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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Cornish House (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cornish Affair (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cornish Stranger (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under A Cornish Sky (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Returning Tide (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Cornish Summer (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Path to the Sea (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The River Between Us (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Cornish Christmas Carolla (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Everyday Kindness: A collection of uplifting tales to brighten your day(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lizzie Fenwick is award-winning literature, romance, mystery, and fiction author born in Massachusetts. She made her first trip to Cornwall in 1989 and bought a home in the area seven years later. Although she’s mostly based in Dubai, she loves her Cornwall home so much that she creates stories based there.

Her work includes Cornish House, A Cornish Affair, and A Cornish Stranger, among others. Most of her novels have been translated into various languages.

The Cornish House
After the death of her husband, artist Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall, and she hopes it will mean a fresh start with her stepdaughter Hannah. They are both hurting and grieving from the death.

Maddie struggles to put up with the mean remarks from Hannah, who hates her. She learns through the insults that her late husband left her a house in Cornwall. She’s so charmed by the house and plans to learn everything about its past.

Soon she starts discovering stories of generations of women who lived there before and felt like her life is, one way or the other, connected within the wall. Even though the house looks picture-perfect as it may be, it is in a state of despair.

The heating doesn’t work, and there is no internet connection, among other problems. Maddie can’t afford to fix everything well since money has run out.

Her dreams of having a new life but full of problems, The costs of repairing the house, a lack of inspiration for her art which is the only source of her income, and her relationship with Hannah don’t make things easy for her.
Everyone knows everyone in the village of Cornwall, and there are no secrets since everyone is gossip thirsty for juicy news.

Hannah doesn’t buy the idea of being moved from school and away from her friends. As Maddie and Hannah unveil the secrets about the house and start settling in, it’s obvious that they may not afford to make it their home and may be forced to sell it.

The Cornish House is a thrilling story set in Cornwall, and Liz Fenwick gives all the necessary Cornish elements of old house secrets, seascapes, ghosts, wind, and a village where no secrets can be kept. It’s a story of love, grief, loss, and healing showing that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

The author throws in some romantic aspects and a mystery to uncover, especially when the house begins unveiling its past secrets.

Old Tom is a delightful character and being a former teacher to Hannah, he comes into her life when she needs a sense of order and a reason to help her in the healing journey. He sits the kind friend who everyone needs in their lives.

In the beginning, there is great tension between Maddie and Hanna as the two have no the best relationship. The story is narrated in the third person perspective alternating between Maddie and Hannah’s points of view. Fenwick gives the reader an insight into how each handles their grief over John while settling in a small village.

The family history is well woven throughout the story. Maddie and Hannah were trying to move from London and go as far as they could; never in their wildest dreams did they expect the new house to play a huge role in their lives. The house draws out its secrets while slowly uncovering its own.

Even though the process is painful, there is ultimate healing, and the power of love and forgiveness proves that every problem can be overcome. Anyone looking for a thrilling story to carry you along, The Cornish House should be your pick.

Maddie had a good heart and patience when it came to her stepdaughter. The author’s descriptions will have the reader understand what the house was all about while showing the importance of friendships in the Cornwall village.

Fenwick draws the reader’s attention from the beginning keeping them engaged to the last page. The book’s elements include creeks, secrets, haunted houses, magical scenery, and beaches. It’s intriguing how Liz brings alive the old, neglected house at Frenchman’s creek.

A Cornish Affair

Jude Warren was almost marrying John Stewart but changed her mind at the last minute. She has always wanted to please her mother. Feeling too much pressure for the marriage, Jude escapes, leaving her soon to be husband standing on the altar. Her mother is so furious, and the guests get something to gossip for the rest of the year.

Jude loved the man as a friend and never was passionate about him. Her family and friends can’t understand why she can’t go on with the wedding, and since she isn’t able to explain to them that marrying John was more about pleasing her parents than herself.

Since the death of her sister Rose, Jude has always felt like being the second best, so she thought now would be the time to lead her own life.

Now homeless and jobless, Jude flees to Oxford and Barbara, an old family friend’s home. Barbara organizes a job for her at the Pengarrock. Haunted by guilt and shame, Jude runs to Pengarrock, a mansion in Cornwall.

Being an archivist, Jude manages to land a dream job in a historic house, and she soon falls in love with the place. While there, she starts cataloging for the Trevillion family’s library.

The house gives her a humble place to stay as things cool down. Jude is determined to try to save the place from its financial problems. It’s also filled with secrets and history, but when the new owner arrives, it becomes clear that all don’t like Pengarrock.

Jude’s feelings get into conflict when Tristan, Petroc’s estranged son when she sees him on the scene. As Jude gets used to the house, she learns about a family secret from a tragedy that occurred centuries ago with a hint of a lost treasure. When Pengarrock gets put up for sale, it appears that the clock is ticking fast for Jude and the house.

The life challenges that Jude faces allow her to grow as a person discovering her true self. As you turn pages, you learn about Pengarrock, its mystery, and its history.

A Cornish Affair is an excellent book about discovering oneself, stepping out into the unknown, and following one’s heart. The descriptions of the paintings at Pengarrock were vivid.

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