Wednesday, January 15, 2014

“School” Your Desk Kindle Giveaway | The Headmistress of Rosemere

Enter Today - 1/17 - 1/28!
Sarah Ladd The Headmistress of Rosemere

The Headmistress of Rosemere
by Sarah E Ladd
ISBN: 9781401688363
$10.59 (paperback)
$9.99 (kindle)

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. 

My thoughts:
Imagine working hard to carry your father's dream forward for 6 months only to have your brother the “official” headmaster of the school return. He tells you that you've done a good job – but you should get married and have a family instead.

Patience is that person. After her father's dies her brother announces that he's heading to London to clear up his their father's debts and disappears for 6 months. Patience has no choice but to take care of her mother and continue with the school. The story opens with an attack on the neighboring landowner, Patience caring for him in her home and then he rides home – there is a fire, a bit of a “mystery” (sorta) and danger all around her.

The Headmistress of Rosemere is Christian Romance with some Intrigue. You'll find that Patience is a very strong female character – in the midst of weaker characters. William (the neighboring landowner) makes some major changes in his character after being attacked on the road. It was really nice to see the growth that he undergoes and he seemed like a man you could lean on if you needed help. There is some scriptural content but I found there wasn't a lot of depth to it. Mostly it is about prayer and God providing for our needs.

It's a great book for a rainy or blizzardy day when you can curl up in bed or on the recliner and lose yourself for a few hours. There is a great list of questions at the end of the book for book groups. It would make a great book – especially if you know someone who likes Regency romances.

About 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://www.sarahladd.com

Don't miss Sarah Ladd's latest Regency novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere. She is celebrating the release of book two in her Whispers on the Moors series with a fun "School" Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!
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Between January 17–28, visit Sarah Ladd's Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win a Kindle Fire grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 28th! (Don't have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Sarah's The Headmistress of Rosemere Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your Regency trivia skills, announcing the winner of the "School" Your Desk Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at the next book in the Whispers on the Moors series!

So grab your copy of The Headmistress of Rosemere and hope to see you on the evening of January 28th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

DON’T MISS A MOMENT OF THE FUN; RSVP TODAY. HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE 28th!


Disclaimer: I was offered a copy of the book to read and review on GivingNSharing in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to have a positive review and no $$$ exchanged hands.

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