10 October 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

About the Book

Take a peek at the first chapter here.
Goodreads | Amazon
When family expectations and societal pressures collide with love and faith, which values will emerge the victor? Award-winning author Carrie Turansky explores this theme in her new book, The Daughter of Highland Hall.

Book two in the Edwardian Brides series, The Daughter of Highland Hall, follows 18-year-old Kate Ramsey on a journey of self-discovery as she travels to London to make her societal debut. Her overbearing aunt insists she secure a marriage proposal from a wealthy, titled man. As Kate begins making the round of balls and garden parties, she attracts the attention of Edward Wellington, who seems to have all the qualifications on her list. Yet, is he the best choice? Will this lifestyle bring her true happiness?

Fans of this time period, as represented in the popular TV show Downton Abbey, will be charmed by The Daughter of Highland Hall, which captures both the upstairs and downstairs aspects of Edwardian life, giving readers an emotional connection with the aristocratic Ramsey family and the hardworking, loyal servants.

This pure and inspiring romance will warm the hearts of readers and ultimately point them to the Author of their own love stories.

Carrie Turansky’s The Daughter of Highland Hall beautifully follows up The Governess of Highland Hall in her Edwardian Brides series. This second novel has many of the same characters as the first, and I loved seeing the wonderful glimpses of Julia and William together, while two previously minor characters, Katherine Ramsey and Jonathan Foster, move to the forefront of the story and take the lead. As these two lead characters pursue dreams, confront important decisions about the future and determine God’s path for their lives, Turansky takes her readers on quite an adventure through London society. Once again, she authentically maintains a Downton-Abbey feel, and I loved every bit of the story. With plenty of romance and spiritual growth, The Daughter of Highland Hall is a sweet, inspirational read and I think fans of The Governess of Highland Hall, Downton Abbey or simply historical romance will enjoy it.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here.

About the Author
Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas, including Surrendered Hearts, Snowflake Sweethearts, and Along Came Love. She has been the recipient of the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award. Turansky's first historical fiction novel, and the first in the Edwardian Brides series, The Governess of Highland Hall, is a 2014 Carol Award finalist. While Turansky has been writing articles, devotions and essays since 1999, writing fiction is her passion, and she's thankful for the creative ideas God has put into her mind and heart.

Turansky was born and raised in Oregon but currently lives in central New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, counselor and the author of several parenting books. They have five adult children, two lovely daughters-in-law, a wonderful son-in-law and four adorable grandchildren. The Turanskys partner in ministry at Calvary Chapel Living Hope, a church they helped plant along with a team of hardworking, Jesus-following friends.

When she's not writing Turansky enjoys spending time with her family, working outside in her flower gardens, cooking healthy meals for family and friends, or walking around the lake near her home. 

Learn more about Carrie at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

No comments:

Post a Comment