Title: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall
Author: Sarah E Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc
Ages: Young Adult, Adult
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace.
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own…one that has haunted him for years and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove Hall.
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 fight for a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long kept?
Why you should read it:
When I was a teenager I loved reading romance novels. One of my favorite authors was the prolific Barbara Cartland. It fascinated me that one person could write so many novellas (sometimes working on three or four at the same time) all dedicated to the fair damsel and the strong knight who comes to her rescue.
As I started reading A LADY AT WILLOWGROVE HALL I wondered if it was going to be along the same lines as all those romance stories of my youth. I was pleasantly surprised to discover Ms. Ladd’s novel was even better than I hoped for.
Cecily is a character many people can relate to as they see her struggle to come to terms with her past so that she might have a future free from secrets. She’s stronger than she first realized and helps one resident of Willowgrove Hall find peace with their past as well.
I found myself quickly turning the pages, eager to see if Cecily would be wooed by Nathaniel’s easy manner, if Nathaniel would ever get the opportunity to begin a life free from the responsibilities of being the steward of Willowgrove Hall, or would these two tortured souls find peace in each other arms? To the romantics among us, A LADY AT WILLGROVE HALL is well worth a read.
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