Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: The Daughter of Highland Hall

The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky is the second book in the Edwardian Brides series. I really enjoyed this sequel! It was as good as the first one, and I'm looking forward to the next book. Plus, I liked still hearing about the characters from The Governess from Highland Hall.

Katherine Ramsey is coming out into society sponsored by her overbearing aunt. Determined to be a success so she can snag a man of good social standing, Katherine finds that it is much harder to navigate the murky waters of society than she previously thought. From the beginning, everything went wrong, and it only went downhill from there. Will she be able to get any husband after her family's name has been tarnished? Discouraged and confused, Katherine learns to rely on God like never before.

Jonathan Foster has come to stay at Sir William Ramsey's house while they are in London for the season. Attracted to Katherine's strength, humor, and honesty, he enjoys being able to socialize with her. But when he realizes he wants to be more than friends, Jonathan takes a step back to think and pray. Is she really saved, or is she a Christian in name only? And what of her desire to marry for social standing?

Katherine wanted to have a great debut in society because it was expected, but when she realized the truth of her ambitions, she wasn't so sure that was what she wanted for her life. Being with Jonathan opened her eyes to the other side of the coin. While helping him at the free clinic, she came face to face to the reality of thousands of people in London especially the children. When her desires changed, she found true freedom for the first time in her life.

If you like historical fiction set in Britain, you will like this series. I don't normally see books written in the early 1900s in England so it was a nice change from the Regency I normally read. I wish more authors would write from the normal average people in that time period, though. Not every rich persons marries someone poor or vice versa.

I was given this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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