Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Review - "The Heiress of Winterwood"

"The Heiress of Winterwood," by Sarah Ladd, is book 1 in her Whispers on the Moors series and I am looking forward to reading book 2! Set in the early 1800's, you will be transported to a different era, but you will still be able to relate to the characters.

Book Description from the publishers:

Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.
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.

My Review:
Amelia is a character whom I liked instantly!  She is so kind-hearted, spunky and has everyday struggles just like us all.  I loved the interactions between Amelia and Graham, two strangers who have a common bond to ultimately falling in love and the struggles and barriers along the way.  the author has a great style of writing as the story flowed so well and I was immediately invested in the characters' lives and the storyline.  The mystery element added much to the story as well.  I am looking forward to reading more by this author!
*Thank you to Booksneeze and Thomas Nelson Publishing for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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