The Governess Of Highland Hall
Edwardian Brides book 1
by Carrie Turansky
-From the back cover-
Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India
and the halls of a magnificent country estate
like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when governess is neither upstairs
family nor downstairs help?
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as a governess, she quickly finds that teaching four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey.
Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolph's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith.
While both are tending wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families – common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia's steadfast heart over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall's future?
This Book earned a 4 Bark rating.
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In some ways this is the typical story of governess and master falling in love but Carrie Turansky weaves such a good story, adding such varied characters and situations that the reader hardly notices.
Julia is the epitome of a good Christian and daughter. She is understanding, patient, wise, gentle, and relies thoroughly on God. But she isn't perfect, she also has an honest streak that causes her to speak her mind and those words can get her in trouble sometimes.
William feels his responsibility keenly. He has his own two children as well as his two nieces and an adult sister to care for on an inherited estate that is in financial trouble. With annoying relatives, the hurt in his past, the uncertainty of the future, he is often impatient and brusque.
Julia has what William needs, God and love. Can the two work things out in a time and place that a romance between them is nearly impossible?
The Governess Of Highland Hall hearkens back to a time gone by and is such a pleasant and enjoyable read. I found myself coming back to read even when I had things that needed doing. I will definitely be looking forward to more books by this author!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives The Governess Of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky a 4 Bark rating.
Note: I received and read an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of this book.
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