Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah Ladd

As beautiful and free-spirited Isabel Creston navigates her new life as a teacher, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty when a new stranger arrives in town. Don’t miss Sarah Ladd’s new book, Dawn at Emberwilde, a story of intrigue and hidden motives. At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

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Dawn at Emberwilde (Thomas Nelson, May 2016)

Isabel Creston never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

At Emberwilde Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to her future and security. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.

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Sarah Ladd

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Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for “The Heiress of Winterwood.” She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing family and spunky Golden Retriever.

Find out more about Sarah at http://www.sarahladd.com.
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  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    Sarah E. Ladd has once again written a captivating and engaging story in her novel, Treasures of Surrey, book two in the Treasures of Surrey Series. From page one Sarah captures the attention of her readers as the fabulous story begins to unfold and readers also become introduced and fall in love with the characters. This novel is written in the regency time period and is a wonderful combination of history, mystery, and romance. I would recommend this novel to previous readers of Sarah’s novels and to readers that enjoy regency, mystery, romance novels.

    Written by Singing Librarian Books on August 10, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3G3WNWFEJAFTJ?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • HISTORICAL MAGIC ON PAPER!

    Jane Austen lovers will adore this beautiful tale of love, adventure, and trust. Written with stunningly accurate historical detail and woven with suspense, I fell in love from the first page on!

    Written by Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm on June 30, 2016

  • MY BOOKSHELF: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    This book sucked me in from the very beginning, with all the secrets and mystery and intrigue, and next thing I knew I was finishing the book and completely in love with both Isabel and Colin, and their story. All in all, I really loved this book, and I’m so glad I own this copy of it so that I can read it again and again whenever I want. I cannot imagine giving this novel anything but all five bookshelves, and a permanent place on my all-time favorites list. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves good historical fiction, and I know it is highly likely that I will be lending this novel to my best friend sometime in the near future.

    Written by Spreading His Grace on June 19, 2016

  • SWEET SUSPENSEFUL ROMANCE

    Sarah Ladd weaves a tale of mystery and intrigue in her newest regency romance. This is a rags to riches tale with a surprise. I loved the feelings and descriptions throughout the novel and the characters easily come to life as well as the locations. While not my favorite by this author it is certainly still one I would recommend.

    Written by www.theeditorsnote.com on June 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2XO0PBHOELV15/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718011813

  • {{BOOK REVIEW}} ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ | ISABEL CRESTON NEVER DARED TO DREAM THAT LOVE COULD BE HERS. NOW, AT THE EDGE OF A FOREST FILLED WITH DARK SECRETS, SHE FACES A FATEFUL CHOICE BETWEEN LOVE AND DUTY.

    I’m not sure how to write my review this book without being too harsh. I liked it & thought it was an okay read, but I found it to be slow. I haven’t read the first book in this series, but I think this book was okay to be read as a stand alone, but I plan on reading book one, just so I know what happened.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on June 15, 2016

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    I was eager to read the latest book from Sarah Ladd, I had enjoyed several of her previous works and was looking forward to this one, the cover alone was enough to get me excited! This book was a very enjoyable read, if not a bit predictable for the most part. I guessed a lot of the “mystery” early on and I wish there was more secondary character development. Also, the main character at times was a bit much. Still, it was well written and a quick, easy read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on June 15, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RHAHYPDH4HVH0/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    Where do I begin? This book was so utterly charming I could not put it down. Isabel is such a loveable, honest character that you can’t help rooting for her happiness…

    Written by Between the Lines on June 15, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/ROEYKNC242VV3/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718011813

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Sarah E. Ladd has given us Historical Fiction that is so well written that you start to forget it is fiction as these characters come alive. Isabel, Mr. Bradford and Colin are amazing and the rest of the cast will draw you intensely into their world. Ms. Ladd has given us history, mystery, suspense and romance. Great characters, great plot with plenty of twists and turns equals a great read. I am so looking forward to the next book from this very talented author.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on June 15, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2Y2FDGYNL177R/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Following The Curiosity Keeper in the Treasures of Surrey series, Dawn at Emberwilde sweeps its readers into another excellent Regency romance from author Sarah E. Ladd, and I loved it. As Isabel Creston unexpectedly discovers the existence of relatives and journeys into a new and extravagant lifestyle, her story fills with mystery, intrigue, and danger, as well as social lessons to learn and romantic decisions to make. I definitely recommend Dawn at Emberwilde – fans of Regency romance, be sure to read it.

