The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd | “School” Your Desk Giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party!

Don’t miss Sarah Ladd’s latest Regency novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere. Sarah is fast establishing herself as a rising star in this genre; readers are sure to delight in the determined heroine and the flawed hero in this engaging story of redemption.

Sarah 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!

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{More about The Headmistress of Rosemere}

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.

Purchase a copy here.

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Sarah Ladd

{More About Sarah Ladd}

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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Through good and bad, cling to God’s strength

Sarah E. Ladd’s The Headmistress of Rosemere reminds us everything is in God’s hands

1/10/14 || Seattle: Life is unexpected. Each day holds new surprises — some exciting, others unwanted. What matters most is how we respond to those trying situations. Sarah E. Ladd reminds us the importance of clinging to God to get us through the mountains and valleys of life in The Headmistress of Rosemere (Thomas Nelson/December 31, 2013/ISBN: 978-1-4016-8836-3/$15.99).

Ladd hopes The Headmistress of Rosemere, book two of The Whispers on the Moors series, will encourage readers to look for help in the right place. “I think a lot of people look within themselves to try to find answers to their problems,” explains Ladd. “But if we look to ourselves for solutions, we will be disappointed. Instead, we should take our problems, cares, and worries to God and lay them at His feet. Pray about them. Ask God to make His plans known. When we do this, amazing things can happen.”

Readers have fallen in love with Ladd’s depiction of early19th-century England’s Regency period and have raved about book one in the series, The Heiress of Winterwood. They are sure to be equally smitten with Patience Creighton who has come to terms with what’s expected of her. At 25, she knows her chance of having a family has passed, so she happily dedicates herself to teaching at Rosemere School for Young Ladies. Her orderly and pleasant world is turned upside down with the sudden death of her father and her brother uprooting to London. The burden falls on Patience to keep the school running. And the return of the enigmatic master could be the end of the school and all she holds dear.

Every move William Sterling makes is met with failure. Mistake after mistake leaves William teetering on the edge ruin. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns more property than he can manage, including Rosemere School. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.

When a raging fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. Patience begins to question her own calling when her brother returns to take over management of Rosemere. After a revelation about William’s past, both William and Patience will have to seek God’s plans for their lives — and their hearts.

Ladd approached The Whispers on the Moor series with one question in mind: “What wouldn’t a young woman in the Regency period not do?” Ladd hopes to surprise and delight readers with a new view of Regency heroines. The recipient of 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance, Ladd is currently working on the third book in the series, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (October 2014).

Readers can join Sarah Ladd for a live Facebook author chat on February 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST. Watch for more details to come on her Facebook page (Sarah Ladd Author). To keep up with Sarah Ladd, visitwww.sarahladd.com or follow her on Twitter (@SarahLaddAuthor).

Advance Praise

“Sarah Ladd has written a story sure to warm your heart even on the coldest day.”

~ Laurie Alice Eakes, Author of A Reluctant Courtship

“Readers will cheer for the determined heroine and the flawed hero in this engaging story of redemption, set in the lush English countryside. Sarah E Ladd is quickly establishing herself as a rising star in Regency romance.”

~ Dorothy Love, author of Carolina Gold

About the Author

Sarah E. Ladd has always loved the Regency period — the clothes, the music, the literature and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period and gave her idea of what life would’ve looked like in era. It wasn’t until 2010 that Ladd began writing seriously.  Shortly after, Ladd released the first book in The Whispers on the Moors series. Book one of the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance.

Ladd also has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing.

Ladd lives in Indiana with her husband, daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

To keep up with Sarah Ladd, visit www.sarahladd.com, become a fan on Facebook (Sarah Ladd Author), or follow her on Twitter (@SarahLaddAuthor).

Suggested interview questions

– The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second book of a series — do you have a common theme or message throughout the Whispers on the Moors series?

– Your main character, Patience, is a 19th-century independent woman content focusing on her career as a headmistress. More and more women are choosing this route today and having families later in life. Why do you think this is the case?

– Another character, William, can’t seem to do anything right and keeps making mistakes, leaving him desperate for a way out.

– How should we respond when nothing seems to be going right and we don’t know where to turn?

– When readers turn the last page of The Headmistress of Rosemere, what do you hope they take away from the story?

– Along with being a writer, you work in strategic marketing and brand management — how do you juggle both?

– How important is branding for writers or even small business owners? And what marketing advice do you have for them?

– What drew you to write in the regency period? Do you have a favorite classic writer you look to for inspiration?

– Have you had a chance to visit England to research the setting of your books? If so, what details did you work into the story that you wouldn’t have thought to include before?

– What can we expect to see from you next?

– How can readers join you for your live author chat on Facebook February 4th?

Sarah Ladd is available for interviews to promote the release of The Headmistress of Rosemere. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“Sarah Ladd has written a story sure to warm your heart even on the coldest day.” ~ Laurie Alice Eakes, Author of A Reluctant Courtship

“Readers will cheer for the determined heroine and the flawed hero in this engaging story of redemption, set in the lush English countryside. Sarah E Ladd is quickly establishing herself as a rising star in Regency romance.” ~ Dorothy Love, author of Carolina Gold

“This book has it all: shining prose, heart-wrenching emotion, vivid and engaging characters, a well-paced plot and a sigh-worthy happy ending that might cause some readers to reach for the tissue box. In only her second novel, Ladd has established herself as Regency writing royalty.” ~ Romantic Times

Reviews

  • “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE” BY SARAH E. LADD BOOK REVIEW

    This book was quite a pleasant surprise for me. . . the author threw in some clever elements that endeared me to the characters and the story. I honestly was not certain how things would end. I enjoyed the love story between Patience and William, and although I had not read the first book, I was able to jump right into the story. The action in the book did not cease until the last page, and I would certainly read another story about these characters.

    Written by My Devotional Thoughts on February 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mydevotionalthoughts.net/2014/02/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e-ladd-book-review.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH LADD

    What a great read!! This book is not at all predictable and will leave you wanting more. Patience learns to do what her name suggests and William learns not to let past mistakes define who he is. This is a story about not letting your circumstances dictate your life and to seek out what God has for you for as we all know His plans are always the best.

    Written by A Room without Books is Empty on February 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e.html

  • REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH LADD

    I was pleased to read and recommend Sarah E Ladd’s first book, The Heiress of Winterwood, and am even more pleased to read The Headmistress of Rosemere. In this, Ladd secures her place in the top tier of Christian Regency romance authors.

