The Headmistress of Rosemere Litfuse Book Reviews

Headmistress-of-Rosemere-HI-e1381453438522About 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.

My Review: A fiction book about a spinster is usually a good read. I wouldn’t even classify Patience as a spinster but certainly she feels as though a chance at love and marriage have passed her by. That’s okay she’s willing and able to give her all to the children in her charge. But then her landlord comes into her peripheral view and she can’t forget get him, vice versa him. And if that isn’t enough her missing in action brother returns not only with a young bride in tow (which carries a bit of heartbreak for yet another) but he brings back what Patience views as her only chance at happiness!

For me The Headmistress of Rosemere didn’t take off until all the characters where on the scene, which was about mid way. Then I couldn’t put it down. Each new character brought a bit of mystery with them and the book came alive when all the characters were on the scene. I liked how each bit part was fleshed out a bit. It makes me think there is a sequel in the making.

Patience’s personality, the main character, wasn’t too memorable. She was sweet and pretty and maybe a bit perfect. But her friend, her mother, her sister in law all had well defined personalities which I felt was kind of lacking in Patience. The hero, or better yet male main character was definitely flawed. His restoration probably started a little bit before the book takes place so that made it a bit believable.

I did enjoy the story. That it was clean fiction. That there were scripture references and talks of God made it that much nicer for me.

If you like Christian historical fictional that takes place in England I think you will enjoy this novel.

You can purchase a copy here The Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers On The Moors)

SLadd-118About 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.

Learn more about Sarah at: http://sarahladd.com

Buy the Book: The Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers On The Moors)

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

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