Finalist for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon Award
Book Review Blog's Audiobook of the Year, 2022
Hide from the thief-taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away …
Eighteenth-century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land. Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers.
Terrified by a thief-taker’s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good. When her brother, Silas, asks for her help to pay his creditors, Jenna feels unable to refuse and finds herself entering the dangerous world of the smuggling trade. Jack Penhale hunts down the smuggling gangs in revenge for his father’s death. Drawn to Jenna at a hiring fayre, they discover their lives are entangled. But as Jenna struggles to decide where her allegiances lie, the worlds of justice and crime collide, leading to danger and heartache for all concerned
What people are saying …
“An evocative and well-researched historical novel that depicts all the rugged beauty and dangerous reality of life in 18th century Cornwall. Tense and suspenseful this is a wonderfully romantic page-turner.”
Romantic Novelists’ Association
“…tense, plot-driven pages … carefully and potently portrayed …”
Historical Novel Society
“A gorgeous tale of love and betrayal that will leave you reading up until the wee hours.”
Old Victorian Quill.
“If you have been swept up in the Poldark series, you’ll love this story.”
For The Love Of Books.
“The Thief’s Daughter is an amazing story.”
With Love For Books.
“Multi layered and exciting …”
Jaffareadstoo Book Blog
“This is the first ever historical romance I have read. Let me tell you I am glad I made the leap of faith …”
Sal’s World of Books