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Summary

In Regency England, one letter will alter a young woman’s fate when it summons her to Briarton Park—an ancient estate that holds the secrets of her past and the keys to her future.

Cassandra Hale grew up knowing little about her parentage, and she had made peace with the fact that she never would. But her world shifts when a shocking deathbed confession reveals a two-year-old letter from Mr. Clark, the master of Briarton Park, with hints to her family’s identity. Stung by betrayal, Cassandra travels to the village of Anston only to learn Mr. Clark has since passed away.

James Warrington is a widower and the new master of Briarton Park, where he lives with his two young daughters, his sister, and his mother-in-law. When Cassandra appears at his doorstep with a letter from the previous owner and then proceeds to assist his family in an unexpected way, he is honor bound to help uncover the answers she seeks.

The more time Cassandra spends in Anston, the more she begins to suspect not everything—or everyone—is as they seem. As details emerge, the danger surrounding her intensifies. Using wit and intuition, she must navigate the treacherous landscapes between truth and rumor and between loyalty and deception if she is to uncover the realities of her past and find the place her heart can finally call home.

Sarah Ladd’s latest Regency romance, first in the new Houses of Yorkshire series, combines mystery and intrigue with the best of historical storytelling.

Praise for The Letter from Briarton Park:

“The swoon-worthy romance of Jane Austen meets the suspense of Charlotte Bronte in Sarah Ladd's enthralling The Letter from Briarton Park. As Cassandra navigates the mystery of her own life, it is absolutely clear that family—either of blood or heart—are where she, and we, ultimately find our home.” —Joy Callaway, international bestselling author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society and The Greenbrier Resort

  • Sweet Regency romance with mystery elements
  • The first book in the Houses of Yorkshire series, but can be listened to in any order
  • Book length: approximately 91,000 words
©2022 Sarah E. Ladd (P)2022 Thomas Nelson

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  • Patiotoole
  • 08-03-22

Intriguing, mysterious, and romantic

I’ve yet to read a book by Sarah E. Ladd that was not incredible. The characters were so well drawn and the atmosphere was thoroughly developed. This was an intriguing story with so much depth. So many intriguing characters, both good and bad. A mystery that was indecipherable till very near the end. Cassandra and James were both lovely characters, each strengthened by previous losses and trials. I also thoroughly enjoyed both Rachel and Betsy! I should also indicate that the audible narration was extremely well done. This was easily a five star book for me.

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  • Stephanie Tate
  • 06-04-22

Great Book-I love Sarah Ladd

I love books by Sarah e Ladd. She writes such beautiful stories. I love that her romance books have more story-line and depth than just the love story. She adds so much depth to her characters as they interact to solve a problem. This book is one of her best. The narrator is also amazing.

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  • luv_my_hubby
  • 10-03-22

Great story & Excellent Narrator!

I had a hard time turning off the audiobook. Loved the story & the narrator really brought the characters to life!

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  • clp
  • 08-03-22

so-so

I can't put my finger on why I couldn't enjoy this one as much as the others I've listened to by Ms. Ladd. For one thing, I felt very little chemistry between the lead characters. They really didn't spend much time together and then "poof" they were in love. The "who done it" was pretty good, though. I love a mystery thrown into the mix. Betsy was my favorite of the characters. Ms. Mason did a good job, although I always have to reduce the speed a bit when she's the narrator.

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  • LaRoo
  • 10-05-22

Romance Murder Mystery

This is mostly a coming of age romance with a murder mystery taking over the plot line the last few chapters. Overall a pleasant story but I didn’t become attached to the characters perhaps it would suit a younger listener.