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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (Whispers on the Moors #3)

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Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.

Darbury, England, 1819

Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace. But soon after becoming a lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with
Paperback, 343 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Thomas Nelson (first published October 1st 2014)
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Sometimes, simple is overlooked and its beauty is lost among all the drama in life. I loved the simplicity and charm of this book. The regency details, the dancing, the dresses, the rose gardens, companion's to ladies, luxurious estates and charming cottages were all a pleasure to read. The gentle theme was also refreshing. It was about how we often live in shame, fear, anger and loneliness, when we hold on to sins or guilt, but if we ask for forgiveness, we can experience joy and freedom in our ...more
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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About this book:

“Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light.
Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about he
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
"I think everyone has secrets, sir, and a right to their own thoughts. It is human nature, I think." .. . . .. . . "Some secrets are like a noose. The more you resist, the more they strangle you." Secrets. Cecily Faire and Nathaniel Stanton both have them; the question is, will exposure become a gateway to freedom or a dark, dank prison of regret?

Beautiful Cecily Faire has been subject to cruel treatment from her father, banishment from her home and beloved sister, separation from her heart's yo
Carole Jarvis
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

I'm always excited to discover Regency romances in Christian fiction, as I've been a fan of this genre from the time I discovered Georgette Heyer, and I have to say that Sarah's knowledge and love for this era shines through in her writing. While I enjoyed the first book, The Heiress of Winterwood, the series got even better with each book. I'm not sure why this third book, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, was my favorite, because the setting
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A Lady At Willowgrove Hall is the third and, I think, final book in Sarah E. Ladd's Whispers on the Moors series. I've really enjoyed these books!

This book had an intriguing beginning and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the story progressed. I felt for both of the main characters, Nathaniel and Cecily, and Mrs. Trent. They all had to deal with painful things and I couldn't help bu
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was sweet and very enjoyable. I have enjoyed Ladd's books from the very first one. I cannot wait to read more.
Annie Hogle
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing as always!!!
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, christian
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall was a pretty interesting novel. So many secrets! The narrator tells us readers a few of them at the beginning to show how those secrets influence the people who keep them and the people around them. It is difficult to keep up any kind of close relationship when you are holding things back, especially when the other person has shared all their secrets. And then there is the bitterness that comes from not forgiving the people who are involved in those secrets. There were ...more
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm all a twitter over yet another captivating Regency novel by this author. Honestly, open book and fall through time. The temptation to curtsy when greeting my boss was nearly impossible to resist. And I had the strongest urge to ring for the maid to help me dress in the morning. Such a disappointment when she didn't make an appearance. Luckily Ladd's exceptional writing enabled me to live Regency through the eyes of Cecily.

What an enthralling story. From the historical details to the compel
Jul 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Let's start with the cover of this book, shall we? Isn't it beautiful? I would totally pick this up in the library if I saw it. I don't know who comes up with Sarah E. Ladd's covers, but they are all beautiful and well done.

This is the third book of the Whispers on the Moor's series, but it doesn't need to be read with the other two to make sense of things. Actually having read the other two books (and in order, totally unusual for me :) This was probably my second favorite. Her first book The H
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Whispers and Secrets!

Once again author Sarah Ladd has written an intriguing, regency era novel set amongst the dark moors -- with its hushed whispers and long buried secrets. Ms. Ladd has done an incredible job with her descriptive imagery of the mysterious beauty of the moors and of Willowgrove Hall, where our heroine, Cecily, is employed as a lady's companion. Cecily and Nathaniel, the steward of Willowgrove Hall, have secrets that have kept their lives in chains...and guilt that others have i
Another book I've missed rating. Goodness, I'm getting bad at keeping up with my reading habits!

I bought a copy of this as soon as I could. It's the best of the series, and made me eager to read more of her books (and Curiosity Keeper is definitely worth the wait!) some point, I intend to reread the entire series from front to end!
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Love her books!
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book is part of a series, but is a stand alone.

I loved that the book dealt with flawed characters who are trying to do their best with the lives and the decisions that have been forced upon them. The book deals with forgiveness, not only of others, but of oneself. It is about letting go of the past and moving to the future.

I really enjoyed the characters. They all have secrets, some become bitter and some become stronger because of the secrets. This is a really good Christian themed romance
Kate (The Shelf Life)
Sarah Ladd has a passion for regency. Her research and attention to detail really shine through in her novels. I've kind of skipped around on her novels. I read her first book last month, now I've read her third....her second novel is waiting for me as we speak. I have to say, her debut came off beautifully and her third shines! I can't wait to go back and read her second novel.

This was an interesting novel. As the reader, we got to find out the secrets of the characters, Nathanial and Cecily an
Rachelle Cobb
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a beautiful conclusion to Sarah Ladd's Whispers on the Moors series. Regency romances are definitely Sarah's forte. She combines a rich and authentic setting with emotional tension that whisked me away into Cecily's life right away.

Secrets are a theme of this novel, and who can't relate to having a secret tear a relationship or life apart (or at least witnessing such)? I think that's why Cecily earned my vote of confidence right away. I really wanted to see her overcome the circumstances wh
Julie Carpenter
This is the second book of Sarah Ladd's that I have read and let me say I was not disappointed!

The Regency period has to be one of my absolute favorites and this author does a fantastic job writing about that time period.

