Book Review: A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen

Title: A Castaway in Cornwall
Author: Julie Klassen
Published: 2020
Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Fiction
Format: eARC
Pages: 386
Source: NetGalley
Date Finished: January 9, 2021
Grade: C+


As Laura cares for a mysterious castaway, evidence mounts against him and danger pursues them both. (x)


The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was okay, but I had some issues. The scenes seemed too short to me, as if they could have had more depth. I can’t quite put my finger on what my issue is, though. The lines are there, the descriptions are there, but it feels like something is missing. That’s how I feel about the book overall. Based on the premise, it could have been very intriguing, but the pacing was off. The romance also fell flat for me, enough so that I often forgot it was supposed to be a romance. It might sound silly considering there’s an entire shipwreck, but I wanted more danger and near-death experiences in this book. It also felt too long in the end; I just wanted to be finished with it.

I’ll definitely read more from Klassen, but this one unfortunately fell a little short for me.

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