First Line Friday (#4) – The Heiress of Winterwood



Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! For the first February FLF, I have selected a novel with a setting in Regency England.

This week’s book selection is The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd.




Darbury, England

February 1814

Katherine was going to die. And Amelia could do nothing to prevent it.

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About The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors #1)



Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She’ll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham Sterling, a sea captain she’s never met.

Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.

Amelia’s detailed plans would normally see her through any trial, but now, desperate and shaken, she examines her soul and must face her pride.

Graham’s strength and self-control have served him well and earned him much respect, but chasing perfection has kept him a prisoner of his own discipline.

Both must learn to accept God’s sovereignty and relinquish control so they can grasp the future He has planned for them.



What are you reading? Share your first line in the comments below. Don’t forget to visit Hoarding Books to see what other book bloggers are sharing.


  1. My first line is from The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietze
    “ Forgive my cryptic invitation to lunch, Miss Bracey, but I dared not go into detail on the chance your post was intercepted.”
    Happy reading this weekend!


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