Shadows On The Water by Jo Lambert / #Review @jolambertwriter

Cornish Coastal Romance series #1

After the tragic death of her fiancé, Ava Warren is slowly rebuilding her life. She has a supportive
family, great friends and a job she loves, managing holiday letting company Estuary Escapes in her
home town of Kingswater. Another relationship is the last thing she wants or needs. Until one
evening she meets Alex Penhaligon.
Alex’s father Sam owns Heron’s Gate Vineyard and Alex has recently returned from California,
where he has been working for the past five years. A case of mistaken identity gets them off to a
bad start. But discovering his error, Alex is anxious to make amends and soon persuades Ava that
he’s not quite as arrogant as she thinks he is. As their friendship begins to turn into something much
deeper, Ava wonders whether she can at last put the past behind her and make a new future with
But someone is watching. A man who not only thinks Ava should be his but also holds a long term
grudge against Alex. And he’s determined to get his own way irrespective of the lengths he has to
go to or who gets hurt in the process




I had the pleasure of reading one of this author’s books before and when she contacted me and offered me her new book, I did not have to think twice. It was a big yes from me, because I loved her writing style and the way she could capture my attention.

At first sight, you would say it’s a romantic novel and yes you are not wrong, but the author did not stop there. She added some suspense in the mix and the whole was just tasty. (Still licking my fingers while writing this review. 😉 )

So what do we have here?

  • a devastating opener that had me reaching for a tissue (or two)
  • a budding romance with a lot of ups and downs (I sometimes wanted to kick a certain person)
  • a few very devious people who obviously don’t stop at nothing when it means getting what they want (I definitely wanted so slap someone here)
  • great friends and a loving family who have your back whenever, where ever (loved them all)
  • and a happy ending (of course 🙂 )

I really loved, loved this story and I am very pleased to see the author decided to make it the first of a series which means the readers are in for more than one treat. 

Have you never read one of this author’s books? I would say please consider it, because if this is a genre you enjoy, you will fall in love with her books. 5 stars.

Thank you, Jo Lambert


About the author

I’m Jo Lambert. I live in the West Country, a place where I have based all my novels. I write contemporary romance with a difference.  The stories deal with families and communities too. So there’s a modern day saga element. But there’s also drama; lots of it.


Author Links 


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