Title: The Governess of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #1)
Author: Carrie Turansky
Publisher: Multnomah 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: A to Z - G; Library Love; Finishing the Series
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 governess, she quickly finds that teaching her 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 the financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the 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 past 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 and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall’s future?
I am a sucker for historical romance and I grabbed this trilogy while at the library last week. I'm not a huge fan of the Christian romance angle, but I did enjoy the characters and the storyline. Plus, it was refreshing to read a romance without sex scenes. (Don't get me wrong, I enjoy those most days, but it was nice to not have one for once) If you remove the sermon-y passages, the book would be probably 50 pages shorter, but oh well. I skipped through some of those to get to the storyline. I'm still going to read the other two books in the trilogy.
- #1 The Governess of Highland Hall
- #2 The Daughter of Highland Hall
- #3 A Refuge at Highland Hall
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