Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood
By: Sarah E. Ladd
I loved reading The Heiress of Winterwood, by Sarah E. Ladd. The story begins with Amelia Barrett taking care of a woman who has been living at Winterwood, Amelia's Home. Kathryn, a very sick woman, just had a baby named Lucy. Her husband, Captain Graham Sterling, was away at sea during this time. As Kathryn's life came to an end, she made Amelia promise that itching would happen to her lucky, that she would care for Lucy as her own child. Amelia fully intended to do just that.

As the story progresses, Amelia is engaged to a man, Edward Littleton, who is working with her uncle and the Barrett Trading Company. Edward is adamant about Lucy being gone once he and Amelia marry, but Amelia is less than fond of this idea. She also knows that by the age of 24 if she has not married she will not receiver her inheritance, nor will she be able to keep her status and home at Winterwood. She therefore comes up with a plan to end the engagement with Edward, and propose to captain sterling, Lucy's father, when he arrives from sea to see his child for the first time.

Events occur thought this book that keep you guessing and keep you engaged in the story. There were a few parts in the beginning that were a little slow, but the plot quickly thickened and I was engaged in the story from then on. This was the first of Ladd's books thatI have read, and I hope to read more from her Whispers on the Moors series, as this was book one.

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