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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Headmistress of Rosemere Review!!!

The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd

Book Description:
Patience Creighton has dedicated herself to the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. But the return of the enigmatic master of the estate puts everything she loves at risk.

Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she invests herself in teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to make the school successful.

Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of property --- including the land where Rosemere School is located --- but possesses little money to manage its upkeep. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.

When a fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. And when Patience's brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience suddenly finds herself unsure of her calling. After a surprising truth about William's past is brought to light, both William and Patience will have to seek God's plans for their lives-and their hearts.

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

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My Opinion:
A Nice Read.  The Headmistress of Rosemere was different than I expected it to be.  I had wanted to read the first in this series, but never got the chance so when I was given the chance to read The Headmistress I took it! :)  I love the moors!  I have always loved reading about the moors and the people able to live there.  For me Sarah did a fantastic job of depicting their beauty and seclusion!  There were twists in the story that I was pretty sure I had figured out before they happened, but the fact that I was able to know what was coming didn't make them any less entertaining.  There were some characters that frustrated me with there actions, but they were supposed to! LOL!  I love the characters especially the little girls that go to the school.  I quickly fell in love with two young characters in particular, Emma and Charlie the stable boy.  The rest of the story held entertaining aspects and interesting elements including horses, secrets, and betrayal.  The pace was nice, slowing down and then picking up with exciting scenes, but never truly lulling.  The beginning chapters, I felt, really introduced us to the characters and set the rest of the story up, but it wasn't until chapter 7 that Sarah threw in a twist that grabbed me!  Leaning to trust and turn to God, to take responsibility for our actions, to learn to trust our hearts, and to be able to roll with changes this life can bring The Headmistress from Rosemere is a lovely read.

Songs (it was kinda hard for me to come up with songs so I may add more later): "Rock Of Ages" Mike Curb Congregation, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" Israel Houghton, and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin

Proverbs 3:5-6


*I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and opinions. ~ASC

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