Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"The Headmistress of Rosemere" by Sarah E. Ladd

Running her father's boarding school was something Patience Creighton never thought she would do. But, after his death, the rest of the family "checked out," leaving her to make it work. Can Patience rally the staff and students to save the school? What will happen when she finds out that her family doesn't own the school or the land; that it is leased? 

Patience loved her family, but after her father died, her brother took off and her mother became deeply depressed. Rosemere needs a leader and Patience is determined to make things work. Until she discovers that the land if truly owned by a man named William Sterling. A gambler with more debt than money, Sterling is an unsure bet for the future. But, there is something about him and his desire to keep the land that encourages Patience. Will they work things out so that the school and students can stay? Is there a romance brewing? Come to Rosemere and meet the students, staff, Patience, and William. You will enjoy the meeting.

What a wonderful book! Sarah Ladd's writing reminds me of authors like Julie Klaussen. The characters and story line are realistic and inviting. The book will get your attention from the beginning and you will be sorry to see it end. If you enjoy historical romances, you will love this new book by Sarah Ladd. I received my review copy from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.
Book Info
About the book: Patience Creighton has dedicated herself to the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. But the return of the enigmatic master of the estate puts everything she loves at risk.

Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she invests herself in teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to make the school successful.

Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin's edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of property --- including the land where Rosemere School is located --- but possesses little money to manage its upkeep. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.

When a fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. And when Patience's brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience suddenly finds herself unsure of her calling. After a surprising truth about William's past is brought to light, both William and Patience will have to seek God's plans for their lives-and their hearts.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/sgVC4

About the author: Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. The Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

Learn more about Sarah at: http://sarahladd.com
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