    Written by Book by Book on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2TKCLMV3J7RYS/

  • ANOTHER LITERARY GEM FROM SARAH LADD

    Dawn at Emberwilde was a fantastic treat from start to finish. Again, like in Ms. Ladd’s “The Curiosity Keeper,” I was drawn into a world of Regency England (with all of that frippery and elegance) and experienced yet another splendid mystery unfold. I won’t give anything away but there were a number of twists and turns that truly threw me for a loop. The writing was clear, concise, and worthy of comparison to a Jane Austen novel. The characters were engrossing from the strong-willed Isabel to the believably quirky Lizzie to the self-important Mrs. Ellison to the dashing Mr. Galloway.

    Written by The Merry Wife of Windsor on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Emberwilde-Treasures-Surrey-Novel/product-reviews/0718011813/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R1M1H7IL2IZAU5

  • A LOVELY ROMANCE WITH MYSTERY & INTRIGUE!

    I really liked this new book from Sarah E. Ladd! It has just enough mystery and intrigue to keep you guessing and a lovely dose of romance to warm your heart. It has a gentle pace that is easy to follow and is very enjoyable.

    Written by Smiling Book Reviews on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RCN8Z4MZGQIXS/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B010RD5BTO

  • NOT JUST A PRETTY COVER

    I love the cover of this book. I just want to pop into it and come back out of course because there are perks of modern day living that I just can’t do without. Anyhoo this is the second in a series but it is done in such a way that you can pick up this book and not give that a second thought. It starts at a point that doesn’t make it seem like it is part of a series if that makes any sense.

    Written by Fic Gal on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2V99MOWI091DE/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD | BOOK REVIEW

    Sarah Ladd has become one of my go to authors – where I know I’ll enjoy the time I spend reading her story and connect with the characters and wish I was in England. England really does has an unfair advantage on America ;).

    While I enjoyed reading about Isabel and Lizzie and their adventures in Emberwilde, this one wasn’t one of my favorites. I think in part because I LOVED the first in this series, The Curiosity Keeper. I liked the story, but I wasn’t surprised by some of the plot lines. But, since I do love her writing style and all things English, I still enjoyed the read.

    Written by Books and Beverages on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3SESB796T0SVR/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • LITFUSE BOOK REVIEW: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E LADD

    And while I didn’t hate this book, I didn’t fully enjoy it either, unfortunately. The setting was good, and the writing well-done, but I couldn’t connect with the characters and it was very predictable. But what disappointed me the most was the lack of faith in this book.

    Written by God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1K769WPBHISKU/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • GOOD BOOK

    Dawn At Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd was an okay book. I have read quite a few of Sarah’s books and I always in enjoy them but do find them to be predictable, but that just comes with reading every book that an author has written.

    Written by The World As I See It on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3TUMF82JOQLHN/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    The setting of Dawn at Emberwilde sets the stage for mystery and intrigue. The large home harbors family secrets while the adjoining forest is feared for its storied curses. There is a definite gothic vibe going on in this novel. Main character Isabel is a quiet and seemingly compliant character, yet has an innate curiosity and a backbone developed through years of living with little money and low expectations for the future.

    Written by By The Book on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1TSY0UYI1MIYO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ROMANCE AND SUSPENSE IN AN ATMOSPHERIC SETTING

    Dawn at Emberwilde is a beautiful story in every way, the kind of book I like to take my time with, savoring every nuance of atmospheric setting, rich characterization, and plot twists. The English countryside, a mysterious forest, and grand estates provide the backdrop for romance and suspense that is gently paced, yet held my attention throughout. With its 1817 setting in Surrey, England, this narrative reflects the Jane Austen style, with a little bit of Cinderella mixed in, and even has elements of the gothic style that I’ve always loved. Sarah E. Ladd is in her element when it comes to the Regency novel.

    Written by The Power of Words on June 14, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1E4BZ4KORWWHS/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ROMANCE WITH GREAT MYSTERY

    I enjoyed this book a lot. I really enjoyed the characters and the mysterious element to the story. I give this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on June 13, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RCOFPLGRT219X/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • VERY ENJOYABLE

    What a very enjoyable and beautiful story this was! I found it interesting to watch as Isabel and her younger sister, Lizzie, were thrust into a lifestyle unlike any they had ever experienced. The author did a good job of showing the benefits, as well as the burdens that this brought for both young women.

