Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"A Lady at Willowgrove Hall" by Sarah E. Ladd

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About this book:

 “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?

Series: Book #3 in the “Whispers on the Moor” series. {Book #1, “The Heiress of Winterwood”, review HERE! Book #2, “The Headmistress of Rosemere”, review Here!}

Spiritual Content- Cecily believes that God wouldn’t want anything to do with her; Talks about God, judging & God being The Judge; Bible reading & Scriptures are quoted; Church going; Faiths grow. *Other Spiritual Content: Cecily mentions that her father’s beliefs were rooted in folklore (if someone has twins, one is good & one is bad); There is a statue of a Greek god in the gardens.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘bloody’, a ‘stupid’, a ‘tosh’, a “what in blazes”, and a “how the devil”; Cecily’s father is described as greedy and drinks too much ale after her mother died; Bitterness.

Sexual Content- two semi-detailed kisses; two semi-detailed embraces & lips get pressed to a forehead three times; An affair led to a child (the man was already married and the lady was his wife’s maid) (it’s an important part of the story but it’s not detailed); Mrs. Massey is a flirt; Love, falling in Love, trying not to fall in love, and the emotions.

-Cecily Faire
-Nathaniel Stanton
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 1819 (Chapter 1&2 set in 1814)
                                                        340 pages

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My personal Rating- 
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I really enjoyed “A Lady at Willowgrove Hall”, out of the three in this series I would say this was my favorite! I teared up at times and nodded in agreement at others. All three books in the “Whispers on the Moor” series are so well written to make you feel like you’re actually in that time period.

See y’all tomorrow! 

*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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

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