Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Litfuse Review: Dawn of Emberwilde by:Sarah E. Ladd

 Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey, #2)
About the Book:
 Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady yet unexciting role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would provide her a steady environment to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a striking stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with mysterious rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. And perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

At Emberwilde, Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.

My Review:
Isabel Creston has tried to make most of her dull and sullen life at Fellsworth School. Being a teacher there, seemed to be the only thing that she seen as a future. But one day when she least expects it, she receives a message calling her to Emberwilde. With both of her parents dead, nothing is holding her back, hopefully her Aunt and Uncle of Emberwilde are okay with her bringing along her little sister, Lizzie.

At Emberwilde nothing is the same as Isabel is use to. There are maids to do the dirty work, things to attend, nothing like Isabel is use to. There are so many things to do, she doesn't even think about what she wants, that is until her Aunt decides it would be best for her to begin looking for prospects for marriage. What does she truly even want in a man? Her aunt speaks of marrying to be taken care of, but what about love?

Isabel is thrown in to an awkward love triangle, with two men perusing her hand. So much is going on around her, like secrets and odd folklore about the Emberwilde woods, Isabel has a hard time paying attention. But with her Aunt running around willing to marry her off to whoever is riches, she must keep her head on straight.

Dawn of Emberwilde is book two in the Treasures of Surrey series. I really enjoyed reading this book. This series just keeps getting better and better! I can not wait to read the next book in this series, I am certain it is going to be just as great!

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