    Written by Britt Reads Fiction on June 13, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R11893KFM4EGBD/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD (TREASURES OF SURREY SERIES) [REVIEW & GIVEAWAY]

    Sarah E. Ladd has written a graceful story about a young lady raised in a school for children from homes of lesser means or orphaned. As the book opens, she learns that she is not entirely without family and that she is being claimed and must now journey to the home of a previously unknown aunt.

    Written by Chat With Vera on June 13, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RH4EOHSMAIQ7F/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718011813

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    This story put me in mind of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. It has a Gothic feel to it, with talk of ghosts, fairies, and a “haunted” forest. Sarah E. Ladd writes an intriguing story, with a plot that is ripe with surprises. I wanted to visit Emberwilde in all it’s grandeur and the Emberwilde Forest (a.k.a. the Black Wood Forest) in all it’s haunting beauty.

    Written by Faith * Love * Books on June 13, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1ENBFHESH9N8A/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • SARAH. E. LADD’S ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    Dawn at Emberwilde immediately reminded me of Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, with a dash of Julianna Deerings’s Dressed for Death. There’s slow & clean romance with mystery & intrigue. This book transports you to the English countryside and makes you see visions of Jane and Mr. Bingley!The characters are just as beautiful as anything Austen could write! Love em. Hate em. Doesn’t matter cause you will still want to know what happens to them! It is a slightly slow moving story, and I would have liked to see a little more happen-but it was still a great faith-based regency read.

    Written by Mama Bear Reads on June 13, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R2W0PHJ2N7WO3V?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    What a fun, Regency style story! I love the element of gothic with this story and the mystery surrounding the forest. I also really enjoyed the main characters and getting to know them!

    Written by inkling and notions on June 12, 2016

  • HAS EVERYTHING I LOOK FOR IN A GREAT REGENCY NOVEL!

    Dawn at Emberwilde is everything I want in a Regency romance. Sarah Ladd immerses readers in the setting with her rich descriptions, and the gentle undertones of mystery added an almost gothic feel to the novel. Delicious swoonworthy romance will have you holding your breath and grinning in delight, though the journey is not without moments of angst that will have you holding your breath for entirely different reasons. The theme of treasure – both literal and metaphorical – continues a bit more loosely perhaps than it did in The Curiosity Keeper but with no less poignancy. If you love Jane Austen or Julie Klassen, make sure you put Dawn at Emberwilde at the top of your TBR pile!

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on June 12, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1KQNIEVT8WLUR/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Regency with a bit of Gothic flare, Dawn at Emberwilde will satisfy any Bronte fan with sweet romance and a mystery within the walls of an historical home and woods that emits suspense.

    A plot that’s engaging from the very first page as we meet our orphaned heroine, Isobel. Follow her through the changes in her life in the grounds of Emberwilde.

    Written by Just Commonly on June 12, 2016

  • ANOTHER SOLID REGENCY ROMANCE BY LADD

    Hands down, my favorite aspect of this novel is Isabel. She is at times strong, loving, hesitant, and confused—basically, she seems like a real person! She also has a very strong sense of self; though she does want to please her relatives, she never loses sight of what is important, and she doesn’t allow herself to be pushed into anything, even when her new, comfortable life is at risk.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on June 11, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R19R6KIYOVQ5TK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    A historical novel, with a gothic twist, as dark secrets, and strange happenings in the forest make for an intriguing and fast paced read. Overall, a fantastic read, with a great pacing and sense of tension, and intrigue. This book has a gothic feel to it, and would be great for fans of Jane Eyre. Isabel is faced with a choice, as her aunt seems to be trying to throw her together with one man, yet there is another that Isabel cannot forget. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend!

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on June 11, 2016

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ — SECRETS, SMUGGLES AND AN INTRIGUING LOVE TRIANGLE

    I adore Sarah Ladd’s writing and believe this is my favorite book of hers to date! I really enjoyed the love triangle in this story and the forest of Emberwilde is chillingly intriguing! Beauty, mystery and romance keep the story rolling at a delightfully rapid pace. There truly isn’t a dull moment! Highly recommend for those who enjoy period mysteries and romance.

