Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Lady at Willowgrove by Sarah E. Ladd Book Review

Review Written by Madi
Book Title: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Source/Sponsor: Litfuse
Genre: Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction
Number of Pages:  344
ISBN: 978-1-4016-8837-0
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Year of Publication: 2014
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
 A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is the third installment in the Whispers on the Moors series. I read the first two books in the series and I seriously loved them. I could not put them down. So, needless to say, when the opportunity presented itself to read this novel, I jumped on it. I had high expectations for this book, so I was a little disappointed when it started off kind of slow. For the first half of the book there wasn't much going on. Once things DID start happening, though, it was kind of a whirlwind. But, I can't really say that I was surprised by anything that happened. In all honesty it was kind of predictable. The characters didn't make a huge impression on me. I was really disappointed on how this book turned out. I mean, it's not BAD, per say, it's just not as good as I was expecting it to be after reading the first two books in this series. It's technically a good book, and I would probably be more praiseful of it if I hadn't read what this author is capable of in the past. I enjoyed it as a one time read, and would recommend it to someone looking for a laid back book to read on a weekend vacation or something.
D I S C L A I M E R: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion by the Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not further compensated to review this product and all thoughts/sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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