A Refuge At Highland Hall
Edwardian Brides book 3
by Carrie Turansky
The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France.
Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.
Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war.
As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout form those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?
This Book received a 3.5 Bark rating.
Romance abounds in the conclusion to Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Brides series. Old friends make their appearances, new love grows, and Highland Hall becomes a refuge for many as England faces dark days.
This series has been a delightful trip to days gone by. Days that one would think were simpler but are actually quite similar to today. We still face the same fears, concerns, and struggles.
A Refuge At Highland Hall takes place over several years covering most of WWI and the moments of excitement and danger are the perfect juxtaposition to the pastoral scenes of the English countryside. I will say that one of my absolute favorite characters was a boy named Donald. He's a bit of a scapegrace but he and his nemesis Andrew get the chance to redeem themselves after some, at least to me, rather funny antics including some set-tos.
Carrie Turansky has penned a wonderful series that is sure to please Edwardian fiction lovers. Teen girls and their moms and grandmothers can equally enjoy the Edwardian Brides series and A Refuge At Highland Hall.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives A Refuge At Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky a 3.5 Bark rating.