Book Review: “A Refuge At Highland Hall” by Carrie TuranskyOctober 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
From the back cover: The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France.
Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.
Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war.
As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout from those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again?
World War I is raging and Penny wants to help. So she travels home to Highland Hall to help her sister, Kate, with the orphans she is caring for. Already we know a great deal about Penny and we are about to learn a whole lot more. Alex is a Zeppelin fighter which is a very dangerous assignment but he falls in love with Penny. Now with him stationed in France and she in England they have to communicate via letters. This way there is a lot of growth in Penny and Alex as Ms. Turansky deftly moves the plot along. This is an exciting adventure with history and social issues all wrapped up in the turmoil of the War. Well done! This is also a great romance. Penny and Alex 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.
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