The Heiress of Winterwood

The Heiress of Winterwood

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Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend's baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word-even to the point of proposing to the child's father-a sea captain she's never met.

When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of their love for this little one.

Amelia's detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she's forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride.

Graham's 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. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.

Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.

"My kind of book! [It] grabbed my attention from the first lines and I eagerly returned to its pages." -Julie Klassen, Best-Selling, Award-Winning Author

"If you are a fan of Jane Austen and Jane Eyre, you will love Sarah E. Ladd's debut."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 294.84g
  • Rutledge Hill Press,U.S.
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1401688357
  • 9781401688356
  • 60,248

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"This adventure is fashioned to encourage love, trust, and faith especially in the Lord and to pray continually, especially in times of strife." * CBA Retailers + Resources * "Ladd's charming Regency debut is enhanced with rich detail and well-defined characters. It should be enjoyed by fans of Gilbert Morris." * Library Journal * "This debut novel hits all the right notes with a skillful and delicate touch, breathing fresh new life into standard romance tropes." * Romantic Times * "If you are a fan of Jane Austen and Jane Eyre, you will love Sarah E. Ladd's debut." * *
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About Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky golden retriever. Visit her online at; Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor.
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Rating details

7,455 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,824)
4 38% (2,847)
3 28% (2,103)
2 7% (541)
1 2% (140)

Our customer reviews

I absolutely love a book that only gets better as I continue to read it. I was certain I would give this a four-star rating and that I knew exactly how this would end. The more I read, the more I liked it. And in the last few pages, the author threw a wrench into the narrative that completely threw me for a loop. It was then that I called out and said that the author had earned her five-star rating! This is a typical Christian historical romance in many ways. It's like a Christian Regency romance in many ways. However, there is no profanity nor bedrooms scenes. The Christian message comes through in a way that does not come across as preachy. Captain Sterling and Amelia do make for an intriguing character, and Edward is that villain who becomes more vile as the story goes on. If you like romance with a little bit of intrigue, this book is for you. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent more
by Ruth Hill
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