Book Review: “The Daughter of Highland Hall” by Carrie Turansky

October 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Carrie Turansky in her new book “Daughter of Highland Hall book coverThe Daughter of Highland Hall” Book Two in the Edwardian Brides series published by Multnomah Books takes us into the life of Katherine Ramsey.

From the back cover:  What if the title, the estate, the life of security and splendor… what if it isn’t enough?

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.

I do not believe I would enjoy an estate similar to Highland Hall. The reason is way too much is expected of you, you have a place in high society that you have to live up to, others expect things of you because you are wealthy, things can get very messy. This is exactly the kind of situation that Katherine finds herself in. Even though she has lost the estate to her cousin she still feels she needs a place in high society and needs to marry into money. However she does find she is good at working with the poor and meets Jonathan. Now what does she do? We are back to the  class distinctions, Katherine is still considered Upper Class while Jonathan would be the Lower Class. There is a lot of growth in all the characters as she deftly moves the plot along. Ms. Turansky has given us history and social issues all wrapped up in an exciting adventure.  Well done!  This is also a great romance.  Katherine and Jonathan are just perfect for one another and it is great fun to go through their relationship with them.  Get ready for a very interesting read that will keep you flipping pages.

You can find “The Daughter of Highland Hall” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/turansky-carrie/daughter-of-highland-hall-edwardian-brides-v2/6154184.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Multnomah Books.   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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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