Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Review: The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd ~ 5/5!

The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors, # 1)


Title:  "The Heiress of Winterwood"
Series:  Whispers on the Moors Book #1
Author:  Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Publication Date:  4/9/13
Pages:  320

Book Description:


Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham, a sea captain she’s never met.

Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she examines her soul and must face her one weakness: pride.

Graham’s strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline.

Both must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.



My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This book is full of drama and excitement!  From the very first page to the very last, it is non-stop.  From marriage proposals to kidnapping, from dinner parties to dockside brawls.  It kept my attention from beginning to end.

I love Amelia's fierce loyalty and Graham's strong dependability.  Throw in a sweet little baby and this was a wonderful book.

I have Book #2 on my TBR shelf.  It just might be my next read!

A Brief Excerpt:

Amelia's ears flamed, and she tried to swallow.  She wanted to tell them that though Edward appeared amiable, he was actually a treacherous man.

Page 143

The Cover:

Once again, this cover contains a favorite of mine.  I love that we get to see Winterwood.  Also the color of Amelia's dress is simply gorgeous against the gold and green backgrounds.  Beautiful.

Other Notes:

~Read this book!

Rating

5/5 ~ Absolutely Loved It!

On to the next book,

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