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Head of Zeus
Beneath Cornish Skies
Beneath Cornish Skies: An International Bestseller - A heartwarming love story about taking a chance on a new beginning Kate Ryder

To an outsider, Cassandra Shaw's life looks perfect. She lives in a beautiful, luxurious house in the English countryside, with a handsome, wealthy boyfriend who insists she needn't do a day's work in her life. But Cassie knows that something is not right. Her boyfriend has grown colder, treating her more like a housekeeper than a future wife. And her time feels empty and purposeless.

Cassandra has always been riddled with insecurities and self-doubt, but, just for once, she decides to take a chance on a new beginning. She answers an advert for a live-in nanny, dogwalker, cook and all-round 'Superhuman' for a family living in a rambling manor house on the rugged North Cornish coast. The work is hard and tiring, but Cassie has never felt so fulfilled.

As Cassie learns to connect with the natural beauty unfolding around her, Cornwall starts to offer up its secrets. Soon, Cassie starts wondering if she was drawn to this isolated part of the coast for a reason. Why was she guided to Foxcombe Manor? What are the flashes of light she sees in the valley? Is it her imagination or does someone brush past her? And who is the mysterious man living deep in the woods?

A beautiful romance with a hint of ghostliness, Beneath Cornish Skies is for anyone who has ever longed to start their lives again.

Reviews for Beneath Cornish Skies:

'A wonderful story of finding love, freedom and oneself with a little help from friends, ancient magic and spirits in the landscape. Uplifting, romantic and perfect for anyone who loves Cornwall!' Christina Courtenay, author of Echoes of the Runes

'I absolutely adored this beautifully written book. A magical and deeply romantic read' Georgia Hill, author of On a Falling Tide

'A beautiful story of love and self-discovery. Evocative, haunting and magical' Nicola Cornick, author of The Forgotten Sister

'An absorbing tale of romance and deceit, layered with supernatural magic and impressively researched historical fact' Carol Lovekin, author of Wild Spinning Girls

'A lovely and atmospheric read, filled with magical moments' Samantha Tonge, author of The Winter We Met

'An evocative and powerful ode to Cornwall, its magic and mysteries, and the power to start over again' Nancy Barone, author of New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Romance
01 Apr 2021 * 368pp * £8.99 * 9781800245983
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'A wonderful story of finding love, freedom and oneself with a little help from friends, ancient magic and spirits in the landscape. Uplifting, romantic and perfect for anyone who loves Cornwall!'
Christina Courtenay, author of Echoes of the Runes
'I absolutely adored this beautifully written book. A magical and deeply romantic read'
Georgia Hill, author of On a Falling Tide
'A beautiful story of love and self-discovery. Evocative, haunting and magical'
Nicola Cornick, author of The Forgotten Sister
'An absorbing tale of romance and deceit, layered with supernatural magic and impressively researched historical fact'
Carol Lovekin, author of Wild Spinning Girls
A lovely and atmospheric read, filled with magical moments'
Samantha Tonge, author of The Winter We Met
'An evocative and powerful ode to Cornwall, its magic and mysteries, and the power to start over again'
Nancy Barone, author of New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse
Author
Kate Ryder
Kate Ryder
Originally from the Home Counties, Kate now resides in the diverse and inspirational county of Cornwall, which provides a glorious backdrop for much of her writing. Her career has encompassed travel, property and publishing, and she has travelled widely. Together with her supportive husband, a gorgeous Arab horse and a 'rehomed' half-Bengal cat called Bella, Kate lives in the beautiful Tamar Valley in a 200-year-old cottage that she and her husband painstakingly restored and which proved the inspiration for her international best-selling timeslip, Secrets of the Mist.
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