The Heiress of Winterwood
Book #1 in the Whispers on the Moors series
Published by Thomas Nelson
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 to 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 accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.
What others are saying:
“My kind of book! The premise grabbed my attention from the first lines and I eagerly returned to its pages. I think my readers will enjoy The Heiress of Winterwood.” –Julie Klassen, bestselling, award-winning author
“This debut novel hits all the right notes with a skillful and delicate touch, breathing fresh new life into standard romance tropes.” Romantic Times Book Review
“Captivated from the very first page! The Heiress of Winterwood marks Sarah E. Ladd as a rising Regency star sure to win readers’ hearts!” –Laura Frantz, author of The Colonel’s Lady and Love’s Reckoning
“Oh my, what an exquisite tale! With clarity and grace, Sarah E. Ladd has penned a timeless regency that rises to the ranks of Heyer and Klassen, a breathless foray into the world of Jane Austen with very little effort … and very little sleep.” — Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series.
“A delight from beginning to end, The Heiress of Winterwood is a one of a kind regency that kept me sighing with joy, laughing, crying, and even biting my nails when the occasion called for it! A whirlwind of emotions captured in an exciting tale of intrigue, kidnapping, and bittersweet love. This is Miss Ladd’s debut? I can’t wait to see she writes next! Remember the name, Sarah Ladd, because I’m sure you will be seeing much more from this talented author.” — MaryLu Tyndall, best-selling author of Veil of Pearls and the Surrender to Destiny series
Coming December 2013:
The Headmistress of Rosemere
Book #2 in the Whispers on the Moors series
Published by Thomas Nelson
Darbury, England – 1816
Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago—if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.
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.
What others are saying:
“A cad who longs to change his ways… a spinster yearning for love… a wild racehorse, a suspicious fire, an orphan of uncertain origin, a family torn by duty and debt—they’re all here in Ladd’s sophomore novel (after the Genesis Award–winning The Heiress of Winterwood).” – Publisher’s Weekly
“This book has it all: shining prose, heart-wrenching emotion,vivid and engaging characters, a well-paced plot and a sigh-worthy happy ending that might cause some readers to reach for the tissue box. In only her second novel, Ladd has established herself as Regency writing royalty.” — Romantic Times
“Sarah Ladd has written a story sure to warm your heart even on the coldest day.” - Laurie Alice Eakes, Author of A Reluctant Courtship
“Readers will cheer for the determined heroine and the flawed hero in this engaging story of redemption, set in the lush English countryside. Sarah E. Ladd is quickly establishing herself as a rising star in Regency romance.” — Dorothy Love, author of Carolina Gold