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Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness His secret traps him in a life that is not his ownDarbury England 1819Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace But soon after becoming a lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall Cecily finds herself face to face with a man well acuainted with the past she’s desperately hidden for yearsNathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own—one that has haunted him for years and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove Hall To protect his family Nathaniel dares not breathe a word of the truth But as long as the shadow looms over him he’ll never be free to find his own way in the world He’ll never be free to fall in loveWhen the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice Will they continue running from the past or will they stand together and fight for a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long kept?


10 thoughts on “A Lady at Willowgrove Hall Whispers on the Moors #3

  1. says:

    I have been on a Regency fiction roll for a while now which means searching for new to me authors in the genre Sarah E Ladd seems to fit the billA Lady at Willowgrove Hall turned out to be the third in a series but that did not affect my enjoyment of the book as the story within it was complete in itself The author writes well and she produced a number of very charming characters both main and secondary Events follow the usual formula for a Regency romance but it is the way these events are presented that matters and this author does it wellA very enjoyable read and I will be looking out now for books one and two


  2. says:

    Sometimes simple is overlooked and its beauty is lost among all the drama in life I loved the simplicity and charm of this book The regency details the dancing the dresses the rose gardens companion's to ladies luxurious estates and charming cottages were all a pleasure to read The gentle theme was also refreshing It was about how we often live in shame fear anger and loneliness when we hold on to sins or guilt but if we ask for forgiveness we can experience joy and freedom in our future No this may not be the strongest most exciting novel out there but I do feel like it's a little hidden gem to appreciate I think it would make a beautiful movie


  3. says:

    Why did this lovely Regency novel linger so long on my bookshelf? It was an engaging tale beginning with a decision made by a 16 year old in love and the response of a less than loving father Cecily Faire finds herself at the Rosemere Home for Girls and away from her beloved sister She is a survivor and carries on Cecily is a strong young woman and her compassion for others was commendable Delightful end to this series


  4. says:

    A Lady at Willowgrove Hall ties with The Weaver's Daughter as my favorite Ladd novel I found it to be a charming story delightful characters rose gardens dancing gowns and all of the things that my heart desires when reading a regency novel Ladd excels at creating atmospheric spaces within her novel I love the walled rose garden of Willowgrove Hall as well as the cozy warmth of Laurel Cottage and it's inhabitants Cecily Faire is an endearing protagonist She made mistakes in her past but has learned from them and wishes to atone for the wrongs she feels she has committed Nathaniel Stanton hides a secret too though it wasn't of his own doing and he simply must deal with the fallout of itI think what I loved most is that this story doesn't really have a villain Just people who have made mistakes or have been impacted by the mistakes of others and then have to deal with the tension that those mistakes have created It was refreshing that even the characters that were possibly antagonistic were also empathetic I think I just get tired of the caricature like villains that can sometimes appear in Regency stories I was grateful that none were found hereI would call the plot gently paced There are no great surprises but the way everything unfolds is a great discovery in and of itself There is a focus on the themes of forgiveness and reconciliation and like life some of it is tinged with regret and sadness but still beautiful all the sameI'm sorry that I've let this book languish on my kindle for so long but happy that I've finally read it


  5. says:

    Wow This is our 150th review I can’t believe it My mind is boggled Am I seriously posting the hundred and fifth review? There’s no way Thank you all so very much for your support 3 About this book “Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets but soon everything hidden is brought to light Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion she comes face to face with the only person who knows the truth about her past As the steward of Willowgrove Hall Nathaniel Stanton is dedicated to serving those around him Nothing escapes his notice—including the beautiful new lady’s companion He is certain the lovely Miss Faire is hiding something and he determines to uncover it But Nathaniel has a secret of his own he is the illegitimate son of Willowgrove’s former master Falling in love was not part of his plans until he meets Cecily Faire When Willowgrove’s mistress dies everything changes Fear of exposure forces Cecily to leave under the cover of darkness embarking on a journey to finally find her long lost sister When the will is read Nathaniel’s inheritance makes him uestion his future plans Cecily and Nathaniel are forced to make decisions that will change the course of their lives Is their love strong enough to survive?”Series Book #3 in the “Whispers on the Moor” series Book #1 “The Heiress of Winterwood” review HERE Book #2 “The Headmistress of Rosemere” review HereSpiritual Content Cecily believes that God wouldn’t want anything to do with her; Talks about God judging God being The Judge; Bible reading Scriptures are uoted; Church going; Faiths grow Other Spiritual Content Cecily mentions that her father’s beliefs were rooted in folklore if someone has twins one is good one is bad; There is a statue of a Greek god in the gardensNegative Content Minor cussing including a ‘bloody’ a ‘stupid’ a ‘tosh’ a “what in blazes” and a “how the devil”; Cecily’s father is described as greedy and drinks too much ale after her mother died; BitternessSexual Content two semi detailed kisses; two semi detailed embraces lips get pressed to a forehead three times; An affair led to a child the man was already married and the lady was his wife’s maid it’s an important part of the story but it’s not detailed; Mrs Massey is a flirt; Love falling in Love trying not to fall in love and the emotions Cecily Faire Nathaniel Stanton POV switches between them Set in 1819 Chapter 12 set in 1814 340 pagesPre Teens One StarNew Teens Two Stars Early High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Three Stars and a half My personal Rating Three Stars and a half I really enjoyed “A Lady at Willowgrove Hall” out of the three in this series I would say this was my favorite I teared up at times and nodded in agreement at others All three books in the “Whispers on the Moor” series are so well written to make you feel like you’re actually in that time period Was this a helpful review? Say ‘Yes’ by clicking ‘Like’ on Goodreads Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this authorI received this book for free from the Author for this review


  6. says:

