Book 1: The Heiress of Winterwood
Darbury, England, 1814
Heiress, Amelia Barrett, shockingly defies the wishes of her family when she insists on keeping a promise to a dying friend—to protect and raise her infant child. Amelia is engaged to another man that keeps telling her she cannot keep the child. One day the child’s father, a sea captain returns to find his wife is dead and Amelia is caring for his child. Amelia will stop at nothing to fulfill her promise to raise the child she has become so attached to, even going so far as to propose to the child’s father , Graham. Disaster strikes when the young child goes missing with only a ransom note hinting at her whereabouts. Will this tragedy bring Amelia and Graham closer together or tear them apart? What will become of the child and who will take care of her?
Book 2: The Headmistress of Rosemere
Darbury England, 1816
At age twenty-five Patience Creighton assumes her chance at marriage has long passed. She is content teaching at her father’s school, Rosemere’s School for Girls. Patience has always known what is expected of her, so with the sudden death of her father and the departure of her brother to London to take care of her father’s business matters, Patience takes charge of the school. But one day William Sterling, bachelor and master of Eastmore Hall and the tenant of the Rosemere School, shows up wounded on her doorstep. This sets up a chain of events, allowing Patience to become more acquainted with the man. Are the rumors of his dallying ways and financial ruin true? And what of his kind and caring nature towards her? To add to her confusion, after months of no communication, her brother comes home a married man, when Patience thought he was as good as engaged to her friend and fellow teacher at the school. Through it all, Patience is determined to keep her father’s dream and his school alive, even when her brother brings back a man, Ewan O’Connel, she once thought she was in love with and would marry. Do Patience and William have a chance with one another or will her past love interest and the truths about their past ruin everything?
Book 3: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall
Darbury England, 1819
Once Cecily Faire is too old to attend the Rosemere School for Girls, she begins to assist the teachers. But one day, she is asked to leave the school and go to Willowgrove Hall to become the companion to the elderly lady that lives there. As Cecily befriends the woman, secrets from the past of both women come to light. Once secret seems to revolve around Nathaniel Stanton, the steward of Willowgrove Hall and the other about the nephew of the woman Cecily is caring for. But these secrets cannot stay hidden forever. Everyone must face the past in order to face the future, to find happiness and possibly romance.
Enchanting and well written, this series by Sarah E. Ladd captivates readers with her charming Whispers on the Moors Series. Each novel is written about a different character, but ties in with the others in the series. I would highly recommend this series to those who love fun warm characters and regency romance novels.
Series: Whispers on the Moors
Genre: historical fiction; romance; regency; Christian fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: Book 1-April 9, 2013; Book 2-December 1, 2013; Book 3-October 7, 2014
Number of pages: Book 1-320; Book 2-312; Book 3-343