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The Heiress of Winterwood ➮ [Ebook] ➩ The Heiress of Winterwood By Sarah E. Ladd ➺ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Pride goes before the fall but what comes afterDarbury England 1814Amelia Barrett heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying Pride goes before the fall but what comes afterDarbury England Amelia Barrett heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father Graham a sea captain she’s never metTragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her The Heiress Epub / whereabouts Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infantAmelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial but now desperate and shaken she examines her soul and must face her one weakness prideGraham’s strength and self control have served him well and earned him much respect but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own disciplineBoth must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinuish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Heiress of Winterwood
  • Sarah E. Ladd
  • English
  • 01 September 2016
  • 9781401688356

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10 thoughts on “The Heiress of Winterwood

  1. Anne Anne says:

    I will admit that I am the first one to be taken in by beautiful covers Yes I do judge books by their covers even though I should know better Shame on me I was hoping this would be a solid five star read but I'm not even sure why because I didn't really know what to expect I only read the blurb right before starting it and was like Oh I think I was expecting a sort of Jane Eyre ish romance because of the cover or something along the lines of Edenbrooke or The Silent Governess but it was totally different and took me uite by surprise The primary reason why I actually bought this book was because I really want to get to The Headmistress of Rosemere but that one is the second of the series and I hate reading series out of order So admittedly my expectations for The Heiress of Winterwood were a little too high for reasons still obscureand I was left a little disappointed after I finished it For a debut novel it was pretty good and the plot was really uniue butit was just a little bit altogether too meh for me to give it a higher rating The Heiress of Winterwood is not your typical Regency romance It's like the movie Bon Cop Bad Cop but Regency edition without all the swearing and a dashing captain instead of a cop with a sweet little romance thrown in Okay I am obviously exaggerating but in some parts it did remind me of that movie And it would have been actually really exciting if there had been action and less descriptions and God talk The author told us way too much and didn't show enough The Christian elements while pertinent felt overdone were repetitive and didn't seem too well developed I love Christian fiction but the whole character relies on his own strength too much and needs to let God in trope is a little too freuent and in this book both the main characters had this problem and it seemed to slow the romance down They pretty much realized their feelings for each other overnight and while we obviously know all along that they are going to fall in love their coming together felt cliché I think it is mostly because there was so little dialogue between them and they barely knew each other The heroine was very ordinary and normal and while I liked her I didn't love her The hero Captain Sterling was very dashing handsome principled and military like and I really liked him too but overall both Hh seemed a little too underdeveloped They were missing a little bit of personality The other characters were very two dimensional but I really enjoyed the character of William the captain's brother which makes me look forward to The Headmistress of Rosemere even since he will be the hero All in all not a bad book especially not for a debut but it doesn't uite make the favourite list I will now lower my expectation for The Headmistress of Rosemere so as not to be too disappointed if it doesn't happen to cut the mark but I am still hoping it will be a good book I'm just hoping the characters will be enjoyable and better developed the romance engaging the Christian preaching believable and the writing less repetitive If Patience wrapsdrawshugspulls her cloakshawlblanket tighter around her as many times as Amelia did I might just have a fit ;

  2. Karen Witemeyer Karen Witemeyer says:

    Sarah Ladd's debut is wonderful Readers who enjoy Jane Austen will get swept away in this dramatic tale of courage and conviction The writing was superb and the plot kept me turning pages I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in Ladd's Regency England especially since this book avoided the usual trappings of London and the ton I found Sarah's voice fresh and intriguing and her story richMy only critiue is that the romance took a back seat to the external conflict and that there were a few instances where an honest conversation would have resolved issues that lingered a bit too long However I must admit that these were minor details The driving plot involved the welfare of a child and was truly compelling I really didn't mind that it took center stageExcellent debut I'll be looking forward to reading the next in the series

  3. Katina Katina says:

    Just okayI wish I would have realized that this was a Christian romance novel before I bought it I would have skipped it entirely because I get annoyed with all of the scriptures and praying thrown into the story I think religion and fiction don't mix well but that is just a personal preference Take out all the God talk and it was a cute period romance

  4. Erin Erin says:

    A Christian historical romance set in 19th century England that will definitely entice readers that enjoy Janette Oke and Jody Hedlund It might have been a tad melodramatic and include a lot of scenes where the heroine and hero are running to each other's houses but it was still the type of book that I devoured in one sitting

