About the book:
Dawn at Emberwilde (Thomas Nelson, May 2016)
Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.
For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father's death.
The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel's small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.
At her new family's invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore---along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.
At Emberwilde Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it---in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.
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Sarah has written another beautiful and intriguing novel; one that is hard to put down once you start reading! Be prepared to be transported to English in the Regency era and Isabel's life and the changes she is encountering. Isabel has been at the Fellsworth School for so many years, first as a student and now as a teacher. However, she is suddenly left in charge of her younger sister and then an aunt opens up her home to the two girls. When Isabel moves to Emberwilde, she discovers that her life will never be the same, in so many ways. This is such a lovely book as it is filled with such vivid descriptions and such lovable characters. I felt as if I was there in the midst of the story, right there at Emberwilde and a part of Isabel's life. I loved the romance, the mystery, the characters and the setting. Just one look at the cover and the descriptions included throughout the story really made this book come alive for me.
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