Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

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?

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is book 3 in the Whispers On The Moors series, and can be read as a standalone. While some of the characters are woven through the series and we get to pick up little nuisances about them throughout you wont miss out on anything by reading out of turn.
Cecily and Nathaniel meet at Willowgrove Hall when she comes to be a lady's companion and he has some information about her past that she really is running from.... literally. 
I really liked this book for the most part. I felt that the character development was phenomenal, with the dialog between the main characters well written and intriguing. Nathaniel's interaction with his family is flawless, I was drawn in and laughing the whole time.
The only reason I was unable to give this book a 5 star- the flow of the story was well executed but a lot of times was kind of predictable. I didn't feel that there was entirely a  lot of thought put into the mystery of the story. 
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is a good read, I highly suggest it.*

About the Author
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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