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on June 10, 2016

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Isabel was not sure she would ever have the opportunity to marry, being a teacher at a small girls school and having a younger sister as her ward.

    Her circumstances change as she is discovered by relatives and whisked away to Emberwilde to live a very different life. Isabel must get used to colorful dresses, refined manners, and the attentions of two young men.

    Her aunt is a complex character, hard for Isabel to puzzle out. Younger sister Lizzie takes to Emberwilde quickly, helped by the horseback riding lessons Aunt Margaret insists that a proper young lady must have. Cousin Constance is a friend, but the two were raised so differently that Constance cannot understand Isabel’s reluctance to accept the man that Aunt Margaret is pushing at her.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on June 10, 2016

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Dawn at Emberwilde is a page-turning novel about a likeable, interesting heroine with a real problem. Ladd captures the social norms of 18th century England—a world in which a woman is criticized for talking to a man alone yet also encouraged to marry merely for position or money.

    Written by The Koala Mom on June 10, 2016

  • ISABEL FACES A FATEFUL CHOICE BETWEEN LOVE AND DUTY!

    I really love this one because it feels as if there is a blend of traditional regency mixed with a bit of fairy tale like Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella. You have Isabel which is removed from what she is used to and envisions a much different life than what she gets. Everything changes for Isabel in one instant when she receives a letter announcing she suddenly has family again. For sure, it would be both exciting and a bit fearful to leave everything you’ve ever know behind as you hope for a different future for your life.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on June 10, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R238MKKSKECOY0/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK TOUR: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    If you like clean regency novels, Sarah E. Ladd is a definite to read author. And while Dawn at Emberwilde is a little slower in both the romance and the mystery, it is still a great novel that you will find yourself immersed in the story.

    Written by Literary Time Out on June 10, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RKF0NQOA09CGK/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    As a general rule regency era novels aren’t my go to favorites but there are a few authors in this genre that I enjoy and Sarah E. Ladd is definitely one of them! From the moment I picked up her debut I have been a fan and this book has to be one of my favorites!

    Written by Christian Novels on June 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/f.html?C=3EWUX9XMFO3LG&K=AABQOU7SUVI1U&R=3PZVNAL2J02LL&T=C&U=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Freview%2FRUXKBGIQN2MF3%2Fref%3Dpe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv&A=OYFZNYX3GHA1RHW5GOU3SDV1WSQA&H=E2IKR1TEDJHH7VEUDFP0BGCPPFQA&ref_=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • A LOVELY REGENCY READ

    Dawn at Emberwilde is part 2 in the series Treasures of Surrey but you can read it as a stand alone. It takes place during one of my favorite historical periods (to read in fiction form that is) the Regency Era.

    The plot was interesting and easy to follow. A little mystery in the midst of a young woman finding her place in life during this time period is a good mix.

    Written by Homemaking Organized on June 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/f.html?C=3EWUX9XMFO3LG&K=A3UYBTBDA3K4CU&R=1YOC00X4C93Q4&T=C&U=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Freview%2FRNN924F3MRQ5%2Fref%3Dpe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv&A=TYS2EPET4D6A88LP51HXSHJHTMKA&H=V97JN1DHLAYUK8Y0HQSRMRBLRGWA&ref_=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    I really enjoyed this book and like Isabel, was unsure of whom to trust and what was really going on. Like her the Emberwilde forest drew me in at it was intriguing and mysterious and I would also want to know my family secrets, especially those pertaining to my late mother. This book keeps you on your toes by all the twists and turns it takes and a hint of creepiness in the surrounding forest.

    Written by Pause for Tales on June 8, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RPSJZ0R4GX8JU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    If you are looking for a good clean historical romance with a strong female this book is for you. Isabel is a character that I can relate to at this point in my life. And I like that the author kept the story fairly historically accurate.

    Written by Heidi’s Wanderings on June 7, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1JEM5IYCNZF26/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718011813

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    Dawn at Emberwilde is such a beautifully written novel!! Sarah E. Ladd has outdone herself with her latest romantic mystery with just a dash of fairy-tale whimsy story. I loved it!

