By Sarah E. Ladd
Published by Thomas Nelson
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.
My Review…….William Sterling is in sever financial trouble, and he plans to do whatever he can to fix his problem. But he is faced with more problems than he ever thought with Patience, her brother and his new wife.
If you read The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd you will love The Headmistress of Rosemere.The characters are very interesting, and at first I didn’t like William at all. He was arrogant, and most people didn’t think the best thoughts of him, but as long as he got what he wanted, that was fine with him. I loved the interaction with the characters, though it was frustrating at times, but that’s what made this book so wonderful. The visit to Darby England in 1816 and the vivid descriptions of the scenes throughout the book is well worth your time in reading this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the historical setting Ms. Ladd enlightened us with! I love it when I finish a book and feel as though I’ve been there in the setting with the characters. And this one did that for me.
All in all, I know you will enjoy this book with its really good dose of Christian fiction romance, the many twists and turns and the tension that seemed to be flying around the characters quite a bit! I am already looking forward to Ms. Ladd’s next book!
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