Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Lady At Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd (Review & Giveaway)

About the book:  Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of 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 from birth and tied him to his father's position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath 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 build a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered?

My thoughts:  T. She grows to care for the elderly lady she is charged with being companion to and the affection is somewhat reciprocated. But there are secrets abounding including one Cecily holds herself.

Nathaniel is the young man who manages the land and house. There is an attraction between Nathaniel and Cecily but this budding interest is nicely handled by the author and it doesn't overshadow the conflict of characters and their interwoven lives.

A very good conclusion to the trilogy and we shall look for new and interested reads in the future from Sarah Ladd.

GIVEAWAY:  A copy is being provided for one of Chat With Vera's readers to vie for in this giveaway. Held only here on Chat With Vera and provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. Begins October 30 & ENDS November 19 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to US addresses only.
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Meet 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.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for a review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.


  1. I like quite a variety of historical periods, mainly from Regency through World War II.

  2. I love the 1850's and can really relate to this era.

  3. The Regency Era is my favorite historical period but I like all historical English, Irish, Scot or American books.

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  4. I love any historical fiction but, especially stories of early man.

  5. This looks like an interesting series. I'll have to look into it! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday!

  6. I am quite fond of the Regency period in history.

  7. I like the time in the 1800's. I like to see how the people lived and struggled and formed our nation.

  8. I love the Regency period and America in the 1800s

  9. I like stories set in Regency England.

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  10. That's a hard question, since I really like a wide variety and prefer not to stick with the same period. I really enjoy the Colonial Period of the USA.

  11. I Enjoy the Civil War era and also World War II.


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