Today's book is A Lady at Willowgrove Hall. This was another book I ended up finishing at 2 a.m.
I need to resolve to stop reviewing the second or third book in a series when I haven't read the prior books. I enjoyed A Lady at Willowgrove Hall so much that I needed to pick up The Heiress of Winterwood and The Headmistress of Rosemere, the first two books in the series. Fortunately, I do enough non-emergency shopping on Amazon that their new "no rush" shipping deal, where you get $1 book credit each time you don't need your Prime order in 2 days works out well for me. I had some book credit saved up.
The title is more meaningful that you would think at first glance. Cecily doesn't think she's a lady, yet her actions at Willowgrove Hall show her to be one, as she faces trials with poise and dignity--most of the time!
Cecily is a woman with a Past. A past that comes back to haunt her when she takes a position at a faraway estate and finds... Mr. Moreton, whom she has not seen in 5 years, but who knows her secret. The one part of the story I thought could have been written differently was when Mr. Stanton finds out her secret. In the era of the story, purity and virtue were very important, and I feel the author glossed over the issue with a "love conquers all" attitude. Still, I enjoyed the book, and I'm looking forward to reading the first two when they arrive.
Award-winning author Sarah E. Ladd examines how to escape the clutches of a tainted past in the final installment of her Whispers on the Moor series. A Regency-era novel, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall cleverly shows that even though our pasts may be shameful or painful, God can take the darkest personal histories and turn them into the brightest futures.
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- A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
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