    Written by Iola’s Christian Reads on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://christianreads.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/review-headmistress-of-rosemere-by.html

  • BOOK REPORT: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE, BY SARAH E. LADD

    What I love about this book are the characters. Enriched with propriety and sacredness of the time, they each still bear their own struggles and ache with their own passions. A veiled Spiritual thread runs through the book like a ribbon marking your favorite place and in the end, leads you to redemption and a happily ever after. With a heightened sense of propriety, Ladd’s characters are true to the times and confined like a corset confines their breathing. Yet occasionally, the stays are released the hero sees through to the spirit of the woman beneath and her heart to love with fervor, faithfulness, and purity. Love it. Plan and simple.

    Written by Coffee Cups & Camisoles on February 3, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://coffeecupsandcamisoles.blogspot.com/2014/01/book-report-headmistress-of-rosemere-by.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH LADD BOOK REVIEW AND KINDLE E-READER GIVEAWAY

    I have always loved to read about this time in history and the author has captured the kind of life that people lived in this time. I love the characters and I love the book.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah.html

  • “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE (WHISPERS ON THE MOORS)” BY SARAH LADD (REVIEW & GIVEAWAY)

    After reading Sarah E. Ladd’s first book in the Whispers on the Moors series, The Heiress of Winterwood, I was anticipating highly the release of The Headmistress of Rosemere. From the initial foray into “Rosemere,” I was not disappointed. The characters have deep layers to discover as they are woven in and out of the actions in the unfolding story.

    Written by Chat With Vera on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://ugc.christianbook.com/profiles/2016/2125612/profile.htm

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE: A LITFUSE REVIEW

    I adored the first book in this series but I think this one may be even better.

    Then again, I do like a bad boy in my fiction and William is a perfect balance between bad boy and good guy.

    If you liked Graham in book one then you will love William. His character is written so well that you’ll keep turning pages until you finish the story.

    Don’t pick this story up unless you have a lot of time because you will not want to put it down.

    Written by A Simply Enchanted Life on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.asimplyenchantedlife.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-litfuse.html

  • A SWEET ROMANCE

    I found The Headmistress of Rosemere to be a sweet story with lots of conflict to keep the reader wondering what is going to happen next. I like that Patience doesn’t really live up to her name.

    The romance is secondary to the story, which made it seem a bit slow to me, but the excellent writing made it interesting enough to keep me reading.

    Written by A Bed of Roses…Thorns Included on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RKIXRIMSL4D51/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    With lots of little side stories that all weave together, this novel is a terrific book. I enjoyed her first novel, “The Heiress of Winterwood” and have eagerly awaited this book. I cannot wait to see what Sarah Ladd pens next. She’s a great author to watch.

    Written by bookworm2bookworm on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://bookworm2bookworm.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/the-headmis

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BOOK REVIEW

    My heart went out to Patience and her situation. Considered a spinster with no marriage prospects, running her father’s school with no help from her brother or mother but without recognition. Patience doesn’t let her situation get her down but rises above and does her best with what she has.
    There are a few twists, turns and some unexpected events that make the story very interesting and a page turner.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on February 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/The-Headmistress-Rosemere-Whispers-Moors/product-reviews/1401688365/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E LADD

    There is no sophomore slump here, Ms. Ladd has written another WONDERFUL story.

    Written by The Sunset Won’t on February 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thesunsetwont.com/2014/01/book-review-headmistress-of-rosemere-by_29.html

  • COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN!

    In The Headmistress of Rosemere, Sarah E Ladd tells a tale of selfless love, surrendering to God’s will and unexpected blessings. You will be surprised and delighted with how the story unfolds. This is a MUST READ for all fans of Historical Christian Fiction. I will definitely be reading more from Sarah E Ladd!

    Written by mommysclub.com/toxicfreefruitland on January 31, 2014 | e

  • MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE MEET IN THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E LADD

    Mystery and suspense meet in this skillfully crafted novel. While there was romance in the background, it trickled through the book and didn’t really become a brook until later in the book.

    Instead, there was a good deal of trying to figure out who was hiding what and why.

    I love it when the action begins suddenly and quickly on the very first page. It’s almost as though the reader was plunged into a climax from the very first sentence. William is fleeing from danger on the moors. He knows he’s being followed. His crisis brings forth a chance meeting that will set a whole chain of events into play.

    William is a puzzle. It’s hard to decide whether he’s a good guy gone bad, a bad guy gone good, or both. His actions and his desires don’t always match up because he’s acting from desperation. Meeting Patience turns his world on its head.

    Patience is a strange mixture of patient and impatient. She is extraordinarily patient with her 20 students, but a bit impatient with her grieving mother, though she does well to cover it. She is kindness itself, but finds herself worn thin and frustrated by the decisions others are making that are changing her future and her present.

     

    Written by Harvest Lane Cottage on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R19TO6A3JHUMOX/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    I will say, compared to the first book- there wasn’t much in the way of action. There were a few scenes, but this was a very narrative driven book. The book is comprised mostly of conversations- this is not a book that is full of fist fights and damsels in distress. I enjoyed this about the book, but I know some may find it slow moving.

    I was satisfied with this sequel and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

    Written by The Best Books Ever on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.thebestbooksever.com/2014/01/headmistress-of-rosemede-tour-school.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE #BOOKREVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY

    I feel that I can relate to William in this story because I found myself being wild and reckless in my younger years and I found it difficult to forgive myself for the many mistakes I made. Once I realized how my actions were hurting others around me I needed to make amends. I think that Patience’s best virtue was the fact that she didn’t judge William past mistakes and the fact that he fathered a child out of wedlock, instead her first concern was for the fatherless child. I really feel as if God has been working in me to not judge others.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugal-shopping.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-bookreview.html

  • A CROSS BETWEEN JANE AUSTEN AND EMILE BRONTE ADDING A DIMENSION TO THIS STORY ANY FAN WILL APPRECIATE!

    Book # 2 of the Whispers On The Moor series, The Headmistress of Rosemere will bring entertainment to those Anglophile readers fond of dark English country settings, with a couple of mysteries and a whiff of scandal, a little romance, endearing heroines and dashing heroes. Sarah E. Ladd’s latest novel is the perfect read at this time of the year and I felt, a notable improvement on the first book of the series! Her style appears something of a cross between Jane Austen and Emile Bronte adding a dimension to her story any fan will appreciate!

    Written by Live and Dream a little dream on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2IEY3YNHR0U7G/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688365&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH LADD #BOOKREVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY @LITFUSE

    The book starts out with a shocking scene that draws you in and just never lets you go. Well until the book ends and there is no more to read. Which is sad because I wanted more to read. I fell in love with our main character, Patience, and her charges. I found it sad, as I always do, when young girls are not home with their families, but that’s just me! Of course, I knew from the beginning that the darling little precocious one had to Sterling’s child, I just didn’t know the how or the why. Such a great story! Pick up a copy and read it today.

