she spent the night, however innocently, in the company of a man. When smugglers unite the pair in a reckless, flirtatious alliance—an alliance that both challenges the social norms Elizabeth has been raised to revere and rattles Rowan’s fledgling faith in God. Elizabeth must choose between the obedience of a child and the desires of a woman: cling to the safety of her home or follow the man she loves. What are you going to do when you are in London and being set up for an arranged marriage to a much older man? You take off and run for your family home in Cornwall. However when all does not go according to plan Elizabeth meets up with Rowan who helps her but also may have caused her to lose her inheritance. “A Lady’s Honor” is a wonderful romance filled with mystery, intrigue, and scandal.  These pages are filled with wonderful characters that live and breathe.   “A Lady’s Honor” is full of reputation, finding yourself, finding your place in the world and romance.  This is an interesting story filled with lots of excitement and romance as well as history.  I liked it a lot. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
The_Psychotic_Housewife More than 1 year ago
The publisher gave me a complimentary copy of this book in order to read and share my thoughts on it. I enjoyed this one. It is written nicely and made me want to walk along the cliffs of Cornwall myself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chick ficton less twinkie more little debbie cupcake cant spoil the plot been done many times before buska