By Sarah E. Ladd
Isabel Creston by no means dared to dream that love might be hers. Now, on the fringe of a wooded area full of darkish secrets and techniques, she faces a fateful selection among love and duty.
For so long as she will be able to keep in mind, attractive and free-spirited Isabel has strained opposed to the principles and tension of the Fellsworth tuition within the rolling English geographical region. not a pupil, Isabel set her points of interest on a gradual position as a instructor on the institution, a secure but stifling institution that will allow her to deal with her more youthful sister Lizzie, who used to be left in her care after her father's death.
The unforeseen arrival of a stranger with information of unknown family members turns Isabel's small, predictable international the wrong way up, sweeping her and her younger cost right into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.
At her new family's invitation, Isabel and Lizzie relocate to Emberwilde, a sprawling property adjoining to an unlimited, mysterious wooden rife with rumors and ominous folklore—along with whispers of whatever way more sinister. maybe even extra startling, good-looking males start pursuing Isabel, forcing her to profit the fragile dance among charm, the difficult principles of courtship, and the hopes of her heart.
At Emberwilde Isabel will observe that the most important to unlocking the secret of her earlier can also open the door to her destiny and safeguard. yet first she needs to locate it—in the depths of Emberwilde woodland.
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Dawn at Emberwilde (Treasures of Surrey Series, Book 2) by Sarah E. Ladd