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The Heiress of Winterwood ~ Sarah Ladd

The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors, #1)The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

From the back cover: Pride goes before the fall . . . but what comes after?

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 review:
The Heiress of Winterwood is the tale of Amelia Barrett. She will inherit a large estate and substantial fortune if she marries by age 24. Her uncle has designs on her fortune and encourages her to wed a business partner of his. The only issue, Amelia does not take promises lightly and she has promised to care for the child of a dear friend. She must risk losing everything to keep her promise to her dying friend.

I was compelled by the cover of the book. It was, in fact, the cover that drew me to follow Sarah Ladd on facebook. And to wait until the third book in the trilogy was written and published to finally purchase this and read it. I am not sorry. The book was engrossing and characters interesting and deep. I enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to read the other two, now I don’t have to wait.

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