Friday, January 24, 2014

This Book Room: The Headmistress of Rosemere

Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago--if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.

Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father's dream alive.

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 land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.

When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God's purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law's matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore's legacy. 


Additional notes: This is the second and latest book in the Whispers on the Moors series. You can read my review of the first book here

My thoughts: Sarah weaves a story like no one else. More than anything, her stories are always full of character development, twists and turns and a plot that moves me faster and faster and faster. That actually kind of makes me sad because then the book is over before I know it! At the end of this book, I was definitely left wanting more, specifically about one particular lady who leaves Rosemere. You'll have to read the book to know what exactly I'm talking about - I don't want to give it all away! 

Any book with little children always endears me - little Emma sounds so sweet. I think children are such a gift. They truly say the silliest things and are so innocent. Children in this book add a sense of innocence, which is needed amongst all of the other unsavory and reformed characters.

I did feel Patience was a bit naive at times, maybe unnaturally so, but then I remember the time period and am not so sure it was unnatural. I think in today's era, we lose our naivety very quickly and cynicism takes over. In some ways, that is unnatural, too. At times, Patience was grating with her attitude. Either way, I enjoyed this book immensely and am anxiously awaiting the next installment of this series. 

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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