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Dawn at Emberwilde

Narrated by: Jude Mason
Series: Treasures of Surrey, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

In Regency England, Isabel will discover that the key to unlocking the mystery of her past may also open the door to romance. But first she must find it—in the depths of Emberwilde Forest.

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death.

The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

At her new family’s invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling estate adjacent to a vast, mysterious wood rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of something far more sinister. Perhaps even more startling, two handsome men begin pursuing Isabel, forcing her to learn the delicate dance between attraction, the intricate rules of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.

Isabel never dared to dream that love could be hers. Now, at the edge of a forest filled with dark secrets, she faces a fateful choice between love and duty.

©2016 Sarah E. Ladd (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Good clean Regency story

What made the experience of listening to Dawn at Emberwilde the most enjoyable?

I liked the narrator. Not too monotone, or too American!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dawn at Emberwilde?

It reminded me of some of the previou titles by this author which I very much liked.

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  • Cam
  • 18-03-18

A lovely and innocent romance

It is so refreshing to read a romance and have it be so lovely and without any gratuitous sex scenes. And likable main characters and even the villains were not 100% bad. I very much enjoyed reading this book

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  • Amazon Buyer
  • 21-10-16

Sarah Ladd Never Disappoints!

Thoroughly loved this book as I have all of Sarah Ladd's books. She's one of my favorite authors. I actually looked forward to traffic so I could see what happened next. :)

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  • Lisa Voutaz
  • 15-10-16

Absolutely captivating!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The characters were very relatable, and the storyline was so fun to listen to and to follow. I already recommended the book to my sister who is an avid reader, and I'm positive she'll enjoy it as well.

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  • Anna S.
  • 14-02-18

kinda slow

the story line was intriguing, but the book was a little to slow for me.

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  • Bobbi Lovelady
  • 03-04-17

Great story. Clean and captivating.

It is a good story with romance and drama that keeps your attention. A classic heroine tale of good vs. evil.

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  • nola77
  • 24-07-20

Great mix of adventure and romance

(Note: Audible version) Many historical romance novels rely on the tried and true, met at a ball, fell in love, something happens to prevent true love from running its course, The End everyone is happy. But I find that "Dawn at Emberwilde" has much more going for it. There is a subplot to the subtle romance which is historically accurate. I find the narrator of this book to have a very pleasant voice, she does the characters well without slipping into trite vocalizations. I hope to read more by Sarah E. Ladd.

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  • Peggy Freeman
  • 01-06-19

Good Read

The plight of orphaned women in the past centuries offers excellent plot twist. Knowing so many similar situations truly happened, I enjoyed the book. However, I hate for the author to reveal to sinister villains too soon and so transparent. I love to deduct the villain myself. Sarah Ladd’s heroine and Hero engage the reader with warmth. The one villain was just too irritating. The other realistic for the time period.

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  • jp
  • 26-04-19

wonderful book

I really enjoyed this book . & I will be reading more from this author ,

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  • Candace
  • 10-12-18

Sweet and easy read

This book was read during a well needed respite from more intense novels. I found it to be delightfully sweet with mysterious intrigues that kept my actively listening and trying to determine who to trust in the book. My only complaint is that the end of the book seems fall flat and does not really feel like a true ending due to its lack of details and emotional distance. The book is still excellent I just hoped for a more in the ending. Recommend!

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  • Knitty29
  • 15-01-18

Wonderful story

Sweet story of love in the face of hardships. Kind but strong heroine. Would recommend highly.