Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd


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About the book:
Patience Creighton has devoted her life to running her father’s boarding school. But when the enigmatic master of the estate appears at her door, battered and unconscious, the young headmistress suddenly finds her livelihood—and her heart —in the hands of one dangerously handsome gentleman.

At twenty-five, Patience Creighton is already a spinster. The busy headmistress of Rosemere always expected a dashing man to sweep her off her feet and take her away . . . but that man never came. And since her father’s death, keeping the school running and her mother happy has been plenty to keep her occupied.

William Sterling dallied his way into financial trouble and mortal danger. When he is assaulted by his creditors’ henchmen on the road home from a tavern, he guides his horse to the doorstep of his tenant, the Rosemere School for Young Ladies. After being tended to by Patience, the wounded William rides off into the dawn—but makes a point to learn more about the lovely headmistress.

As he spends more time at Rosemere, something delicate begins to develop between William and Patience. But that will not deter William’s creditors. With little money to repay his debts, and less for the upkeep of his estate, it becomes clear that sacrificing Rosemere may be the only way to preserve his legacy. But it may also cost him his happiness.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

The Headmistress of Rosemere was a very good follow-up to The Heiress of Winterwood! While the story seemed slower paced and it took me a while to finish (that could have been because I was busy and didn't have consistent reading time), that didn't lessen my enjoyment of the book.

I liked the characters and the little bit of action/mystery in The Headmistress of Rosemere. I was actually surprised by one of the secrets/discoveries, which I really liked. :)

Overall, a really good historical romance! I recommend it if you enjoy historicals, especially regencies. I don't think you need to read book one, since the books are only slightly related.

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