Sarah Ladd’s beautifully written second novel “The Headmistress of Rosemere” has confirmed her standing as yet another author on my “Must Read” list. After all, what is there not to like about it? Its mysteriously foreboding setting on the moors, a dashing “bad boy” hero who is bent on changing his ways as well as saving the family estate, a beautiful and brave heroine who is dedicated to her family and her students, a bit of mystery and a dash of danger topped with a sweet romance are all elements that perfectly combine to create the perfect read for a winter’s evening.
I particularly liked the way the author kept me on my toes with several surprises and twists to the tale. The usual suspects did not always turn out to be guilty and sometimes guilty parties were totally unexpected. Revelations about both primary characters were gradually introduced into the plot and I enjoyed watching their relationship grow as they each gained respect for the other.
“The Headmistress of Rosemere” is a book that will have a place of honor on my bookshelf and will most likely be one of those I will read again.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Patience Creighton has dedicated herself to the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. But the return of the enigmatic master of the estate puts everything she loves at risk.
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she invests herself in teaching at her father’s school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to make the school successful.
Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin’s edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of property — including the land where Rosemere School is located — but possesses little money to manage its upkeep. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.
When a fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. And when Patience’s brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience suddenly finds herself unsure of her calling. After a surprising truth about William’s past is brought to light, both William and Patience will have to seek God’s plans for their lives—and their hearts.
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.
The Headmistress of Rosemere “School” Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party!
Don’t miss Sarah Ladd’s latest Regency novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere. She is celebrating the release of book two in her Whispers on the Moors series with a fun “School” Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!
Between January 17–28, visit Sarah Ladd’s Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win a Kindle Fire grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 28th! (Don’t have a Facebook account? Enter here.)
RSVP today for Sarah’s The Headmistress of Rosemere Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your Regency trivia skills, announcing the winner of the “School” Your Desk Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at the next book in the Whispers on the Moors series!
So grab your copy of The Headmistress of Rosemere and hope to see you on the evening of January 28th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)