By: Sarah E. Ladd
I get so excited, and am honored, when asked to read a book and review it. Just finished reading The Headmistress of Rosemere, by Sarah E. Ladd. This was the second book in the Whispers on the Moors Series. (Here’s the link to the review of the first book in the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, https://janelleleonard.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/timeout-tuesday-2/)
Here’s my FIVE coffee-cup review:
I love Jane Austen. And anything that has the backdrop and feel of Jane Austen is high on my list of book-loves!
Patience Creighton and William Sterling are perfect for each other. But circumstances, secrets, past indiscretions, accidents, and people keep getting in the way of their happily ever after. William is a gentleman–with a dangerous, rakish reputation–who has accumulated substantial debts, and is being hounded by his creditors henchmen. Patience is the Headmistress of an all girl’s school, and William’s tenant. Neither one of them wants or thinks they deserve to get entangled with the other. But a late night meeting–after William is severely wounded–reacquaints them. Their lives become entwined when they find they can’t stay away from each other. But circumstances change, and secrets, events, and more characters are thrown into the equation: The carriage house at Rosemere is burned, and a student is injured (which opens a door to a room full of secrets). Patience’s brother returns home with a wife and plans that will change everything Patience has worked toward. An old suitor returns and vies for Patience’s hand, reopening wounds. And a broach and romance from William’s past resurfaces.
The Headmistress of Rosemere takes you on a fast-paced carriage ride all the way from page one until the satisfying conclusion.
Thanks Sarah for the privilege of reading this. Loved this, and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!