Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd

About the Book
Darbury, England, 1814
Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.
Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father—a sea captain she’s never met.
When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.
Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s forced to examine her soul and 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. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.
Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.

My Thoughts
With every book I pick up by a debut author I have a slight moment of hesitation wondering if I will like the book. This book was no different but that doubt fled as soon as I started to read and I began to fall in love. The plot is definitely unique and intriguing (though just a heads up, so you aren't surprised like I was, the kidnapping that the synopsis mentions doesn't happen till well into the story!) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were great as well and though I didn't form an emotional attachment to any of them I still really liked them and thought they were were beautifully written. In short I liked almost everything about this book from the plot to the setting to the characters and I will definitely looking for more from this author in the future!

About the Author
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She
is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Sarah Ladd is celebrating the release of The Heiress of Winterwood with a Downton Abbey Kindle Prize Pack Giveaway!
 One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
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Unknown said...

I really enjoyed this one too! :)

Diane Estrella said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the review.

BTW--I have 7 giveaways running at my site if you want to stop over and take a look. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Diane :)

Unknown said...

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