    Written by For Him and My Family on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://forhimandmyfamily.com/2014/01/headmistress-rosemere-sarah-ladd-bookreview-giveaway-litfuse.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    Beautiful book from cover to cover and in between! I think that sums up my thoughts on this book. After reading The Heiress of Winterwood, I knew that Sarah Ladd would not fail to meet up to my expectations of this book. The Headmistress of Rosemarie is the second book in the Whispers on the Moors series.

    I liked William Sterling and I hoped I knew he could change his ways. Patience was the one I was hoping would end up with Sterling and not O’Connell. Little Emma was a sweetheart. I’m glad her story ended happily.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/The-Headmistress-Rosemere-Whispers-Moors/dp/1401688365/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1390940515&sr=8-1

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE REVIEW!!!

    …I love the characters especially the little girls that go to the school. I quickly fell in love with two young characters in particular, Emma and Charlie the stable boy…Leaning to trust and turn to God, to take responsibility for our actions, to learn to trust our hearts, and to be able to roll with changes this life can bring The Headmistress from Rosemere is a lovely read.

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://ascphotosanddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-review.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE “SCHOOL” YOUR DESK KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY!

    I loved how this story grabbed my attention right from the beginning. The author does a great job at helping the reader build a connection with the characters in her novel along with writing a riveting plot that will keep you reading to the end.

    Written by Amanda’s Pile of Books on January 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://amandaspileofbooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-school.html

  • REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is a very enjoyable novel, containing the essential elements that make for a great Regency read: a majestic country estate . . . wild, untamed moors . . . troubled hero . . . gentle yet strong heroine . . . mystery and intrigue . . . and of course, romance. The moors themselves became a character, so vivid are the descriptions of frosty mornings, icy paths, and chilling winds….Regency fans will enjoy The Headmistress of Rosemere, as well as those looking for character-driven drama.

    Written by The Power of Words on January 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1LXHT74AY6ND

  • OH, WHAT LOVE WILL DO TO A MAN AND WOMAN!

    For those of you who entered the world of the Regency English countryside with book one, The Heiress of Winterwood, you may remember the hero, Graham Sterling.

    And you may remember that Graham had a brother, the younger Sterling.
    William Sterling.
    We meet William again in this book.
    William is already on the path to sobriety and better decisions, yet he still has a lot of growing and changing to do before he fits the role of Hero.

    And there, stepping into his life at this point, is Patience Creighton.
    In the beginning she is in the background, as a tenant and teacher at the girl’s school. Yet soon Patience is at the forefront of William’s mind, his affections, and his life purpose.

    Oh, what a woman can do to a man! {Which sounds like something out of a Vince Gill song!}

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on January 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    Patience is an admirable character. A series of hardships have not dampened her resolve to remain faithful. Her outward appearance is beautiful; however, she is a person of humility. In anger she does not ridicule or lash out at others.

    Written by A Well-Watered Garden on January 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-headmistress-of-rosemere-by.html

  • SUNDAY REVIEWS

    Patience, has become the headmistress of Rosemere after an odd turn of events. Her father’s death, brother leaving, ill mother, she was left with the huge undertaking of a young orphan girls school to run. She fights to keep her students safe and well cared for. When she finally meets some interesting neighbors her life is suddenly turned upside down. She survives a stable fire involving one of her favorite students as well as her past returning to seek her hand. This book was a five out of five for me. I liked the action, adventure, time period and love interests. I would recommend this book to a beginner because it is an easy read. It does not have a lot of romance but the hints of love interest keep it interesting. This book could appeal to anyone. I really enjoyed this!
    5 Stars!!

    Written by Western New Yorker on January 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://funcraftysavymom.blogspot.com/2014/01/sunday-reviews_26.html

  • A FEW “HUH?” MOMENTS

    This was a very enjoyable book to read and it was a challenge to me, that regardless of one’s circumstances, keep moving forward and carry a good attitude too. It is easy to run away (Rawdon), or turn ugly (Patience’s mom), or make poor choices (William) when difficulties come our way, but how we handle them shows our true character and what we put our trust in.

    Written by Diane @ That’s What I’ Here For…. on January 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R14UKRDH2168VU/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688365&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE (WHISPERS ON THE MOORS) BY SARAH E. LADD

    The Headmistress of Rosemere, by Sarah E. Ladd, is breathtakingly written. I found myself reading and re-reading passages that were so beautiful I wanted to commit them to memory. The words evoked images as well as emotion. My favorite characters, for very different reasons, were Lydia (not at all what I expected!), Cassandra (delivered an inspiring message of hope) and Rawdon (made my blood boil!). Deliciously memorable? Indeed.

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on January 26, 2014 | e

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    I am a great fan of novels set in Regency England I am delighted to add “The Headmistress of Rosemere” to the list that I have enjoyed. There’s romance, a lively plot and endearing characters, especially the headmistress of Rosemere, Patience Crieghton. My only regret is that there isn’t a sequel yet to this book. I am eager to know what happens to Patience and the other characters. Please, Sarah Ladd, give us a sequel!

    Written by Buttercup Counts Her Blessings on January 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:buttercupcountsherblessings.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere.html

  • THE HEAD MISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    There are many twists and turns within the story and a few surprises. I thought several times I had the story figured out only to be surprised when the character I thought was guilty turned out to be innocent!

    I really enjoyed reading this story and recommend it to anyone who loves regency or period stories! You won’t be disappointed. There will be a third book in this series and I am looking forward to reading it!

    Written by My Blessings From Above on January 26, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3O9DE81B37KBC/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688365&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E LADD W/ GIVEAWAYS

    WATCH MY VIDEO REVIEW HERE:
    http://youtu.be/HPZ5EPxh6KA

    Beautifully written.
    Great descriptive that’s not overbearing.
    Wonderfully memorable characters.
    Mysterious, mesmerizing and romantic.
    I loved this book & want to read The Heiress of Winterwood now!
    Fans of Jane Eyre/ Jane Austen, really will enjoy this very much.

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on January 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2M3PYSN39IUFO/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DNBEDBU&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • WONDERFUL BOOK!

    There is action, mystery and faith woven throughout this lovely story. I especially liked how the author showed how everyone deals differently with loss and grief. I also liked how Patience and William were not where they should be in their walk with the Lord, but as things get out of hand, they realize that He is the one that can be trusted to work things out. It’s not pushy or contrived, but real.

    Written by Julie @ More Of Him on January 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2014/01/book-review-headmistress-of-rosemere.html

  • REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    Sarah E. Ladd’s The Headmistress of Rosemere is a very charming historical romance with an engaging cast of characters. William Sterling’s efforts to turn his life around provide a powerful and uplifting message of redemption. There is also a spiritual journey for Patience Creighton and William as they rediscover their lapsed faith. Fully rounding out the story, there is a dash of intrigue and mystery when a business opportunity takes a rather dangerous turn.

