Author: Sarah Ladd
Genre: Life, adventure
Series: Whispers on the Moors
Number in series: 1st
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
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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