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The Cornish Captive [9781838954598]

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The sixth novel in a stunning series set in eighteenth-century Cornwall, perfect for fans of Bridgerton

Cornwall, 1800.

Imprisoned on false pretences, Madeleine Pelligrew, former mistress of Pendenning Hall, has spent the last 14 years shuttled between increasingly destitute and decrepit mad houses. When a strange man appears out of the blue to release her, she can't quite believe that her freedom comes without a price. Hiding her identity, Madeleine determines to discover the truth about what happened all those years ago.

Unsure who to trust and alone in the world, Madeleine strikes a tentative friendship with a French prisoner on parole, Captain Pierre de la Croix. But as she learns more about the reasons behind her imprisonment, and about those who schemed to hide her away for so long, she starts to wonder if Pierre is in fact the man he says he is. As Madeleine's past collides with her present, can she find the strength to follow her heart, no matter the personal cost?


Nicola Pryce trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. She has always loved literature and completed an Open University degree in Humanities. She is a qualified adult literacy support volunteer and lives with her husband in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. Together they sail the south coast of Cornwall in search of adventure.

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  • 4
    Another excellent instalment to the series!

    Posted by Eloise Spencer on 10th Jan 2022

    Rounded down from around 4.5 stars ⭐️

    The Cornish Captive follows Madeleine, a woman who has been wrongfully declared insane and held captive for 14 years. After she manages to escape she has to tread carefully, unsure who she can trust.

    This is the second book I have read in this series so far and I loved it! I think this may be my favourite historical fiction series and I definitely want to go back and read the books I have missed. As a Cornish girl I loved the sense of home that this book gave me. But I think the historical seaside town can be enjoyed by anyone! Pryce creates such vivid and endearing characters, I felt so connected to them and their stories. Although this book does work as a stand alone, I feel I’d understand more about some of the other characters if I had read some of the earlier books in the series first.

    Regardless, I really enjoyed this novel and hope that Pryce continues to follow these characters by writing more books for this series! I often found myself sitting and picturing the old seaside town, almost as if it was one of my own memories. I found this book infiltrating my own life so much I almost couldn’t distinguish between what was real and what was fiction. At times I found the mystery and vast array of characters a little tricky to follow, but it kept me on my toes and I really enjoyed the pace of the novel.

    I would recommend this series to any historical fiction fans!