What was your favorite book as a child?
Any book in the Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard. In fact, I STILL love the Mandie books! I remember how excited I used to get to go to the bookstore and see the covers for the new books as they came out.
What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Even to this day, if I need a little inspiration, I flip open my worn copy of Jane Eyre and read a page or two.
What was the last book you read, just for fun?
I just started reading Laura Frantz’s Love Awakening—so far, it is great! I am a huge fan of Laura’s past novels. Her writing has such a beautiful, haunting quality to it; I know I will be sad to see this one end.
What upcoming release are you most looking forward to?
Julie Klassen’s The Dancing Master. I have been a fan of Julie’s for a long time, and I am in awe of her ability to bring the Regency period to life. I am counting down the days until my copy arrives!
About Sarah Ladd
Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. “The Heiress of Winterwood” was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever. Find out more about Sarah at her website or via Facebook and Twitter.
About The Headmistress of Rosemere
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she invests herself in teaching at her father’s school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to make the school successful.
Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin’s edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of property — including the land where Rosemere School is located — but possesses little money to manage its upkeep. When debtors start calling, he is desperate to find a new source of income, even if it means sacrificing Rosemere.
When a fire threatens the school grounds, William must decide to what lengths he is willing to go to protect his birthright. And when Patience’s brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience suddenly finds herself unsure of her calling. After a surprising truth about William’s past is brought to light, both William and Patience will have to seek God’s plans for their lives—and their hearts.
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