In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancé has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better life is to do the unthinkable and run away to Fellsworth, where her estranged uncle serves as the school’s superintendent. Upon arrival, Annabelle learns that she must shed her life of high society and work for her wages for the first time in her life.
Owen Locke is unswerving in his commitments. As a widower and father, he is fiercely protective of his only daughter. As an industrious gamekeeper, he is intent on keeping poachers at bay even though his ambition has always been to purchase land he can call his own. When a chance encounter introduces him to Annabelle Thorley, his steady life is shaken. For the first time since his wife’s death, Owen begins to consider a second chance at love.
As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces threaten the peace they thought they’d found. Poachers, mysterious strangers, and murderers converge at Fellsworth, forcing Annabelle and Owen to a test of fortitude and bravery to stop the shadow of the past from ruining their hopes for the future.
A Stranger at Fellsworth is the third book in Sarah E. Ladd's Treasures of Surrey Series. The historical setting was well described and the story itself full of action, mystery, second chances and of course, a budding romance!
This story was a fairly quick read, very and the perfect start to start my Summer romance reading. I enjoyed this wonderful book and highly recommend it for those who love faith based historical romance novels!
I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing, Ms. Ladd and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.