A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Series: Whispers on Moors(Book 3)
Goodreads Summary: Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light.
Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about her past.
As the steward of Willowgrove Hall, Nathaniel Stanton is dedicated to serving those around him. Nothing escapes his notice—including the beautiful new lady’s companion. He is certain the lovely Miss Faire is hiding something, and he determines to uncover it. But Nathaniel has a secret of his own: he is the illegitimate son of Willowgrove’s former master. Falling in love was not part of his plans . . . until he meets Cecily Faire.
When Willowgrove’s mistress dies, everything changes. Fear of exposure forces Cecily to leave under the cover of darkness, embarking on a journey to finally find her long-lost sister. When the will is read, Nathaniel’s inheritance makes him question his future plans. Cecily and Nathaniel are forced to make decisions that will change the course of their lives. Is their love strong enough to survive?
When Cecily was a teenager her father caught her trying to run off and marry the boy she loved. He took her far away to finishing school and abandoned her. He did not even let her say goodbye to her twin sister. Years later she is given a job as a lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall. She soon finds out that her secret from years past finds her. Nathaniel is Willowgroves steward. He has a secret he has kept for years. He is the illegitimate son of the Willowgrove’s former master. Will all the secrets behind the walls of this great house continue to plague those who live there or will the truth finally bring the freedom they crave?
What I liked: I couldn’t help feel sorry for Cecily. She made a bad choice and her father treated her horribly. She goes to Willowgrove to hopefully start a new and eventually find her sister who she has not seen in years. Instead she finds the man who broke her heart all those years ago. The story itself was interesting and I found myself wanting a happy ending for both her and Nathaniel.
What I didn’t like: For me this book was slow and at times a little boring. I did like the characters but the plot seemed to drag on at times. There were so many sad part to this book. The ending was happy of course but the ending felt rushed after it seemed to take forever to get there.
I read the first book in this series and really liked it. I was disappointed though in this one. It was well written, though the story itself just was not one that made me want to keep reading.
I have read book one and book three. I loved the first book. I also love the covers of these books. So beautiful!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.