    Reviewed at The Power of Words 'm always excited to discover Regency romances in Christian fiction as I've been a fan of this genre from the time I discovered Georgette Heyer and I have to say that Sarah's knowledge and love for this era shines through in her writing While I enjoyed the first book The Heiress of Winterwood the series got even better with each book I'm not sure why this third book A Lady at Willowgrove Hall was my favorite because the setting and characters have been strong throughout Maybe this particular storyline was just especially appealing to meThe series features different characters each book able to stand alone yet there is a connection and it was great to see Cecily's background at Rosemere and Patience Sterling from book two I was really drawn to Nathaniel Willowgrove's steward a man whose future was laid out from his birth And the secondary character of Andrew Moreton added much interestconflict to the story He was a constant reminder of Cecily's past and as the one who would inherit Willowgrove he cared for the cut of his coat and the hue of his waistcoat than the legacy that had provided for families all around the county for generationsWith the exception of a couple of backstory chapters A Lady at Willowgrove Hall opens in Darbury England 1819 yet these backstories cast a long shadow throughout the whole novel Cecily's thought expressed in the first sentence Is it always a sin to tell a lie? establishes a pattern for secrecy that overshadows several of the characters The elderly Mrs Trent is at the heart of much of this and I found her to be a very sympathetic characterThe spiritual idea of forgiveness and moving forward is an overarching theme It's so easy to think the past is buried yet how uickly it can resurface years later and that is something I suspect many of us can relate to Cecily had long lived with the thought that if her own father rejected her then surely her heavenly Father didn't love her and I love the spiritual growth we see in her For years she wrestled with this idea until it became easiest to simply hide from God But now she was tired of hiding Tired of secrets Tired of allowing fear to dictate her thoughtsThe narrative is character driven than action packed and that is something I really liked I don't know what Sarah has planned but I would love to see of Nathaniel and Cecily in their new life and also what happens at Willowgrove under Andrew's care A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is a story that I believe historical fiction fans will enjoy and am glad to recommend it Don't miss the previous two books in this series The Heiress of Winterwood and The Headmistress of RosemereThank you to Litfuse Publicity for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review


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    I think everyone has secrets sir and a right to their own thoughts It is human nature I think Some secrets are like a noose The you resist the they strangle you Secrets Cecily Faire and Nathaniel Stanton both have them; the uestion is will exposure become a gateway to freedom or a dark dank prison of regret?Beautiful Cecily Faire has been subject to cruel treatment from her father banishment from her home and beloved sister separation from her heart's young love and now stands on the brink of a new life as a lady's companion after graduating from a reputable finishing school Her arrival at Willowgrove Hall in the midst of a torrential storm places her directly in the path of Willowgrove's young steward Nathaniel Stanton when he stumbles upon Cecily valiantly struggling to walk to Willowgrove amidst the pouring rain An overnight stay at the Stanton cottage forges a welcome friendship for Cecily between Mrs Stanton and her three daughters But when Cecily arrives at the grand Willowgrove estate on the following day she is shocked to discover that her secret is still alive and well in the person of Mrs Trent'sher new employer nephew Andrew MoretonNathaniel Stanton's legacy was dramatically altered the day his father died Now as his aging employer's health steadily declines he cannot help but wonder what will happen when others begin to suspect what he already knows to be true Nathaniel has no plans to become a family man until his inheritance is revealed but he cannot help but be drawn to the sweet spirit of Cecily Faire and determines to help her find her sister in any way that he can knowing that Mrs Trent's bitterness towards him might very well taint Cecily's impression of him in the process This is a beautifully written story the characters are easy to love and Sarah Ladd fans might even declare this story to be their favorite


  8. says:

    Review on on my blog Lady At Willowgrove Hall is the third and I think final book in Sarah E Ladd's Whispers on the Moors series I've really enjoyed these books This book had an intriguing beginning and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the story progressed I felt for both of the main characters Nathaniel and Cecily and Mrs Trent They all had to deal with painful things and I couldn't help but feel for them as they worked through them The ending was sweet and a good conclusion to A Lady At Willowgrove Hall In all I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it if you enjoy regency romance storiesDisclosure of Material Connection I received one or of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mentionreview it on my blog I was not reuired to give a positive review only my honest opinion which I've done All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


  9. says:

    Let's start with the cover of this book shall we? Isn't it beautiful? I would totally pick this up in the library if I saw it I don't know who comes up with Sarah E Ladd's covers but they are all beautiful and well doneThis is the third book of the Whispers on the Moor's series but it doesn't need to be read with the other two to make sense of things Actually having read the other two books and in order totally unusual for me This was probably my second favorite Her first book The Heiress of Winterwood was probably my favoriteMost of what happened in the novel is internal struggles for the two main characters So there isn't a lot of action and I did get slowed down by that a little bit Not enough to stop reading it or even put it down and read something else for a while thoughThe ending didn't make me super happy but that is only because of one thing that Cecily said and I liked my version of events better If you like Historical Christian Romances I would give Sarah E Ladd's books a try


  10. says:

    I'm all a twitter over yet another captivating Regency novel by this author Honestly open book and fall through time The temptation to curtsy when greeting my boss was nearly impossible to resist And I had the strongest urge to ring for the maid to help me dress in the morning Such a disappointment when she didn't make an appearance Luckily Ladd's exceptional writing enabled me to live Regency through the eyes of Cecily What an enthralling story From the historical details to the compelling plot I was totally hooked Love the conflict and angst created by the layers of secrets and the surprising results when those secrets finally come to light And the romancebe still my heart Doomed by their secrets Nathaniel and Cecily both feel they can't act upon their deepening attraction Talk about keeping a reader on tenterhooks A definite must read for historical loversespecially Regency onesThanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and the publisher for my review copy of this book