The first story I remember writing involved a made up sea creature and talking barracuda, so as you can imagine it was amazing. I can’t believe I’m not a bestselling author with ideas like that. But if truth be told, until I come up with something a bit more intriguing, I won’t be releasing any novels anytime soon.
I can only imagine what it must feel like to release that debut novel. Probably one of the scariest things in the world!
Sarah E. Ladd’s The Heiress of Winterwood though, is no “beginner” novel, but rather its written by someone who knows a thing or two about grabbing the reader’s attention from the beginning, keeping their attention and making them sad when the book finally ends. Such a great read! One that once again kinda makes me wish I was British in the Regency Era. Or maybe I could just time travel there for a month.
Darbury, England, 1814
Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.
Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father—a sea captain she’s never met.
When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.
Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride.
Graham’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 discipline. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.
Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.
Bound by tradition, law and family the Regency Era provides plenty for engaging stories and The Heiress of Winterwood is one definitely to read!
Are you a fan of the Regency Era??