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The Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers on the Moors #2)

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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 awa
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Thomas Nelson (first published December 1st 2013)
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Madeline They do not need to be read in order. There are only two brief mentions of the characters from the first novel. The second installment is an entirely…moreThey do not need to be read in order. There are only two brief mentions of the characters from the first novel. The second installment is an entirely separate tale, though it does, of course, focus on William Sterling, who was a minor character in the first novel. You will not be confused if you begin with the second installment.(less)

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Deanne Patterson
Oct 12, 2015 Deanne Patterson rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Whispers On The Moors series, The Headmistress of Rosemere has totally blown my socks off and made me spill my tea ! I haven't had much reading time in the past few days but when I did I totally consumed this book. Only a book-lover would understand. What is not to understand about the excellence of this book though ? There is a carry over from the first book of things. William Sterling is almost a totally different person in this second book than he was in the first. Matu ...more
Rachelle Cobb
Dec 14, 2013 Rachelle Cobb rated it it was amazing

I finished this book last night, pleasantly surprised that I had not been able to predict the ending after all. When I read the first page, I thought I knew how things would play out, but Sarah Ladd stumped almost from the beginning with the twists and secrets played out on the pages of
The Headmistress of Rosemere.

Patience I liked from the first line. Still mourning her father, desperately worried about her mother's health and broken spirit, Patience picks up the pieces left by her absent broth
Jan 24, 2017 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency, read-2017
This was a very enjoyable read. The characters where easy to love and the setting on the wintry moors made my toes ache just thinking about how cold it would have been. This was slower paced than the first book and read more like a comfort read for me. ( I drank a lot of coffee and tea with this book) Sarah Ladd also wrote wonderful themes about trusting the will of God in your life and letting go of anger before it consumes and ruins your life. I must admit, I even became misty eyed at the e
Feb 21, 2014 Loraine rated it really liked it
SUMMARY: Patience Creighton has devoted her life to running her father’s boarding school. But when the enigmatic master of the estate appears at her door, battered and unconscious, the young headmistress suddenly finds her livelihood—and her heart —in the hands of one dangerously
handsome gentleman.

REVIEW: This story continues the saga of the Creighton and Sterling families of Darby England. The first story featured brother Graham and this one continues the tale with brother William. I really li
Jan 08, 2014 Kristen rated it it was ok
2.5 stars...

I really enjoyed the beginning, and the middle. But the end just didn't sit well with me. (view spoiler)
Basically, I expected to be wowed, and I was not wowed.

I should have known from having read The Heiress of Winterwood that Ms. Ladd's style was not exactly up to my standards, but I still had high hopes for this one. Admittedly, it was a big improvement on many aspects compared to Book 1, but all I'm about to say really comes back to: there was not enough Patience and William and: it was re-pe-ti-ti-ve!!!

I loved the premise of a good love story between the headmistress of the school and the owne
Jun 20, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book! As much as I enjoyed the first, I adored the second even more! The setting and characters were ideal (I loved the sensible but romantic heroine and the flawed but sincere hero), and I simply couldn't read it fast enough! Looking forward to getting a copy of the series' final installment, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall.
Also, this is personal opinion, but I could really envision William & Patience being played by these two actors:

Jul 08, 2015 NiteReader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly good!!
Jun 15, 2013 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
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The Headmistress of Rosemere was a very good follow-up to The Heiress of Winterwood! While the story seemed slower paced and it took me a while to finish (that could have been because I was busy and didn't have consistent reading time), that didn't lessen my enjoyment of the book.

