About the Book:
Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light.
Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about her past.
As the steward of Willowgrove Hall, Nathaniel Stanton is dedicated to serving those around him. Nothing escapes his notice—including the beautiful new lady’s companion. He is certain the lovely Miss Faire is hiding something, and he determines to uncover it. But Nathaniel has a secret of his own: he is the illegitimate son of Willowgrove’s former master. Falling in love was not part of his plans . . . until he meets Cecily Faire.
When Willowgrove’s mistress dies, everything changes. Fear of exposure forces Cecily to leave under the cover of darkness, embarking on a journey to finally find her long-lost sister. When the will is read, Nathaniel’s inheritance makes him question his future plans. Cecily and Nathaniel are forced to make decisions that will change the course of their lives. Is their love strong enough to survive?
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. Facebook: SarahLaddAuthor Twitter: @SarahLaddAuthor
Cecily Faire, is still haunted by her past, even as she heads to a new place. After many years in a school for girls, both learning and teaching, she finds herself longing for a place to start anew. She decides to go to Willowgrove Hall as a lady's companion. Upon her arrival, instead of meeting her new employer, she meets a man with good looks and a key to her past.
Nathaniel Stanton, the steward of Willowgrove Hall, will do anything to keep his darkest secrets hidden. Having received the job of steward upon his fathers death, he knows even the slightest slip of tongue will lose it all and will disgrace his fathers memory greatly. When the two of these lives intertwine, they find something that could bring both of their pasts to the forefront. Are they willing to pursue it or just let sleeping dogs lie?
Sarah Ladd, has done it again! Her writing is captivating and I am always in awe of how she pulls me in with her full bodied plot lines and rich, vivid characters.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.