Cecily Faire is disowned by her father for trying to sneak away in the night to marry the wealthy son and heir of her father's employer. She is left at Rosemeer (the school for girls from book 2 of this series) without any connection with her twin sister.

5 years later she is g
Hallie Szott
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

I have not read either of the previous novels in Sarah E. Ladd’s Whispers on the Moors series, but in no way did that hinder my enjoyment of reading A Lady at Willowgrove Hall. (In fact, now I can’t wait to pick up The Heiress of Winterwood and The Headmistress of Rosemere.) I love a good Regency-era novel and this new one by Ladd is certainly a fantastic one. Within well-detailed scenery and situations, both Cecily Faire and Nathaniel Stanton come to l

Exceptional conclusion to the Whispers on the Moors series of historical suspense by this talented author. From the intensity of the opening scene of Cecily Faire's anticipated midnight ride to Scotland and forthcoming marriage, to the desperate search for her missing sister, I have been entranced with this story. Romance and well guarded secrets provide a heady combination in plot development. Depth of character personalization, intrigue, and historical details all captured both interest and em
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think out of the series, this book might be my favorite. I'm not sure why or if it really is any "better" than the previous books; I might have just been in the right frame of mind to read this one. I did like the characters, especially Cecily, and I think she is probably my favorite heroine in this series. Also, I'm not a really big "mushy romance" kind of person, so I liked that while there was definitely interest between the two characters, it never got too out of hand and was very restrain ...more
Michelle Griep
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Secrets. Intrigue. A dashing hero and a heroine you root for. All these add up for one fantastic Regency read in book 3 of the Whispers on the Moors series. Don't worry if you haven't read the first two books. This story does just fine as a stand-alone as well.

Cecily Faire starts out as a head-strong young girl about to run away with her beau. Bad idea, especially since her father catches them. The story ten fast-forwards to Cecily all grown up and much more tame. She's sent to become a lady's c
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is about a girl named Cecily Faire who tried to run away one night when she is 16, but gets caught by her father. Her father then takes her to Rosemere, a school for girls, and separates her from her twin sister, Leah. Five years later Cecily is working as a teacher at Rosemere and has been trying to find her sister, but she has no idea where she is because after her father left her at the school he moved away and took Leah with him. One day the Headmistress at Rosemer ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3.75 stars. I enjoyed this book a lot better than the other 2 in the series, mostly because it didn't have some ridiculous adventure plot at the end.
Sarah Ladd gets better with every book! I loved this story and the characters!

Suggested Age:14+ Genre:Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction

Holy moly! This series just keeps getting better! I literally sat up until 4:30 a.m. just to see how this concluded and then I walked around like a zombie all day—it was well worth it! This author has a way with words that just pulls me into the story. I just can’t get enough of these characters!

There’s a bit of edge to these stories but of course, so tastefully done that no one could complain. In full disclosure, there’s mention of
England, 1814
Main characters
Cecily, Lady's Companion to Mrs. Trent
Nathaniel, Steward of Willowgrove
Mrs. Trent, owner of Willowgrove
Andrew, Mrs. Trent's nephew
Rebecca, Nathaniel's sister, and good friend to Cecily

They are a cloak, a barrier insulating you from judgment.
They are a jail sentence.
They are a slave master.
They are chains, keeping you from true self-expression
They are a burden you must bear either to protect yourself or others.

This is the life Cecily and Nathaniel have both end
Mackenzie Carol
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is the third book in Sarah E. Ladd’s Whispers on the Moors series, coming after The Heiress of Winterwood and The Headmistress of Rosemere. Although I haven’t yet gotten the chance to read The Heiress of Winterwood, I read The Headmistress of Rosemere a little less than a year ago, and absolutely loved it. That novel made me a huge fan of Sarah’s, and this book just reinforced that decision. Honestly, I may have liked this book a little bit better than the second one, ...more
(Jen) The Artist Librarian
I first heard about Sarah E. Ladd through the blogosphere when her debut novel, The Heiress of Winterwood, was released. The striking cover design and the sumptuous title caught my eye and immediately piqued my interest. However, I never got the chance to read any of her books until now. A Lady at Willowgrove Hall’s intriguing story of hidden secrets did not let me down!

Cecily Faire of Roesemere School for Young Ladies is thrust into the position of lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall. Believe
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenges
I enjoyed this third book in the Whispers on the Moors Series. Ms. Ladd did an excellent job as usual.

Cecily Fair made some bad decisions & has been through a lot. Now she has a chance at a good job as companion to the elderly Mrs. Trent. But someone from her past is also at Willowgrove Hall. She is fearful that if her past mistakes come to light that she will lose her position. Nathaniel, the steward, has his own secret & fears people learning about it. Forgiveness for self & for o
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light.

Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about her past.

As the steward of Willowgrove Hall, Nathaniel Stanton is dedicated to serving those around him. Nothing escapes his notice—including the beautiful new lady’s companion. He is certain the lovely Miss Faire is hi
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“But what Cecily did not say was how at home the girl made her feel. Talking with children was easy. Talking with adults, not to mention a handsome man, was another thing entirely.” 5 likes
“The realization was becoming clearer: How could she expect others to trust her with the intricacies of their lives if she was not not willing to reveal hers?” 4 likes
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