  5. Randi Annie Framnes Randi Annie Framnes says:

    When Winterwood heiress Amelia Barratt’s friend dies in childbirth she feels compelled to propose to the baby’s father Captain Graham Sterling He refuses her proposal Danger follows The baby Lucy is taken hostage and a large sum of money is demanded for her release Amelia and Graham must work together to find the culprit and free the babyThe Heiress of Winterwood is the first installment in the Whispers on the Moors series by Sarah E Ladd published by Thomas Nelson The story is set in Darbury England 1814 and is about heiress Amelia Barratt who takes care of baby Lucy following her friend’s death in childbirth The baby’s father Graham Sterling has never met Amelia but on his arrival to pick up the baby she proposes a marriage of convenience even though she is already engaged Captain Sterling is surprised and overwhelmed and refuses the proposal initially When Amelia ends her engagement and reveals her plan to marry Captain Sterling instead her family is livid Baby Lucy disappears and a ransom note is presented Plenty of people have motives for the abduction Frantic with worry Graham and Amelia work together to get the baby released find the culprit and try to get real about their feelings for each otherMain character heiress Amelia Barrett is an opinionated and assertive character but also in the hold of her selfish and greedy family She seemed to show her strength in the wrong places while letting people trample all over her in others She is my favorite as she seemed a realistic character with noticeable strengths and weaknessesSupporting character Edward Littleton is Amelia’s fiancée who seems a reasonable match but he shows his real colors pretty soon He is my least favorite character because he has no intention at all of being a good husband to Amelia and only goes after her moneyThe writing of The Heiress of Winterwood is beautiful and vivid with great dialogue and amusing parts The Downton Abby like vibe of the story was complete with descriptions of opulent environments interiors and lifestyle which for me were the best part The family’s reaction to Amelia going against their wishes when proposing to Captain Sterling was the worst part for me but it added and excellent dramatic element to the plot The relationship between Amelia and Graham develops when they get opportunity share some secret moments alone As they get to know each other they both become pleasantly surprised by the other and feelings seem to deepenI enjoyed reading about how Amanda kept her Bible and book of psalms close to feel guided and comforted even when she had doubts and needed help to trust and believe Graham was lead to God by a trusted fellow sailor and father figure in his lifeConclusion this is story with a Downton Abbey like vibe which centers on the drama of rescuing a kidnapped baby and the added elements of romance and faith I can’t wait to read the next installment already in place on my KindleAnyone who enjoys a historical romance plot with a spiritual and drama element would love this story Similar authors to explore might be Julie Klassen or Carrie TuranskyAll opinions in this review are completely my own

  6. Deanne Patterson Deanne Patterson says:

    Wow I finished this so uickly I just couldn't put it down It captured my attention from the first page and kept me speed reading through it devouring every word My first Sarah Ladd book but definitely not my last

  7. Noella Baird Noella Baird says:

    Very well done I really enjoyed this Regency Romance and this is my first time reading a book by Sarah Ladd I am looking forward to reading the next 2 books of this series

  8. Audrey Audrey says:

    Tedious and predictable Of course the message about trusting God’s plan is a good one but the plot and writing are so dull that everything becomes mired down in the monotony For a book that takes place in England there is a very poor sense of place and the characters consist mostly of one dimensional figures plucked out of Christian fiction central casting I guess we are supposed to root for Edward but he didn’t seem like much of a catch to me All the guys are dashing with high cheekbones and the women are gorgeous and the babies are cute and this story is just very boring

  9. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) says:

