The Headmistress of Rosemere

Whispers on the Moors Series

The Headmistress of Rosemere

Darbury, England – 1816
Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago—if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.

Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father’s school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father’s dream alive.

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 land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.

When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God’s purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law’s matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore’s legacy.


“This book has it all: shining prose, heart-wrenching emotion,vivid and engaging characters, a well-paced plot and a sigh-worthy happy ending that might cause some readers to reach for the tissue box. In only her second novel, Ladd has established herself as Regency writing royalty.”

— Romantic Times

“Sarah Ladd has written a story sure to warm your heart even on the coldest day.”

– Laurie Alice Eakes, Author of A Reluctant Courtship

“Readers will cheer for the determined heroine and the flawed hero in this engaging story of redemption, set in the lush English countryside. Sarah E. Ladd is quickly establishing herself as a rising star in Regency romance.”

— Dorothy Love, author of Carolina Gold

“A cad who longs to change his ways… a spinster yearning for love… a wild racehorse, a suspicious fire, an orphan of uncertain origin, a family torn by duty and debt—they’re all here in Ladd’s sophomore novel (after the Genesis Award–winning The Heiress of Winterwood).”

– Publisher’s Weekly