Thursday, May 2, 2013

Litfuse Blog Tour: Heiress of Winterwood

Author: Sarah Ladd

Genre: Life, adventure

Series: Whispers on the Moors

Number in series: 1st

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5

Type: Fiction

Number of pages: 313

Time period: 1800s

Publisher and price: Thomas Nelson, $15.99

My overall opinion: I found this a delightful book, full of a fast-paced adventure with a dash of mystery and a sweet romance added in. It was in the spirit of Julie Klassen’s newest, The Tutor’s Daughter – they were actually set in fairly similar settings. Heiress of Winterwood also reminded me of other Regency novels – fans of Jane Austen will enjoy this one, I think. The story flowed very smoothly, although the second half especially was filled with an exciting mystery and all manner of twists and turns. The first half was much slower and gentler, so to speak. The characters were wonderful – very lovable. There’s nothing objectionable whatsoever in it. If you’re a Jane Austen fan, like I said, give this one a try! It was good.

**LitFuse sent me a free copy of this book as part of its blog tour. I wasn’t paid for this review, and wasn’t required to post positively.**

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. 

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Rissi said...

YES! Delighted to hear you enjoyed this one, Charity. It looks and sounds like a beautiful historical - one day I'll get to it since you all have great compliments for it. :)

Kara said...

I agree with Rissi. Everyone has been so complimentary about this book. I can't understand why I haven't started it yet! ;) Thanks Charity!

Bluerose said...

Wonderful review! :) I agree completely! I think after reading this one and The Tutor's Daughter, I decided it was finally time to actually read some real Jane Austen. So, I started Pride and Prejudice. Hopefully, I can read all the way through this time.

Analiese said...

This was a delightful read! It did remind me of JA's books - same time period and a smiliar style of writing. Not overly romantic, with a fun dash of excitement. :D Thanks for sharing your review!

Charity U said...

Rissi, you do indeed need to get into this book! It's most deilghtful.

Kara, by all means -- go read it! :)

Bluerose, SO glad you're finally reading Jane Austen. You've been missing out! Her books are so worth it, and really not as hard as people like to say they are. :)

Analiese, it was indeed! :)

Hayden said...

I did enjoy reading this book quite a bit. I can't wait to read the next books in the series!