Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky #review

There is something special about books sent in the past.  Recently I had the opportunity to read and review The Daughter at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky.  This book  is set in London, England in 1912.  We follow the life of the young Kate making her debut.  She is spunky yet respectful - everything we all hope to be!


Strong-willed and beautiful, debutante Katherine Ramsey feels ready to take the London social season by storm, and she must. Her family estate, Highland Hall, has been passed to older male cousin Sir William Ramsey, and her only means of securing her future is to make a strong debut and find a proper husband. With her all-knowing and meddling aunt as a guide, Katherine is certain to attract suitors at the lavish gatherings, sparkling with Great Britain's elite.
When a shocking family scandal sidelines Katherine, forcing her out of the social spotlight, she keeps a low profile, volunteering with the poor in London's East End. Here Katherine feels free from her predictable future, and even more so as a friendship with medical student Jonathan Foster deepens and her faith in God grows. But when Katherine is courted anew by a man of wealth and position, dreams of the life she always thought she wanted surface again. Torn between tradition and the stirrings in her heart for a different path, she must decide whom she can trust and love---and if she will choose a life serving others over one where she is served.

Learn more, purchase a copy, and read an excerpt: http://ow.ly/C7LAY

My Thoughts:

Turansky has mastered the Christian romance genre!  She manages to keep faith flowing seamlessly through the pages. I love how the female characters are respectful of their place and situation.  Which is often overlooked in books.  In this book, Kate is finding her faith and where God has her future.  I love how the family dynamics were and I think it shows evident in Kate's personality the love they all feel for each other.  The love interest Jon has a lot of tough choices to make as well - just like any young person embarking on career and adulthood. I love how each of them, Jon and Kate, learn to trust God and follow his will for their lives. This book was a delightful read. 

You can purchase your copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall  at your local bookstore or at online locations like Amazon. 

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