Remember The Governess of Highland Hall? Well this is book 2 in the Edwardian Brides series. Julia is nice and engaged now and the young niece Kate is making her debut.
About the Book: Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband. Her overbearing aunt insists she must secure a proposal from a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father’s title and estate.
But Katherine questions her aunt’s plans when she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London’s East End.
When a family scandal puts a damper on Katherine’s hopes for the season, she has time to volunteer with Jonathan, caring for children in one of London’s poorest areas, and romance blossoms. Katherine’s faith grows and she begins to envision a different future with Jonathan. But when Katherine’s work in the East End puts her in danger, Jonathan distances himself from Katherine to protect her. A wealthy suitor reappears, and Katherine must choose which path to follow.
My Thoughts: First off let me tell you I enjoy books from the Edwardian era. For all the prim manners , exquisite clothing descriptions, and attention to details.
Carrie Turansky gives us a nice return to Highland Hall and see Katherine growing up. When we last saw in her the Governess of Highland Hall she was a little bit uppity and a spoiled brat. We know she was missing her parents and going through a tough time for a young girl but that didn’t make her more likeable. Now we we see her again in the Daughter of Highland Hall where the story is hers and we get to see her make some big girl decisions.
Daughter of Highland Hall was not and overly dramatic book with deep mysteries and lots of action but a pleasant read with more than one storyline going on. There are tight spots for each of the characters and a few unpleasant people to be dealt with (Katherine’s aunt).
There is the main storyline of Katherine and Jonathan. Then there is the maid Lydie with a side storyline and finally Katherine’s cousin David and his sordid storyline.
This is Christian fiction so matters of faith are the background for what is happening in this story. There is a message of trusting in God to find your path in life instead of going off on your own.
If you like period Christian fiction this is a sweet one to add to your collection.
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