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A Cornish Affair

Published Date: June 14, 2019

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200 pages


Even in your hometown, you can feel like an outsider …

In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.

The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.

But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

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Jo Lambert

Jo lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. Italy is one of her favourite holiday destinations, while closer to home she enjoys spending time in South Devon and Cornwall. Her hobbies also include walking, keep fit and photography. Jo is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. She has a website and an active blog and when time allows, reads and reviews.
A Cornish Affair is Jo’s debut with Ruby Fiction.


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Reviews (6)


  1. Ruth
    Ruth June 18, 2019 at 10:16 am .

    A gorgeous cover for this engaging anytime read, whether at home or on holiday, summer or even winter.

    When I sat down to read A Cornish Affair the wind was battering torrential rain against the windows. So it was a treat to forget about the dismal weather outside and be transported to summertime in Cornwall.

    With a host of interesting and some annoying characters, the plot is set around a family run hotel in Cornwall. Aunt Emelia is everyone’s idea of a dotty relation but, in this case, appearances are quite different.

    Cat Trevelyan and her brother are jointly running the hotel when she meets Luke Carrack newly returned to Carrenporth. Cat and Luke are drawn to each other but both have serious trust issues. Their new relationship becomes strained to breaking point by the constant malicious rumours spread by village gossips. However an unexpected person is keen to bring them back together.

    Romance and mystery combined with sunshine, all the components for a satisfactory read, particularly when it’s pouring with rain.

  2. Yvonne Greene
    Yvonne Greene June 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm .

    Why is Luke Carrack the talk of the town? What is his real story? This is a great tale of two potentially star crazed lovers, with enough twists and turns to keep you thoroughly entertained. I loved the characters of Luke and the local hotelier’s daughter Cat, and just throw in some secrets and crimes set against a Cornwall background. Thoroughly enjoyed this first novel by Jo Lambert and I highly recommend it. This is a new author to keep an eye out for!

  3. Barbara p
    Barbara p June 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm .

    This is a lovely romance set in Cornwall. The lead characters are poles apart in all ways, but their love ties them together. Cat and Luke have to go through a lot of things before it looks like they will be together, then they are torn apart. Following their uphill struggle you feel deeply for them. Problem follows problem and misunderstandings abound. A final sting in the tail, keeps the pages turning. A lovely long book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

  4. Isobel McIlwraith
    Isobel McIlwraith June 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm .

    The cover of this book should have been a good clue – a calm blue sea but you cannot see what is happening under the surface.
    When I started reading I was expecting another jolly story set in Cornwall. I did not a first warm to the heroine, privileged, job in the family business, no real problems – why would she be interesting? However very quickly it became apparent that there was definitely more to this story than saving the world by baking at the seaside. The latter can be very enjoyable, don’t misunderstand me, but here were more twists and turns, more secrets, more family history and the ever watchful eyes of a small community. Excellent. I hope following books are as enjoyable.

  5. Luise Pirie
    Luise Pirie November 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm .

    I very much enjoyed this story and following Cat Trevelyan’s life in the Cornish Town of Carrenporth. You cannot help but be transported to Cornwall and feel the sunny warmth with Jo’s writing. This is a lovely read that feels like it could be hopefully the start to a series of stories around the Trevelyan family and their many connections both locally and internationally.

    All characters, even those on the periphery of the main story, are written so you conjure them as real and can imagine them in everyday life. Perfect escapism and I hope to read more!

    4 Stars!

  6. MummySam
    MummySam February 12, 2020 at 10:27 am .

    Jo Lambert

    I really enjoyed this book.

    The storyline behind Luke was brilliant – I didn’t see it coming but there was one point where I thought – hmmm I wonder (but I won’t spoil that for you)

    Aunt Emilia – what a character she is (although she’s a bad judge of character when it comes to some people).

    Cat lives and works with her Father and twin brother at Tarwin House – which was successfully turned into a profitable hotel by her beloved grandfather. It is one of the top 4 star hotels in the south west.

    The story draws you in. The characters are easily imagined and relatable. There were some fantastic twists and turns in this book. Some I guessed – others were a complete surprise.

    Lose yourself in this and let your imagination run free

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