The Heiress Of Winterwood By Sarah E. Ladd

As a member of Litfuse, I received a complimentary copy of The Heiress of Winterwood to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
The Heiress Of Winterwood


About The Heiress of Winterwood:
Darbury, England, 1814


Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.
Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word-even to the point of proposing to the child’s father-a sea captain she’s never met.
When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.
Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s forced to examine her soul and 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. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.
Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.


My Thoughts:
I am so glad I’m not an heiress in 1814 England. I am too strong willed to have to follow my families expectations on who to marry and how to live.


Amelia falls in love with the child she is raising but her fiance says she has to find her a new home when they get married. I can see why Amelia would go to any lengths to keep the child she has raised for 9 months.


Sarah Ladd did a great job keeping me interested in the story and the mystery of who kidnapped Lucy. Just when I thought I had it figured out the story changed just enough to keep me guessing. I felt like Graham’s feeling for Amelia developed a little too quickly for no more than they were actually written together. But at the same time, their relationship is believable considering Amelia took care of his wife and child.


Other than the quick development between Amelia and Graham, I think this is a great story. The plot was well written and there was enough mystery and action to keep you interested in the story and anticipating the outcome.


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Sarah E Ladd


Meet Sarah:
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. Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
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