I love history era type stories and romances more than I do modern day ones because it is so much more exciting and anticipating the outcome. I have such a book called The Heiress of Winterwood written by Sarah E. Ladd.
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
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, Lucas, 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 Lucas 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.
Lucas' 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.My thoughts:
Don't you just love stubborn people? Amelia Barrett has been left the task of raising her dead friend's baby, Lucy and she loves her so much that she will even marry the baby's father, a sea captain named Graham Sterling to keep the child with her.
What she doesn't know is that the man she is suppose to marry, Edward, is only after her money, fame and fortune. He could care less about Amelia or Lucy. Well, he didn't count on Graham seeing right thru him so he accepts Amelia's proposal so that his child will not be raised by a man like Edward.
Unfortunately, neither of them know the extent that Edward will go to for revenge.
You are gonna love all the mischief and mayhem that Edward causes and it will bring Amelia, Lucy and Graham even closer together. This was a great story because it added all elements to make it interesting so that you want to keep reading it and not pitch it after a chapter or two. I have down that before because I could not get into it, but you will love The Heiress of Winterwood.
It has romance, tragedy, love, mystery and of course, all the emotions one feels when faced with struggles and the right thing to do.
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