Christina Courtenay’s Top Three Books Set in Cornwall

Posted on: May 2nd, 2015

To celebrate the paperback release of A Cornish Stranger on the 23rd of April and Under A Cornish Sky of the 7th of May I’ve asked several of my favourite authors to share their top three Cornish reads.

Here’s what Christina had to say…

Apart from your own lovely books, my top three stories set in Cornwall are:-

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier – I know, predictable, but such a wonderful story (apart from the ending which I would have liked to be different)!

Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt – used to love her novels, read every one and they’re all wonderfully Gothic and romantic. In this, her first one, the setting was as important as the characters themselves and I think this was when I first fell in love with Cornwall.

The Memory Garden by Rachel Hore – a wonderful time slip featuring a beautiful garden!

51UvSaXBFdL._AA160_My latest book isn’t set in Cornwall, alas, but the next best thing – Devon. The Soft Whisper of Dreams is a contemporary romance with some paranormal and suspense/thriller elements. The heroine, Maddie, finds out she’s adopted and an old nightmare comes back to haunt her. When she visits friends in Devon to recover from the shock, she meets dangerously handsome Alex, has a disturbing encounter with a gypsy fortune teller and, terrifyingly, her bad dreams seem to be coming true …

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Please pop back tomorrow to see Emylia Hall’s top choices…