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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review: The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

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  • I have a new author to add to my list of favorites!  I have just finished reading The Daughter of Highland Hall, which by the way is the second book in the  Edwardian Brides series, and I loved it!  let me tell you a little bit about the book.

    In The Daughter of Highland Hall, Katherine is making her debut into London society.  Her cousin, Sir William Ramsey, inherited her family estate when her parents died and in order to secure her future she must find a proper husband from a wealthy well known family.  With a wealthy and pushy aunt as her sponsor, Katherine is sure to attract some appropriate suitors.  But, a family scandal forces Katherine to keep a low profile as she is being rejected by those who were flocking to see her.  She begins volunteering at a medical clinic in London's East End that serves the poor.  Here she feels free of the pressures of society and her future and that she is doing some good in the world.  Her friendship with Johnathan Foster and her faith in God grow.  Katherine begins to feel torn between doing what is expected of her and doing what her heart is telling her is right.

    One of the downsides to reviewing is that often when you see an interesting book that you want to review it is part of a series that you missed the first book to.  That is what happened to me this time.  I saw this book and since Christian Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read, I decided to go ahead and review it even though I missed the first book.  And I am glad I did.  I do wish I had read the series starting from the beginning because you miss part of the back story, but you can read and enjoy this book on its own as well.  The story was not what I expected at times, especially when I was trying to figure out just what the family scandal was going to be, but unexpected in a good way.  I enjoyed the characters, especially Jon and Kate and William and Julia.  There were a few parts of the story that were not as developed as I thought they should be, but overall it was a great story with a good message.  I loved the ending, and I do plan on going back and reading the first book and the others that follow.  

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.
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