    Written by Book Reviews & More by Kathy on January 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com/2014/01/25/3710/

  • ANOTHER HIT FOR SARAH

    I enjoyed this book every it as much as I did the first one in this series – which was The Heiress of Winterwood. If you have not read the first one yet you will be able to read this one by itself but I guarantee you will end wanting to go back and read the fist one as well. Sarah does a very good job on her character development as well as setting placement. I enjoyed the bit of drama this story had as it kept the pages turning quickly. I found myself pulling for Patience and the school. At first I did not like William but in the end I really liked him. If you enjoy reading Jane Austen type books then you will also enjoy this book. If you are looking for a book that will draw you in and keep you until the very end or if you like historical books then this is the book for you.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on January 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RVHZB6A53TEH

  • LITFUSE REVIEW: “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE”

    This book was very good. The story line was rich, and it all flowed pretty well. I really enjoyed the reading of it. I don’t read a lot of romances, and very few have me ‘happy and giddy and sighing’, but this one made one of the few. :)
    I really liked the main character, Patience, and had an easy time relating to her. All the characters were pretty well constructed.
    The plot was exciting, but not to the point where you’re frustrated – I don’t much care for those kind of books. :D I did have a hard time putting this one down though, as I did with the first in this series.

    Written by God’s Peculiar Treasure Raechel on January 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://godspeculiartreasurerae.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/litfuse-review-the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e-ladd/

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE – AN EXCELLENT REGENCY ERA NOVEL FROM SARAH LADD!

    An excellent Regency Era novel from Sarah Ladd!

    The first several chapters were slow going for me, likely because I wasn’t feeling well, but part way into the story it just seemed to take off and grabbed my interest.

    One of the interesting things about The Headmistress Of Rosemere is that is almost a hybrid book, there are strong elements of the novels of the era in which the story is set, 1816, and yet it is very obvious that this is a modern novel. Really, this book has taken the better parts of two worlds and combined them in to one good story.

    Written by Tell Tale Book Reviews on January 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1244RB9X1GWUR

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    Definitely something I’d pick up off an end-cap shelf, and an ebook I’d click on. Then within the pages, elegance, enchantment, romance and surprise. Sarah can write a good character both to route for and the ones that I want to send the way of Tracie Peterson antagonists!

    Written by Creative Madness Mama / ChristianHistoricalFiction.com on January 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/642093648

  • BOOK REVIEW: “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE” BY SARAH LADD

    I really liked this book! As a teacher, I immediately felt a connection with Patience. I found myself unable to put the book down, needing to know what happened next. While there wasn’t a lot of action, there was still a lot going on. And I liked watching William change, wanting to become a man deserving of Patience. It was a sweet story and my heart melted just a bit with the scenes between William and Emma. I haven’t read the first book in the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, but I’m adding it to my list! What I want to know now is how Cassandra’s story continues and Lewis’ – each main character’s best friend. And even though he got on my nerves a bit by coming on to Patience so strongly, I’m curious about Ewan’s story as well…

    Written by snidbits on January 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R23YZPLXGH83T1

  • FEASTED ON: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    4 out of 5 stars! This charming historical romance will touch your heart with it’s characters while keeping you entertained with it’s suspenseful plot! For a Christian romance, it has everything I was looking for (love/heartache/redemption) and more!

    Written by From Me to You … Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on January 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-feasted-on-headmistress-of.html

  • REVIEW – THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    I was instantly sucked into the plot of The Headmistress of Rosemere and I completed reading the book in one sitting. Actually, I think the book is slightly better than the first book, The Heiress of Winterwood. The author does a great job with descriptions, making me believe I was back in the 1800s. Overall, The Headmistress of Rosemere is well-crafted clean-cut romantic tale that will enchant many readers.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on January 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2014/01/review-headmistress-of-rosemere.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY!

    I loved reading this book! The characters are intriguing and interesting, and the story is heartwarming at times, and frustrating at times! Patience was such a selfless and loving person, but when her brother shows up, he is entirely different. I didn’t like the way he treated Patience, acting like her taking care of the girls school for six months along meant nothing at all to him. He truly acted like a spoiled brat, and since her father left her brother in charge, Patience had to listed to him. And then there was William Sterling, a mysterious man who was attracted to Patience, and she to him, but there was no way she could ever think of having a life with someone of his stance in life.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on January 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-kindle-fire-giveaway-and-facebook-party/

  • SARAH LADD’S “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE”

    This review is for the novel “The Headmistress of Rosemere” by Sarah E. Ladd.

    Fans of Jane Austen sit up and take notice! Sarah is back with book 2 in her “Whispers on The Moors series!” :)

    I love regency fiction and Sarah is a great writer. I don’t think you will be disappointed if you pick up this read!

    Written by Book Reviews By Jenny on January 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Headmistress-Rosemere/Sarah-E-Ladd/9781401688363?id=5237259589554

  • THE HEAD MISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD BOOK REVIEW

    This book was wonderful! The Headmistress Of Rosemere is the second book in Whispers On The Moors series by Sarah E. Ladd (the first book being The Heiress Of Winterwood, see my review for book one here). I read the first book in this series a few months ago, and I simply fell in love with it. I was so excited when I was able to get book two. Sarah E. Ladd possesses a natural talent for storytelling, and she makes each and every page hold my attention. Granted, it took me a bit longer to finish this book than the first one, but I blame that on the busy holiday season, because it certainly had nothing to do with the quality of the book! Speaking of the book’s quality, take a gander at that cover! Isn’t it just the prettiest thing that you have ever seen? When this novel came in the mail I was astonished at how well the cover turned out, and I am a sucker for a pretty book. (I know what you’re thinking, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!”. While that may be a worthwhile sentiment, I do find it so much easier to read a book if it looks pretty). And it’s not just the outside that’s pretty! Everything about this book is simply marvelous! I would like to say I feel that way because I can relate to the characters and their lot in life, but I can’t. Patience is practically a Saint, and she is always putting others before herself. So though I can’t easily relate to this angelic lead role, I can respect her. She does her best to instill Christian ethics and morals into the girls that are put in her care, and she works even harder to teach them these things by being an example to them. The male lead role, William, however, is no Saint, and he has a tainted past. Of course, he’s reformed and become almost as angelic as Miss Patience Creighton by the time our story picks up on his life. Even with such . . . morally sound people taking up the portion of the book, the author still somehow managed to incorporate action, suspense, danger and a little dab of mystery. I couldn’t put it down! I would get so aggravated if someone bothered me while I was reading this diamond in the ruff, and I’m sure that my family thought I was having a few more issues than normal due to my dedication to finishing this novel ;) . I don’t know if Sarah E. Ladd has written other books, or if these are the only two that she has released, but I intend to find out. I would be willing to try just about anything by this author! I would encourage anyone with a love of historical fiction to give this bad boy a go.

    Written by The Literary Maidens on January 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://theliterarymaidens.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e.html

  • BEAUTIFUL WRITING!

