Book Review: The Heiress of Winterwood

Book Review: The Heiress of Winterwood

About the Book:

Darbury, England, 1814

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

About the Author:

Every word has a melody.
Every sentence has a rhythm.

This truth has intrigued me since my early years. Even before I fully understood the meaning behind many of the words, I devoured literature and consumed poetry.

Austen, Alcott, Wordsworth: I left no piece of literature untouched, left no author unexamined. I continue to see magic in how a word is transformed by the word next to it and how written thoughts can incite emotion and evoke change.

In addition to a lifetime of writing and exploring fiction, I have more than ten years of strategic marketing and brand management experience, including five years of marketing non-fiction books and three years of marketing the musical arts. I live in Indiana and am blessed to share my life with my amazing husband, sweet daughter, and very lovable Golden Retriever.

Learn more about Sarah Ladd at her website: http://www.saraheladd.com/

My Thoughts:

An enjoyable Regency romance, The Heiress of Winterwood, drew me into a story of faith and surrender.

Sheltered and willing to go along with her uncle’s plans for her future, Ameila experiences a wake up call when her selfless promise to care for a dying friend’s child leads to tension, surprising discoveries and betrayal.  Captain Sterling can’t lay down his guilt over the mistakes of his past.  Suddenly Graham finds himself confronted with the limits of his own abilities as he faces the loss of all that he holds dear.   This entertaining tale draws the reader into faith lessons while weaving together a story of mystery and love.

This was an excellent debut novel from Sarah Ladd.  I’ll be keeping an eye out for her next release.



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