I finished this book last night, pleasantly surprised that I had not been able to predict the ending after all. When I read the first page, I thought I knew how things would play out, but Sarah Ladd stumped almost from the beginning with the twists and secrets played out on the pages of The Headmistress of Rosemere.
Patience I liked from the first line. Still mourning her father, desperately worried about her mother’s health and broken spirit, Patience picks up the pieces left by her absent brother and commences running the family business–a girl’s school. Her interactions with the children were some of my favorite scenes.
Her interactions with William Sterling were my top favorite scenes. He was an interesting character to start with, but the changes he undergoes in the course of this story were compelling. A recovering gambler, he tugs on heartstrings with his commitment to make things right–and his growing attraction to Patience, whom he sees himself unworthy of.
Enter the absent brother (Patience’s conversation with him and the discovery that he did some wrong things for right reasons was eye-opening) and a beau from Patience’s past, and things got really interesting really quickly!
Then William suffers a betrayal and learns of a long-kept secret that changes everything. Sarah Ladd earned a place on my favorite authors list.
A heartfelt Regency romance played out by multi-dimensional characters with hopes and dreams and faith, The Headmistress of Rosemere is sure to please my history-loving friends.
About the Author
received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for . She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
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