THE HEIRESS OF WINTERWOOD
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.
I'm in a swoon of Regency euphoria! What a brilliant debut novel! Ladd has a lovely, flowing style -- lots of gorgeous historical details and I think she got the time period's conversation just right. The combination catapulted me into history and I do so love getting lost in a book!
Ameila is a determined (alright, stubborn), heroine. I loved the contrast between her behaviour and the 'acceptal' deportment of a young lady in that time period. And Graham doesn't know what to make of her!
An added suspense element really gives this story a kick and I found myself in rabid-reader mode which led to a near sleepless night just so I could reach the end in a timely fashion! If you love Regency, this just might be the next book for you!
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