Cecily Faire comes to Willowgrove Hall as a lady's companion, she has a troubled past, and secrets of her own to bring to Willowgrove Hall.
Nathaniel Stanton is the steward of Willowgrove Hall, and its surrounding grounds. He too has his secrets, and because of them, he has held back from forming romantic relationships.
As the secrets of Willowgrove Hall come to light will Cecily and Nathaniel be able to hold to the friendship that they have formed, as well as the promise of something more?
A wonderful book, with a great setting and characters. I loved Nathaniel's whole family, and how all three of his sisters were so welcoming to Cecily. I was surprised by how kind Mrs. Trent was to Cecily, and how accepting in general she was to everyone even her nephew who is just hanging about waiting to inherit the estate. Oddly enough, the only people Mrs. Trent doesn't like are the Stanton's, Nathaniel most especially.
Nathaniel was a great hero, honorable and responsible. I love how Cecily and Nathaniel's relationship developed naturally, and it was realistic for the time and setting. Another character that I liked was Clarkson, Mrs. Trent's Lady's Maid, she didn't say much, but she was observant, and made sure that Cecily had a safe place to go.
Overall, a great read, that was filled with drama, mystery, and romance. Definitely one I'd recommend!
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About the book:
Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness.
His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.
Cecily Faire carries the shame ofher past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady's companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she's desperately hidden for years.
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own --- one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father's position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he'll never be free to find his own way in the world. He'll never be free to fall in love.
When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and build a future without the suffocating weight ofsecrets long suffered?
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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.
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