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).
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.
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