Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Heiress of Winterwood - Fiction, Historical

The Heiress of Winterwood
By Sarah Ladd

Amelia Barrett made a promise to always care for the newborn daughter of her dying friend.  Amelia will come into her inheritance as soon as she marries, and can more than provide a wonderful life for Baby Lucy.  Her husband-to-be, however, is adamant that other arrangements must be made for Lucy once they are married.  Captain Graham Sterling, Lucy’s father, has been at sea fighting a war against America.  He returns home to make arrangements for Lucy’s care, but is unprepared for what Miss Barrett proposes.  She wants to break her engagement and marry Captain Sterling for the purpose of caring for Lucy!  Both are struggling to find God’s will.  Will they trust Him to provide every answer and for every need?

I was hooked on this book from the very first chapter.  My description above doesn’t do the story justice, but I didn’t want to give anything away.  The pace of the story was fast and exciting, and kept me turning pages longs after I should have turned off the light.  The protagonists were so likeable and real.  I am so glad the author showed that even people who are Christians struggle with following God’s plan for their lives and trusting Him to provide.  She also showed that getting back on track with God happens one prayer at a time.  I give this book an A+: loved it - an excellent historical fiction novel that is wholesome and exciting!

I received a free e-book version of this book from the publisher through in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

  1. Great review. Thanks for your thoughts!

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