Review and Kindle sale: The Heiress of Winterwood, by Sarah E. Ladd

March 26, 2013

I recently had the chance to read The Heiress of Winterwood, by Sarah E. Ladd. This fiction book has a release date of April 9, 2013. The publisher is Thomas Nelson.

About this book (from the back cover):

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 Verdict:

Let’s be honest: I am a sucker for the genre of books that can be easily identified by the prevalence of covers with women in beautiful ball gowns. Most of the Christian historical fiction books I like sport this kind of cover. I think, for me, it may have all started with She Walks in Beauty, by Siri Mitchell, which is still one of my favorite. Another famous author within this genre is Julie Klassen, and she has an endorsement blurb on the cover of The Heiress of Winterwood that caught my eye. Look at the cover, above. Isn’t it gorgeous? So, how does this particular book hold up to others of its genre? It’s fine, especially for something you’ll be reading on the beach. The writing is fine, the characters are fine, the plot is fine. It’s all fine, and if you like Christian historical fiction, you’ll probably enjoy it while you’re reading it. I enjoyed the main character, and the book caused me to reflect on the plight of young women in the 1800s who had to marry just to survive.  I don’t think, however, this is a book you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and that’s fine too. It’s not a book that will change you, but if you’re looking for some fun Christian historical fiction to read to pass the time, The Heiress of Winterwood is fine.

If you’d like to check out The Heiress of Winterwood it is currently on sale for $9.99 for the Kindle version right now, which is 38% off. (Regularly $15.99.) If you prefer a hard copy it’s currently on sale for $11.67. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze® book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Entry filed under: Books, Reviews. Tags: .

The Paisley Pansy Boutique: win a Beaded Stone Necklace and Earring Set! Camp Invention: STEM-based summer day camp at Maryville Christian School

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Printable Coupons

Kids Eat Free!

Print RedPlum Coupons

Subscribe Via Email

Deals on Groceries, Diapers & more on Amazon!

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Follow me on Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

Read the Thrifty Christy column from the Blount Today

Web Search with Swagbucks

Proud to be a Titanic Mom Blogger!

Cash-back Rebate Sites

FREE Vitacost Credit

Heavenly Homemakers

I review for BookLook Bloggers

Get $5 off $50 at Sonlight!

Sonlight Curriculum

Low Entry Giveaways List