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second book in Ladd’s Whispers on The Moors series. The first book in this series, The Heiress of Winterwood had me hooked! This second book did not disappoint!!! There is everything to love about The Headmistress of Rosemere from the beautiful cover to the amazing story within it’s pages.
    While I have typically in the past not been a huge fan of regency romance, Sarah Ladd has made me a believer and turned me into a huge fan of the genre. Her description and characterization is so that the reader can feel as if they are a part of the story and not just an observer. Ladd also eloquently captures the era and weaves a bit of mystery in a well balanced way. The story moves smoothly; she draws you in and keeps you invested until the last page. I loved how Ladd drew from the areas and mentions characters from the first book without “retelling” the first story.

    Written by Mother of Three on January 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AG8L0K3H4O50T

  • A LOVELY HISTORICAL ROMANCE

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is the 2nd book in the Whispers on the Moors series. This time period piece has a great cast of characters and a very interesting plot – just enough intrigue and mystery mixed in with a redeeming love story.

    Written by Alas 3 Lads on January 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://alas3lads.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-headmistress-of-rosemere-by.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    I loved this book! It’s historical fiction, with a wonderful wholesome romance thrown in for good measure. And the book is full of unexpected twists and turns. If you like regency stories (such as Jane Austen’s books) you’ll love this one.

    Written by Terry’s Treasures on January 24, 2014 | e

  • DELIGHTFUL REGENCY NOVEL

    Sarah Ladd’s beautifully written second novel “The Headmistress of Rosemere” has confirmed her standing as yet another author on my “Must Read” list. After all, what is there not to like about it? Its mysteriously foreboding setting on the moors, a dashing “bad boy” hero who is bent on changing his ways as well as saving the family estate, a beautiful and brave heroine who is dedicated to her family and her students, a bit of mystery and a dash of danger topped with a sweet romance are all elements that perfectly combine to create the perfect read for a winter’s evening.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R39HLDB4CJ4EO5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • FABULOUS SECOND BOOK FROM SARAH E. LUDD!

    The setting, the characters, the feeling of oncoming danger, and of course the sweet romance made this a great story. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m now planning on reading the first book in this series, The Heiress of Winterwood. I would definitely recommend The Headmistress of Rosemere if you enjoy Historical Christian Romance.

    Written by Tressa’s Wishful Endings on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://tressaswishfulendings.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-headmistress-of-rosemere-by.html

  • LIVING DANGEROUSLY ON THE MOORS!

    This is the second book in the Whispers on the Moor series, and my first one for author Sarah E. Ladd. This novel is set in the early 1800′s when it was considered that any woman over the age of twenty five who remained unmarried without a suitable gentlemen caller or interest in her life to be labeled as a spinster. How very different society is today, yet Sarah takes the readers into the strength and courage of Patience Creighton who is doing all she can to manage the boarding school established by her father, while her mother remains trapped in her grief. She finds solace in the caring of the young girls she teaches while believing her brother has abandoned them. She does what she has to do when faced with survival while maintaining all the propriety of a young woman. Amazing!!!

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1GG4W0ZODP5QX

  • GREAT BOOK FOR ALL HISTORICAL FICTION LOVERS!

    I was really pleasantly surprised reading this book! I quickly got into the story and Loved the characters – the strong, independent Patience and the troubled William.

    This book held my attention throughout the whole book and I really enjoyed it! I recommend this book for ALL historical fiction lovers, but you will especially LOVE this book if you do like the old English setting for books!

    Written by The Review Stew on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2014/01/book-review-headmistress-of-rosemere.html

  • What I loved: The Headmistress of Rosemere gave me the flavor of my favorite Regencies with a style that is all original Sarah Ladd! I experienced a touch of Jane Eyre gothic drama, though not as heavy, and the feel of Sense and Sensibility’s family scenes. Also, generous dollops of a Pride and Prejudice worthy romance—-with the added bonus that William and Patience share more scenes and feelings than Lizzie and Mr. Darcy.

    So, gentle reader, who could ask for more?

    Written by Renee@Doorkeeper on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://reneeannsmith.com/a/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-review-giveaway-link/

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    A novel that takes you right to the heart of the characters. Not only will you be able to visualize Rosemere you will feel exactly the way the characters do and are immediately drawn in.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on January 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2014/01/litfuse-review-headmistress-of-rosemere.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    After loving Sarah E. Ladd’s debut novel last year I was extremely excited to read her second one, and it did not disappoint. From the glances we got of William Sterling in the previous book I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect from him but he turned out to be a pretty awesome hero. He had many flaws but it was really cool to watch as he put his past behind him and worked toward becoming the man he was supposed to be. Patience was a great heroine too. I greatly admired her ability to be polite and do the right thing even in very difficult circumstances. She had to deal with so many things but she did it with grace and dignity. I was able to guess some things about the ending but there were a few surprises in there as well.

    Written by Christian Novels on January 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e.html

  • HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    A spinster headmistress and the owner of the large estate where the school is located. An unlikely pair. So why does her heart go pitty pat when she’s around him?

    Heaven only knows how he’ll be able to keep up appearances and pay off his debts. He may have to sell off Rosemere.

    That will keep him alive, but will it cost him his happiness with Patience?

    I look forward to more of Ms Ladd’s books.

    Written by sunny island breezes on January 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R34YJ1QDA5UHIH/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688365&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE” BY SARAH E. LADD

    This is a tale of yearning hearts and redemption. The setting of a snow-covered English moor makes this perfect for winter reading. I loved cheering for William to turn his life around, and ached for all that Patience was bearing on her shoulders. I’m so glad to have Sarah Ladd’s books on my keeper shelf, and am already looking forward to her next novel! Jane Austen fans take note: Sarah Ladd is an author to watch!

    Written by ReviewsByErin on January 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R218MEZL4DQETL

  • HTTP://KRISTIE-MOMENTS.BLOGSPOT.COM/2014/01/THE-HEADMISTRESS-OF-ROSEMERE-SCHOOL.HTML

    I loved book 1, “The Heiress of Winterwood,” in Sarah E. Ladd’s Whispers on the Moors series and I had been looking forward to book 2! “The Headmistress of Rosemere” was worth waiting for and I think I liked it even better than the first book in the series! Patience and William are both excellent main characters whom are determined to live their lives as they know they should and are determined to fulfill their callings. Patience is dealing with trying to run the school after her father passes and then when her brother and his wife return, her life’s goal is not so clear anymore.

    Written by Moments on January 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-school.html

  • REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    The characters in The Headmistress of Rosemere are extremely well-written. Their back stories are developed nicely, without adding heaviness to the story. I have read a few reviewers compare this book to Jane Eyre, but would I would make the case that this book is not dark and dreary. There are dark things from William’s past, but the book is hopeful and the romance sweet.

