October 14, 2013
Book Review - The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky
The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky is a Christian period romance set in 1911. It is listed as the first in a series of Edwardian Brides. Romance is not my favorite genre but I enjoyed this book. There were enough stories about the different characters that it kept me interested. Julia, the governess, has moved back to England after working for 12 years as a missionary in India with her parents. Her father is ill and she must work to help the family. They plan to return to India when her father is well. Through the story Julia relies on her faith to help her through everything. Sir William Ramsey, a widower, hired Julia as a governess to his two children and their two older cousins. Each has their own story that is a challenge to Julia. Sir William has a disabled sister who is too shy to step up and take over as mistress of Highland Hall. He is facing loosing the estate if he can not pay the death duty taxes by March. He is being pressured by family to marry a wealthy bride but will he follow his heart and marry for love? I enjoyed this book a lot but feel that the ending was rushed. I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.