Monday, October 20, 2014

A Lady of Willowgrove Hall

GIVEAWAY

LADD, SARAH E.
A LADY OF WILLOWGROVE HALL

Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.

Darbury, England, 1819

Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace. But soon after becoming a 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 for years and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove Hall. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breathe 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 fight for a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long kept?

My Review:

I'm all a twitter over yet another captivating Regency novel by this author. Honestly, open book and fall through time. The temptation to curtsy when greeting my boss was nearly impossible to resist. And I had the strongest urge to ring for the maid to help me dress in the morning. Such a disappointment when she didn't make an appearance. Luckily Ladd's exceptional writing enabled me to live Regency through the eyes of Cecily.

What an enthralling story. From the historical details to the compelling plot, I was totally hooked. Love the conflict and angst created by the layers of secrets and the surprising results when those secrets finally come to light. And the romance...be still my heart. Doomed by their secrets, Nathaniel and Cecily both feel they can't act upon their deepening attraction. Talk about keeping a reader on tenterhooks! A definite must read for historical lovers...especially Regency ones.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Lady of Willowgrove Hall please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 26 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and the publisher for my review book.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/sladd

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45 comments:

  1. I just love your reviews, Kav. This one sounds like a MUST! You know, I love troubled, raw and real. And romance :)

    Count me in, please.

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    1. That's our mantra, right, Janka. Raw, real and romance! Good luck!

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  2. I've never read any of Sarah's books, but this sounds like a good one!

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    1. She's such a good author, Patty. You'll love her. Good luck!

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  3. My daughter would love to have this book, thank you for the chance to win it for her.

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  4. I have heard so many wonderful things about her novels. I'd love a chance to win!

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    1. She's become a must read for me now. Good luck, Shannah.

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  5. I love this glowing review, Kav! Thanks so much for the chance to take this wonderful journey.

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  6. Love the enthusiasm behind your review. Sounds like another winner from this author.

    Diane
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    1. LOL -- what can I say -- I'm an enthusiastic reader. Good luck, Diane.

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  7. I would love to be entered! I keep seeing this series everywhere and need to read it! Thanks for hosting a giveaway, Kav! I always look forward to your reviews.
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    1. Thanks, Nicole. It's a great book and a great series. Good luck!

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  8. I love your wonderful review and would love this book. Thank you, Kav!

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  9. I had my eye on this one - thanks for the chance to win! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. Isn't it a beautiful cover. Can't help but have your eye on it. Love the dress. Good luck, Eliza.

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  10. Wouldn't that be fun to be able to ring for a maid? I enjoy these Regency books.
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    1. It's the one downside of reading these books -- seeing how the other half lived. I keep having to remind myself they didn't have flush toilets and that makes me feel better. :-) Good luck, rubynreba.

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  11. Love Sarah's books ... the cover on this one looks so good. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I love the way she's framed by the stone arch. Wonderful detail. Good luck, Becky.

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  12. I read Sarah's book, The Headmistress of Rosemere, which is a fabulous book. I'm looking forward to reading Lady of Willowgrove Hall.
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    1. I loved that one two...and her debut. You'll get a glimpse of Rosemere in this one. Good luck, Pam.

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  13. Love your review. I've been looking forward to reading this this book--and even more so now, after reading your review. Thanks for offering a copy.
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  14. I've really been wanting to read this book & your review just made me want to read it even more! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. You're welcome, Aerykah! Good luck.

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  15. looking forward to reading this novel kav...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
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  16. Would love to read this beautiful book
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    1. It's beautiful inside and out. Good luck, Danie.

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  17. I would just love to read this!

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  18. Oh, this sounds like a lovely Regency. Falling through time... that's beautiful. Please add me! :)
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    1. I do like to get lost in my Regency reads. Good luck, Merry.

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  19. Would love to win this book. I've read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it! Fun review!

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  20. I love when a writer transports the reader to another location and makes characters so real you feel like you know them. This book from Sarah does just that. Wonderful review (and fun to read too!).

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. It's an easy book to review because it's so good. Good luck!

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  21. I love the books by Sarah but can't seem to win one. But, will keep trying to win one. The covers are always interesting.
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  22. I read the second book in this series and absolutely loved it! Sarah is such a sweet writer! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    Blessings!
    Kelly Y
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    1. Then you'll love this one. Good luck, Kelly.

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  23. please enter me to win this great sounding book
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