Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dawn at Emberwilde

Dawn at Emberwilde is the second book in Sarah E. Ladd's The Treasures of Surrey series. I haven't had the opportunity to read the first one yet, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It can be read as a stand alone book. Although, I plan on reading the first one since I enjoyed this one so much!

Isabel Creston is no stranger to heartbreak and hard work. Having lost her mother at a young age, then her father and step mother, she's left alone to care for her half-sister, Lizzie. She adores and loves Lizzy along with her home at Fellsworth School. She longs for a family and a place of her own, but that doesn't seem possible for a woman of her station. Fellsworth has trained her to make it on her own and she is hoping that a teaching or governess position opens up soon so she can support herself and Lizzie. Imagine her suprise when she's called into the superintendent's office-expecting to be offered a governness position, but what she gets is a whole lot more.

Isabel has a family! Not just any family, but a rich and well to do family who owns the Emberwild estate. Her long lost aunt has finally found Isabel and wants her to come at once and allow them to take care of her. She had no clue she had any family, but it must be a good thing right? A family to love and take care of her, but are things as they seem? What about Lizzie? She can't just leave her sister alone at Fellsworth School.

Dawn at Emberwilde is a lovely and enchanting tale that will keep you guessing until the end. Every family has secrets of course, but Isabel's family seems to have more than their fair share. Why does her aunt seem to insist that she keep company with Mr. Bradford? Are the tales of gypsies and ghosts in the Emberwilde forest true? Common sense says no, but then why does Mr. Galloway seem so interested in them?

I fell in love with Dawn at Emberwilde. The author does an amzing job of describing the estates as well as the characters. I could so vividly picture each scene  in my mind as I was reading. She alludes to some of the mysteries at Emberwilde, but you will remain guessing until the end. All in all, it's a fantastic read and I hope you will give Dawn at Emberwilde a try along with the reast of the Treasures of Sulley series.

You can grab a copy here:Dawn at Emberwilde

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