Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
"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?"
I had an opportunity to review The Heiress of Winterwood, the first book in this series and I was hoping that it would be a series because I really enjoyed it. When I saw this book up for review, something sounded familiar and I discovered that this was book three and I had missed book 2. So I went ahead and bought book two before reading book three so I could for a change read an entire series in order :). Honestly though, you could read any of these books without reading the others and it would not be an issue. Each book is about completely different characters and there is very little mention of the characters in the other books at all. This honestly disappointed me. I had hoped there would be more to Graham and Amelia's story that I so loved in the first book, but they were only briefly mentioned in book 2 and not at all in book 3. Aside from my disappointment about that, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall was a wonderful story. It was a great story about forgiveness, not just giving it but accepting it as well. It also is a great story about your past not deciding your future.
I would recommend any or all of the books in the Whispers on the Moors series.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.