    The author writes with a beautiful style in both this book and in the first book, The Heiress of Winterwood. Both can be read as stand alone books, and both are very good. As I read The Headmistress of Rosemere, I could feel the coldness and see the snow blanketing the ground. She painted a vivid picture for me that enhanced the storyline. I highly recommend this book.

    Written by Britt Reads Fiction on January 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/review-the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e-ladd/

  • BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    If you are a fan of Jane Austen, Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, and anything Regency romance, you don’t want to miss this book. I have to confess that while reading Austen and Jane Eyre, I struggled through the language and even though I enjoyed the stories, I am ashamed to admit that I had to watch the movies to help to clarify many things to me that I didn’t completely comprehend through the robust language. However, even though The Headmistress of Rosemere is very similar to Austen, I am happy to say that it is a much easier read, but just as enjoyable with lots of family drama, interwoven with romance here and there.

    Written by the bookish mama on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/830942241

  • NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR!

    A heartfelt Regency romance played out by multi-dimensional characters with hopes and dreams and faith, The Headmistress of Rosemere is sure to please my history-loving friends.

    Written by Inspiring Daring on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RBNGMYMYEII0V/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE”

    What a wonderful book! Sarah Ladd’s writing reminds me of authors like Julie Klaussen. The characters and story line are realistic and inviting. The book will get your attention from the beginning and you will be sorry to see it end. If you enjoy historical romances, you will love this new book by Sarah Ladd.

    Written by Books and such on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1W48MO4TOYNBM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DNBEDBU&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second book from Sarah E. Ladd. It was my first introduction to this author and I found it to be a delight. I will definitely look for her first novel to read as well. You won’t be disappointed to add this book to your reading list for this year.

    Written by Digging For Pearls on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://diggingforpearls.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e.html

  • RICH REGENCY I COULDN’T WAIT TO RETURN TO…

    I was a slow convert to books set in Regency England, but authors like Sarah Ladd have shown me how truly delightful this time period can be. Patience Creighton is the headmistress of a school her father started almost by default. Her mother is overcome by grief, her brother has disappeared, and she is doing all she can to keep everything working. Then she has an encounter with their landlord, after he is attacked on the moors. Maybe her safe corner of the world isn’t so safe after all. The book is rich, with the redemption of William Sterling, but more than that it is Patience’s story. A story of coming to grips with the reality she was doing what she thought was expected of her rather than what she was called to do. And when those burdens were lifted, who she really is.

    Written by Cara Putman on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Headmistress-Rosemere-Whispers-Moors-ebook/dp/B00DNBEDBU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390315371&sr=1-1&keywords=headmistress+of+rosemere

  • “THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE” BY SARAH E. LADD

    The Headmistress of Rosemere drew me in from the very first page. With a mysterious and dangerous late-night encounter as your introduction, Ladd set the bar high for suspense and intrigue throughout the book, but better yet, she topped it. I enjoyed the story so much that I finished it in a single sitting. I couldn’t wait to find out if William would work out his problems and how Patience would hold on through her difficulties and if they would ever find their way to each other.

    If you enjoy romantic historical fiction but also appreciate a story with an edge, The Mistress of Rosemere is definitely the book for you.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/830089010

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE | SARAH E. LADD

    “…Once again Ladd gives us an entertaining read for fans of our dear friend Jane (Austen in case you aren’t on a first name basis with her as I am) or a more recent author Julie Klassen. Capturing the intriguing and inviting era of England society, Ladd’s latest is an enjoyable read with swoon worthy men, lovable characters and even a stubborn goat you’ll grow to love…”

    Written by Books and Beverages on January 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://booksandbeverages.org/2014/01/21/headmistress-rosemere-sarah-e-ladd/

  • A FAVORITE!

    I was blown away by Sarah’s debut (The Heiress of Winterwood) last year, but I think her latest offering is even better! The story is rich and came alive to me. It’s not often that a historical novel becomes real to the point where I can almost see it playing like a movie in my mind, but this one did. I could easily imagine what the characters looked like, how their voices sounded, what Rosemere and Eastmore looked like, and the scenes played out before my very eyes. The neat thing, though, was that I didn’t feel like the author over-described things. She just wrote in such a way that the story came to life for me.

    I loved Rosemere and wasn’t nearly ready for it to be over when I turned the last page. It’s only January, but this book is a serious contender for my “Best Of” list for 2014!

    Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on January 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-review-headmistress-of.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    From the first chapter Sarah had me on the edge of my seat ! The suspense from the start of the story had me hooked ! I found it very hard to put down but being a homeschool mom I had to for a time and kept going back to it. I was surprised and delighted with this story and I had to get the tissues ! If your looking for a wonderful story to warm your heart even on a cold winters nice, this is your book ! Regency Romance that is amazing coming from a new author. Given this is Sarahs second novel, I am thinking you might want to follow her and see what awards she wins for her work !

    Written by Faithful Acres Books on January 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2PP27P9TZ6VXB

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is a fantastic story. Jane Eyre fans will definitely want to check this out. It will be interesting to see what comes in the next story for the ladies of Darbury, England. I for one can’t wait for A Lady at Willowgrove Hall!

    Written by Renee C. @ Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on January 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3EKVL380W8MJ3/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688365&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    Last year, I read Sarah E. Ladd’s The Heiress of Winterwood. It was a very good novel that made many bloggers’ Top 10 lists for 2013. But The Headmistress of Rosemere? It’s in a class of its own.

    I loved every single thing about this book. Ladd’s story swept me in immediately, and I flew through the pages, waiting to see what would happen to Patience and William. Along the way, I encountered many unexpected twists that kept me guessing as to where the story would ultimately lead.

    Ladd’s writing has received comparisons to Jane Austen’s, and I’d say those comparisons are well deserved. Regency romance lovers will greatly enjoy this novel!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on January 20, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R368N5YEPCT564/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688365&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE – SARAH LADD

    Those readers who have ever felt like their hard work has been slighted, not taken seriously or even ignored, will relate well with Patience, the acting headmistress of Rosemere. And having a novel start with the hero being followed is a sure way of creating suspense. Sarah Ladd’s novel tugged at my emotions from the very first line and kept me turning pages until the very end.
    While reading this novel, I felt I was in the school, enjoying the many antics, frustrations and exuberance of the young girls who had been placed in the school. The idea of sending young children to a resident school is very foreign to me, yet I relish the idea of the growing friendships that would result in this. The customs of the day, including the fact that a woman unmarried and over the age of 21 was considered a spinster seems unusually harsh in our day when a lot of women choose not to marry until they are older. Sarah, through her story, enlightened me while still entertaining, on what life in England in 1816 would have been like, and what I could have expected to encounter. The lessons that Patience learned, are still valid today.

