Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Stranger at Fellsworth Review


About the Book

Could losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley?

In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancĂ© has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better life is to do the unthinkable and run away to Fellsworth, the home of her long-estranged aunt and uncle, where a teaching position awaits her. Working for a wage for the first time in her life forces Annabelle to adapt to often unpleasant situations as friendships and roles she’s taken for granted are called into question.

Owen Locke is unswerving in his commitments. As a widower and father, he is fiercely protective of his only daughter. As an industrious gamekeeper, he is intent on keeping poachers at bay even though his ambition has always been to eventually purchase land that he can call his own. When a chance encounter introduces him to the lovely Annabelle Thorley, his steady life is shaken. For the first time since his wife’s tragic death, Owen begins to dream of a second chance at love.

As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces threaten the peace they thought they’d found. Poachers, mysterious strangers, and murderers converge at Fellsworth, forcing Annabelle and Owen to a test of fortitude and bravery to stop the shadow of the past from ruining their hopes for the future. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Sarah Ladd does a great job at taking the reader to a wonderful setting and this book is no exception. I loved the setting and I really enjoyed the characters in this story. I really liked Owen Locke probably more so than Annabelle just as a personal character preference. I liked that this story takes you a bit away from high society and takes you more to the countryside and a school with teachers. There is a slight mystery that I enjoyed and the romance wasn't over the top or rushed. 
While I enjoyed Dawn at Emberwildslightly more so than this one, I think it was a great addition to the series. 
These books do not have to be read in any particular order and I recommend reading any of Sarah's books!
Four stars!

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free. All opinions are my own."

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