Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Headmistress of Rosemere {Review, Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party!}

The Head Mistress Rosemere of by Sarah E. Ladd

About the book:

Patience Creighton has dedicated herself to the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. But the return of the enigmatic master of the estate puts everything she loves at risk.
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she invests herself in teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to make the school successful.


Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of property --- including the land where Rosemere School is located --- but possesses little money to manage its upkeep. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.


When a fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. And when Patience's brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience suddenly finds herself unsure of her calling. After a surprising truth about William's past is brought to light, both William and Patience will have to seek God's plans for their lives-and their hearts.

My Thoughts

I truly enjoy a good regency romance and the Head Mistress of Rosemere fits the bill perfectly! The second in book in the Whispers on the Moors series {read my review here}, this is the story of Patience who is running a boarding school for girls after her father’s death six months prior. Her older brother is gone to London with no word as to when he will return or what he is doing and her mother is ill, leaving Patience to deal with the entire running of the school.

William the owner of the land the boarding school is upon is not helping matters at all with his financial problems which end up putting the boarding school in jeopardy.

There are many twists and turns within the story and a few surprises. I thought several times I had the story figured out only to be surprised when the character I thought was guilty turned out to be innocent!

I really enjoyed reading this story and recommend it to anyone who loves regency or period stories! You won’t be disappointed. There will be a third book in this series and I am looking forward to reading it!

Even though The Head Mistress of Rosemere is the second book in the series, please don’t let that stop you from reading this wonderful story. It is a stand alone story and reading the first book is not a requirement to reading this one. However, you are probably going to want to read the first one too!

Stop by the Litfuse website for more information about The Head Mistress of Rosemere!

 

About 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.

Learn more about Sarah at: http://sarahladd.com

Don't miss Sarah Ladd's latest Regency novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere. She is celebrating the release of book two in her Whispers on the Moors series with a fun "School" Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!
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Between January 17–28, visit Sarah Ladd's Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win a Kindle Fire grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 28th! (Don't have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Sarah's The Headmistress of Rosemere Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your Regency trivia skills, announcing the winner of the "School" Your Desk Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at the next book in the Whispers on the Moors series!

So grab your copy of The Headmistress of Rosemere and hope to see you on the evening of January 28th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF THE FUN; RSVP TODAY. HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE 28th!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

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