Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Daughter of Highland Hall

The Daughter of Highland Hall
(Edwardian Brides, Book 2)
Carrie Turansky
(Waterbrook Multnomah)
ISBN: 978-1601424983
October 2014/336 pages/$14.99

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.

Read an excerpt.


Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has written contemporary and historical romances, women’s fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, and they have five adult children and four grandchildren.

Find out more about Carrie at http://carrieturansky.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


OH my, this is a wonderful book set in the Edwardian period of 1912. I was completely mesmerized from the opening scenes when debutante Katherine Evangeline Ramsey has her all-important curtsy for royalty and continuing throughout this engaging tale. The societal rules and pressures of the day were staggering, and at times, I felt almost as overwhelmed as Katherine! Carrie Turansky fills this book with wonderful characters--and to be honest, a few who are downright annoying, but even those are well-crafted and developed. Katherine and Joseph set up shop in a corner of my heart and wouldn't leave until long after I finished the final chapter. Grab a copy of this book and one for a gift. You'll be glad you did!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah and Litfuse Publicity. 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: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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