    Written by Baker Kella on June 7, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Emberwilde-Treasures-Surrey-Novel/dp/0718011813?ie=UTF8&keywords=dawn%20at%20emberwilde&qid=1465340632&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    Following in the exquisite tradition of Austen and Bronte, Sarah E. Ladd has created an enticing Regency romance with a bit of a Gothic flare. An orphan heroine who suddenly finds herself with an estranged family, an ancestral home steeped in mystery and two men to complicate her life. A tale told in such delightful prose it begs to be read aloud.

    Written by Best Reads on June 7, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RIP52RU1NEUTT/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    I knew I wanted to read this because i enjoyed the curiosity keeper…so I was excited when I got the oppertunity to be apart of the litfuseblog tour. this one started out a little slow but ended with kind of a bang!! I loved that she had 2 interested gentlemen and I’m glad things worked out the way they did!!

    Written by CherishedByAlecia on June 7, 2016

  • PERFECT BLEND OF HISTORY, SUSPENSE AND ROMANCE

    Dawn at Emberwilde is yet another example of why I love Sarah Ladd’s books. The mysterious and often threatening forest of Emberwilde is the perfect background setting for the events that take place within the narrative. The strongly depicted characters have differing motives that only come to light at just the right points of the story. At times their motives are fairly obvious and at other times they are not easily discerned. Unexpected twists in the plot lend a certain amount of suspense and the romantic tension is flawless. The story moved along at a good pace with adequate dialogue, action, suspense, and romance to hold my attention – in fact it ended much too quickly as most good books do.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on June 7, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R11HYHZZF5U5WU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718011813

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    The early nineteenth century is quickly becoming one of my favorite time periods, and books like this one are a reason why. Dawn at Emberwilde contains all that I love in a novel: a sweeping setting, fascinating characters, danger and intrigue, and a bit of romance as well!

    Written by Mocha with Linda on June 7, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2LD7B034ET07E/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718011813

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Dawn at Emberwilde has all of the ingredients that fans of historical fiction love: a grand and mysterious home with rumors swirling around, an innocent and beautiful young woman who gets swept up in events she doesn’t understand, and handsome young men who may not be who they appear to be. Isabel’s newfound family seems almost too good to be true, and Isabel learns early on that her vastly improved circumstances come with a price. Having led a sheltered life at a school, she must learn quickly how to figure out who has her best interests at heart — and who does not. This book is filled with suspense and atmosphere, perfect for escaping from the modern world. Sarah E. Ladd has written another winner.

    Written by Susan Heim on Writing on June 6, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RA8F9I72MZ3VE/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The hint of romance appealed to me and the mysteries throughout the book kept my attention. The characters are reminiscent of Jane Austen’s characters and the setting and dark mysteries offer a bit of Charlotte Bronte. Read Dawn at Emberwilde to find out what mysteries are lurking in the forest! Great book for readers of historical, Regency, and inspirational fiction!

    Written by thenovelgnome.wordpress.com on June 6, 2016
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  • MEET THE BEAUTIFUL AND FREE-SPIRITED ISABEL. WILL SHE CHOOSE LOVE OR DUTY? NEW FROM @SARAHLADDAUTHOR!

    Sarah has written another beautiful and intriguing novel; one that is hard to put down once you start reading! Be prepared to be transported to English in the Regency era and Isabel’s life and the changes she is encountering. Isabel has been at the Fellsworth School for so many years, first as a student and now as a teacher. However, she is suddenly left in charge of her younger sister and then an aunt opens up her home to the two girls.

    Written by Moments on June 5, 2016

  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    DAWN AT EMBERWILDE was an enjoyable story with endearing characters, slight suspense, some inspiring moments, and a sweet romance. Ladd’s written descriptions and mannerisms of the time period envelops the reader in the setting, while the heroine’s story pulls on the reader’s heart. A bittersweet, but heartwarming story from beginning to end, with a few twists to keep things interesting. If you’ve enjoyed Ladd’s other books or enjoy reading in this genre, this is worth picking up.

    Written by Wishful Endings on June 5, 2016

  • LESS ENTHUSIASM

    All of the elements of an enjoyable novel seem to be in place for Dawn at Emberwilde, but I just wasn’t overly fascinated throughout the story. It was a quick read, but I kept waiting for something to engage me in a way that would interest me more. In the previous novel, there was a jewel that was worked into the story line in a very interesting way, and it makes sense that it was a part of the Treasures of Surrey series. With Dawn at Emberwilde, I kept waiting for a similar plot device to show up. To my disappointment, this didn’t occur.

