The Heiress of Winterwood: A Litfuse Review

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors, # 1)The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely fell in love with the cover of this book. I was so drawn to it and I knew it was a book I simply had to read.

This story was absolutely fantastic; I can’t rave enough about it. I think it is the best book that I have read this year which is an amazing honor for me to bestow on an author that is new to me as I can be a pretty tough critic.

This story was suspenseful and romantic and yet it appealed to my motherly nature. The characters were realistic and loveable (well, most of them) and the ending had me on the edge of my seat. I did not see that one coming at all! I’m practically antsy wanting to know how it will all tie together in the next installment! If this book is any indication of future works by this author then she certainly will earn her place as a favorite on my bookshelf!

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.
View all my reviews|Excerpt|Giveaway|Pintrest Board 

The Heiress of WinterWood|The Headmistress of Rosemere|A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

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.

Find out more about Sarah at

I received this book free from the publisher through a fantastic program called Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts and opinions I have expressed are my own. This giveaway is being sponsored by Litfuse
as part of a blog tour for The Heiress of Winterwood. To view other reviews and learn more about this tour please visit the Litfuse group by clicking here

2 Responses to “The Heiress of Winterwood: A Litfuse Review”

  1. Thank you so much, Kristin, for the lovely review and kind words!! I am so glad that you enjoyed the book. :)

    1. Thank you! I really cannot wait until the next book :)