Book Review ~ The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd ~ 5/5!
Title: "The Headmistress of Rosemere" Series: Whispers on the Moors Book #2
Author: Sarah E. Ladd Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 12/31/13
Pages: 320 My Review of Book #1 can be found HERE.
Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago--if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father's dream alive.
Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.
When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God's purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law's matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore's legacy.
My Overall Feeling of the Book:
Sarah E. Ladd is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.
I anticipated reading this book after reading Book #1 of the series where William was first introduced. Even though his character was very less than stellar, I knew that there could be redemption for him. I was very pleased with how his story plays out.
Patience is a very lovable character. She dotes on her students and takes care of her Mother during trials and tribulations.
I cannot wait for the third book in the series!
A Brief Excerpt:
Feeling exhausted even before the day was truly under way, Patience carefully closed her mother's door and let the brass handle slip from her fingers. She sighed. She would give anything to have her mother back, the mother she remembered.
I like the continuity of the theme from Book #1 to Book #2. Leading lady with her back turned against the backdrop of an architectural feature. The story does take place in the winter so the snow is appropriate.
My only problem is how the dome of the building almost makes Patience look like she has a nurses hat on!