    Although my enthusiasm for this title isn’t overly exuberant, I wouldn’t say this review is a non-recommendation. Perhaps the novel just caught me on the wrong week to read it—who knows? Despite my tepid response, I do hope the series continues.

    Written by The Calico Critic on June 4, 2016
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  • PERFECT FOR JANE AUSTEN FANS

    Dawn at Emberwilde is a delightful retreat to old England and has an almost gothic feel with the woods becoming a character in themselves. The intrigue is deep and the mystery enjoyable. The romance was beautiful, and there are several supporting characters I’d love to see in their own books. All in all I inhaled Dawn at Emberwilde as fast as I could find the time.

    Written by Cara Putman on June 2, 2016
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  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    I so enjoyed this book. One of the best that I’ve read in a long time. Keep up the good work. Blessings

    Written by Susan R Hiestand on June 1, 2016

  • SARAH LADD HAS DONE IT AGAIN – ANOTHER HIT

    Sarah Ladd has done it again and captured my attention with another hit in this Treasures of Surrey series. It is a nice blend of romance and mystery which suits me just fine. This book was a real page turner for me and kept me reading long into the night. The mysterious forest really had me wondering at times. I found the characters well developed and enjoyed getting to know them. Also I thought that the author got the time period and all the descriptions down pat. Sarah is good at doing her research and it shows in her writing. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Written by A Holland Reads on June 1, 2016
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  • CHRISTIAN CHAPTERS: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    The interplay between dark and light in Dawn at Emberwilde makes for a satisfying experience. Like Isabel, readers will be drawn to the mysterious dark woods in search of answers, buoyed by the wise words of her friend Mary, dazzled by the prestige and privilege of wealth, yet confounded at how anyone could choose a life of stability over a home filled with love. Indeed, with Dawn at Emberwilde, Sarah E. Ladd demonstrates that life is neither all light nor all dark, but a delicate dance between the two — one made more secure, not by wealth or status, but by faith and love.

    Written by ReadLove on June 1, 2016
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  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD ~ REVIEW

    Have you ever found an author that, when you see her books, you just know they’ll be good—even without reading the cover? I’ve found a just a few. Sarah E. Ladd is on that short list. Mystery and Regency romance blend flawlessly in Sarah E. Ladd’s writing. Dawn at Emberwilde is no exception. I find that I enjoy the Jane Austenish feel of books set in the Regency period. The manners and the propriety of this clean romance appeal to me.

    Written by Harvest Lane Cottage on June 1, 2016
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  • SPRING READS: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    The author does a good job of introducing the main character, Isabel, and setting up the main plot. The dialogue and descriptions are intriguing; somewhat reminding me of a Jane Austen novel. Overall, I enjoyed reading Dawn at Emberwilde; though the last half dragged a bit for me, it’s still a decent read.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on May 31, 2016
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  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’

    One thing I genuinely love about Sarah Ladd’s books is their gentle gracefulness and sweetness; her books are just right to read on a cozy day with a blanket and a cup of tea.

    I enjoyed the plot of this books, especially the mysterious forest aspect of it. Sometimes I did get a little annoyed with Isabel, since I didn’t always agree with her methods of raising Lizzie and even agreed with her difficult aunt upon a occasion. However, while I admit that Isabel did take a little while to grow on me, I certainly had sympathy with her situation. (There’s no question that I liked Colin, though!)

    Written by A Tree, A Book, and a Breeze on May 31, 2016
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  • REVIEW: ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Oh how I loved reading this book! It fully transported me to the English countryside setting and was paced in a way to allow me to relax into the story while keeping me immersed with the search for further information about the plot and characters. I appreciate that the author didn’t tell all the details about each character’s lives in the beginning, but allowed me to discover them bit by bit through the narrative. Isabel is my favorite kind of heroine- strong in her convictions and loyal to those she loves.

    Written by Heidi Reads… on May 31, 2016
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  • ‘DAWN AT EMBERWILDE’ BY SARAH E. LADD

    Dawn of Emberwilde is book two in the Treasures of Surrey series. I really enjoyed reading this book. This series just keeps getting better and better! I can not wait to read the next book in this series, I am certain it is going to be just as great!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on May 31, 2016
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