The Heiress of Winterwood is the first book in the "Whispers on the Moors" series by Sarah E. Ladd. It's a Regency novel which is one of my favorite time periods to read. :-)
Amelia Barrett is a very rich heiress, but in order for her to get her inheritance she has to marry before her twenty-fourth birthday which is only a month away. She is engaged to Edward Littleton, but he won't allow Lucy to stay with them once they are married. Not only does Amelia love Lucy as her own, but she also promised Katherine on her deathbed that she would raise her daughter. With no other options in sight, Amelia hatches a daring plan.
Captain Graham Sterling returns home to no wife and a child he just found out about three months ago. He has been searching for nurses to care for her ever since he landed on England's shores. When he goes to Winterwood to meet his daughter, he is astounded by Amelia's proposal of marriage.
When the Captain decides to marry Amelia, problems begin to ensue. Amelia's family has turned on her, her fiance is like a different person, and Lucy has gone missing. Why has everyone changed?
I thought this book was pretty good. :-) There were a couple of times when I was like oh, no not another one of these plots.... lol You know like how the woman does something the guy says not to and really regrets it later. haha But overall it was a pretty good book. I'll be reading the rest in her series when they come out.
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