Rayleigh’s Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

The Synopsis:

Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light.

Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about her past.

As the steward of Willowgrove Hall, Nathaniel Stanton is dedicated to serving those around him. Nothing escapes his notice—including the beautiful new lady’s companion. He is certain the lovely Miss Faire is hiding something, and he determines to uncover it. But Nathaniel has a secret of his own: he is the illegitimate son of Willowgrove’s former master. Falling in love was not part of his plans . . . until he meets Cecily Faire.

When Willowgrove’s mistress dies, everything changes. Fear of exposure forces Cecily to leave under the cover of darkness, embarking on a journey to finally find her long-lost sister. When the will is read, Nathaniel’s inheritance makes him question his future plans. Cecily and Nathaniel are forced to make decisions that will change the course of their lives. Is their love strong enough to survive?

My Review:

MY GENERAL THOUGHTS: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall has the best opening that I think I have ever read! I absolutely loved the intro to this amazing story, it was just “wow”! The characters were also extremely well made and I loved getting to know them and their secrets. Though this is book 3 in the Whispers on the Moors series, I had no problems at all tracking with this book and feel pretty confident that these books can be read in any order. The cover also gets a plus, it’s gorgeous!

QUESTIONABLE CONTENT: There is some questionable content in this book however. A lady’s-maid gets sexually involved with her mistress’s husband, therefore becoming pregnant; a young girl gets sexually involved with her beau before marriage; and there is some physical drunken violence. Though all of this is a part of the main story-line, it is never spoken of in detail and there are no sexual scenes other than kissing.

OVERALL: I enjoyed this book very much and I do recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction, however, I am only going to rate it 4 out of 5 stars because of the questionable content.

Author Bio/ Website:

Sarah E. Ladd

Hello, I am Sarah E. Ladd, author of “The Heiress of Winterwood”, which is an inspirational romance novel set in Regency England. This book is the first book of the “Whispers on the Moors” series and will release April 2013.

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