Thursday, April 25, 2013

A New Love for Regency Fans ~ The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd ~ Review

A new regency a la Downton Abbey, “The Heiress of Winterwood” combines likeable characters, unique romance and plot line to create a sweet and enjoyable story.
Amelia and Graham are two characters thrown into a situation neither one would have chosen if given a choice. Amelia has such a strong love for this little girl that isn’t even hers and drives her to take…an unconditional method to protect her.
I liked the flavor of this regency that it didn’t stick with the normal and acceptable route to romance and the regency pattern. It breaks normal clichés and drives forward with a purpose to the story. Subplots blended well to add layers and tension. Descriptions were sweet and inviting, taking the reader into the story until I could close my eyes and see the story.
  I thought the first quarter of the story could have used a bit of tightening and tension, but the middle was by no means sagging! I tried to pinpoint what I didn’t immediately connect with while reading the story and I think it was just simply the style. It was by no means anything to dislike, I just struggled to always stay completely invested.
A beautiful cover, a good cast of characters and a novel I would definitely recommend to any regency lover.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publisher through Litfuse for my copy to review.

More about the novel....

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.

*~Contest Info!~*

Sarah Ladd is celebrating the release of The Heiress of Winterwood with a Downton Abbey Kindle Prize Pack Giveaway!

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  1. I really enjoyed Ladd's debut as well. I also struggled a bit with the pacing of the first portion of the story -- but the ending! Loved it...just stellar.

    1. Yep, agree with you there, Ruth. The ending was really good!


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