Dawn at Emberwilde

Ladd, Sarah E. Dawn at Emberwilde: A Treasures of Surrey Novel. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Isabel and Lizzie Creston have been students at Fellsworth School for many years until recently. Plucked from the only life they have known for the past years, the girls soon find themselves living with their unknown relatives. As her tidy, controlled, repressed world expands into an unpredictable and unfamiliar way of life, Isabel soon learns the truth of her past which may hold the key to her uncertain future. Mysterious woods, interesting suitors, a predominant relative and matters of the heart all combine and clash in Dawn at Emberwilde

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As a favorite author, Sarah E. Ladd is definitely on my must-read-list. Having read the first book in the series, The Curiosity Keeper, I grabbed the chance to read her newest novel, Dawn at Emberwilde, without hesitation. Though not a continuation of the previous novel, the similarity of the school joined the stories together, as well as the style of writing. Taking but a few pages to embrace the current characters, the pages soon turned quickly as the mystery and suspense built. My only regret? Waiting until spring of next year for the third book of the series, A Stranger at Fellsworth

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Dawn at Emberwilde from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

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The Curiosity Keeper

Ladd, Sarah E. The Curiosity Keeper: A Treasures Of Surrey Novel. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, inc. 2015.

SUMMARY:
curiositySet in England, in the early 1800’s, Camille Iverness works in her father’s Curiosity Shop as a bookkeeper and clerk. Caught in the middle of a mystery regarding the Bevoy (a ruby rumored to bless or curse the possessor), Camille must make difficult choices concerning her family, loyalty, possessions, trust and the handsome apothecary, John Gilchrist. Full of suspense, adventure, secrets, and romance written in high-quality, fast-paced style, The Curiosity Keeper delivers.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read all of Sarah Ladd’s previous novels, The Whispers On The Moors series, I waited (not so patiently) for her newest novel, The Curiosity Keeper, to become available. Loving the Regency genre of fiction as well as this favorite author, this book was perfect for me. The interesting tidbits of history surrounding the area and shop, coupled with the mystery of the Bevoy, made for a quick read well past bedtime. My favorite part? Tevy, the large dog involved in the story with a personality all his own! I already look forward to the next book in the series which I hope is in progress now (right, Ms. Ladd?)!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Curiosity Keeper from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*