Darbury, England, 1814
Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.
Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies
family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s baby.
She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing
to the child’s father—a sea captain she’s never met.
child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting at
her whereabouts, Amelia and Graham are driven to test the boundaries of
their love for this little one.
Amelia’s detailed plans would
normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she’s
forced to examine her soul and face her one weakness: pride.
strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much
respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own
discipline. And away from the family he has sworn to love and protect.
Both must learn to have faith and relinquish control so they can embrace the future ahead of them.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful book!
I have been on a historical fiction kick of late, and this might just be the best that I've read in a long time. I would recommend it to everyone!
Sarah E. Ladd was able to write a story with a goulash of genres. First off, it is a historical fiction with a little bit of romance, adventure, suspense, and faith mixed in. The characters were realistic, and most were very likable. Ladd was able to paint very vivid scenes with her words, which made me feel like I could've been there.
Beware, I am still trying to catch up on sleep after reading this book. Once you start, you will not want to put it down. In fact, this is the first in a series to be written by Ms. Ladd, and I cannot wait for the next book to come out.
I was given a copy from Thomas Nelson via booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.