Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review - The Heiress of Winterwood

Summary: Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham, a sea captain she’s never met.

Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she examines her soul and must face her one weakness: pride.

Graham’s strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline.

Both must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.

My take:

First I have to confess some cover love. The dress is exquisite and I love the background too. 

I also must confess that this is one of my favorite time periods to read about. I may be a bit biased because of that.

I thought there was a lot to this book. You not only have the complications arising to . . . try to derail their romance, but there also was a bit of adventure and mystery with the kidnapping. The crisis seems to be yet another blockade to their plans in the beginning. In the end it bonds them and draws them closer together.

I thought the relationships and characters were interesting. I cared what would happen to them. This was a good read and I thank BookSneeze for providing my copy to review. Their generosity has in no way influenced my review.

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