The Letter from Briarton Park

The Letter from Briarton Park

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In Regency England, one letter will alter a young woman's fate when it summons her to Briarton Park-an ancient estate that holds the secrets of her past and the keys to her future.

Cassandra Hale grew up knowing little about her parentage, and she had made peace with the fact that she never would. But her world shifts when a shocking deathbed confession reveals a two-year-old letter from Mr. Clark, the master of Briarton Park, with hints to her family's identity. Stung by betrayal, Cassandra travels to the village of Anston only to learn Mr. Clark has since passed away.

James Warrington is a widower and the new master of Briarton Park, where he lives with his two young daughters, his sister, and his mother-in-law. When Cassandra appears at his doorstep with a letter from the previous owner and then proceeds to assist his family in an unexpected way, he is honor bound to help uncover the answers she seeks.

The more time Cassandra spends in Anston, the more she begins to suspect not everything-or everyone-is as they seem. As details emerge, the danger surrounding her intensifies. Using wit and intuition, she must navigate the treacherous landscapes between truth and rumor and between loyalty and deception if she is to uncover the realities of her past and find the place her heart can finally call home.

Sarah Ladd's latest Regency romance, first in the new Houses of Yorkshire series, combines mystery and intrigue with the best of historical storytelling.

Praise for The Letter from Briarton Park:

"The swoon-worthy romance of Jane Austen meets the suspense of Charlotte Bronte in Sarah Ladd's enthralling The Letter from Briarton Park. As Cassandra navigates the mystery of her own life, it is absolutely clear that family-either of blood or heart-are where she, and we, ultimately find our home." -Joy Callaway, international bestselling author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society and The Greenbrier Resort

Sweet Regency romance with mystery elements
The first book in the Houses of Yorkshire series, but can be read in any order
Book length: approximately 91,000 words
Includes discussion questions for book clubs
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139 x 212 x 21mm | 317g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 078524672X
  • 9780785246725
  • 56,317

Review quote

'Ladd (the Cornwall Novels series) kicks off her Houses of Yorkshire series with a captivating Regency . . . Ladd balances mystery and romance to create a light but satisfying story. Readers will look forward to the next in the series.' * Publishers Weekly * 'Sarah E. Ladd's 'The Letter from Briarton Park' immediately signals Bronte's Jane Eyre, but with a twist . . . Ladd writes with skillful balance. She intersperses picturesque descriptions of architecture and nature among serious plights . . . The descriptions are at once telling but light, troublesome but never too dark . . . There's a famous quote from Walt Disney that reads 'There is no magic in magic, it's all in the details.' Ladd's novel is no different, with much of the magic coming from her details . . . Fans of Northanger Abbey and gothic architecture will positively devour this read.' * Romance Daily News *
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About Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd is an award-winning, bestselling author who has always loved the Regency period--the clothes, the music, the literature, and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period, and she began seriously writing in 2010. Since then, she has released several novels set during the Regency era. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. She lives in Indiana with her family. Visit Sarah online at; Instagram: @sarahladdauthor; Facebook: @SarahLaddAuthor; Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor; Pinterest: @SarahLaddAuthor.
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1,416 ratings
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4 43% (606)
3 25% (360)
2 5% (72)
1 2% (26)
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