Danger at Mellin Cove by Rena George

Danger at Mellin Cove by Rena George
Publisher: Linford Romance Library
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (190 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Camellia

In Cornwall a dangerous world of passions and intrigue awaits Hedra St Neot when she agrees to help her brother, Kit, to run his Cornish inheritance, the wild and beautiful estate at Mellin Cove. But will she stay to help handsome fisherman, Jem Pentreath, protect the local community from her rogue uncle’s band of cutthroat smugglers?…Or will she finally agree to marry, Sir Edward Tremaine, the rich mine owner who is besotted with her?

The quiet, safe life Hedra St Neot has lived all her twenty-two years is not like the Cornish coast she moves to, where the ocean beats against the coast, storms come quickly, and caves for smugglers abound.

This is a good story to settle down with after a long day of stress. It takes the reader to another time and place and reveals a slice of life from the point of view of Hedra who is a naïve, but spunky young woman. She has a strong sense of right and wrong. Even though she comes from wealth and position, she relates to the needs and circumstances of the hardworking people of Mellin Cove. She is appalled at the way her villainous Uncle Edgar has treated them.

Hedra goes to live with her brother Kit who inherited Mellin Manor. She renews her acquaintance with Jem Pentreath the hardworking fishing boat owner and the son of a farmer. He sets her heart aflutter making her realize that the rich mine owner Edward Tremaine, who wants to marry her, is nothing more than a good friend. How she works out the dilemma of Jem seemingly not wanting her when she wants him and Edward wanting her and her not wanting him keeps the reader turning pages.

The secondary characters mainly set the stage for Hedra’s love story, while showing the living conditions, hopes and desires of the people in Hedra’s life.

Danger at Mellin Cove is a gentle story that is told in a way that made me feel as if I were seeing the action from a distance and not experiencing what was happening. The danger scenes and love scenes were not developed enough to rev up emotions for me. However, I did enjoy this book and had the feeling that all was right with the hero and heroine’s world at the end and that they had acted honorably in all their dealings. Hedra and Jem would make super good neighbors.


  1. Thank you for your kind review my book, Danger at Mellin Cove, Camellia. Lots of sound comments, much appreciated.

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