A Gathering Storm by Joanna Chambers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A thoroughly enjoyable historical romance, set against the beautiful Cornish scenery. I loved the exploration of mesmerism, and the uniquely Victorian overlap between science and the mystical.
The two central characters were well drawn, as was the whole village of Porthkennack, and their relationship felt real and tugged at the heartstrings in all the right ways. I enjoyed the contrast between the uptight, yet more experienced, Ward with the more down to earth yet inexperienced Nick and the development of their relationship had enough sweetness and angst to keep this romance addict very happy. :)
Although this is the second in the Porthkennack series, all the books can be read as stand alones. In fact, I read this one first. Recommended!
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