Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review - The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood
By Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: April 9, 2013
ISBN: 978-1401688356
ASIN: B00A2AG674
Pages: 320
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Though I have read a few Jane Austen books, I'm not the biggest fan of the Regency genre. After seeing the dazzling cover for The Heiress of Winterwood, I thought I would give the book a try, so I signed up to review the book, which I received free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

Amelia Barrett is set to inherit her late father's English estate when she reaches the age twenty-four. Her uncle has taken reign over the estate until she comes of age and is married. She is set to marry Edward Littleton, but there is a small problem she must come to terms with. It seems Amelia had promised her dying friend, Katherine, that she would take care of her baby girl, Lucy. Edward is furious over the situation and informs Amelia that she can't raise the child after they are wedded.

She already loves Lucy as her own daughter and will do anything to keep her, which leads Amelia proposing marriage to Captain Graham Sterling, even though she has never met him before. It seems this sea captain is Lucy's birth father. Amelia's twenty-fourth birthday is quickly approaching. She needs to be married to keep her estate and to keep Lucy in her life.

Like I said, I'm not the biggest fan of anything in the Regency era, but The Heiress of Winterwood has an intriguing plot with well developed characters that kept me turning the pages. I was surprised to learn that this is the first book by author Sarah Ladd as she seems to already be a veteran in historical writing. I can easily see the book being adapted into a feature film. Overall, The Heiress of Winterwood is well written romantic tale full of twists and turns.

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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. 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.

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