Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blog Tour: A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd

Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Date of publication: May 16, 2017

Could losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley?
In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancĂ© has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better life is to do the unthinkable and run away to Fellsworth, the home of her long-estranged aunt and uncle, where a teaching position awaits her. Working for a wage for the first time in her life forces Annabelle to adapt to often unpleasant situations as friendships and roles she’s taken for granted are called into question.
Owen Locke is unswerving in his commitments. As a widower and father, he is fiercely protective of his only daughter. As an industrious gamekeeper, he is intent on keeping poachers at bay even though his ambition has always been to eventually purchase land that he can call his own. When a chance encounter introduces him to the lovely Annabelle Thorley, his steady life is shaken. For the first time since his wife’s tragic death, Owen begins to dream of a second chance at love.

As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces threaten the peace they thought they’d found. Poachers, mysterious strangers, and murderers converge at Fellsworth, forcing Annabelle and Owen to a test of fortitude and bravery to stop the shadow of the past from ruining their hopes for the future.

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In A Stranger at Fellsworth,  Annabelle finds herself in a horrible situation of being forced to marry an evil and despicable man.  She fears for her life and decides to create her own destiny.  Hoping to find sanctuary, she flees to her aunt and uncle's school with the help of Owen, a gamekeeper on the estate near the school.  

I ended up enjoying this sweet and clean romance.  I admired Annabelle in her decision to take a chance on her own future.  Despite living a sheltered and pampered life of a lady, she was willing to learn how to do without and become someone new.  She didn't shy away from honest work.  I also loved Owen and his devotion to his daughter, despite rumors of her paternity.  His push to provide something better for her was admirable.  The romance in this one is subtle, but I ended up really buying into it.  

I definitely recommend this one. There is also a bit of a mystery and some tense action moments toward the end.  It's the third in a series, but works completely as a stand alone.  I look forward to reading more out of the series.

About Sarah E. Ladd

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.

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Sarah E. Ladd’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 15th: Laura’s Reviews – Excerpt
Tuesday, May 16th: Books a la Mode – Back cover/Suggest a subtitle game
Wednesday, May 17th: Just Commonly – Bio and audio clip
Friday, May 19th: Reading is My SuperPower – Excerpt
Monday, May 22nd: Let Them Read Books – Excerpt
Wednesday, May 24th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Back cover/What’s she thinking? game
Thursday, May 25th: View from the Birdhouse -Bio and audio clip
Tuesday, May 30th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 5th: Suzy Approved
Tuesday, June 6th: Laura’s Reviews
Wednesday, June 7th: Reviews from the Heart
Monday, June 12th: A Holland Reads
Tuesday, June 13th: Just Commonly
Thursday, June 15th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, June 19th: Reading is My Super Power
Monday, June 26th: A Night’s Dream of Books

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!