Thursday, January 23, 2014
Litfuse Review: The Headmistress of Rosemere by: Sarah E. Ladd
About the Book:
Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago--if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father's dream alive.
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 land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.
When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God's purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law's matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore's legacy.
About the Author:
Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
Patience has had a bad taste in her mouth since her brother went to London and after her father's death, leaving her in charge of Rosemere School for Young Ladies. She has always dreamed of that knight in shining armor to come and whisk her away from the mundane life of being the headmistress of Rosemere, but it's looking like a dream that was never meant to be. Because of all she has to do there and all of her obligations she seems stuck there. But like the old adage, stop looking for true love and then it will find you. And find her it does in the form of William.
William owes some important people big and if he doesn't pay up soon his life will be given in return for the amount owed. Soon William gets the idea to look to an old friend for help but once he gets there he hears terrible news about his friend and in turn now doesn't know what he is going to do. William instantly thinks Patience is very attractive but her beauty isn't going to help him and the fix he is in, or will it?
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.