Monday, October 20, 2014

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall Book Review


About the Book

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? (Goodreads)

My Review

I really enjoyed this book. The first book in the series is still my favorite but this book made for an enjoyable light read. I really like the setting and time period. Cecily is a well developed character and I empathized with her throughout the book. Nathaniel's character could have been better developed in my opinion but I liked him all the same.
While the back of the book makes this story sound mysterious, it's really not at all. The reader is aware of all the secrets going on and waits in anticipation for the characters to figure it out. Yes, this book is predictable but in an enjoyable way. I have really enjoyed Sarah's writing and descriptions of the settings. For her third novel I think she has done quite well and I am anxious to read more from her.
Highly recommend.

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

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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