I liked the characters and the little bit of action/mystery in The Headmistress of Rosemere. I was act
Nathalie Bakelandt
Apr 09, 2015 Nathalie Bakelandt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
Als grote thrillerlover heb ik toch af en toe eens nood om mijn romantisch kantje ook de kans te geven even te genieten. De directrice van Rosemere heeft mijn verwachtingen naar wat romantiek zeker ingevuld. Ik koester terug de liefde in mijn hart om nu weer een reeksje thrillers te lezen. Ik vond dit boek de moeite waard om te lezen vooral als je net als ik romantiek in je hoofd en hart wilt sluiten.
Reet Champion
Her burdens are heavy, but Patience Creighton is a survivor and will do what she can to preserve her father’s dream while supporting her mother. Life was not always so harsh. Before her father died, Patience had her brother Rowan and mother to lean on. But all that has changed now. Rowan has deserted the family and Patience has given him up for gone while her grieving mother continues to dote on him. It wouldn’t be SO bad except her mother also refuses to see that Patience has kept their girl’s ...more
Jalynn Patterson
Jan 08, 2014 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

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
The Headmistress of Rosemere was a thoughtful, sweet story that I really enjoyed. A sequel to The Heiress of Winterwood, this book told the story of a lovely spinster (she's actually only twenty-five or so) who runs a school for girls and has given up on the idea of romance. Her brother Rawdon hasn't been heard of since their father's untimely death, her mother's health is declining from her grieving state, and her friend Cassandra is anxiously awaiting Rawdon's supposed return... because they' ...more
Jun 17, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it
Coming off a solid debut with The Heiress of Winterwood, Sarah E. Ladd takes readers right back into the regency era with her latest release, The Headmistress of Rosemere, the second in Whispers On The Moors series. So let’s dive right in!

Ladd definitely kicks off with some mystery and intrigue (I mean if a dashing young fellow showed up in the wee hours of the morning beat up on my doorstep, I’d be a little curious too. Not something that happens all the time in central Texas). After reading t
Dec 24, 2013 Tammy rated it really liked it
Oh!My! This is a great read! Funny, poignant and romantic . . . reminds of a Jane Austen story.
Patience feels that she already a spinster at the ripe young age of 25! But her name fits her well for she is a kind and patient lady.
Now William Sterling, a bachelor, seemingly with a penchant for making wrong decisions especially financial mistakes must make a decision that could bring him out of his financial depression but there's a slight problem that involves the property of the land connected
Ruth Hill
Feb 06, 2014 Ruth Hill rated it it was amazing
This book was quite a pleasant surprise for me. As I commenced my reading, I was pretty sure this would be a mediocre book at best. There was nothing too remarkable, and I believed this would be the typical historical Christian romance.

However, as the story went along, the author threw in some clever elements that endeared me to the characters and the story. I honestly was not certain how things would end. I enjoyed the love story between Patience and William, and although I had not read the fir
Apr 23, 2014 Kristine rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, love-story, e-book
Now that's more like it (compared to the last regency romance I read), this was good.

I need to catch up on reading and reviewing some books for net galley, but decided I had to redeem that last book. I don't know what it is about regency romances, probably the fact that being alone with a guy is scandalous or something, but it helps remind us old married ladies that our husband's care, concern, and forearms are remarkable. (Don't ask... I'm in this stage where rolled up sleeves of his white shi
I liked it!

Patience and William were so cute together though I wish they'd spend more time together.

The story's pretty much what was expected plus more. I liked the Ewan angle though I wish he'd been fleshed out more. And poor Cassandra, she was forgotten pretty quickly. A quick mention (maybe a letter by her) during the epilogue would've been nice.
Kellyn Roth
2.5 stars. Amazing concept ... wasn't well-written and was waaay too fast-paced. Review coming soon!
Barbara Shelton
Jan 04, 2014 Barbara Shelton rated it it was amazing
If I had been shopping in a bookstore, the beautiful enticing cover of The Headmistress of Rosemere would have caught my eye and my hand would have reached for it quickly with curiosity. Sarah E. Ladd caught my attention immediately with the vivid description of darkness and danger in the night. William Sterling sensed he was being followed. He was, and what happened from there lead the reader to the Rosemere School for Girls where we meet Patience Creighton before dawn, coming unexpectedly face ...more
Aug 09, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Age Appropriate For: 15 and up for romance, mild violence, and some situations
Best for Ages: 15 and up

After having had the privilege of Sarah Ladd’s début The Heiress of Winterwood: I was even more excited to see what the second book in the series would be about. I have to say that I thought The Headmistress of Rosemere was even better than Sarah Ladd’s first book.

