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    Second book in Treasures of Surrey series!

    Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd is the second book in the Treasures of Surrey series. Isabel Creston is twenty-years-old and a junior teacher at the Fellsworth School. Isabel has been at the Fellsworth School since she was seven years old (after her mother died). Two years ago, Isabel’s step-sister, Lizzie arrived after their father passed away (the step-mother did not want Isabel around). Isabel is now Lizzie’s guardian. Isabel is called into Mr. Langsby’s office (the school superintendent) to meet Mr. Edmund Bradford. Mr. Bradford is at the school on behalf of Margaret Ellison, Isabel’s aunt (on her mother’s side). They wish to open their home to Isabel (under any conditions which is good news for Lizzie). Isabel does not really wish to leave the Fellsworth School. It may not be ideal, but it is all she knows. Unfortunately, Mr. Langsby does not give her a choice. If Isabel does not accept her aunt’s offer, she will be thrown out (along with Lizzie). So off they go to Emberwilde (the Ellison estate). This presents new opportunities for Isabel. She can now marry and have a family of her own. Her Aunt Margaret is not thrilled with Lizzie’s arrival (too bad). Aunt Margaret immediately orders new dresses for the two of them and starts organizing Isabel’s entrance to society. Aunt Margaret particularly praises Mr. Bradford and his work with the foundling home in Northrop. Colin Galloway is the local magistrate for Northrup. He owns Darbenton Court (a nearby estate) and is also a lawyer. Colin is a friend of Charles Ellison (Margaret’s husband). Margaret cannot stand having him around. She feels that Colin lead Freddie (their son) to his death (died during the war). Margaret makes sure to criticize Isabel whenever she talks or looks at Colin (odd behavior from Aunt Margaret). Colin is busy investigating smuggling going on in Emberwilde Forest. Smuggling has been a serious problem lately and Colin is determined to catch the culprits. Aunt Margaret keeps pushing Mr. Bradford encouraging his interest until he proposes. But, Isabel does not trust Mr. Bradford. What happens when Isabel turns down Mr. Bradford? Why is Aunt Margaret determined to wed Isabel off to him? Who is behind the smuggling? You will have to read Dawn at Emberwilde to find out. Dawn at Emberwilde is a lovely, Christian romance novel. I liked the characters and the setting. There seemed to be a lack of chemistry (between Colin and Isabel) for the romance portion of the book (you could tell they liked each other, but that was about it). I enjoyed the two mysteries (I cannot help that I love puzzles), but they were simple and easy to figure out (good addition to the story though). It is an easy book to read (and well written) and can be finished in a few hours. The pace is a wee bit slow (for the first 200 or so pages) and it was hard to get into this story. This is one of those books that I read and liked, but I was never fully drawn into the novel. I give Dawn at Emberwilde 4 out of 5 stars. Dawn at Emberwilde has a sweet ending (things happen quickly at the end of the book) that will make you smile (who doesn’t love a happy ending even if it is predictable). I will be reading more of Sarah E. Ladd’s books in the future. I received a complimentary copy of Dawn at Emberwilde from NetGalley, BookLook Bloggers, and the author in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
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    Dawn at Emberwilde

    I loves this story, it has everything you could wish for in a period tale. The characters are believable even to the villians who were an important part of the plot, but were never allowed to become so sinister that it spoiled the book for me. I enjoyed reading about the dresses that were worn, and about the lifestyle. Thankyou Sarah for all the work you put into this book.
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    Dawn at Emberwilde

    Dawn at Emberwilde is the second book in Sarah E. Ladd’s Treasures of Surrey series, coming after The Curiosity Keeper. I read The Curiosity Keeper when it first released back in July of last year, and I really enjoyed it, so I was extremely excited for this book to finally release. What I didn’t know, however, was that I would love it quite this much! I mean, I’m definitely a pretty big fan of Sarah’s, but I haven’t read a single one of her books that I have loved near as much as this one! This book sucked me in from the very beginning, with all the secrets and mystery and intrigue, and next thing I knew I was finishing the book and completely in love with both Isabel and Colin, and their story. There were so many unexpected twists and turns that completely engrossed me in every aspect of the story, but I can’t believe it had to come to an end! I just hope Sarah’s planning on writing another novel in this series! Isabel Creston is such a wonderful character. I love how free-spirited she is; even though her aunt tried to turn her into the perfect society lady, and Isabel tried to please her aunt as a small way to repay her for all of her generosity, her aunt could not turn her into something that she was not, and I loved that about Isabel. I loved how she stayed true to herself, and didn’t let all of the money and nice things turn her into a shallow, selfish, vain women like so many other ladies of society. And her curiosity just about matched my own: not too curious in every situation but just curious enough to get her into trouble. Now, her interactions with the two men who pursue her can only be observed separately. Though she behaved almost exactly the same with each one of them, only one actually deserved her attentions, as it is highly possible the other one is a complete fraud (It could be that this is my stance on the two of them because I fell in love with one immediately and therefore didn’t want the other to ever have a place in Isabel’s heart, but no matter. You’ll find out the intricacies of the story once you read it). All in all, I really loved this book, and I’m so glad I own this copy of it so that I can read it again and again whenever I want. I cannot imagine giving this novel anything but all five bookshelves, and a permanent place on my all-time favorites list. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves good historical fiction, and I know it is highly likely that I will be lending this novel to my best friend sometime in the near future. I received a copy of this book through the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for only my honest review.
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    Highly recommended

    This was a delightful read filled with enough suspense and yet I particularly like the 'old world charm' that radiates from the writer's pen.
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