Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (Whispers on the Moors, #3)

Book Description:

Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light.
Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about her past.

As the steward of Willowgrove Hall, Nathaniel Stanton is dedicated to serving those around him. Nothing escapes his notice—including the beautiful new lady’s companion. He is certain the lovely Miss Faire is hiding something, and he determines to uncover it. But Nathaniel has a secret of his own: he is the illegitimate son of Willowgrove’s former master. Falling in love was not part of his plans . . . until he meets Cecily Faire.

When Willowgrove’s mistress dies, everything changes. Fear of exposure forces Cecily to leave under the cover of darkness, embarking on a journey to finally find her long-lost sister. When the will is read, Nathaniel’s inheritance makes him question his future plans. Cecily and Nathaniel are forced to make decisions that will change the course of their lives. Is their love strong enough to survive?

Book Review:

Let's start with the cover of this book, shall we? Isn't it beautiful? I would totally pick this up in the library if I saw it. I don't know who comes up with Sarah E. Ladd's covers, but they are all beautiful and well done.

This is the third book of the Whispers on the Moor's series, but it doesn't need to be read with the other two to make sense of things.  Actually having read the other two books (and in order, totally unusual for me :) This was probably my second favorite. Her first book The Heiress of Winterwood was probably my favorite.

Most of what happened in the novel is internal struggles for the two main characters. So there isn't a lot of action, and I did get slowed down by that a little bit. Not enough to stop reading it or even put it down and read something else for a while though.

The ending didn't make me super happy, but that is only because of one thing that Cecily said, and I liked my version of events better :)

If you like Historical Christian Romances I would give Sarah E. Ladd's books a try.

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (Whispers on the Moors, #3)
 Title: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 1401688373
Source: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for a review.