#BlogTour: THE HARBOUR MASTER’S DAUGHTER & THE RIVER GIRL by Tania Crosse #Historicalfiction @joffebooks @booksnall2020

Today I am kicking off the Blog Tour for the first 2 books in The Devonshire Saga’s by Tania Crosse:  THE HARBOUR MASTER’S DAUGHTER and THE RIVER GIRL.  Today I am sharing my review of THE HARBOUR MASTER’S DAUGHTER (The River Girl post will be live on 5th June).

THE HARBOUR MASTER’S DAUGHTER

Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS historical romance and sagas
Publication Date – 27th May 2021
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Tania Crosse

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

Readers are captivated by Tania Crosse’s beautifully written tale of love and loss.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Totally in love with this book! Highly recommend!” Sayury

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Crosse writes with passion . . . so well you can actually envisage yourself there.” Novelle Novels

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “At first, I thought it was a standard love story. Then about halfway through it became so much more.” Mrs Gray

“A thumping good read, feels like living history.” Dorset Echo

Originally published as Morwellham’s Child.

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?

Fans of Nadine Dorries, Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court, Freda Lightfoot and Catherine Cookson will adore this emotional coming-of-age story.

ALSO BY TANIA CROSSE
DEVONSHIRE SAGAS
Book 1: THE HARBOUR MASTER’S DAUGHTER
Book 2: THE RIVER GIRL
Book 3: THE GUNPOWDER GIRL
Book 4: THE QUARRY GIRL
Book 5: THE RAILWAY GIRL
Book 6: THE WHEELWRIGHT GIRL
Book 7: THE AMBULANCE GIRL


My Review

This is another brilliant historical fiction by Tania Crosse.  As with the other books from this author this one has some adrenaline pumping suspense interwoven in a gripping historical read that had me turning page after page.

Rebecca is happy living in her remote village and is in love with Tom the only fly in the ointment is that her father won’t allow them to wed until Tom has completed his apprenticeship and can provide a suitable home for them.

As the story unfolds we follow Rebecca from one tragic loss that is just the beginning of a chain of events that will test Rebecca to the limit as the reader is invited in to life in the hard times of life back then.

Thrown into the mix is Fred, evilness personified and determined to ruin Rebecca financially, physically and mentally.  This adds adrenaline pumping suspense to the story.

The characters are realistic and fit the story perfectly.  Rebecca with her spirit is offset perfectly by her sister, Sarah who is much softer and gentler.  Adam, a man who loves Rebecca but has put up walls of steel to protect his heart.  A kind gentle man totally misunderstood by Rebecca.  The pair were thrown together by circumstances but can they find happiness and love?

What really makes the story for me is the absolutely brilliant description of the area and scenery which puts the reader into the time zone and area perfectly.  The author’s note at the end informing the reader about Morwellham Quay was the icing on the cake at the end of a brilliant read.

5 stars from me.


Author Profile

TANIA CROSSE

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.

BOOKS BY TANIA CROSSE

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

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You may also like:

Book 1: The Harbour Master’s Daughter
Book 2: The River Girl
Book 3: The Gunpowder Girl – Blog Tour Post
Book 4: The Quarry Girl – Blog Tour Post
Book 5: The Railway Girl – Blog Tour Post
Book 6: The Wheelwright Girl – Blog Tour Post
Book 7: The Ambulance Girl – Blog Tour Post


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