Monday, October 13, 2014

{{Book Review}} 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.
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her 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 of secrets long suffered?

*My Review*
This was a very slow moving story for me  and really hard for me to get into, I pushed on and finished it anyway. Even though it was tough to really get into "Lady of Willowgrove Hall" I still found that it was a very sweet book,but it didn't draw me in to the point that I couldn't put it down. It actually took me longer than usual to get through this book because I kept getting distracted by more interesting things going on around me{ie; playing with my kids}. 

Cecily was a character I did not enjoy so much in the beginning, but her character evolved so well. It was nice to read about the person Cecily turned out to be. 

Nathaniel on the other hand was so much fun to read about, he was such a remarkable character. While he seemed to be so perfect he was not perfect.  Nathaniel is the representative of Willowgrove and he finds that he is being drawn to Cecily. He won't do anything about it, because he has his own secrets that could bring shame and dishonor to his whole family. He tries to stay away from her and do his job, but it's starting to be too hard especially when she is just down the hall everyday. 

I didn't know this book was part of a series. It felt like more of a stand alone novel. This is the first novel I have read by this author. 

 Meet 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 this book free of charge from Litfuse publicity in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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