Coming off a solid debut with The Heiress of Winterwood, Sarah E. Ladd takes readers right back into the regency era with her latest release, The Headmistress of Rosemere, the second in Whispers On The Moors series. So let’s dive right in! First, here’s a bit about the book:
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father’s school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father’s dream alive.
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 land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.
When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God’s purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law’s matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore’s legacy.
Ladd definitely kicks off with some mystery and intrigue (I mean if a dashing young fellow showed up in the wee hours of the morning beat up on my doorstep, I’d be a little curious too. Not something that happens all the time in central Texas). After reading through some intro stuff and meandering through the pages, Ladd tosses in some curve balls and kids, things get real! Another aspect I really appreciate about Ladd’s novel, is it’s always more than just a story. There’s great lessons to learn from the characters too.
Once again Ladd gives us an entertaining read for fans of our dear friend Jane (Austen in case you aren’t on a first name basis with her as I am) or a more recent author Julie Klassen. Capturing the intriguing and inviting era of England society, Ladd’s latest is an enjoyable read with swoon worthy men, lovable characters and even a stubborn goat you’ll grow to love.
So you get a little Regency, a little romance and a little bit of mystery. I mean why not?! I look forward to her next in the Whispers on the Moors series this fall!
(Thank you Litfuse and Thomas Nelson for the advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review)
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