Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Heiress Of Winterwood By Sarah Ladd Book Review

The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors, # 1)

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Title: The Heiress of Winterwood
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Source: Review Book
Number Of Pages: 320
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
My Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars
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"Pride goes before the fall . . . but what comes after?

Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham, a sea captain she’s never met.

Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she examines her soul and must 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.

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

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This book is officially one of my favorites. I originally heard about The Heiress Of Winterwood from a friend, and she just raved about it. I just HAD to read it, she said. So I did, and boy am I glad! You don't see books like this every day. Most historical fictions that I have read are all the same. The girl gets the guy, the end, finished. Sarah Ladd had a different idea! The Heiress Of Winterwood was so suspenseful and full of action! Just when things start to settle down for Amelia Barret, another curve ball is thrown her way. Her best friend dies? She raises her daughter as her own. The child's father returns from sea? She proposes to him so that she can honor her promise and raise the child herself. They finally get all their plans in place? Her daughter Lucy gets kidnapped! This one is a nail biter, that's for sure and for certain. And the ending! Oh my gosh, the ending is phenomenal. There are so many suspects in Lucy's kidnapping, and the criminal that Sarah developed played the perfect part.

One of the many things that I loved about this book were the characters. Each one was so different and unique, and each one fit his/her role perfectly. I felt like Amelia and Captain Graham were age old friends. Every feeling, every situation, every venue was described in such vivid detail that I felt like I was walking right there beside them. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.
I would recommend this book to anyone over 12 or 13. It didn't have a single inappropriate scene, there was no foul language, and I would feel comfortable letting some of our younger readers have a go at it. The only reason I say 12 or so, is because it requires a higher reading level than most people younger than that possess.

~The Literary Maidens

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