March 20, 2013

The Heiress of Winterwood

Heiress of Winterwood, Whispers on the Moors Series #1  -     
        By: Sarah E. Ladd

The Heiress of Winterwood is the debut novel of Sarah Ladd.  This tale takes place in England in 1814.

Amelia Barrett will retain her father’s estate if she marries before her 24th birthday.  The only complication is that her fiancé, Edward Littleton, wants nothing to do with young Lucy, the child she has been caring for since the babe’s mother, Katherine’s death.  Amelia decides to take matters into her own hands when Lucy’s father, Captain Graham Sterling, returns from sea.  She asks Graham to marry her!

The story gets very complicated from this point on.  Once Graham decides to move forward with Amelia’s plan, everyone becomes enraged!  Amelia’s aunt and uncle and her cousin, who have been living with her since her father’s death, feel like she has lost her mind.  He fiancé, Edward, cannot understand either.

The evening following Amelia and Graham’s engagement celebration brings a new catastrophe.   The baby and her nurse have been kidnapped!!!!

Hang on as this tale gets more complicated than ever!

 I Received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review