Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review of New Regency, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, from @SarahLaddAuthor AND a Kindle HDX giveaway!

About the book: 

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 review:

I really enjoyed this story about two people who need to find forgiveness for others and to move on from the past.  I love the Regency era and I was excited to discover a new author in this genre!  Ladd described the settings so well I felt like I was there.  I really liked so many of the characters and felt sorry for both Cecily and Nathaniel for what they went through.  There wasn't much to the faith element until near the end of the story, as Cecily had turned her back on God after her mother's death.  I don't think Nathaniel's faith was mentioned at all, though everyone attends church, which was expected for the time period.  There's one use of the word, "bloody," which is a swear word in England, and wasn't needed in the story.  The romance was sweet, though there wasn't a whole lot to it.  The story also felt slow at times and could have used a little more action to move it along.  This is book three in the "Whispers on the Moors" series and I wasn't lost at all not having read the first two.  Overall, I did really like the story and I plan to check out the others in the series.  If you like Regency romance, you should check it out!

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: 

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. 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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