    I enjoyed this novel immensely, and trust you will as well

    I received this book free from LitfusePulicity Group and Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.

    i am hoping Sarah writes about her secondary characters, Cassandra, Charlie, Rawdon and Lydia as well as more about William, Patience and Emma.

    Written by Reviewing Novels Online on January 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.deepershopping.com/item/ladd-sarah-e/headmistress-of-rosemere-whispers-on-the-moors-v2/5931606.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE, BY SARAH E LADD

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is a great follow-up to what was a fantastic debut. The majority of characters are easy to like, including one young woman introduced halfway through. It might have been easy to write this newcomer as vain and flighty with no redeeming qualities. This is not a woman Patience should like. Instead, Patience quickly becomes fond of her and it is no hardship for the reader to do the same. This is a strong novel with a plot interesting enough to keep the pages turning. Another positive about this book is that while some aspects are predictable, others are not. Sarah Ladd’s two books are among the best I’ve read that are set during the Regency era.

    Written by Proverbial Reads on January 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://proverbialreads.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e-ladd/

  • GOOD READ

    While not as good as the Heiress of Winterwood, the first book in the series, this was still a delightful read. The setting is beautiful and I like how Patience takes charge of her home and teaching the girls at the school. The love story is sweet and probably the best part of the book.The characters have a lot of depth but I really liked William’s character the most. If you really enjoyed the first book or just love the Regency time period you will enjoy this book!

    Written by I Hope You Dance on January 20, 2014 | e
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  • BOOK REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH E. LADD

    One thing I found impressive was the expert crafting of the frosty moorland setting. I’m not a fan of a lot of description, so by this I don’t mean that paragraphs were devoted to detailing the landscape. Instead, the biting wind, the slushy mud, and the snowflake-crusted ground were woven into the narrative in such a vivid way that I sometimes felt the need for a warm blanket and a mug of hot chocolate! The setting lived and breathed as much as any of the human characters.

    Written by WordSmith on January 20, 2014 | e
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  • BOOK REVIEW: THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    The strength of this story is its characterization. The supporting characters are well-developed and realistic and certainly have echoes of Austen, but the two main characters are excellent. William Stirling has a lot of strikes against him and could have become an anti-hero, but Ladd’s handling of him created an empathy for all he had gotten himself into. From the first pages, he was by far my favorite in the novel. The plot of the novel is realistic as well — no far-fetched plot twists or unbelievable situations — no eye-rolling from this reader.
    If you like Regency and romance with a realistic flavor, try The Headmistress of Rosemere.

    Written by By The Book on January 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/book-review-the-headmistress-of-rosemere/

  • WONDERFUL

    I loved Patience and William together, they interacted naturally and their dialogue was meaningful. The setting of this novel was so realistic, with a twisting plot that brims with mystery and intrigue that had me glued to that pages.
    Overall this was a fantastic read, that was everything I could have wanted from a Regency novel, and much more, with a well-researched setting, and characters, great plotting, mystery, love, faith, great characters that connect with each other and with pacing that made it nearly impossible to put down! Highly recommend!

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on January 19, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-by-sarah-e.html

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE “SCHOOL” YOUR DESK KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY!

    The characters were diverse and well written. I enjoyed the varying roles of Lewis, William’s sole servant, and found the role he played in “one very desperate situation” humorous. I thought the stubborn goat, Delilah, mirrored Patience’s struggle with her brother over control of the Rosemere school, and his love life . I liked William’s character, unpredictable and impulsive, over Ewan, whom I found to be overly presumptuous and annoying. Little Emma Simmons tugged at my mother heart.

    Sarah Ladd reminds her readers of the impact we have today, on not only those around us, but on future generations as well. William remembers, and is strengthened and changed when he embraces the faithfulness of his departed mother. The lyrics of an old Steve Green song often played in the background of my mind…
    “May all who come behind us find us faithful.
    May the fire of our devotion light their way.
    May the footprints that we leave, lead them to believe.
    May the lives we live inspire them to obey.”

    Written by Faithful Books on January 19, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://faithfulbooks.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-school.html

  • GREAT PAGE TURNER

    We walk the moors and ride around this beautiful countryside. Its sounds so perfect there, but there is a big difference in Patience a working woman…and old maid at 25, and William the aristocrat.
    When her brother returns, and basically has Patience retired, he also brings along a rejected, by Patience, beau. Wow! Talk about matchmaking.
    You will love spending time with the precocious children, especially Emma.
    There are a lot of unknowns here, and a few that are revealed slowly. Once you pick this book, you won’t be able to put it back down.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on January 19, 2014 | e
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  • 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.

    Written by GivingNSharing on January 18, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.librarything.com/work/13998899/book/105350302

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE BY SARAH LADD IS A BOOK YOU CAN REALLY GET CAUGHT UP IN!!

    I have to say this one has become my favorite books. The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second book in the Whispers On The Moores series. Although I did not read book one (and I will now), I did not miss anything by starting with this book in the series. From the moment I started reading I was captivated by the characters and the setting, England. The Regency era is one that has always fascinated me and it was a joy to get caught up in the life of the characters throughout this book. Throughout the whole book I found myself routing for Patience to find the happiness and love she wanted and the joy of becoming a wife and mother. William, the man who intrigues Patience, is also a character I found myself routing for. I wanted to see him conquer his past and find happiness as well. I do wish that there was a slightly stronger vein of references to God and faith than there was. It was there, but not as strong as I would like in Christian fiction! I do though, highly recommend this book!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stamps and Saves on January 18, 2014 | e
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  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    Similar in style to Jane Austen (but not so dark), Julie Klassen and Laurie Alice Eakes, this is a regency that will delight fans of the above mentioned authors. I enjoyed getting to know Patience, the responsible daughter struggling to keep her father’s dream alive despite her mother’s illness and her brother’s disappearance. I also enjoyed getting to know William, a man who made too many mistakes and now struggled to regain his footing both financially and socially. Even though there were many characters in the book, it wasn’t confusing. I recommend this book to fans of regency romances.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on January 18, 2014 | e
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  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    I really enjoyed reading this regency era book. The plot and characters were interesting and held my attention from page one. I love William and Patience together. There are also some plot twists. The faith element is nicely done not overwhelming. Highly Recommended especially for fans of Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. :)

    Written by A Book Lover on January 17, 2014 | e
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  • The side characters in this novel really shine through and give you hope that there will be yet another in this series to tell their stories.
    The Headmistress of Rosemere was a good book to snuggle up with in the evening.

    Written by Homemaking Organized on January 17, 2014 |e
    Read my full review: http://www.homemakingorganized.com/?p=8779

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    In this sequel to The Heiress of Winterwood, Sarah Ladd does not disappoint. She continues on the tradition of a novel that is in keeping with the era and the helps you feel that way.

