The Heiress of winter wood
By Sarah Ladd
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Amelia Barrett gave her word. Keeping it could cost her everything.
Darbury, England, 1814
Amelia 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.
When the child vanishes with little more than an ominous ransom note hinting to 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.
Graham’s 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 accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.
This Regency era romance made me so thankful for the time we live in. This story really speaks of the desperation that women were often under in this time period, especially those with a family fortune. The pressure to marry someone simply to be married, the control of male relatives and lack of a need for love in marriage were common variants. Amanda fell in love with a little tiny person, Lucy, and she realized that love was worth anything to keep, even her own chance for love.
I think this story shows how love though, actually ended up saving her and bringing her true love in spite of her best efforts to thwart it.
I was also amazed at somehow, how little some things change. I wrote my last post, at how people blame a victim of bad circumstances often, without meaning to. I felt like in this book, she shows how often the misuse of authority, money and lack of concern for female wellbeing was common.
This story will capture your interest and hold your attention as you live through the eyes of Amelia and Graham as they weave through the web of greed and deception to find real love. -Martha
I reviewed this book for Book Sneeze, but the opinions contained are my own alone.