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A Cach Keeper!!,
This review is from: The Mermaid of Penperro (Wink & a Kiss) (Mass Market Paperback)
Lisa Cach travels a lot and she brings this love of locales to her works. In this one its in such a fresh tale. Konstanse Bugg inherited her singing voice from her Opera singer mother. In a period when stage singers and actresses were tainted with the disrepute of being easy women, Konstanse find a new way of playing the seductress!
She had come to Penperro to escape her vile husband, hoping to blend into the small village of Cornwall. Only the Cornish Villages are not the placid country folk she envisioned. The village are in 'trade' one might say, smugglers and hot on their trail is Foweather, the King's man determined to put an end to the smuggling. However, Foweather stumbles upon her singing, thinks her a mermaid. She hides in a cave to escape being detected and stumbles onto the smugglers cache and Tom Trewella. Tom convinces her smuggling is needed for the people to survive, so hires her to play mermaid to distract Foweather. Hot on her trail is the odious hubby's equally odious son, furious his step-mum inherited the family fortune.
This is great fun from start to finish, making Cach as a refreshing writer with a deft style.