Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall ~ Sarah E. Ladd ~ Review and Litfuse giveaway

A Lady at Willowgrove, Sarah Ladd

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall|| Whispers on the Moors series
Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness.
His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she’s desperately hidden for years.
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own – one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he’ll never be free to find his own way in the world. He’ll never be free to fall in love.
When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and build a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered?

My take on this book: 
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall was really just a middle of the road read for me. I didn't like it but I didn't dislike it either. First I will say I thought the cover of this book was lovely. I could also tell that the author did her research into the time period, vivid descriptions brought the story to life, but sometimes felt to wordy, making me want to skim just to move on to the meat of the story.  I felt like the characters were well developed and even connected with Cecily, and I really found the storyline with Nathaniel interesting, although it was  a bit predictable. The spiritual message woven into the story was well done and not overwhelming.  It wasn't a story that grabbed me begging to be read, instead it was a story that often dragged along. Maybe it was because I hadn't read the first two books in the series. Overall, just an ok read for me. I would recommend anyone who enjoys regency romance certainly give this book a try. Not a bad book, just not one of my favorites! 
Sarah Ladd


Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. “The Heiress of Winterwood” was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance and a finalist in the Debut Author category of the 2014 Carol Awards. The second book in the series, “The Headmistress of Rosemere” (2013), was on the ECPA best-seller list for several months. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
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 Award-winning author Sarah E. Ladd examines how to escape the clutches of a tainted past in the final installment of her Whispers on the Moor series. A Regency-era novel, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall cleverly shows that even though our pasts may be shameful or painful, God can take the darkest personal histories and turn them into the brightest futures.
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