Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Governess of Highland Hall*A REVIEW


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 a 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 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?

Series: Edwardian Brides
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (October 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601424965
ISBN-13: 978-1601424969
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of eleven inspirational romance novels and novellas. Her latest releases are Snowflake Sweethearts, A Man To Trust, and Surrendered Hearts. Her next book will be The Governess of Highland Hall, releasing 10/13. She has been a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award. Carrie lives in central New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, author, speaker and counselor. They have five young adult children and three grandchildren. She and her family served in Kenya as missionaries, giving them a passion for what God is doing around the world. Carrie leads women's ministry at her church, and she enjoys gardening, reading, flower arranging, and cooking healthy meals for friends and Family. You may contact her through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her website:

  The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky is such an fantastic, exciting book to read. I love the way Carrie captures the feel and excitement of living and running a large estate. You feel like you are there.
  What caught me the most was how loving and kind Julia is toward to family and those she works for. She has a quick wit and also at times a quick tongue, but is so kind.
  Julia takes care of William’s children and his two nieces and what a job that is, but she does it with such love and ease as if she were made to do that.
  William has been hurt desperately and it is hard for him to trust any woman and he believes strongly that upper and lower class people should not become involved. Then his sister is drawn to the family gardener. Julia sides with Williams sister. Sparks begin to fly, not only because Sarah (Williams sister) likes the gardener, but because William starts to have feelings for Julia. That could never work out, but could it?
  I really enjoyed reading this romantic, suspenseful book. Where you can find romance, trust and forgiveness all in one.
Highly recommend.

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Thanks to WaterBrookMultnomah for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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