    Desperate Proposals Desperate RetaliationsRating 35 out of 5 starsTYPE OF NOVEL Traditional Regency RomanceSETTING Darbury England 1814SERIES Whispers on the Moors #1WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS I found Sarah E Ladd’s books on a list for “If you like Jane Austen and Regency romances you should try” The covers for this series are gorgeous Yes I do judge books by their covers sometimes 😉 Julie Klassen an author whose books I love is uoted on the coverSYNOPSISAmelia Barrett is in an interesting situation she is an heiress who is engaged to be married and yet has made a vow to take care of her deceased friend’s infant baby A vow she intends to never break since she understands what it is like to grow up without a mother Only thing is the baby’s father is about to return home from the navy for a few weeks and Amelia’s fiancé has stated that she must give up the baby when they marry What will Amelia do?WHAT I LOVED A Uniue and Peculiar Premise I don’t think I’ve read many Regency stories where the custody of a child hangs in the balance Not to mention an inheritance that gives an heiress a deadline to marry by in order to inherit and a fiancé who gives an ultimatum What a desperate and gripping scenario Like Julie Klassen says on the front cover “It grabbed my attention from the first lines” Our Hero and Heroine Amelia’s devotion to her friend’s child is wonderfully admirable I love her determination and strength to stand up against all who oppose her choice In addition she is genuine selfless and true to herself all traits we easily recognize in many of Jane Austen’s heroines And our hero Captain Graham Sterling shows many admirable ualities as well He is protective responsible and honorable It was very touching and endearing to see his first encounters with his daughter Lucy and his growing admiration for and appreciation of Amelia and her situation A Bit of Drama and Danger There are some characters who are not so admirable in this story And when they find out their plans might be disrupted it prompts a few unpleasant scenes Amelia soon learns that some people weren’t who she thought they were The uestion is how desperate are they to get what they want? I enjoyed all the twists and turns of this plot and our villains were so good at stirring things upWHAT I WASN’T TOO FOND OF Blend and Development I will say that in some instances I found the writing to be a little lacking in balance and seamlessness This story includes some Christian themes and a bit of a backstory for Captain Sterling Both of these aspects are welcome but I wasn’t too fond of how they were written in this story The faith message was overt and at times felt irrelevant and Captain Sterling’s past felt a bit underdeveloped In fact that is something I could say for many of the characters – while they were intriguing and likable they were all just a tad underdeveloped A Little Lacking in Romance When I read a period romancehistorical romance I prefer for the romance to be the focus of the story I don’t mind if there are other elements like mystery faith history etc but for me the romance and the relationship development between the hero and heroine needs to get the most page time In this story it sort’ve became the other way around though The romance got pushed aside towards the end and I found myself enjoying the book a little less as a resultCONCLUSIONWhile I’m not completely in love with this new author and series I am very glad I gave them both a try I already own both of Ms Ladd’s other books from this series The Headmistress of Rosemere and A Lady at Willowgrove Hall and I do plan to read both in the future I enjoyed Ms Ladd’s inventive premise and exciting plot twistsAustenesue Reviews

  10. Amy Amy says:

    15 starsCan we just talk for a moment about the Reading Group Guide at the end of this book? Setting aside even why this book needs a reading guide uestion 1 In this story Amelia risks everything her future security and reputation to keep a promise to a loved one Have you ever had to give up something to keep a promise? Like how are you supposed to answer that? Well this one time I wanted to stay in all evening and read but I promised to grab dinner with a friend So basically I know exactly what Amelia feels like Sarah E Ladd's name pops up occasionally on Regency Listopias This was the only book my library had by her so I decided to give it a try despite my hesitation over the plot summary And then I started it andbam Turns out to be Christian fiction loosely set in Regency era GreatBut what is a girl to do right? So I kept readingBasically imagine Emma proposes to Captain Wentworth Except Captain Wentworth married fathered a child and peaced out for 18 months or something And Emma lacks a backbone and due to some bizarre reuirement in her Father's will must marry before she turns 24 or lose her fortune a plot point that will completely get dropped as this book goes on She's engaged to someone else but don't worry he's a lecherous abusive creep so having her dump him will cause no moral ualms It will however leave you wondering why no one noticed his blatant behavior BEFORE the hot new guy showed up Just sayingInsert entirely too predictable drama layer on a heavy dose of Christianese and round off with dramatic hoopla that comes out of nowhere and you have the rest of this book I would probably give it 1 star except I do think the author sort of tries to give her characters personality Graham or whatever Captain Wentworth wannabe's name is previously struggled with alcoholism a potentially interesting plot point he will lightly struggle with and yet still manage to represent as annoying and pretentious and Amelia is um motherless Yeah she takes being motherless and 'longing but fearing love' to a whole new level of definition Either I didn't pay much attention to it or the book doesn't suffer too horrendously from insta love I mean it is vaguely there and the romance itself comes across far too adrenaline rushed but nothing that really made me tear my hair out Like all Christian romances the couple is basically God ordained and spend their time praying when not ogling one anotherActually pausing for a moment on that note there is an element of it that did strike me as off Perhaps I've been reading too manyah shall we say less clean?romances lately but Graham's thoughtsattitudes definitely were borderline sketch while Amelia's were super naive He's like the temptation of the woman in the room below him and aggressively buries hand in hair and kisses with all his pent up fury and meanwhile Amelia is like I wonder what it would be like to hold his hand? I found it super off putting Bad enough that Amelia comes across as this clinging vine who just wants a man to protect her all the time But contrasting her extreme naivety with romance to his experience just made me uncomfortable Not that it is any better in trashy romance novels when the naive girl is all aggressive and lustful I JUST WANT A HAPPY MEDIUM OKAY? OverallI don't really have anything positive to say except I did not hate it and I did finish it for the story's sake and not because I wanted to tear it to shreds on Goodreads So must have been okay?

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