By Sarah Ladd
Published on December 31, 2013
Published by Thomas Nelson
Published by Thomas Nelson
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.
I was really looking forward to reading this sequel because I saw so much need for redemption in William in the first book. I am so glad that the author chose him as the focus of the second book. She did an outstanding job of showing the complexities of fixing past wrongs and working to get life back on track. I really loved William's character in this book. I loved that the romance between William and Patience is slow moving and isn't "instalove".
I thought the dynamic between Patience and her family was interesting. There are so many hurts there that are realistic- especially in that time period. I enjoyed reading about someone who didn't seem to fit into the mold that her family created for her.
I will say, compared to the first book- there wasn't much in the way of action. There were a few scenes, but this was a very narrative driven book. The book is comprised mostly of conversations- this is not a book that is full of fist fights and damsels in distress. I enjoyed this about the book, but I know some may find it slow moving.
I was satisfied with this sequel and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!
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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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!)