Monday, September 29, 2014

"The Heiress of Winterwood" by Sarah E. Ladd

About this book:

  Pride goes before the fall . . . but what comes after?
  Darbury, England, 1814
  Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham, a sea captain she’s never met.
  Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.
  Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she examines her soul and must 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.
  Both must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.

Series: Book #1 in the “Whispers on the Moor” series. {Book #2 will be reviewed next week. :)}

Spiritual Content- In the Prologue, Psalm 23 is said & Amelia isn’t happy with God for taking another person she loved; Katherine had a strong Faith; “for all that is good and holy” is said once; Many Scriptures; Jane witnesses to Amelia & another man witnesses to Graham; Church going; Many Prayers; Amelia & Graham both have difficulty trusting God (they work on it near the end).

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘hush’, a ‘stupid’, two ‘Egad!’s, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘shut up’s (or “shut yer mouth”s); five forms of ‘blast’, a “who in blazes”, a “what in blazes”, a “devil of a time”; Four curses are said but not written; A mention of how a horse runs as if “the devil himself was at it’s heels”; Mentions of gambling; Mentions of drinking, drunks & pubs(and Wanting to drink but does not); Fighting, Guns, Knifes & Blood (semi-detailed); A not-scary nightmare; And like the back of the book says, kidnapping.

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kisses & a detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss; Nearness & blushes that cause warmth & shivers; Notices of a person’s smell; Flattery; A mention of how William was drunk and forced himself on Amelia, kissing her (barely above not-detailed); Edward says two suggestive comments to Amelia (one about having as many babies as she wants & he comments about sleeping alone); *Spoiler* A baby was conceived out of wedlock. *End of Spoiler*; Love, falling in love, and the emotions.

-Amelia Barrett
-Graham Sterling
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1814
                                                        310 pages

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My personal Rating- 
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The big twist mention on the back of the cover doesn’t happen till a bit half-way through the book—which I was totally okay with. Because that meant I wouldn’t be in suspense for so long. ;) As I’ve mentioned before I like predictable stories and “The Heiress of Winterwood” was a bit predictable but there were also some surprises I didn’t see coming!

See y'all on Wednesday!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to be reading this one soon ... I just ordered it from my library. Good to see a review so I know it's clean first. :)