Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dawn at Emberwilde Book Review


About the Book

Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady yet unexciting role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would provide her a steady environment to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a striking stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with mysterious rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. And perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

At Emberwilde, Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

To start out with the cover on this book is just beautiful! It definitely pulls the reader in to want to read the book. I really liked the setting and the lure of the Emberwilde Forest. I also liked Isabel but I felt like I didn't get to know her as well as I wanted to. The overall story line is good and in typical Sarah E. Ladd fashion there is a slight mystery or unknown thread that weaves through the pages. This I like and it is what makes this book enjoyable. The romance wasn't quite as dramatic as I was expecting, it was just sweet. 
So if you wish to be transported back to England in 1817, I would recommend this book. 

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

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