Sarah Ladd in her debut title, The Heiress of Winterwood exceeds expectations. I’ve always been one that enjoys stories in the regency era and this one does not disappoint. As a reader, my favorite genre of books is historical fiction because it enables me to engage with a story that might have happened in the past. What I enjoyed most about this story was the unconventional methods to which Amelia was willing to go for her child. While she may not be the blood mother, it proves that family is not driven by blood but by feelings.
For individuals that are interested in historical fiction, especially one that is based in the regency area, this will be a book that you enjoy. Amelia is a strong heroine and is willing to buck tradition. Regency Era England was a time where you could not step out of line without severe repercussions, most notably being shunned by the ton. I like that this novel shows how love and loyalty matter more than public perception as well as what is ‘proper.’ It is for this reason that I give The Heiress of Winterwood 4/5 stars for being a story that gripped me from beginning to end as well as a relaxing diversion I look forward to more books from Sarah Ladd, I do believe she has a bright future.
I received this book for free from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.