I have to say this one has become my favorite books. The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second book in the Whispers On The Moores series. Although I did not read book one (and I will now), I did not miss anything by starting with this book in the series, unlike some other series that build on each other exclusively. It can be read as a complete story on its own. From the moment I started reading I was captivated by the characters and the setting, England.
The Regency era is one that has always fascinated me and it was a joy to get caught up in the life of the characters throughout this book. Patience was an amazing, strong, much stronger than she realized, woman, although she did not exemplify her name. She tended to be the opposite of patient. She is also an extremely loving and caring woman who takes her position as head mistress of the girl's school very seriously, all while caring for her inconsolable mother.
Throughout the whole book I found myself routing for her to find the happiness and love she wanted and the joy of becoming a wife and mother. William, the man who intrigues Patience, is also a character I found myself routing for. I wanted to see him conquer his past and find happiness as well.
I do wish that there was a slightly stronger vein of references to God and faith than there was. It was there, but not as strong as I would like in Christian fiction! I do though, highly recommend this book!
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.
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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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I received a copy of the book for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed here are my own.