I am a fan of all things Jane Austen. I read Pride and Prejudice every year and have read a lot of the books of what happens after. For the past couple of months I have been absorbed in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. The online, updated adaptation of P&P but those ended last Thursday. I had been looking for something else to fill that void. I happened to be posting my last review on Booksneeze and caught a glimpse of another reviewers post on The Heiress of Winterwood and immediately know what I would be reading next.
Amelia Barrett, heiress to a large estate, made a promise to her friend that she would take care of her baby, Lucy. She is willing to do whatever it takes to keep that promise. Captain Graham Sterling is an honorable man who wants the best for his child. Is Amelia’s proposition the best course for all of them? How will Amelia’s family and fiancée hand the new? And then Lucy goes missing and a ransom note appears and all plans are put on hold while Graham and Amelia desperately begin the search for the babe.
My only complaint about Sarah E. Ladd’s book is that it ended!! I would have loved an epilogue in this book but since the cover shows that this is the first book in what I am hoping is a long series, I hope to see Amelia and Graham again. This was a wonderfully written regency-era novel that was a fast read. I was so engrossed in the story that I did not want to put the book down and read it in a day’s time. The faith aspects of this book fit into the story well and didn’t feel contrived as they tend to be in a lot of Christian Fiction. This book and this author has become one of my favorites in one reading.
****Thomas Nelson Publishing provided me with a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.