Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Lady at Willowgrove Hall

The Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd is the third book in Whispers on the Moors series.  It is 1814 At Aradelle Park in Detham, England.  Cecily Faire is seventeen years old at the beginning of the book.  She is in love with Andrew Moreton, heir to Aradelle Park.  Cecily and her twin sister, Leah live with their father (the blacksmith) on the grounds of Aradelle Park.  Cecily is going to run away with Andrew and get married.  Before Cecily and Andrew can get away, they are caught by her father, Joseph Faire.  Joseph takes Cecily away to the Rosemere School for Girls. 

Five years pass (now 1819) and Cecily is now a teacher at the school.  She has not heard from her father, sister, or Andrew since arriving at the school.  Cecily is offered a position as a lady’s companion to Mrs. Harriet Tryst at Willowgrove Hall in Wiltonshire, England.  Cecily arrives at her destination and is dropped off in the rain outside the gates.  Luckily, she comes across Nathaniel Stanton, the steward for Willowgrove Hall.  Cecily is welcomed into the Laurel Cottage, the home of Nathaniel, his mother, and three sisters.

The next day Cecily meets Mrs. Tryst.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Tryst’s heir has also arrived at the hall.  Her heir is Andrew Moreton.  He is now engaged to someone else.  Cecily does not want anyone to know her secret and hopes Andrew will keep quiet.  Cecily is not the only one keeping secrets.  Mrs. Tryst and Nathaniel also have a secret.

Cecily and Nathaniel start to spend more time together.  Nathaniel is helping Cecily find her twin sister, Leah.  Will Cecily ever fully trust someone (hopefully Nathaniel) and reveal her past?  What is Nathaniel and Mrs. Tryst secret?  Why is Mrs. Tryst so hateful towards Nathaniel and his family?  Will Cecily realize that God is there for her despite her past?

Read The Lady of Willowgrove Hall to find out the answers to the above questions.  I give The Lady ofWillowgrove Hall 4 out of 5 stars.  It is a lovely Christian romance.  The Christian aspect never comes across as preachy nor is there too much of it.  The Lady of Willowgrove Hall is a sweet and romantic story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you for reading my review!  I am trying to decide what to read next.   I have to read this one book, but I am having trouble getting into it.  Have a lovely evening and a wonderful week!  St. Patrick's Day is almost here!  Happy Reading!


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