Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: A Stranger at Fellsworth by:Sarah E. Ladd

 A Stranger at Fellsworth (Treasures of Surrey, #3)
About the Book:
Could losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley?

In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancĂ© has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better life is to do the unthinkable and run away to Fellsworth, the home of her long-estranged aunt and uncle, where a teaching position awaits her. Working for a wage for the first time in her life forces Annabelle to adapt to often unpleasant situations as friendships and roles she’s taken for granted are called into question.

Owen Locke is unswerving in his commitments. As a widower and father, he is fiercely protective of his only daughter. As an industrious gamekeeper, he is intent on keeping poachers at bay even though his ambition has always been to eventually purchase land that he can call his own. When a chance encounter introduces him to the lovely Annabelle Thorley, his steady life is shaken. For the first time since his wife’s tragic death, Owen begins to dream of a second chance at love.

As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces threaten the peace they thought they’d found. Poachers, mysterious strangers, and murderers converge at Fellsworth, forcing Annabelle and Owen to a test of fortitude and bravery to stop the shadow of the past from ruining their hopes for the future.


My Review:
 Poor Annabelle, she has really hit rock bottom and hasn't got the slightest leg to stand on. She is going to be known around town as destitute. Her fiance decides she isn't the woman for him. Her father has passed. What is next for this very wealthy now down and out young lady? You would think that her brother would be of some help to her, but alas that is not the case, at all.

 Owen is set for a major upset in his life that he never saw coming. He has focused so long on raising his daughter without her mother and he doesn't focus much on love. That is until he meets the gorgeous Annabelle. Than his life is turned upside down and he is considering love where once he decided to concentrate on his family.

 This book is such a sweet story. It has the riches to rags type of story line going but a bit of romance to liven things up. A great story for a cold, rainy afternoon.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.