    I struggled with some of the decisions that it seemed her brother made on her behalf, but realized that it was much in keeping with the time period. Patience finds her life is uprooted by her brother’s decisions though, William is figuring out secrets that he did not even know were there, and you will want to keep reading discovering if these two can find happiness with each other.

    The romance is light, but still there, so that you keep the pages turning. You will enjoy this beautiful book like I did. It is not deep reading, but more easy, Sunday afternoon reading. This is money well spent on a book you wil

    Written by Homeschooling4boyz on January 16, 2014 | e
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  • JANE AUSTEN….BEWARE!! SARAH E LADD HAS A WINNER!!

    If I had been shopping in a bookstore, the beautiful enticing cover of The Headmistress of Rosemere would have caught my eye and my hand would have reached for it quickly with curiosity. Sarah E. Ladd caught my attention immediately with the vivid description of darkness and danger in the night. Having not read Sarah Ladd’s writings previously, or realizing this book is the second in the series, “Whispers on the Moors,” The Headmistress of Rosemere stands second to none in excellent story quality and clear Christian morality. I consider it a stand-alone story. Each character and others essential to this setting are refined to perfection and mixed well with the era to bring about Ms. Ladd’s fascinating and curious story. Enjoyment of the unexpected mysterious twists amidst this Regency romance appealed to my liking. Thank you, Ms. Ladd for giving me several hours of “getting away from it all” and finding myself in the nineteenth century.

    Written by Barb Shelton on January 16, 2014 | e
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  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    This is the second installment of the Whispers on the Moors series. While The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second in the series, it really isn’t necessary to read them in order or to have read the first book at all. I would definitely recommend reading the first book, The Heiress of Winterwood– this is where you will first meet William Sterling and get a glimpse of his character, but he is a secondary character in that book.

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wanting to read (instead of doing other things that I should have been doing!). If you enjoy Downton Abbey and that genre, you should enjoy this book. Sarah Ladd has another hit book on her hands!!

    Written by The life and times of a pwnmom… on January 16, 2014 | e

  • THE HEADMISTRESS OF ROSEMERE

    Intriguing novel from start to finish. I found I could relate so much to Patience helping draw me right into the book. I found myself wanting to help guide her through out the story. A great read from start to finish!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on January 16, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-headmistress-of-rosemere-review.html

  • FORGIVENESS & RECONCILIATION WOVEN THROUGHOUT

    Taking care of 29 girls and a dashing but wounded landlord, Patience Creighton’s work is cut out for her! If I had to deal with her whining mother, her arrogant brother, and a less-than-welcome admirer, I would have thrown in the towel – with a few punches in well-aimed directions – as fast as I could.

    My favorite characters would have to be Cassandra and William Sterling. While Cassandra wasn’t a main character, she had much to offer and much to teach. When faced with unalterable, heart-breaking circumstances, it is she who teaches Patience the largest lesson. “God tells us to forgive when we are wronged. Even if it is difficult. If I choose to be angry, to not forgive, I am in disobedience. If I stay angry, I might miss the plan He has for me.” Loved that.

    Written by Books By Amanda on January 15, 2014 | e
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  • GREAT BOOK

    I loved this book from start to finish. I read the first book in this series and I remember I liked it but not like I like this one. I loved all the characters in this book and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series

    Written by The World As I See It on January 15, 2014 | e
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  • A PURE ROMANCE THAT LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE!

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is an engaging read from beginning to end. If you are a fan of Jane Austen’s fabulous tales then sit back with a copy of Sarah E. Ladd’s newest book and lose yourself in this magical read that will surely make you squeal with delight!

    I don’t think you should pass up this story. To be honest, I thought it might be a little “cookie cutterish” but it was anything but that. It has humor, romance, mischief and mysteries that are soon to be unfolded and brought out into the light.

    Written by Taylor Reid Reads and Breathes on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://taylor-reid.blogspot.com/2014/01/litfuse-blog-tour-event-headmistress-of.html?spref=fb

  • A PURE ROMANCE THAT LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE!

    The Headmistress of Rosemere is the second of Sarah E. Ladd’s Whispers on the Moors series. This book can most certainly be read separate. I own the first one but I have yet to read it. I was pleasantly surprised that I could read this book and not feel that I was missing anything–if anything it only encouraged me to go and read the first one to see what I was missing out on. Kudos to you Sarah!

    The romance was up to par with many Jane Austen love stories we have all come to know and love. I don’t think you should pass up this story. To be honest, I thought it might be a little “cookie cutter-ish” but it was anything but. It has humor, romance, mischief and mysteries that yearn to be unfolded and brought into the light.

    Written by Taylor Reid Reads and Breathes on January 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://taylor-reid.blogspot.com/2014/01/litfuse-blog-tour-event-headmistress-of.html

  • SUNDAY REVIEW

    There is a sense of old world charm about this book. The time period takes you back without a lot of history verbiage (which I enjoy). Lies, deceit and hypocrites line the characters in this novel. You just do not know what is true or about to be unraveled to you, this keeps the book at a nail biting level. I must say I have lost some nails to this novel because I was so wrapped up in all of the drama, love and fencing scenes. This does not have a lot of romance to it so no hot and steamy scenes ladies! I would suggest this novel to just about anyone it has mystery, love, drama and action!

    Written by Western New yorker on January 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2OIZWG0Y6BKER

  • EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING

    So, Downton Abbey is back and the opening episode left me less than impressed. I was in the middle of reading Sarah Ladd’s latest The Headmistress of Rosemere when the premiere aired and I found myself wanting to read rather than watch. Shocking, right?

    Lots of drama and action and a little bit of mystery bring this romance to a satisfying conclusion, though without spoiling anything, I will say that I was a teensy disappointed with the way Patience reacted to a surprising piece of news about William. I wanted her to struggle with it a little more. But that’s a minor complaint.

    Overall The Headmistress of Rosemere is a to-be-read for fans of 19th century fiction.

    Written by Living Echoes on January 9, 2014 | e
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  • THE PATHS WE FIND

    I love stepping back in time and taking a look at how people lived in the past. The proper ways men and women addressed each other and dressed for things such as mourning the loss of someone in their family. Dowry’s and servants and such. Stepping back into 1816 in England was a nice time. Sometimes we all need to step back and trust that there is a path in front of us, even if we can’t see it right now, and we need to believe that the obstacles we encounter are sending us off in the right direction even when they just feel like roadblocks.

    Written by Book, Books Everywhere on January 8, 2014 | e
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  • SWEET AND CLEAN ROMANCE

    I always know that I’ll enjoy a book when I can “hear” the characters reading their lines in my mind. The Headmistress of Rosemere wasn’t exactly a believable story but it was a sweet and clean romancenofollow that held my interest on a rainy winter day. I found it interesting that the social and emotional issues that took place in The Headmistress of Rosemere are still valid points in today’s society.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on January 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/the-headmistress-of-rosemere/