Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall Book Review



I have a new book to share with you filled with mystery and romance called A Lady at Willowgrove Hall written by Sarah E. Ladd.

Synopsis:
Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own. 
Darbury, England, 1819 
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace. But soon after becoming a lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she’s desperately hidden for years. 
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own—one that has haunted him for years and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove Hall. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breathe a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he’ll never be free to find his own way in the world. He’ll never be free to fall in love. 
When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and fight for a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long kept. 
My thoughts:
 
You will this romantic story if you are into romance with a side of mystery thrown in for good measure.
 
It's a good thing I didn't live back in those days because I think all of these secrets that people keep are so funny! Gosh, what they considered a scandal is nothing these days! But, to them, especially women, any hint of bad behavior and they are ruined for life.
 
It's a good, strong and solid story about how things were back in those days and you will feel transported back to a time that is very different from the times we live in now.
 
Hopefully, Cecily and Nathaniel let go of their parent's stuffy rules and strike out on their own and see what is meant to be!
 
Happy Reading!
 
I thought this was such a great story, I wanted to share it with one reader. I am giving away my print copy to one winner. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

9 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

I do like an historical romance; i like learning history in a story, makes it more interesting.
Lisa Brown
jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

Meg Isaacs said...

I love reading and new books, thank you for hosting this giveaway!
Meg Isaacs

jmcgaugh said...

Historical romance is one of my favorite genres.
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Susan Heim said...

Historical romance is my favorite genre. I love learning about history, and when you combine it with romance, it's the perfect book!
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Rita said...

My love of reading started with Historical Romance many years ago. I have a huge collection of books in this genre.

Topazshell said...

That's true. Our lives are changed. What was scandalous in those days is not scandalous now.

Topazshell said...

I see your a Southern Blogger. I am too.

Maryann Skaritka said...

I enjoy reading historical romances.

cyn209 said...

I very much enjoy historical romances!!