Sunday, September 30, 2012

Can't Wait For Reads: The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd

I'm always looking for upcoming releases to get excited about and there is nothing I love more than talking about/sharing books with others! So, I've decided to do a weekly post featuring an unreleased book I'm looking forward to. Hope you enjoy!

About the book:

The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd
Whispers on the Moors: Book 1
Releases April 9, 2013 from Thomas Nelson

Pride goes before the fall . . . but what comes after?

Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Lucas, a sea captain she’s never met.

Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Lucas to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she examines her soul and must face her one weakness: pride.

Lucas’ 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.

Both must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has for planned for them.

Here's a little about Sarah E. Ladd from her website:

Every word has a melody. 
Every sentence has a rhythm.  
This truth has intrigued me since my early years. Even before I fully understood the meaning behind many of the words, I devoured literature and consumed poetry. 
Austen, Alcott, Wordsworth: I left no piece of literature untouched, left no author unexamined. I continue to see magic in how a word is transformed by the word next to it and how written thoughts can incite emotion and evoke change. 
In addition to a lifetime of writing and exploring fiction, I have more than ten years of strategic marketing and brand management experience, including five years of marketing non-fiction books and three years of marketing the musical arts. I live in Indiana and am blessed to share my life with my amazing husband, sweet daughter, and very lovable Golden Retriever.

Sarah won the 2011 Genesis Contest: Historical Romance, 2011 Touched by Love: Overall Winner and the 2011 Fool for Love Contest: Inspirational.


  1. I had not seen this book before. Thanks for the review and pointing it out. Hope you have a wonderful week! :O)

  2. This cover is STUNNING. It looks and sounds like a wonderful read!

  3. The cover IS gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to this one!

  4. Liz! Oh my goodness! I was just looking around online and found your wonderful blog post. Thank you so much for sharing a little information about my book! So I am so sorry that I am late commenting, but THANK YOU!! I do hope you will join me online (here is my author Facebook page:, and I will definitely be coming back to your blog! Blessings!