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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd



My Thoughts:

Privilege, money, and beauty are all that Amelia Barrett has ever known.  The one thing missing in her life is love.  In The Heiress of Winterwood, Amelia finds herself in a scandalous predicament involving an inheritance, an engagement (to a questionable gentleman), a baby (that is not hers), and a sea captain she's never met before (or so she believes).  How she plans on solving her problem is ingenious, but will it work? 

Amelia Barrett has all the qualities I admire in a heroine- strength, beauty, kindness and fire!  She's a force to be reckoned with and yet she knows when to let her hero save the day.  We all need a hero from time to time, right?;)  Speaking of heroes, Graham Sterling can save me any day!  Read on...

Let me set the scene for you:  Littleton (questionable fianc√©) is having "harsh words" with Amelia while grasping her arm tightly. Captain Sterling steps in.  Littleton tells Captain Sterling to get off his property...

(p. 80) He kept his voice low.  "It will be my pleasure.  But you are warned, Littleton.  If I see your hands on her, or any woman, I will have no qualms about striking you down.  That would also be my pleasure."

Oh, my. (Pardon me while I swoon)

Yes, you will swoon, too. This book is all about keeping promises, trusting in the Lord and following your heart.  There is action (kidnappings!), love (that kiss on p. 309!) and intrigue (Who can be trusted??).  The Heiress of Winterwood is a stunning peek into the life of the privileged (think Downton Abbey) and an adventure that will take your breath away!


{MORE ABOUT THE HEIRESS OF WINTERWOOD}

Pride goes before the fall . . . but what comes after?
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. 



Meet Sarah: Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

Find out more about Sarah at http://www.sarahladd.com.



Sarah Ladd is celebrating the release of The Heiress of Winterwood with a Downton Abbey Kindle Prize Pack Giveaway!


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  • A brand new Kindle Fire

  • Downton Abbey, seasons 1-3

  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 30th. Winner will be announced on 5/2/13 {HERE}.





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    *I was given a copy of this book by Litfuse Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

    1 comment:

    Jerelene said...

    This one sounds good! I bet you highlite and mark pages with comments as you're reading...;) My sweet little aunt marks things in books and magazines with post it notes. She gave us a bird book full of sweet little comments...its a treasure to me. She hands me down magazines with little comments too. I'll have to add this one to my list of books recommended by Lori :-) Love you...((hugs))