This story was far deeper than I first thought it was going to be. I really thought I had it all figured out toward the beginning and
Dec 16, 2013 Hannah rated it really liked it
So...I think Sarah Ladd did better on characterization on this one than the first, because I can already tell that this cast of characters is going to be easy to remember. It was a good story, and definitely has me on the list for buying her next.

The writing style at first had a number of bumps that pulled me out of the story. The biggest of these was the use of the word compress; it in this sense should be a dressing for a wound, yet in the story was repeatedly used to refer to a cloth used to
Oct 16, 2013 Leah rated it really liked it
A very pleasant read!

I enjoyed The Heiress of Winterwood very much. I was excited to read more from this author and I am happy to say that I enjoyed The Headmistress of Rosemere just as much as the first book in the Whispers on the Moors series.

At 25, Patience Creighton considers herself a spinster. After her father passed away, her brother abandoned her and her mother, leaving Patience to be the headmistress of Rosemere at the school for girl’s her father started.
One night, the landlord of Ros
Jennifer Smith
Dec 30, 2013 Jennifer Smith rated it really liked it
This was certainly a case where a book could be judged by its attractive cover. I loved how the story started strong and only got better. The plot thickened unexpectedly several times, and by the end of the 300+ beautifully-written pages, all loose ends were neatly tied.

One thing I found impressive was the expert crafting of the moorland setting. I’m not a fan of a lot of description, so by this I don’t mean that whole paragraphs were devoted to detailing the landscape. Instead, the biting wind,
Karen Martin
May 04, 2015 Karen Martin rated it it was amazing
This story was definitely an interesting continuation of the Whispers on the Moors series. The very first chapter is filled with danger and suspense, giving the book a tone that’s carried throughout the storyline. I love how it’s both similar and different than the first book in this series. It has more of an overlaying suspense and anxiety rather than an out-right dangerous situation to be fixed. And the characters are very well written. I love the focus on William. He’s a bit of an annoyance i ...more
Jan 20, 2014 Marianne rated it it was amazing
Those readers who have ever felt like their hard work has been slighted, not taken seriously or even ignored, will relate well with Patience, the acting headmistress of Rosemere. And having a novel start with the hero being followed is a sure way of creating suspense. Sarah Ladd's novel tugged at my emotions from the very first line and kept me turning pages until the very end.
While reading this novel, I felt I was in the school, enjoying the many antics, frustrations and exuberance of the youn
Nov 18, 2013 Dawn rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I loved this writing. I wish there were more books written like this one... The Headmistress of Rosemere so enraptured my attention with such a perfectly unfolded character-driven plot.

Technically, I read this book a bit slower than I usually read a book that I'm enjoying, but that was because I didn't want it to end. Reading books like this is more an escape for me than many others tend to be. As a writer/author myself, it's difficult to enjoy books often without critiquing
Maureen Timerman
Jan 15, 2014 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I really enjoyed reading this book, and wanted more at the end. Having read the first book, I knew of Williams problems. William has been living a descending life toward Hell. We now find him having to start paying for his sins, and wonder if he will still be alive by the end of the book?
A tenant on Williams property is The Rosemere School, and since the death of her father, Patience has been Headmistress of the school. She has been trying to find her brother Rawdon, my opinion of him was not go
Jan 21, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Running her father's boarding school was something Patience Creighton never thought she would do. But, after his death, the rest of the family "checked out," leaving her to make it work. Can Patience rally the staff and students to save the school? What will happen when she finds out that her family doesn't own the school or the land; that it is leased?

Patience loved her family, but after her father died, her brother took off and her mother became deeply depressed. Rosemere needs a leader and P
Regina Jennings
Dec 30, 2013 Regina Jennings rated it it was amazing
Patience Creighton is just who every English school girl would want for a headmistress. She's kind, considerate and loves her young charges. Managing the girls' school that her father founded seems to be her life's calling, but Patience is restless. Since her father's death she's shouldered her family's burdens - absent brother, depressed mother, and the never-ceasing demands of a score of girls. Will her daily sacrifices keep her isolated at Rosemere?

William Sterling is in trouble. He's not pro
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