The Headmistress of Rosemere
By Sarah Ladd
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About 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.
In this sequel to The Heiress of Winterwood, Sarah Ladd does not disappoint. She continues on the tradition of a novel that is in keeping with the era and the helps you feel that way.
I struggled with some of the decisions that it seemed her brother made on her behalf, but realized that it was much in keeping with the time period. Patience finds her life is uprooted by her brother’s decisions though, William is figuring out secrets that he did not even know were there, and you will want to keep reading discovering if these two can find happiness with each other.
The romance is light, but still there, so that you keep the pages turning. You will enjoy this beautiful book like I did. It is not deep reading, but more easy, Sunday afternoon reading. This is money well spent on a book you will be lending out. Plus, the cover art is amazing!!!
This book was given to me for review. The thoughts contained in here are simply my own.